From the Vault – Misguided historical headlines

From the Vault – Misguided historical headlines

By Andrew Holzman Today’s headlines may seem a little silly tomorrow. Since its founding in 1884, Herald writers have been trying to think up heads that strike a balance between wit and accuracy. Some have landed better than others. A look through the online archives reveal that contemporary headlines are a bit shorter — and(…)

Neighborhood Snapshot – The Jeffery Dollar Store

Neighborhood Snapshot – The Jeffery Dollar Store

By Andrew Holzman Photo by Andrew Holzman The Jeffery Dollar Store, 1443 E. 53rd St., is the kind of business that, though it probably escapes most Hyde Parkers’ radars, forms an unconscious landmark in the 53rd Street window-shopping experience. Even if you don’t know about it, you know it. But owner’s son and manager Ahmed(…)

Civil War history comes alive in Hyde Park

Civil War history comes alive in Hyde Park

By Yasmine Laasraoui Photos by Yasmine Laasraoui Families gathered Sunday, June 23, on the lawn behind the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, for a Civil War reenactment, “A Sight Unlike Any Other: The Civil War and the Colored Soldier.” The South Side institution transported visitors back to the 19th century,(…)

Hyde Park Eats — The Litehouse

Hyde Park Eats — The Litehouse

By Andrew Holzman Photo by Yasmine Laasraoui Although Valois is certainly the Hyde Park eatery closest to my heart, when I’m looking to do that heart a favor, I head to the Litehouse Whole Food Grill, located at 1373 E. 53rd St. Litehouse is one of very few restaurants in the area focusing on food(…)

Sojourn in Sicily Part 1: Anticipation and Preparation

Sojourn in Sicily Part 1: Anticipation and Preparation

By Anne Spiselman Photos by Fredric Swanson Editor’s note: Anne Spiselman is the theater critic for the Hyde Park Herald. She will share her experiences during a recent trip to Sicily in a series of articles exclusive to the Herald Blog. If you are a Hyde Park resident with travel experiences you would like to(…)