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Another City Council Remap Submitted; Field Hearings To Begin

The Roscoe View Journal reports: <blockquote>A new proposed map for Chicago City Council wards was submitted to City Council by the Mexican American Legal Defense Fund (MALDEF) yesterday, as the debate over how to readjust ward lines to 2010 Census data heats up.</blockquote> Read more <a href=”http://www.roscoeviewjournal.com/news/another-city-council-remap-submitted-field-hearings-to-begin” target=”_”>at Roscoe View Journal</a>

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

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?

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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Jobs, open thoroughfare headed to Harper Court

Jobs, open thoroughfare headed to Harper Court

Here’s the good news about the job market: nearly 1,000 jobs are headed to Hyde Park, and more specifically 53rd Street thanks to the University of Chicago. The bad news is that those most of the positions won’t be available until 2013. Amanda Koger was excited to learn the jobs slated for the Harper Court…

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

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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Clarke House stands as oldest structure in Chicago

Clarke House stands as oldest structure in Chicago

Walking down Indiana Avenue on the 1800 block, you’d never know that you were walking through history. In a city that has history spread throughout, the house sitting at 1827 S. Indiana boasts the title of being the oldest house in the city. The Clarke house was built in 1836, one year before the City…

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