UCPD’s planned launch of a safety app is undermined by University’s selective security alert policy.
The University’s policy on reporting violent crimes is too selective to sufficiently inform those it aims to protect.
Hyde Park veteran The Nile Restaurant will be heading westward and Bergstein’s NY Deli will open their second location on East 55th Street and South Woodlawn Avenue.
University asserts development would bring more jobs and tax revenues to Hyde Park.
Community members mostly blamed Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the imminent closing of Canter Middle School and 53 other CPS schools, a decision they saw as rash and ill-informed.
Canter Middle School is on the CPS chopping block, leaving community members deeply concerned.
The number of Hyde Park residents burdened by their rent has been climbing since 2000.
Construction will begin next January and continue until the fall 2015.
Five takes on a diner’s refuge.
The café has opened and closed two locations since its founding in 2005.
The building’s supposed historical value has delayed its demolition.
Commonly-held perceptions of crime in Hyde Park do not match the actual numbers.
The former president’s one-time abode will be converted into a parking lot.
The Seminary Co-op’s relocation is a chance to build new community spaces.
Hyde Park is prime candy territory for trick-or-treaters—and real estate.
Entire University community must deepen student involvement in events like Oktoberfest.
When an 8 million volume library system just won’t cut it.
The dearth of trash cans in Hyde Park is an outrage and lends itself to some futuristic solutions.
Undergraduate and graduate students work with local students to incorporate philosophy into their curriculum.
Hyde Park has not seen the rise in murders that has hit the rest of the city.
Community preservationists are calling for the creation of a historical district on the 5700 block of South Woodlawn Avenue.
Myriad opportunities exist for U of C students to get more involved in the neighborhood.
William Godwin (J.D. ’10) has entered his bid for a hotly contested position in Chicago’s Democratic machine.
While everyone, from the White House to Robert Zimmer, says that talks are premature, the speculation cycle has been churning.
Advocacy groups are threatening litigation, arguing that the new district lines under-represent their constituencies.
Anne Marie Miles campaigned unsuccessfully last year for Leslie Hairston’s alderman seat.
Lamont Herron found an outlet for his passion when poverty and crime were all around him.
Hyde Park Community Players’ ‘Bittersweet Love’ is well-intentioned but could use a little work.
The peddler of high-end couture will set up shop in the one-time Borders bookstore.
Residents are threatening management with legal action if amenities are not restored.
The lecturer is the next U of C lecturer to challenge Representative Bobby Rush for the first congressional district—after Barack Obama.
Union representatives and owners of the Regents Park apartment complex reached an agreement to restore the jobs of most employees laid off last year.
Let Grey City, the Maroon’s quarterly magazine, take you back to the glory days of Hyde Park night life. Although Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap is still around, gone are the days of Saul Bellow and Dylan Thomas raising their glasses there, and 50 years have passed since Second City—and improv comedy itself—was founded in the bar’s back room.
From documents like Chicago’s “3 Simple Steps to Obtain a Business License” (which actually lists 10 not-so-simple steps) to maneuvering through eight different city, state, and federal agencies, Grey City traces the paths of several successful small businesses in Hyde Park.
Hyde Park’s horror stories are as extensive and historic as its coffee shops.
Fifth Ward Alderman Leslie Hairston has announced that she will not support any amendment to an expansive zoning agreement that governs how the University uses much of its land, effectively stalling several U of C projects in Hyde Park until the University addresses certain community concerns.
The University is proposing an amendment to include 16 of its buildings in an agreement with the city that would allow for development.
The announcement that Whole Foods will make its mark in Hyde Park in 2014 has community members talking about its place in the neighborhood.
Some members of the 5000 East End building filed suit against their building managers for allegedly violating, among other things, the Illinois Business Corporation Act.
First Aid Comic book shop held its grand opening Saturday at 1617 East 55th Street.
New food options will come to Hyde Park by 2014, satisfying students’ 24-hour hunger.
Recent changes in Hyde Park populations could mean the redistricting of local wards
The Hyde Park Historical Society awarded people and organizations that have helped preserve area history in a ceremony Saturday.
A second-year with a taste for coffee and a knack for entrepreneurial endeavors shares his barista skills with customers.
Preservationists worry the University will tear the apartment building down, while Republicans hope to transform it into a museum.
Ann Marie Miles and Leslie Hairston are facing off in an effort to follow laws to the letter.
Five Guys will open its doors on East 53rd Street and South Harper Avenue by the end of this year.
The two closures make it a bittersweet week for Hyde Park retail.
Laura Green wanted to open up a bar-themed arcade, but her plans were compromised by Hyde Park red tape.
The new Café 57 won’t serve gelato or paninis, but aims to be more “bike-friendly” by offering whole fruit smoothies, fruit cups, homemade ice cream, and hoagies, said co-owner Tony Wilkins (M.B.A. ’86).