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,(…)

HP Neighborhood Club Gala shows theme of community

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) will hold its annual gala, this year titled “Growing With Our Community,” on Friday, Nov. 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave. The theme of community growth emphasizes the HPNC’s new developments and continuation of programs within(…)

Environmental film with HP ties explores sustainability on lakefront

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer About 40 miles from Hyde Park sits the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore region; an area of both industrial and environmental development. A documentary film called “Shifting Sands” takes a look at this region and the importance it holds to not only the lakeshore, but to the environmental movement happening worldwide.(…)

Target interested in liquor license at new Hyde Park location

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. Today, Oct. 18, is the 35th(…)

Dr. Ruth joins Chicago a capella at Logan

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer This Sunday, Oct. 23, the Chicago a capella presents a special concert titled, “The Birds and the Bees,” featuring special guest, Dr. Ruth Westheimer. Westheimer is a psychosexual therapist best known for her radio program, “Sexually Speaking.” She will be narrating Sunday’s concert, which takes place at 4 p.m. at(…)

Yoko Ono’s “Skylanding” dedicated in Jackson Park

Yoko Ono’s “Skylanding” dedicated in Jackson Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Yoko Ono’s largest permanent public art installation in the world and the first of Ono’s in the United States, “Skylanding,” was dedicated on Monday morning, Oct. 17, during a ceremony in Jackson Park’s Wooded Island. The sculpture is a culmination of work between Ono and Project 120, after Ono visited(…)

Wines and Steins fundraiser 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,(…)

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(…)