• Neighborhood Snapshot – The Jeffery Dollar Store

    53rd Street snapshot

    By Andrew Holzman The Jeffery Dollar Store, 1443 E. 53rd St., is the kind of business that, though it probably escapes most Hyde Parkers’ radars, forms an unconscious landmark in the 53rd Street window-shopping experience. Even if you don’t know about it, you know it. But owner’s son and manager Ahmed Qurt thinks Hyde Parkers [...]

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  • Civil War history comes alive in Hyde Park


    By Yasmine Laasraoui Families gathered Sunday on the Washington Park lawn behind the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Place, for the Civil War Reenactment, “A Sight Unlike Any Other: The Civil War and the Colored Soldier. “ The Chicago area has witnessed “few reenactments historically,” cites Pemon Rami, the director of [...]

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