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Hyde Park candidates file for Illinois primary

The Illinois State Board of Elections has released a final list of candidates whose names will appear on the ballot in the state’s March 18 primary. The roster, released last week after the Dec. 2 deadline to file, features 11 candidates who will run in districts including the Hyde Park and South Kenwood neighborhoods: In(…)

Residents file suit against Vue53 rezoning

Residents file suit against Vue53 rezoning

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Four Hyde Park residents announced on Wednesday, Sept. 25, that they filed a lawsuit against the City of Chicago for its decision earlier this year to rezone 53rd Street’s so-called “McMobil” site. The lawsuit was filed in late August with the Circuit Court of Cook County to “challenge(…)

Byrd-Bennett: Canter to Close

Byrd-Bennett: Canter to Close

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Canter Middle School is one of 54 schools on the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) closing list, according to Hyde Park local school council members who were briefed this afternoon. Kozminski and Reavis elementary schools have been removed from the list. CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett has said that the schools(…)

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.(…)

UCMC demonstrators protest treatment

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer University of Chicago graduate students held a press conference today to speak out about what they said was rough treatment they and other demonstrators received for peaceably protesting the lack of a trauma center at the U. of C. Medical Center. The group also made attempts to deliver petitions(…)

Rosa Parks stamp to be unveiled at the DuSable Museum King Day event

Rosa Parks stamp to be unveiled at the DuSable Museum King Day event

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The United States Postal Service will unveil its new Rosa Parks Forever Stamp at the DuSable Museum of African American History during its King Day celebration. The museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., is hosting a full day of events on Jan. 21 during its annual King Day Celebration. The(…)

Harper Theater sets opening date

Harper Theater sets opening date

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Harper Theater passed all necessary licensing and expects to begin showing movies on Friday, Jan. 18. Tony Fox, president and CEO of ADF Capital, Ltd, who is renovating and operating the theater, said that the business passed licensing requirements for electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, structural, fire and(…)

Anne Marie Miles may join race for 2nd

The crowded race to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. as the Congressman for the 2nd District may include a former candidate for Fifth Ward alderman. Anne Marie Miles, who has run again Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) announced on Monday that she will “seriously consider” a run for the seat. “We cannot lose another generation of African(…)

Robin Kelly announces bid for 2nd District seat

Former state Rep. and Chief Administrative Officer for Cook County Robin Kelly will run for the vacant 2nd Congressional District seat, she announced this afternoon. “I’ve spent my life getting the results 2nd District families deserve,” said Kelly in a press release. Kelly was elected state representative of the 38th District in 2002 and served(…)

“Rooftop Pastor” Brooks will not run for 2nd

Pastor Corey Brooks announced today that he will not run for the 2nd Congressional District seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr. Citing a need to be an active parent in his children’s lives, he said he would continue to focus on Project HOOD, the initiative he launched after successfully getting a motel across from his(…)

Will Burns will not seek 2nd District seat

Ald. Will Burns (4th) is not seeking the congressional seat from which Jesse Jackson Jr. recently resigned, according to a tweet from the alderman posted at 3:20 p.m. Friday.