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Musical performance at HPNC

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Music students will show off their skills at a special Music Teachers of Hyde Park performance this Friday, July 22. The program features music students from ages 7 to 14 years old who will perform pieces by composers such as Mozart and Nielsen on the flute, violin, viola, cello and(…)

French film movie screening in Harold Washington Park

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer “The Class,” a French film by Laurent Cantet, will be shown in Harold Washington Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., this Sunday, July 24. The event is free and will be preceded by refreshments and a performance from the Quentin Coaxum Quartet. The event is the result of a partnership(…)

Hyde Park Kenwood Legends hosts “Playstreet” events

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Hyde Park Legends baseball league will host its fourth and fifth of eight “Playstreet” events on July 23 and 30. The events will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Berkeley Avenue between 44th and 45th streets. The Legends’ “Playstreet” events, which began in June, include double dutch, foursquare,(…)

Independent Voters of Illinois hold annual dinner in Hyde Park

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization (IVI-IPO) will hold its 72nd annual Independence Day Dinner and Awards Ceremony in Hyde Park this Thursday, July 21. The night’s theme is “Preserving Our Independence In A New Era For Justice.” For the better part of a century, IVI-IPO has worked to(…)

Full moon alert

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer This week marks another full moon, and there are two chances to view it during moon watches on Tuesday, July 19, and Wednesday, July 20. Tuesday night’s moon watch begins at 7:45 p.m. for an 8:02 p.m. moonrise. On Wednesday night, the moon watch meets at 8:30 p.m. for an(…)

Two teens shot in Kenwood

A shooting occurred near 47th Street and Ellis Avenue at about 12:50 a.m. A 15-year-old boy was shot in the head and pronounced dead at the scene. A 16-year-old was wounded and rushed to a hospital and is expected to survive. The incident is under investigation. No one is in custody.

Budget cuts for CPS

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced individual school budgets for the upcoming 2016-17 school year yesterday, July 14. For local neighborhood schools, the average budget cuts sit at about a 2.8 percent decrease from the previous budget, which is a lot smaller than the 20 to 30 percent cuts CPS predicted(…)

Binny’s to move to 47th Street

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Binny’s Beverage Depot in Hyde Park, located at 1531 E. 53rd St., will be relocating to a bigger location on 47th Street. The current location at the Hyde Park Bank Building is 3,500 square feet and with the move, the new store, located inside the shopping center at 1320(…)

Shoesmith provides free meals through CPS program

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Beulah Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., is one of 50 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) that are a part of the LunchStop Program that provides free meals in the summer. The summer meal program by CPS provides meals to both students of the school, as well as children 1(…)

DuSable to host Professor Giraldo Rosales

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern   The DuSable Museum of African-American history, 740 E 56th Pl., will host a discussion with Cuban Scholar and Activist, Professor Giraldo Rosales from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 15. Rosales will provide historical context for Cuban art movements such as the Grupo Antillano, a late 1970s-early 1980s group(…)

Chicago Urban League celebrates 100 years with summer cookout

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The Chicago Urban League will celebrate its centennial with a community cookout in Washington Park on Saturday, July 23. The event, which runs from noon to 3 p.m., will offer free hotdogs, hamburgers and door-prizes. There will also be activities for children, a seniors lounge and music. The Chicago Urban(…)

Police alert community to Kenwood burglaries

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Chicago Police sent out a community alert on Thursday, July 14, regarding a series of burglaries that have taken place in Kenwood in June and July. In each of the instances, police said offenders gained entry into a garage or a residence and took property from therein. The dates and(…)

Artist hosts weekend pop-up

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Local artist Joel Maxime Jr., also known as “Crave”, is hosting a collaborative event by bringing together designers and artists for a one-day pop-up shop this Saturday, July 16. Maxime’s “Hair-a-tage” series still lives on the side City Hyde Park development, 5105 S. Harper Ave., but he wants to showcase(…)

57th Street Books to host discussion with literary agent

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern 57th Street Books, 1301 E. 57th St., will host an “Ask the Agent” fest on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m. The agent, Lori Kilkelly from Rodeen Literary Management, will answer pre-selected questions about publishing, particularly in children’s literature, sent in by members of the audience before the event. The(…)

NPR storytelling show plants its feet in Hyde Park

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The Moth Radio Hour, a National Public Radio storytelling program, has extended its wings into Hyde Park. Tuesday marked the inaugural night of a monthly residency for The Moth at the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave. The Promontory will continue to host the storytelling event every second Tuesday of(…)

Police alert community to July robberies

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Chicago Police are warning community residents of two similar robbery incidents that occurred recently. Police said that in each of the instances, two Black males, 25-28 years of age, each weighing approximately 210 lbs., approach a victim on the street, place a sharp object in the victim’s back and seize(…)

Local Vet Center faces closure

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Washington Park’s Remake The World (RTW) Vet Center has until October to remedy a number of building code violations or else it faces closure by the city. Founded in 2010 by the husband-wife duo of Arnetha Gholston-Habeel and Daniel “Doc” Habeel, RTW Vet Center, 5536 S. King Dr., has developed(…)

Family wins $53 million malpractice trial against UCMC

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern A Cook County jury awarded $53 million to a 12-year old boy and his mother, Thursday, June 30, as a result of their 2013 lawsuit against the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). This is the largest medical malpractice suit in Cook County history, according to prosecuting attorney Geoffrey Fieger.(…)

Locals revive the Blue Gargoyle

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer In 2009, The Blue Gargoyle closed its doors after serving South Side residents for over four decades with youth activities, youth and adult education programs and social services. Now, seven years later, the Blue Gargoyle is coming back to provide community needs once again. The nonprofit organization originally closed due(…)