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TV show chooses Hyde Park for season premier

TV show chooses Hyde Park for season premier

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. The NBC television drama “Chicago Fire” filmed a portion of its season premiere in Hyde Park last week, blocking off streets and setting very controlled fires in two apartment buildings. The TV drama follows the story of firefighters and paramedics in Chicago. The 1300 block(…)

Object hanging on pole not noose

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A rope seen hanging from a light pole on Ellis Avenue at 54th Place is a piece of equipment used by electricians and not a noose some Hyde Parkers feared was left as a bad joke or threat. Robert Schacht, vice president of Meade Electric Company who is involved with(…)

Hyde Park Union Church exhibits “Reframing Beauty”

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor Hyde Park Union Church (HPUC), 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave., is hosting a monthlong exhibit of work by artists with disabilities. The show, entitled “Reframing Beauty,” will be on display until Aug. 30, Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The(…)

Vandals inspire restoration project

Vandals inspire restoration project

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The statue of St. Therese of Lisieux, France that stood in the garden at St. Thomas the Apostle School was recently removed from its post. Neighbors noticed that it was gone last week and reported it as an act of vandalism, but a St. Thomas administrator said the school(…)

Ingleside Hall demolished

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor The University of Chicago demolished Ingleside Hall last week as part of its expansion of the Main Quad. The university will turn the space where Ingleside Hall once stood, 956 E. 58th St., into two paths that will connect Crerar Library’s quadrangle to a larger campus-wide walkway. Demolition(…)

Length of rope identified; not a noose

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A rope seen hanging from a light pole on Ellis Avenue at 54th Place is a piece of equipment used by electricians and not a noose that some Hyde Parkers feared was left as a bad joke or threat. Robert Schacht, vice president of Meade Electric Company who is involved(…)

Chaka Khan reflects on her history in Hyde Park

Chaka Khan reflects on her history in Hyde Park

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer A weekend of celebration in Chicago just passed for 10-time Grammy Award-winning artist and former Hyde Parker Chaka Khan. The city honored her with a street naming ceremony and the declaration of Chaka Khan Day. The ceremony to name Blackstone Avenue between 50th and 51st streets Chaka Khan Way(…)

Muddy Waters home under under threat; locals helping out

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer One of Muddy Waters’ final performances was at the legendary blues club The Checkerboard Lounge, and that club will help preserve his legacy through a fundraiser this fall. Waters spent decades playing impromptu jam sessions on the porch of his home at 4339 S. Lake Park Ave. The house has(…)