News In Brief

Giant moonrise walk this Sunday

Hyde Parkers can enjoy the biggest full moon of the year with their neighbors this Sunday. A nature walk that will begin at 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 23, at the east entrance of the Museum of Science and Industry, 57th Street and Lake Shore Drive, will continue on to the east end of Promontory(…)

U. of C. post to aid locals

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago named Shaz Rasul its director of Community Programs. The position was recently created to support community-based initiatives. Rasul will help local non-profits by connecting them to U. of C. faculty, students and staff who can provide support or aid for their causes. His position will focus(…)

Human leg found on Kenwood beach

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Police were alerted last Wednesday at 2:45 p.m. of a human leg at the beach on the 4700 block of South Lake Shore Drive, and there is an ongoing investigation into the matter, according to Chicago Police News Affairs. The body part was examined that day and determined(…)

Police discover possible suicide in HP

Chicago Police officers serving an eviction notice last week found Hyde Park attorney Rick Halprin dead in his home. Halprin was found with a single gunshot wound to the head in his apartment on the 1000 block of East 53rd Street, News Affairs said. He attended John Marshall Law School and worked for four decades(…)

HP dance school holds event

The Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) is marking its 20th anniversary with “En Avant,” a performance scheduled to take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 14, and at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. “En Avant” will include performances by HPSD students(…)

Bridgeport Coffee Co. replacing Istria

Bridgeport Coffee Co. replacing Istria

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A popular South Side coffee shop is opening in Hyde Park. Bridgeport Coffee Company will be opening its third location inside the Hyde Park Art Center café space formerly occupied by Istria Café. The art center said it hopes to open the café, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., by the end(…)

Vue53 passes out of City Council

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The proposal to build Vue53 passed Chicago City Council last Wednesday, clearing the way for the project to begin. The ordinance passed with a vote of 49 to 0. Ald. Ed Burke (14th) recused himself. The zoning change allows Mesa Development to build the proposed 154-foot-tall building at 1330 E.(…)

Kwame Raoul is recognized for health work

State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13) has been named Humanitarian of the Year by Jackson Park Hospital, just south of Hyde Park on Stony Island Avenue. Raoul said he was “humbled to receive this award” in a statement in which he also described Jackson Park as a safety net hospital, which provides needed services to low-income residents,(…)