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Harper Court flower store closes

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The floral design store, Nancy Krause, 5229 S. Harper Ct., closed its doors for good on Tuesday, July 5, after being in the Hyde Park neighborhood for two years. Krause said that despite loyal clientele, the store wasn’t generating as much business as her Lincoln Park store located at 1101(…)

Community activist to lead “die-in” outside Obama’s home

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Community organizer and former 5th Ward aldermanic candidate Jedidiah Brown is calling for a “die-in” outside President Barack Obama’s home, later today, to urge the president to take a stronger stance on police brutality. “We understand that we are in a crisis situation in America,” Brown said. “We do not(…)

Podcast taping at the Promontory

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern “The Clock is the Enemy” podcast will have a live taping at the Promontory Sunday, July 17. Recorded in front of a live studio audience, “The Clock is the Enemy” showcases people, live music and comedy in a format that is similar to classic Chicago radio and TV. Host of(…)

Summer movies return at the Midway

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Midweek on the Midway Movie Series kicks off next week for a summer long outdoor movies series. A special showing of “E.T. The Extra Terrestrial” will show this Sunday, July 10, at the Midway Plaisance as part of the Chicago Park District’s Movies in the Parks summer series but(…)

U. of C. Service League shows “Spotlight”

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Next Thursday, July 14, the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Service League will host a showing of the Academy Award-winning movie “Spotlight.” The U. of C. Service League, an organization of about 400 women who promote community centered social intercourse, sponsor the showing of a movie on the second(…)

Mother and child win $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, a 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(…)

Annual summer concert series returns to Nichols Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The 2016 George Franklin Memorial Summer Sunday Concert Series kicks off this Sunday, July 10, at Nichols Park. Concerts run every Sunday in July and August, as well as two Sundays in September on Sept. 4 and Sept. 11. The free shows are from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. at(…)

Celebrating Chicago’s Black life with Oscar Brown

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern This Sunday, poet Nikki Giovanni and musician Morris Gearring celebrate the genres of soul and jazz, featuring the musical works of Oscar Brown, Jr. Giovanni and Gearring are performing two shows at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 10, at the Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park West. Gearring(…)

Artist talk with Karen Reimer at HPAC

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Artist Karen Reimer will speak about her immersive installation, “Shoretime Spaceline,” at the Hyde Park Art Center, 5010 S. Cornell Ave., Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m. “Shoretime Spaceline” looks into the history of the Hyde Park Art Center’s current location, which was home to the Chicago Beach Hotel from(…)

Silver Room brings legendary block party to Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Although it will be the Silver Room’s 13th Annual Sound System Block Party, the July 16 event will be the first time it has happened in Hyde Park since the Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St., moved from Wicker Park last year. Silver Room owner, Eric Williams, said that the(…)

DuSable Arts and Crafts Fest

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern The DuSable Museum of African American History is holding its 42nd Annual Arts and Crafts Festival on the weekend of July 9 and July 10, from noon to 10 p.m. both days. A number of artists, food vendors, authors and entertainers will showcase their talents at the festival, including performers(…)

On-demand grocery system “Instacart” expanding

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern Grocery delivery system Instacart has recently expanded into Chicago’s South Side, in partnership with the Hyde Park Whole Foods, 5118 S. Lake Park Ave. The San Francisco-based company, Instacart has been present in Hyde Park (zip codes 60615 and 60637) for about two years, and two weeks ago moved into(…)

Harper Square to host annual yard sale

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Harper Square Cooperative, a mixed-income housing community at 4800-4850 S. Lake Park Ave., will hold its annual Yard Sale on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twenty-five families will sell items including art, books, electronics, clothing, shoes, jewelry, and kitchenware in the square’s courtyard. According to resident(…)

Hyde Park Community Players produce first outdoor play

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players are gearing up to perform their first outdoor production, “The Tempest” by William Shakespeare. Hyde Park Community Player Laura MacGregor will direct the play, which runs Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17 and Friday, July 22 through Sunday, July 24. The location for the(…)

Architecture Design Camp creates pipeline to success

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern The Illinois Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (I-NOMA) is holding an architecture and design camp July 28-31st at the University of Chicago. The four-day camp called “Project Pipeline” is for middle school students from grades 6-8, and held at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. “The(…)

Abner Mikva, 90

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Longtime Hyde Park resident and former local politician Abner Mikva passed away on Monday, July 4, at the age of 90. Mikva’s Hyde Park legacy began when he started as a student at the University of Chicago Law School in 1948. It was when he was living in Hyde Park(…)

Advisory council leaders to be chosen at next Bixler meeting

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer An election for Bixler Park Advisory Council’s officers will be held next Monday, July 11, at 6 p.m., inside the Midway Plaisance Fieldhouse, 1130 Midway Plaisance. The meeting will mark the first official assembly of the newly emerging advisory council. All community residents are invited to attend and fill out(…)

Book release at the Hyde Park Art Center

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern Artist Alice Hargrave discusses her work and releases her new book Paradise Wavering next Thursday, July 14 at the Hyde Park Art Center. Hargrave, a Chicago artist and educator, currently has an exhibit on display in the Art Center, also titled “Paradise Wavering”, running from May 1 to July 24.(…)

Abner Mikva, 90

Abner Mikva Hyde Park native, federal judge, lawyer, law professor, died Monday, July 4, he was 90. Mikva, who was once a University of Chicago Law School professor, was a U.S. State Rep. serving the 2nd congressional district from 1969-1973 and the 10th congressional district from 1975-1979. He was then appointed Chief Judge of the(…)

Raoul and Johnson want harsher sentencing for repeat gun offenders

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13) is partnering with Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to develop legislation that aims to impose harsher sentences for repeat gun offenders. The legislation will propose guidelines that strive to keep repeat offenders from returning to the streets before an adequate amount of time is served. “Repeat(…)