Reports from the South Side

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George Franklin Memorial
Concerts in Nichols Park

Sundays, 4:00 to 6:00 pm
By the Field House on 53rd Street

July 10: Blues — Vance Kelly
July 17: Reggae and soul — Koki Gonzo
July 24: Jam Band — Butter
July 31: Jazz, Funk, & Soul — Sarah Marie Young
August 7: R&B — McDowell Bros
August 14: Blues — Billy Flynn
August 21: Rock and Blues — Dave Herrero
August 28: Funk — Dr Unk
Sept. 4: Folk and Blues — Justin Howl
Sept. 11: R&B and Soul — Serafia

Strengthening Our Community

Used Book Sale

Thanks again to everyone who donated books for the annual Hyde Park used Book Sale. We estimate we received almost 60,000 books this fall, and sold about 75%, for a record-breaking sale. To answer the many who have asked what happens to leftover books, I'm pleased to report that for the past eight years, we've worked with "Discover Books," whose mission statement says "We strive to divert books from landfills, help fund library sustainability and through our partners, provide meaningful solutions to the global problem of illiteracy." Hope to see you and your books again next year!

Hyde Park-Kenwood Residents

George talks U of C and "preservation."
Maroon Gray City Looks at HP Development:
The University, its real estate, and Hyde Park retail

      Frank Lloyd Wright in Kenwood

    The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference sponsored an informational forum on the Frank Lloyd Wright homes in South Kenwood in December, 2013. See for more information.

    Affordable Rental Housing in HP-K

The Coalition for Equitable Community Development unveils a detailed study of rental housing in Hyde Park and South Kenwood.
Read the executive summary Read the full report

55th Street Accessibility

On Saturday, June 16, 2012, the Hyde Park Disabibilities Task Force sponsored a "Walk and Roll" down 55th Street, identifying issues of accessibility and safety. Read the full disabilities report