Community meeting to discuss Nando’s Peri-Peri liquor license

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) will host a community meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11, to discuss the possibility of a liquor license for a new restaurant on 53rd Street. Nando’s Peri-Peri is interested in moving in to the storefront at 1447 E. 53rd St., which was once occupied by Clarke’s Diner.(…)

First Thursday event in October

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The First Thursday event for October will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6, at various businesses on 53rd, 55th and 57th streets from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Over 30 businesses will participate with special discounts on goods, services, food and merchandise. Some locations will offer discounts throughout the weekend.(…)

Local organizations launch Community Benefits Agreement campaign

Local organizations launch Community Benefits Agreement campaign

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The Bronzeville Regional Collaborative (BRC), Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), Prayer in Action Collective (PAC) and Southside Together Organizing for Power (STOP) met Thursday, Sept. 29, at Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave., to launch the campaign for the Obama Library Center Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). The organizations, which go(…)

Parker’s Pets celebrates nine years in Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Parker’s Holistic Pet Market, 1342 E. 55th St., has been in the neighborhood for almost a decade, and on Saturday, Oct. 1, its celebrating nine years in Hyde Park by hosting a party from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Activities include a bake sale from local cat rescue group, Hyde(…)

Chicago Police Department warns community about neighborhood burglaries

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer An alert from The Chicago Police Department, today, warned community members about burglary related incidents that occurred during the month of September. In these incidents, offender(s) entered into apartments and took property from therein. The times and locations of the incidents are as follows: 5300 Block of South Drexel Avenue,(…)

Friends of the Park give lecture on site of Obama Presidential  Center

Friends of the Park give lecture on site of Obama Presidential Center

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Friends of the Park (FOP) co-founder Victoria Post Ranney held a lecture at the Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E. Washington St., Sept. 29, to discuss the historical context of Jackson Park and Frederick Law Olsted’s vision for the park and to offer other issues to consider as preparations for the(…)

First Thursday event in October

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The First Thursday event for October will take place next Thursday, Oct. 6, at various businesses on 53rd, 55th and 57th streets from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Over 30 businesses will participate with special discounts on goods, services, food and merchandise. The First Thursday events have been going on(…)

“Concrete Traffic” exhibit returns to U. of C.

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer “Concrete Traffic,” the seminal sculpture by German Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell, will make its way home to the University of Chicago (U. of C.) from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in a procession down Lake Shore Drive Friday, Sept. 30. The piece was commissioned by the MCA in the(…)

Enrollment effects budget adjustments at local schools

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has adjusted school budgets for the 2016-17 school year based on the number of students enrolled on the 10th day of school, Sept. 19. CPS compared this year’s 10th day of enrollment to last school year’s 20th day of enrollment to adjust budgets accordingly. Bret Harte(…)

Insomnia Cookies to sell wares Hyde Park Farmers Market

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Insomnia Cookies will set up shop at tomorrow’s Hyde Park Farmers Market from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The new business located inside of the Campus North Residential Commons at 1105 E. 55th St. will be at the community booth with cookies, menus, magnets, bottle openers and sunglasses, while supplies(…)

An Evening with Toshiko Mori

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Architect Toshiko Mori is the 2016 speaker for the Frank Lloyd Wright Trusts’s (FLWT) annual program, Thinking Into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design, and Ideas. Thinking into the Future is an annual lecture presented by the FLWT, engaging leading international, national and Chicago voices in architecture,(…)

Hyde Park Jazz Festival celebrates 10 years

Hyde Park Jazz Festival celebrates 10 years

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer First time artists and seasoned musicians performed at several venues in Hyde Park during the 10th annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest (HPJF), Sept. 24-25. Despite some rain, the two-day event was enjoyed by those who attended. The Willie Pickens Quartet opened the festival with a concert on the Midway Plaisance.(…)