Wicker Park designer opening new pop-up store on 53rd Street

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer A pop-up clothing shop will soon be opening at the northeast corner of 53rd Street and Harper Avenue. On Saturday, Nov. 8, Wicker Park-based Anastasia will open its second location at 1500 E. 53rd St., where it will remain through Christmas Eve. Named after owner Anastasia Chatzka, the store will(…)

University of Chicago to double paid internships for students

The University of Chicago plans to double the number of paid internships for students in the College. The internships are funded through the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. The college hopes to have 2,000 placements, or enough for everyone in next fall’s first-year class to have one opportunity before they graduate. This is a part of(…)

Trauma center protest comes amid University of Chicago’s biggest-ever fundraising drive

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Dozens of protesters marched last Wednesday night to call on the University of Chicago to open a trauma center, yards away from the kick-off gala for the public phase of its biggest-ever, $4.5 billion fundraising drive, Inquiry and Impact. Several organizations were represented at the march, including grassroots activist group(…)

Race for 26th Illinois House District in the home stretch

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer With less than two hours left until polls close, state Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-26) expressed confidence about his chances of being re-elected and said he was mostly concerned about the Illinois gubernatorial race. The race leading up to today has been a quieter and less contentious one than last March’s Democratic(…)

Fire at 47th Street Metra stalls morning travelers

Fire at 47th Street Metra stalls morning travelers

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A fire at the 47th Street Metra station briefly halted trains and is still under investigation by the Chicago Fire Department. A fire was reported at 11:24 a.m. Tuesday after a train operator saw smoke. Chicago Fire Department responded immediately, said Meg Reile, Metra spokesperson. One train, bound for downtown(…)

Police: Sexual assault on Lake Shore Drive running path

Police are reporting a criminal sexual assault took place on the 5700 block of South Lake Shore Drive on Friday, Oct. 31. At approximately 11:10 a.m., a female victim in her late 50s was jogging when she was approached from behind and pulled to the ground in a secluded area. She was physically restrained and(…)

Hairston Facebook post triggers investigation

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer At her last monthly meeting of 2014 last Tuesday, Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) addressed questions surrounding a Facebook post inviting voters to enter a raffle with their voter receipts that prompted the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Election Fraud Unit to open an investigation. The post was meant to encourage voting(…)

Neighborhood pushes for UCPD changes

Neighborhood pushes for UCPD changes

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) authorized a Hyde Park journalist to form an ad hoc committee to take a critical look at the University of Chicago Police Department and recommend ways it can better police the community. UCPD came under fire by members of the community for practices that many called(…)