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Condo owners balk at SSA plan

Condo owners balk at SSA plan

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Hyde Park residents who live within the recently proposed special service area boundaries in buildings without any retail component expressed their frustration at a lack of inclusion on Thursday night. The SSA is largely focused on 53rd Street improvements but stretches beyond that retail corridor. An SSA would levy an(…)

UCMC says no to trauma center

UCMC says no to trauma center

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer University of Chicago Medicine executive vice president Kenneth Polonsky held a public meeting last week to discuss why the hospital and school are not planning to open an adult trauma care center on campus in the foreseeable future. Polonsky and Dorianne Miller, the director at the Center for Community Health(…)

Local parks win playground equipment competition

Local parks win playground equipment competition

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Five Hyde Park area playgrounds will receive new equipment in the next year. The first two playgrounds, at Jackson Park, 5625 S. Stony Island Ave., near the field house, and Bessie Coleman Park, 5445 S. Drexel Ave., will have new playgrounds installed after winning the first round of the Chicago(…)

Interactive 57th Street Art Fair Map

Interactive 57th Street Art Fair Map

Hyde Park Herald presents the Interactive 57th Street Art Fair Map. To explore the map and learn more about the artists click here

Canter students share their creations at Hyde Park Art Center exhibit

Canter students share their creations at Hyde Park Art Center exhibit

By Maria Castellucci Herald Intern Miriam G. Canter Middle School’s art exhibit “Passages” will be on display and pieces will be for sale at the Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC) May 26 through August 4. The partnership between HPAC, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., and Canter’s art club began last year when Canter art teacher Wilma(…)

Girl reported missing from Everett Avenue

Girl reported missing from Everett Avenue

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A 15-year-old girl was reported missing from the 5500 block of South Everett Avenue, according to a release by the Chicago Police Department Thursday afternoon. Tinina Burns is described as a 5’8” Black female with brown hair and eyes, and light skin with freckles, weighing approximately 110 pounds. She was(…)

SSA detailed: Proposal may increase taxes by 40 percent

SSA detailed: Proposal may increase taxes by 40 percent

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The proposed 53rd Street special service area would largely overlap with the tax increment financing district, but if approved would have a huge affect on tax bills for those businesses and residences. An SSA would initially add .65 percent to the tax base from which the property’s tax bill is(…)

Canter gains one year phase out

Canter gains one year phase out

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Chicago Public Schools Board of Education unanimously voted in favor of keeping Canter Middle School open for another year to allow the school’s current 7th grade class to graduate. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced in March that several schools across the city would be closed(…)