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Hyde Park Debates Obama Effect

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Hyde Park, a neighborhood that sets itself studiously apart, soon will be shoved into the international spotlight.

With local resident Barack Obama headed for the White House, the South Side home to such disparate institutions as the University of Chicago and Sister Rose Garrett's Kilimanjaro International craft shop confronts the unappetizing prospect of going mainstream.

An enclave that nurtures its outsider sensibility, treasures its political independence and prizes its ethnic diversity now will be known globally as the home base of the world's most powerful man.

Read the whole story at Crain's Chicago Business