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Chef Mike Sheerin bringing Packed, a new dumpling restaurant, to Hyde Park

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Star chef Mike Sheerin plans to open a new dumpling restaurant in Hyde Park. Sheerin, a veteran of Chicago restaurants Blackbird and Italian restaurant Cicchetti, expects to open Packed at the old site of Edwardos, 1321 E. 57th St, in late summer. He said he and his business partner, Aaron DiMaria,(…)

University of Chicago to sell 21 residential properties in Hyde Park

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago will sell 21 of the residential buildings it owns in Hyde Park. The buildings are all located in Hyde Park. Nineteen of the buildings house students, faculty and staff. Two vacant lots will also be made available for sale. In a press release the university said(…)

How to vote in the April 7 mayoral runoff election

With less than a week until Chicago’s runoff mayoral election, voting has already begun. Early voting will take place through April 4, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 29. A government ID is required. Hyde Park’s nearest early voting polling places are the King(…)

Few details in Kimbark shooting

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A woman was shot while sitting in a parked car at 62nd Street and Kimbark Avenue on Wednesday. Chicago Police News Affairs said a 46-year-old African American woman sustained a gunshot wound to the right arm and left hand after she was shot at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday. The car she(…)

Do Not Submit open mic storytelling series to kick off this year in Hyde Park

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Annual North Side storytelling open mic “Do Not Submit” is expanding across the city — including to Hyde Park. “Do Not Submit” started in 2012 in Wrigleyville and took place last year in Lakeview’s Powells Books, before it closed. This year’s expansion is an effort to get Chicagoans beyond the(…)

Lease for new Jeffery Plaza grocery store hasn’t been signed yet: Hairston

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer A real-estate firm is still negotiating a lease for the former Dominick’s grocery store at South Shore’s Jeffery Plaza shopping mall, Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) said Tuesday. The update at her March ward meeting comes after a January presentation from businessman Robert Liska, of Liska Management, who said he expected a(…)

Alds. Hairston, Burns split on move to eliminate red-light cameras

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Hyde Park aldermen split on an effort to force a vote on an ordinance that would eliminate the city’s controversial red-light cameras by 2018. Introduced by Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) last October, the ordinance was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Public Way. Eight aldermen — including Leslie Hairston(…)

Former Kenwood Academy student injured by Virginia police

Former Kenwood Academy student injured by Virginia police

A 2012 graduate of Kenwood Academy High School was injured Wednesday night during an arrest by police in Charlottesville, Va. The incident occurred around 12:45 a.m., after Johnson, a 20-year-old University of Virginia student, was denied entry to a bar. Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control agents detained Johnson for questioning. “In the course of(…)

U. of C. Institute of Politics names spring 2015 fellows

The University of Chicago Institute of Politics (IOP) will host eight fellows this spring. Since its January 2013 founding the IOP has hosted 44 fellows, who present public seminars and talks each quarter. Next quarter’s fellows are: CNN and ESPN columnist LZ Granderson, Chicago Sun-Times deputy editorial page editor Kate Grossman, “An Inconvenient Truth” director(…)

Rahm Emanuel and Chuy Garcia spar at first debate since election

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Mayor Rahm Emanuel and challenger Cook County Commissioner Chuy Garcia squared off this evening in the first of three debates before the April 7 runoff election. The debate, co-sponsored by the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and Harris School of Public Policy, was shown on NBC 5 and moderated(…)

Police Search for Hyde Park resident suspected of stabbing roommate

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer     Chicago Police are searching for a 27-year-old Hyde Park man accused of stabbing his roommate multiple times last night.     Ross Jacobs, of the 5400 block of South Hyde Park Blvd., is suspected of attacking his 27-year-old roommate, causing severe injuries. Police say Jacobs fled the apartment in an(…)

I left my heart in the Tower of London: “The Yeoman of the Guard” at Mandel Hall

I left my heart in the Tower of London: “The Yeoman of the Guard” at Mandel Hall

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic What:  “The Yeoman of the Guard” Where: Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St. When: Through Sun., Mar. 15 Phone: 773-702-2787 Web: ticketsweb.uchicago.edu Gilbert and Sullivan’s “The Yeoman of the Guard,” reckoned by both its creators as their best collaboration, opened last night at Mandel Hall and continues with two(…)

Jackson Park Advisory Council holding youth photo competition

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer The Jackson Park Advisory Council is holding a youth nature photography contest. The group is inviting children ages 10 to 18 to submit a camera or phone photo from any park or playground in Hyde Park and surrounding areas through April 10. The top three winners will receive cash prizes and(…)

Hairston campaign manager voices support for Garcia

Ald. Leslie Hairston’s (5th) campaign manager Delmarie Cobb sent out an e-mail Wednesday afternoon voicing support of mayoral candidate Jesus Chuy Garcia. In a mass e-mail from her firm, The Publicity Works, entitled “Where’s The Real Rahm Emanuel,” Cobb slammed the mayor’s recent appearance on WTTW’s “Chicago Tonight.” “That Rahm Emanuel was arrogant, combative, rude(…)

UCPD meeting to be held by advocates

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The public is invited to a meeting about the University of Chicago Police Department, at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the McCormick Tribune Lounge in the Reynolds Club, 5706 S. University Ave. The meeting will be hosted by the Coalition for Equitable Policing, a student organization that wants reforms to the way(…)

Herald launches poll on Obama Library

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Barack and Michelle Obama are expected to announce which university will host the Obama Presidential Library sometime in April. While the University of Chicago (U. of C.) is considered a frontrunner, it also presented the most controversial option. The Chicago Park District has already approved transferring more than 20 acres(…)