Art festival coming to 53rd Street in November

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer A new arts-focused festival is coming to Hyde Park on Friday, Nov. 18, to Sunday, Nov. 20. Eric Williams, owner of The Silver Room, 1506 E. 53rd St., is the creator of the CONNECT Arts Festival, which he said stemmed from the successful Silver Room Block Party this summer. Williams(…)

Target seeking liquor license

Target seeking liquor license

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The new Target that opens on Nov. 6 at 1330 E. 53rd St., applied for a liquor license to sell alcoholic merchandise on Sept. 13. According to the City of Chicago, a business has 35 days after the application is filed for public comment. Tuesday, Oct. 18, was the 35th(…)

Preaching tolerance to Westboro

Preaching tolerance to Westboro

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer About 10 Westboro Baptist Church members stood at the northeast corner of 55th Street and University Avenue Oct. 21 in protest against the University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) gender-neutral bathrooms and housing. Across the street, about 60 or more U. of C. students stood in a counter-protest to the(…)

Craft brewery Jolly Pumpkin to come to Harper Court in 2017

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Jolly Pumpkin, a Michigan-based craft brewery, announced today that it will be opening inside of Harper Court in 2017 at 1504 E. Harper Court. “We’re excited to expand our restaurants outside of Michigan,” says Northern United Brewing Company partner Ron Jeffries in a news release. “Hyde Park is the perfect location(…)

Kozminksi’s first fall fest

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Kozminski Elementary School, 936 E. 54th St. is having a Fall Harvest Festival this Thursday, Oct. 27, at 4 p.m. The festival will be open to Kozminksi students and families, as well as to the broader public for fall fun including pumpkin painting, music and dancing. Local businesses and organizations(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society seeks to honor residents

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS
 Hyde Park Herald The Hyde Park Historical Society is currently seeking nominees for its 2017 Paul Cornell Award, given to individuals and organizations whose works exemplify the values and objectives of society. The award was named in honor of Hyde Park Township founder Paul Cornell. During the ceremony, nominees will be honored(…)

Herb Kent, 88

Herb Kent, 88

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer  Herb Kent, a famous Chicago radio host who was nicknamed “The Cool Gent,” and friend to many Hyde Parker residents, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 22. He was 88 years old.  Kent got his first taste of radio here in Hyde Park, while attending Hyde Park High School, where he(…)

League of Women Voters will host election forum at CHPV Drop – In

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer On Wednesday Oct 26, at 1 p.m., representatives from the League of Women Voters will attend the Chicago Hyde Park Village Drop – In to lead a discussion on the 2016 presidential election. The full Village Drop-In event takes place from 10:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. and includes exercise,(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society offers tour of rowhouses

Hyde Park Historical Society offers tour of rowhouses

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) will present a guided tour of the historic professor rowhouses this Sunday, Oct. 23. The 56th Street between Kimbark and Woodlawn avenues is home to the distinctly London style houses that were built back in the early 1900s in order to accommodate University of(…)

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,(…)

U. of C. students counter-protest Westboro Baptist Church

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer About 10 Westboro Baptist Church members stood at the northeast corner of 55th Street and University Avenue earlier today in protest against the University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) gender-neutral bathrooms and housing. Across the street, about 60 or more U. of C. students stood in a counter-protest to the(…)

University Church hosts police accountability forum

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., will host a police accountability forum this Sunday, Oct. 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Panelists participating in the forum will include Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), Invisible Institute journalist, Jamie Kalven, representatives from Black Lives Matter Chicago and Black Youth Project 100,(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society seeks to honor residents

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Hyde Park Herald The Hyde Park Historical Society is currently seeking nominees for its 2017 Paul Cornell Award, given to individuals and organizations whose works exemplify the values and objectives of society. The award was named in honor of Hyde Park Township founder Paul Cornell. During the ceremony, nominees will be honored(…)

HP Community Players host Halloween-themed performance

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Just in time for Halloween, the Hyde Park Community Players will be performing a special “spooky” reading for the 7th annual Halloween Season Special on Saturday, Oct. 22. “An Evening of Horror & Suspense in the Old Time Radio Tradition” will recreate the atmosphere of an old-fashioned radio studio where(…)

Under the Gun documentary screening to be shown at Harper Theater

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer The People for a Safer Society, a non-profit grassroots organization, is hosting a screening of the documentary “Under The Gun” on Thursday Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. held at Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave. The documentary is directed by Stephanie Soechtig and executive produced by Katie Couric. “It’s a(…)

Man wounded in Kenwood shooting four blocks from Obama’s home

A 29 – year – old man was wounded in a shooting that took place four blocks from President Barack Obama’s home in Kenwood, Tuesday, Oct. 18, according to Chicago Police. The man was driving in the 4600 block of South Greenwood Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. when he was shot in the head, Officer(…)

A look inside apartments at Vue53

A look inside apartments at Vue53

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Twelve stories up on top of Vue53, 1330 E. 53rd St., are views of Nichols Park, the vast lakefront and the tips of University of Chicago buildings, and it’s apparent why the newest development on 53rd Street was named after its views. After 18 months of construction, residents began moving(…)

Kenwood experiences tough loss at homecoming game

Kenwood experiences tough loss at homecoming game

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer It was ‘Home Coming’ Night for the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos, as they would host conference rivals Calumet Perspective Leadership Academy in front of a packed house on Friday, Oct. 14, at Gately Stadium, 810 E. 103rd St. “We’ve been hitting well all season,” said Terry Jones, head coach(…)

New Montgomery Place CEO hopes for better community interactions

New Montgomery Place CEO hopes for better community interactions

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Deborah Hart has been the chief executive officer over at Montgomery Place, 5550 S. Lake Shore Dr., since the beginning of June, but her journey in senior living has lasted throughout her entire career. “I don’t think any individual ever purposely goes into senior living—most of us find that we(…)

Wines and Steins fundraiser returns at St. Thomas

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,(…)