HPKCC collects used books for annual book sale

The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference (HPKCC) has started collecting books for the upcoming Hyde Park Used Book Sale, which will take place Saturday, Oct. 9 through Monday, Oct. 11. This will be the 10th anniversary of the book sale. Book donations can be made at the bottom of the stairs at Treasure Island Foods, 1526(…)

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club hosts preschool fair

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club is co-hosting the 2016 South Side Preschool & Elementary School Fair this month in partnership with the Neighborhood Parents Network of Chicago. The event will take place at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday Sept.(…)

Multiple burglaries cause community concern

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Monday, Aug. 15 is a date Carol Walls will never forget. It was the day she returned from work to find someone had entered her home, riffled through her belongings and left with not only her valuables but also her sense of safety. “They walked right in, past security, came(…)

Singer-songwriter playing series at Hyde Park Farmer’s Market

By Sarah Pan Herald Intern Ethan Sellers, a multi-faceted musician and Hyde Park music teacher, is playing acoustic guitar and vocal sets at the Hyde Park Farmer’s Market on the mornings of Sept. 8 and 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. and Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Oct. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1(…)

Hyde Park seniors find niche in Encore Chorale

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park’s Encore Chorale is approaching its third session starting Sept. 14, and its success speaks—or sings—volumes in the positive experiences of the chorale singers. Cindy Pardo has been singing for years, taking voice lessons and is an active member in the choir at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn(…)

Dyett reopens as an arts-focused high school

Dyett reopens as an arts-focused high school

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Today marked the first day back to school for Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the grand opening of the newly refurbished Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts (Dyett). CPS CEO Forrest Claypool and Chief Education Officer Janice K. Jackson joined new principal Beulah McLoyd and Dyett hunger striker(…)

Bookstores oppose Amazon Books coming to Chicago

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern Independent bookstores across Chicago, including 57th Street Books and the Seminary Co-Op, are banding together against Amazon Books. After the newest location of the physical Amazon store was confirmed for the Lakeview neighborhood two weeks ago, seventeen bookstores released an official statement listing the pros to having locally owned stores(…)

MSI offers Illinois residents free museum entry

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Illinois residents can visit the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) for free, from Sept. 6 to 30. Current exhibits at MSI, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., include a 20-foot Tesla Coil that strikes lightning overhead, a human-sized hamster wheel, a mirror maze, a German submarine that was captured during(…)

Cemitas Puebla opened in Hyde Park

Cemitas Puebla opened in Hyde Park

Cemitas Puebla, a family-owned Mexican sandwich restaurant, opened in Hyde Park today, Sept. 6, in the former location of Packed, the dumpling shop that closed in May. Cemitas Puebla, 1321 E. 57th St., is opened Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. – midnight. Cemitas Puebla, which initially(…)

Attempted armed robbery behind Treasure Island thwarted by Good Samaritan

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer A 54-year-old man was held up at gunpoint behind Treasure Island, 1526 E. 55th St., around 6 p.m. on Sept. 1, according to the Chicago Police Department. Neighbors on the scene said the man was an employee of the United State Post Office. According to police, the man was approached(…)

Super Sunday

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern This Sunday, Sept. 4, the Hyde Park Arts Center (HPAC) is hosting a full day of art related activities for free. The day, “Super Sunday”, includes new exhibitions, Q&As with artists, art workshops, and art sales. The 2016 Center Program Final Exhibition, New Business, will host a public critique at(…)

Promontory hosts Jay Z tribute show

By SARAH PAN Herald Intern On Sept. 30, Chicago emcee Christopher LeMark will perform a two-hour musical tribute to rapper Jay Z at the Promontory. His show, “Brooklyn Meets Chicago”, is an effort to show affection towards the Hip Hop industry, and Brooklyn native Hip Hop and R+B artist Jay Z in particular. The show(…)