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July 4th On 53rd To Return To Hyde Park This Year — Minus The Parade
A day of kid-focused activities in Nichols Park will be held instead of the annual July 4 parade down 53rd Street.7:59 AM CDT
Hyde Park Farmers Market Returns Sunday In New Location, Open Weekly Through September
The market — now located behind Hyde Park Bank — also will bring in local creators for live performances and art installations this season.
Stan’s Donuts To Open 1st South Side Shop In Hyde Park — And You Can Win Free Doughnuts For Life
The first 100 customers at the new location in Harper Court also will get a free doughnut and T-shirt.
43rd Street Pedestrian Bridge To Be Demolished Wednesday, Closing Lake Shore Drive Overnight
A new, accessible overpass — similar in design to the curvy 41st Street bridge — is set to open late next year.
Chicago Automatically Funnels Some Black And Latino Students Into Military-Run Courses
It's mostly students at smaller high schools on the South and West sides who are placed in JROTC, which is designed in part to recruit students for the military.
To Make Obama Presidential Center Succeed, Local Business Leaders Must Support It, Former President Says Ahead Of Construction
The former president compared his center's plans to "great civic projects in Chicago" like Millennium Park in an appearance with economic leaders.
Volunteers Will Go Door To Door To Encourage People To Get Vaccinated In 13 Chicago Neighborhoods
The volunteers will answer people's questions, encourage them to get their shots and even help them make appointments.
Movie Studio Pitched By ‘The Chi’ Producer Will Transform South Shore And Chicago’s Film Industry, Developers Say
Regal Mile Studios aims to bring a state-of-the-art studio to a 6.5-acre site in South Shore — and to train young Black and Brown people to work in the industry.
Muddy Waters’ Kenwood Home On Its Way To Being Named A Chicago Landmark
Waters' family is working to turn the "epicenter" of Chicago blues into a museum, with space for a new generation of local musicians to jam.
South Shore Residents Will ‘Activate The South Coast’ With Art Fair, Park Cleanup And More Saturday
A day of art and community in Hasan Park is the first event in a community project to give "a new energy" to Southeast Side public spaces.
Black Photographers Documented The Fight Against Police Violence. 1 Year Later, Their Work Becomes Art: ‘We Can Tell Our Own Stories’
"Black Creativity: Art and Activism," a new exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry, features work by photographers Vashon Jordan Jr. and Chris and Zachary Slaughter.
Tow Trucks Are Dropping Destroyed Cars Around Woodlawn, Neighbors Say — And They Have No Idea Why
At one point last month, one neighbor found at least 10 cars within one block of his house. "They are everywhere," he said.
UChicago Grad Students Refuse To Pay $1,250 In Yearly Service Fees, Demand Transparency On Where Money Goes
Some graduate students are refusing to pay the fee until the university can explain what services their money pays for.
Here’s How South Shore Residents Can Get Vaccinated Over Memorial Day Weekend And Beyond
Vaccine events will be held Thursday at Gary Comer College Prep and Saturday at the South Shore Cultural Center, in addition to other pop-ups nearby.
Chicago Beaches Officially Reopen Friday With Lifeguards, Amenities
Concessions will make their return for Memorial Day weekend.
Lake Shore Drive Could Be Renamed Du Sable Drive Today As City Council Prepares To Vote
City Council will consider changing the iconic drive's name over Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s objections.
Hyde Park Chamber Marks Centennial By Inviting Neighbors To Share Stories About Century Of Local Businesses
Neighborhood historians interviewed longtime business owners, and Hyde Parkers can sign up to share their own reflections Thursday.
Chicagoans Who Get Vaccinated At City-Run Sites Can Get 5 Free Tickets To Six Flags
The city is bringing COVID vaccinations events to salons, beaches and other spots around the city this week and over Memorial Day weekend.
Faheem Majeed’s Newest Exhibition, A Love Letter To The South Side Community Art Center, Showing In Hyde Park This Summer
The exhibition taps into Majeed's experience running the South Side Community Art Center in Bronzeville, the oldest Black art center in the United States still operating in its original building.
‘Silence Is No Longer An Option’: Holocaust Survivor Siblings From Chicago Share Story In New Documentary
A new documentary, "Would You Hide Me?," details how seven German Jewish children survived the Holocaust and then moved to Hyde Park.