By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer WOODLAWN — Hundreds of people gathered to hear mayoral candidate Amara Enyia and her most prominent supporter, Chancelor “Chance the Rapper” Bennett, voice their support for jobs and a benefits agreement regarding the Obama Presidential Center. Speaking at a rally at 63rd and Cottage Grove, Enyia voiced concerns about displacement […]
HERALD STAFF REPORT Employees coming in to open Kimbark Beverage Shoppe received a nasty shock Tuesday morning: a shattered, open glass door. They reported that cases of liquor and cigarettes were stolen. Security footage shows four masked suspects exiting from a white van at 5:30 a.m. “They were in and out in three minutes,” said […]
By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer WOODLAWN — The Obama Community Benefits Agreement Coalition officially launched its referendum campaign on its proposed ordinance covering the relationship between Obama Presidential Center (OPC) and other University of Chicago-related development south of the Midway Plaisance. The alliance of community organizations is gathering signatures from voters in four precincts near […]
Long-time Hyde Park resident and member of Hyde Park’s Unitarian Church, Dennis Cohen enjoys a leisurely bike ride around Promontory Point as the days get shorter and the trees take on their fall colors.
By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer The City of Chicago acknowledges the Obama Presidential Center could spark major upheaval in the housing market of what the city calls Museum Campus South and vows to follow such changes closely. But the ordinance among the city, the Chicago Park District and the Obama Foundation offers no specific as […]
By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Contributing Writer Build Coffee will launch its new Meal-Based Residency Program, a three-month gallery-show and artist residency this winter. Through the residency program, selected artists will make their show dreams into a reality in the coffee shop’s space in Woodlawn’s Experimental Station building, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. build will provide the artist […]
Vehicle crashes into Hyde Park Produce, 1226 E. 53rd St., Saturday evening. University of Chicago Police later said one victim was in critical condition.
By AARON GETTINGER Staff Writer If the checkout lines at Whole Foods are any indication, business has picked up significantly after Hyde Park’s other large grocery store, Treasure Island Foods, folded earlier this month. But the closing has produced a windfall for the neighborhood’s independent, produce-focused stores that are enjoying higher profits while hustling to […]
By TIA CAROL JONES Contributing Writer The Hyde Park Refugee Project is looking for more volunteers and tutors to help with its after school homework program. “All of the refugee families we’re working with recognize the vital importance of education for their children, and they are grateful to the support our community is providing,” said […]
By GABRIELLA CRUZ-MARTÍNEZ Contributing Writer Bret Harte Elementary School is gearing up to host its first Walk-a-Thon fundraiser, and it is inviting the Hyde Park community to join in. The event will be held Oct. 26 from 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. across from the school, 1556 E. 56th St., at Jackson Park. Children and […]