Man injured in toilet explosion in Hyde Park Bank Building

Man injured in toilet explosion in Hyde Park Bank Building

A man bleeding profusely from his lip ran down the hallway in a panic on the fifth floor of the Hyde Park Bank building around 9 a.m., according to bank security officers. The man was seeking help for the injury he sustained when one of the toilets in the men’s bathroom exploded. The maintenance staff(…)

Under the Gun Documentary seeks to educate, met with opposition

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The documentary film, under the Gun, directed by Stephanie Soechtig and executive produced by Katie Couric gives an in-depth view of the gun violence issue and how everyday American’s can be a part of the solution, will be shown at the Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave., on Oct. 27.(…)

Seminary Co-op celebrates past, present and future during weekend event

By ALLISON MATYUS On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Seminary Co-op will host a celebratory event to reflect on the history and future of the bookstore that has been in the neighborhood since 1961. From 4:30 to 6 p.m., guests are invited to browse the shelves of the bookstore at 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., along with(…)

Wines and Steins returns at St. Thomas School

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer St. Thomas the Apostle School’s Wines and Steins event will be returning for a second year on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The annual event will feature specialty wines from Madison Vine Wines, a wine shop in the West Loop neighborhood. Tastings will feature 12 wines,(…)

Pritzker School of Medicine takes steps to ensure success after graduation

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (UCPSM) has partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) and 31 other medical schools from across the country in an effort to transform medical education to ensure that future physicians are prepared for the 21st century with a grant program called Accelerating Change(…)

Nando’s Peri-Peri makes case for liquor license at new Hyde Park location

Nando’s Peri-Peri makes case for liquor license at new Hyde Park location

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer At a community meeting last night, Oct. 11, the South African food chain, Nando’s Peri-Peri, presented it’s case for obtaining a liquor license at its new 3,995 square foot location at 1447 E. 53rd St., to the 5th Ward Alderman’s office. The meeting at the Hyde Park Hyatt was announced(…)

Street closures for Comer Children’s 5K

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The 2016 Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s Hospital will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. at the University of Chicago Quad near 58th Street and University Avenue. There will be several street closures in the area due to the race. The family-friendly, fitness-focused event includes(…)

Shrine celebrates one year since fire

Shrine celebrates one year since fire

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer On Oct. 7, 2015, a fire engulfed the over 90-year-old Shrine of Christ the King Church in the early morning hours. The fire completely destroyed the roof, causing it to cave in. Burnt debris littered the streets surrounding the church and smoke from the fire lingered around even after the(…)

Part Twenty: We can’t serve you here

Part Twenty: We can’t serve you here

By SUSAN O’CONNOR DAVIS The series has completed a look at the development of the major intersections along Lake Park Avenue, and turned to stories of interest within the Hyde Park and Kenwood communities. The articles are all of varying topics, but relate to the residences that currently or in the past have defined the(…)

MSI seeks to inspire future generations with “Above and Beyond” exhibit

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) is commemorating a century of flight and aerospace exploration with a new exhibit that explores the past, present and future of space technology and air travel. This year, Boeing is celebrating 100 years of innovation with the 5,000 square foot exhibit, which opened(…)

A Hyde Park couple’s journey through transracial adoption

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Raising a child is never easy; it takes preparation, education and lots of time to get it right. For adoptive parents, raising a child has a whole different set of preparation and education, especially if the child is of a different race. According to The Cradle, an adoption agency in(…)

New U. of C. birth center spotlights midwife services

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer University of Chicago Hospital (UCH) debuted a new birthing center last month that will serve the pregnant women of Hyde Park and surrounding neighborhoods in a 25,000 square foot, customizable setting. The UCH also reinstated the midwife practice it abandoned 13 years ago. New features of the birthing center include(…)