News In Brief

Harper building gets new owner

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A mixed-use apartment building where a man was shot dead last spring has been sold to a developer who plans to beef up security in the building, but not rehab it extensively. Mike Noeh spoke at the 53rd Street TIF District Monday, Sept. 30, about plans for the property. To(…)

Used book sale this weekend

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The Hyde Park Used Book Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 12 and 13, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14., in the courtyard at the Hyde Park Shopping Center, at 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue. This year’s(…)

Health Forum

A questions and answers session and panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St. The event, entitled “A Community Health Forum: How the Affordable Care Act Affects Older Adults and the Uninsured,” will give(…)

Pierce dorm demo making way for Gang design

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Demolition on the now-closed University of Chicago dorm, Pierce Hall, 5514 S. University Ave., will continue through mid-December of this year, according to the school’s News Director, Jeremy Manier. Demolition to prepare for the $148 million project that will take it’s place— a dining hall and residence housing(…)

Italian restaurant to open

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Chicago chef Matthias Merges’ new restaurant, A10, located on the 1400 block of 53rd Street, is slated to open in mid-October, according to Calmetta Coleman, director of communications for Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago. The latest project by Merges — once the Chef de Cuisine at(…)

Institute of Politics highlights

The Institute of Politics will host United States Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during its fall programming. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) cancelled a scheduled visit last Friday due to the Senate’s vote schedule and instead spoke to a campus audience via video feed. McCain will speak to students during an off-the-record session at the Quadrangle Club,(…)

Elizabeth Warren coming Friday

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will speak this Friday at an event organized by the Institute of Politics. The event takes place at the Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., at 10 a.m. Call 773-834-4671 for more information. Register at senwarren.eventbrite.com.

Remembering Bert

The Hyde Park Historical Society is accepting photographs, statements, thoughts and poems relating to late board member Bert Benade, who passed away Aug. 20, in preparation for a commemorative article in the group’s next newsletter. Both society members and the wider community are invited to contribute. Send materials to newsletter editor Fran Vandervoort at vandersand@sbcglobal.net(…)

TIF council to discuss Vue53, City Hyde Park

The 53rd Street TIF Advisory Council will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. in the little theater. The meeting will have updates on City Hyde Park, the Antheus Capital project that would put new housing and a Whole Foods at 51st Street and Lake(…)

Kiwanis to sell peanuts for causes

Members of the Hyde Park Kiwanis Club will be posted at several landmark locations in the neighborhood this Friday for its annual Peanut Day Fundraiser. Kiwanis members and volunteers will be at Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St.; The Hyde Park Bank Building, 525 E. 53rd St. and 51st Street and Lake Park Avenue on Sept.(…)

Bruce memorial details

A memorial will be held for late Hyde Park attorney and University of Chicago Laboratory Schools alum Jason Bruce at 5 p.m. on Oct. 11 at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. Bruce was an active member of many local civic groups.

Mum’s the word in September

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor Hyde Park’s annual Mum and Bulb Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Hyde Park Shopping Center, 1526 E. 55th St. The sale, which is organized by the Hyde Park Garden Fair Commitee, features six different departments: hyacinths and(…)