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Obama And Daley: Allies, Not Intimates

Chicago Tribune | Rick Pearson and Bob Secter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Barack Obama won election to the Illinois Senate in 1996 with no help from Richard Daley. The Chicago mayor offered no assistance to Obama in 2000 whe...

An Obama Boom in Hyde Park?

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

It will take a lot more than the impulse spending of a presidential entourage to provide the housing, transit, jobs, and retail amenities that are needed in the President-elect's own back yard.

Ghosts of Obama's Hyde Park Manse

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

Barack Obama's Hyde Park home is destined to become a national landmark. When I lived there between 1969 and 1973 the mansion was a hub of social activism.

Hyde Park Debates Obama Effect

Crain's Chicago Business | Steven R. Strahler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hyde Park, a neighborhood that sets itself studiously apart, soon will be shoved into the international spotlight. With local resident Barack Obama h...

Judge Mugged Near Obama's Home

Chicago Sun-Times | Abdon M. Pallasch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The night before Election Day, a Cook County judge was mugged just blocks from Barack Obama's home in the Kenwood neighborhood. Judge Eileen Brewer, ...

Getting to Work

Mike Bonifer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Bonifer

Throughout the campaign, this idea of getting down to work told us what kind of person we'd be getting as President.

City Referendums: Hyde Park Enacts Booze Ban, Lakefront Development Halted

Chi-Town Daily News | Peter Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Voters in Uptown, Edgewater and Hyde Park approved advisory referendums dealing with housing and development issues by landslide margins yesterday. I...

Obama Presidency Sends Hyde Park Over The Top

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Hyde Park erupted in cheers Tuesday as it became clear that longtime resident Barack Obama would be the next American president. The crowd at the Hyd...

Fox News: Ayers Votes In Chicago (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fox News shifts its coverage from Bill Clinton "to a very different kind of Barack Obama supporter" -- Bill Ayers, who voted at the same Hyde Park loc...

Hyde Park Small Businesses Support Obama (PHOTO SLIDESHOW)

Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rebecca Shapiro

From selling T shirts to Indian food , stores along 53rd street in downtown Hyde Park show support for Presidential candidate, Barack Obama. Hyde Par...

Larry David, You Can Relax

Elizabeth Austin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Elizabeth Austin

One morning last week, we were heading toward downtown Chicago when we saw an unusual cloud pattern: a giant X cloud hanging in the sky, roughly over the Hyde Park neighborhood.

The Tomato, the Banker, and the Alderman

Flora Lazar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Flora Lazar

The Despres Tomato's characteristic thin skin and fragility are probably not a reflection of the 100-year-old alderman who was known throughout his career for his tenacity.

Real Estate Spotlight On Obama's Neighborhood

Sara Bonert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Sara Bonert

Among all the negative news you have heard about the real estate market lately, home values have actually increased in Kenwood by 13.7% over the last year, with the average home in the neighborhood having a value of approximately $320,000.

Obama's South Side Home: A Timeline

Zillow | Diane Tuman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Soon after Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, the up-and-coming junior senator from Illinois, purchased his Georgian revival mansion on the...

What the Tribune's Zoning Series Missed

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

The Chicago Tribune's zoning series missed the half of the story that corresponds to the half of the city known as the South Side.

U. Of C. Land Grab?

Chicago Tribune | Susan Chandler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The University of Chicago is one of the South Side's biggest landlords, so when it starts acquiring land in a new area, people notice--even if the uni...

Shift Your Sense Of Place: "Are We There Yet?" At The Hyde Park Art Center

Time Out Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dawoud Bey curated these conceptual photos and videos by Howard Henry Chen, Alan Cohen, Christine DiThomas and other artists, which examine our shifti...

The Coming Hyde Park Bar Mitzvah Ban

David Hoyt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Hoyt

If voters of the 39th Precinct of Hyde Park's 5th Ward decide to exercise their "local option" to ban the sale of alcohol on November 4, they will effectively be banning the celebration of bar mitzvahs in their corner of the neighborhood.

Jason Linkins

WSJ's Frank: Obama's Neighborhood Is A Haven For Elites - Conservative Elites

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In their battle to get GOP nominee and Surge-loving gaffe-machine John McCain installed in the White House, conservative thinkers obviously plan to sp...

The New London Season

Josa Young | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Josa Young

I went to Hyde Park for a wonderful party at the Serpentine Gallery, London's most glamorous venue, last night. Everyone was outside, not just the smokers for a change.