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Hyde Park
Singles, students, elderly, scholars and families live in the South Side Chicago neighborhood, home ot the University of Chicago and Barack Obama. Read more about Hyde Park, Chicago, IL
Singles, students, elderly, scholars and families live in the South Side Chicago neighborhood, home ot the University of Chicago and Barack Obama. Read more about Hyde Park, Chicago, IL « Show less

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  • Marker placed at Hyde Park shopping center where Obamas shared first kiss

    Marker placed at Hyde Park shopping center where Obamas shared first kiss
    She was an attorney at a big Chicago law firm. He was a Harvard Law student who landed a job there as a summer associate. He was immediately smitten. She wasn't so sure. But he won her over, and the couple sealed their budding romance with a kiss at the...
  • Calculations on the edge of sanity in this eye-opening 'Proof'

     Calculations on the edge of sanity in this eye-opening 'Proof'
    You may well think you have seen David Auburn's "Proof," the story of a single, 25-year-old Hyde Park woman grieving for the mathematically brilliant father who has left her bereft. The Broadway national tour came through Chicago. There was a very solid...
  • Obama's fatherhood stance confounds liberals

    Obama's fatherhood stance confounds liberals
    President Barack Obama had better watch himself. If he keeps talking like he did Friday at Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, he might be mistaken for former Vice President Dan Quayle. In a speech about urban gun violence, Obama targeted truant fathers for...
  • Mother of woman killed after younger daughter saw Obama prepares for funeral

    Mother of woman killed after younger daughter saw Obama prepares for funeral
    The mother of a woman killed the same day as a younger daughter heard President Barack Obama speak about gun violence in Chicago was left preparing funeral arrangements today as charges were pending against the alleged killers. Angela Blakely finalized...
  • Epic, Half-Realized, Wildly Swirling Thoughts on Obama, Poverty, Politics, Guns, Chicago, Being a White Guy, the Secret Service, and Little Old Lady Laughs

    Epic, Half-Realized, Wildly Swirling Thoughts on Obama, Poverty, Politics, Guns, Chicago, Being a White Guy, the Secret Service, and Little Old Lady Laughs
    President Barack Hussein Obama came to Chicago last Friday to give a speech at Hyde Park Academy on the South Side, and I went to write about it. Technically, this was my third time seeing the president speak live after making it to election night...
  • 21-year-old man charged in teen girl's shooting death in North Chicago

     21-year-old man charged in teen girl's shooting death in North Chicago
    Hours after her sister heard President Barack Obama speak against gun violence in Chicago, Janay McFarlane stepped out of a north suburban convenience store and was shot in the head by a 21-year-old gunman, prosecutors said. As they unveiled murder...
  • Dana Hall re-emerges with a new band and a fresh approach

    Dana Hall re-emerges with a new band and a fresh approach
    Last year was a volatile one for the inimitable Chicago drummer-bandleader-composer Dana Hall. With the considerable help of ace arts administrator Kate Dumbleton, Hall had rejuvenated the Chicago Jazz Ensemble, which William Russo had created at...
  • A screen's-eye view of Chicago

    Chicago has been involved in filmmaking since the technology's very beginnings in the early 1900s, when some of the world's first movie studios operated here. From those early days, when neighborhood kids would sneak onto the Selig Polyscope Co. lot at...
  • Richard Stern dies at 84

    Richard Stern dies at 84
    To the literary world, Richard Stern was primarily a novelist, author of "Golk" (1960), "Stitch" (1965), "The Books in Fred Hampton's Apartment" (1973), "Other Men's Daughters" (1973) and "Natural Shocks" (1978) , among others, along with a host of superb...
  • Remarkable Woman: Dana Suskind

    Remarkable Woman: Dana Suskind
    Irish poet James Stephens once said, "What the heart knows today, the head will understand tomorrow." Which is a rather lovely way of explaining the genesis of Dana Suskind's work. Co-founder of the pediatric cochlear implant program at the University...
  • Chaon Cross a huge talent with no posters on Broadway

    Chaon Cross a huge talent with no posters on Broadway
    On Sunday I arrived in Hyde Park straight from O'Hare airport for a matinee performance of "Proof," directed by Charles Newell and now extended through April 14. Less than 24 hours before, I'd seen a hot young TV star in a Broadway show. I'm not...
  • A degree in funny in the town that takes comedy seriously

    You can imagine the scene in thousands of family rooms: "Mom and Dad, I want to major in comedy." Silence. "Comedy? Not on our dime, you don't." To some parents, the notion of heading to Columbia College Chicago for a full-on degree program in matters...