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New BBQ coming to Harper Court

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A barbeque and bourbon restaurant is the most recent one to sign a lease at Harper Court. Porkchop will open its second location in a 2,500-square-foot space on the building’s first floor. The restaurant’s first branch, 941 W. Randolph St., serves barbeque with a focus on whiskey, bourbon and craft(…)

Murray basketball big winners

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Murray Elementary School 7th and 8th grade boys’ basketball team won the 2013 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) Elementary School City Championship. The team’s coach also won the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) Coach of the Year Award. The Murray Wildcats beat Mason Elementary School 33 to 30. Before(…)

St. Thomas teacher recognized

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Jaclyn McNamee, second grade teacher at St. Thomas the Apostle Elementary School, won a Heart of the School Award from the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Office of Catholic Schools. McNamee was one of 16 elementary and secondary school teachers and staff members chosen for the annual award. The award is(…)

Poll rejects McMobil plan

A majority of the respondents to a text poll conducted by the Hyde Park Herald in recent weeks reject the 13-story high-rise development proposed by Mesa Development LLC at the Mobil gas station and former Mcdonalds site across from Nichols Park, known as the McMobil site to Hyde Parkers. More than 60 percent of voters —(…)

Africa bound: Kenwood students part of after-school group

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Seven students from area schools, including Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., will travel this summer to Malawi, a country in southeastern Africa. The students are part of a faith-based after-school program called Young Life. The students will take a 24-hour plane ride this July to a summer camp in(…)

Recycle HP: Single-sort service coming to neighborhood

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Hyde Parkers should get in the habit of separating their glass, paper and aluminum from the rest of their trash. The city’s Blue Bin recycling program will expand in Hyde Park by the end of April. The Blue Bin program will service single-family homes and apartment buildings with up to(…)

Legal battle ends for trauma center protestors

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The legal battle for the protestors arrested outside the University of Chicago’s new Center for Care and Discovery last month has come to an end. Fearless Leading by the Youth (FLY) posted a video announcing the conclusion to the legal process on its Facebook page last Friday afternoon. Alex Goldberg(…)

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.(…)