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Man nabbed for bank robbery in Hyde Park

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A Hyde Park man was charged with one felony count of bank robbery on Monday, March 4, after allegedly taking $1,874 from Fifth Third Bank, 1420 E. 53rd St., on Friday, March 1. Robert D. Shaw, 54, of 527 E. 51st St., was charged with one count of bank robbery.(…)

Trauma protests gaining steam

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Students and other South Siders marched Saturday from 60th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue to University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer’s home on campus to demand expanded access to trauma care in Hyde Park. The march took place on the day the university opened operations at its $700 million hospital(…)

Local teachers receive highest honors

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Hyde Park teachers were among 49 across the city to receive National Board Certification through the the Chicago Teachers Union’s (CTU) Nurturing Teacher Leadership (NTL) professional development and candidate support program. Cherianne Barry, Amy Hiller and Nicole Ludwig from Ariel Elementary School, 1119 E. 46th St.; Megan Grib and(…)

Locals protest school closures

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) School Utilization hearing for the Mid-South area of the city took place Monday, Feb. 4. The Commission on School Utilization, formed by CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, heard testimonies from those representing elementary schools in the area. A large crowd of teachers, principals and parents(…)

Locals release housing study

By LINDSAY WELBERS and ANDREW HOLZMAN Staff Writer and Herald Intern A low-income family with two children will have a heck of a time finding an apartment to rent in Hyde Park. The Coalition for Equitable Community Development released the “Hyde Park-South Kenwood Affordable Rental Housing Market Study” on Saturday at its annual meeting. The(…)

City Hyde Park gets $11.3M

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The developers of City Hyde Park had their request for $11.3 million in tax increment financing approved by the 53rd Street Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District Advisory Council at its Jan. 25 meeting. The $11.3 million will be used to help fund a $22 million gap in funding for the(…)

SSA for 53rd Street

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The South East Chicago Commission will apply to the City of Chicago to create a Special Services Area along 53rd Street, it was announced last week. The SECC has already created an 18-person advisory committee to determine what the SSA’s boundaries would be, what services it would bring to the(…)

Folkies return to Hyde Park event

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The 53rd Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival will take place at Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8 to Feb. 10. Festival concerts will be held in the venue beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m.(…)