Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston endorses Chuy Garcia for mayor

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) has endorsed Jesus “Chuy” Garcia for mayor. The announcement came late Wednesday night in an e-mail from Hairston’s campaign manager Delmarie Cobb. In a prepared statement, Hairston cited the long vacancy at the former Dominicks site in South shore as her reason. “It’s been 16 months since Dominick’s announced it was(…)

Nature in focus at new Hyde Park Art Center show

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer “So what is this?” artist Diane Jaderberg asked in a studio at the Hyde Park Art Center, drawing attention to her small, unfinished clay sculpture not quite resembling a seashell nor a coral reef. The untitled work is an example of what she calls her “abstract organic forms,” which she(…)

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(…)