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Hyde Park Shopping Center hosts arts fair

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer A busy weekend of jazz music, literature celebrations and yard sales in Hyde Park can now add art fair to the bill of things to do the first weekend of fall. The Hyde Park Shopping Center, 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue, is hosting the 20th annual art fair on(…)

Medical students rally for single-payer health care

by SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer On Oct. 1, students at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine will join thousands of other medical students across the country in rallying for universal, single-payer health care reform. The event is called TenOne Medicare-for-All National Student Day of Action and is being organized by Students for a(…)

HPKCAC holds first meeting of new school year

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Action Council (HPKCAC) held its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year, Sept. 22. The meeting was held at Jackie Robinson Elementary School, 4225 S. Lake Park Ave. The council focused on the school year so far, and mentioned some changes as well as improvements. Lakeisha(…)

Ray celebrates garden completion

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer After months of hard work and many labors of love, the William Ray School Garden has been completed thanks to a grant from the South East Chicago Commission (SECC). As part of the 57th Street Beautification Project, the SECC partnered with the University of Chicago (U. of C.) to build(…)

Fond memories of the Eagle

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer When looking back at fond memories or “the good ol’ times”, people often associate that with a certain place. Whether that be the small town diner with the best pancakes in town, that one record store that always had undiscovered vinyl or the secret spot by the lake where the(…)

Family’s success stories have roots in Hyde Park’s diversity

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park has always been a diverse community with a multi-cultural scene that has shaped a number of influential people. When the Hinojosas moved to Hyde Park from Mexico in 1962, the collaborative culture shaped them into who they are as individuals and as a family. “We quickly adjusted to(…)

String of car burglaries hits southeast Hyde Park

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer A recent string of car burglaries in the 5400-5500 blocks of S. Shore Drive has residents in the southeast section of Hyde Park on high alert. Since Sept. 11, there have been seven reported incidents of vehicle break-ins spanning these two blocks. The incidents are as follows: Friday, Sept. 11,(…)

U. of C. report finds that suspension rates relate to race

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer According to a new report from the University of Chicago (U. of C.) racial disparities among Chicago Public Schools (CPS) are one of the driving forces of suspension rates. “A subset of Chicago schools-about a quarter of high schools and 10 percent of schools with middle grades-have very high suspension(…)