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Kyle Coward

Hyde Park reporter

Hyde Park Jazz Society Returns to Room 43

Hyde Park Jazz Society Returns to Room 43

Much like a New York football fan traveling to New Jersey to watch their Giants and Jets play home games, Hyde Park-Kenwood jazz lovers might’ve found it incongruous the last several months commuting outside the community to catch the Hyde Park Jazz Society’s Sunday Evening Jazz showcase.  After months away from its North Kenwood/Bronzeville haunt,…

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Election-Year Bumper Stickers and Hyde Park Politics

Election-Year Bumper Stickers and Hyde Park Politics

With the Iowa caucuses just days away and the presidential elections less than a year off, RedEye’s travels around Hyde Park have taken us to an accidental, weather-beaten monument from past elections. If over the last three decades you’ve lived or passed between Shore Drive and Cornell Avenue on the southern end of 53rd Street,…

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Queer Arts in Hyde Park - "All the Writers I Know" Returns to SHoP

While the North Side tends to be exclusively designated as the epicenter of Chicago’s LGBT scene for arts, entertainment and nightlife, in Hyde Park, a group of “queer” scribes have been  putting on a series of readings for audiences of all orientations that in their words, “lets you feel as comfortable as you would in…

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Teamsters Members Back at Work at Regents Park, SEIU Members to Follow?

After a November filled with labor-management contention at the Regents Park Apartments (5020-5050 S. Lake Shore Dr.) that saw the termination of longtime employees at the high-rise, building staff represented by Teamsters are back on the job, while SEIU waits to see if its workers can return. Before the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, Teamsters Local 727, which…

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SHoP Opens for Business

SHoP Opens for Business

At first blush walking down the street, the American Craftsman-era house at 5638 S. Woodlawn Ave. looks similar to the other sizable abodes lining the block adjoining the University of Chicago.  Look past the autumn leaves on the sidewalk and lawn – to where the door may be ajar on any random time of the…

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Styling through the ages at U of C

Styling through the ages at U of C

Contrary to belief, the Chicago Manual of Style is not some etiquette compendium championing urbane Midwestern couture.  What it lacks in fashion runway appeal, however, it’s been more than making up in scholarly sway over the last 100 years. It’s a guidebook that amongst American academics, writers and publishers of the humanities, has become a…

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Bank fee hikes: What they’re saying in Hyde Park

With the recent federal enactment of the Durbin Amendment, which reduces the costs banks can charge merchants and retailers for debit card transactions, several big banks have responded by introducing new customer fees for debit cards and checking accounts. Shortly before the amendment–which is part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act–took effect…

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Phli moves to Pilsen

Phli moves to Pilsen

  Phli’s on the move again. When Phli Worldwide store had its grand reopening last June in Hyde Park, many inside and outside the neighborhood turned out en masse to celebrate the return of the hip-hop apparel fixture that had been away for a brief spell. For many of the store’s patrons, chances are they’ve…

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Hyde Park gets artsy with trolley tour

Hyde Park gets artsy with trolley tour

Bronzeville is getting ready to show off its artistic side. As Windy City art appreciators gather throughout the city in October to celebrate Chicago Artists Month, Hyde Park-Kenwood and Bronzeville are getting in on the action Friday evening, as six community institutions play host to the 5th annual Bronzeville Art District Trolley Tour. Starting at…

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The North Side view of Hyde Park

The North Side view of Hyde Park

Last month, Red Eye traipsed into the bars of Hyde Park to find out what people had to say about the neighborhood’s nightlife (or lack thereof), in one word.  Given the response we got from those living and/or hanging out in Hyde Park, we wondered what the feedback would be if we traveled up I-94…

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