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Kenwood

Kenwood
Nestled between 43rd and 51st Streets from Lake Shore Drive to Cottage Grove Avenue, Kenwood is known for its collection of mansions from the 19th and 20th Century and boasts some of the most architecturally significant and historical homes in Chicago. Read more about the Kenwood area of Chicago.
Nestled between 43rd and 51st Streets from Lake Shore Drive to Cottage Grove Avenue, Kenwood is known for its collection of mansions from the 19th and 20th Century and boasts some of the most architecturally significant and historical homes in Chicago. Read more about the Kenwood area of Chicago. « Show less

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  • Grassroots group announces it has registered 25,000 new voters

    Grassroots group announces it has registered 25,000 new voters
    A coalition of community organizations fighting for a higher minimum wage and better schools said Tuesday it registered more than 25,000 new voters, mostly in African-American and Latino communities. Although the group says the effort is focused on...
  • Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike

    Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike
    Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday afternoon held a behind-closed-doors discussion on raising the minimum wage, appearing briefly afterward for the cameras. Biden’s visit, which included a campaign...
  • The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival

    The stars move in for Chicago Jazz Festival
    For jazz lovers, it's the best week of the year: a riot of activity starting Monday, as a lead-up to the Chicago Jazz Festival, which runs Thursday through Aug. 31. From a programming standpoint, the 36th annual Chicago Jazz Festival looks strong,...
  • Blotter: Gang-affiliated graffiti reported in West Chicago

    Blotter: Gang-affiliated graffiti reported in West Chicago
    The following items were taken from West Chicago police reports: A physical and verbal dispute between husband and wife was reported in the 1200 block of Kings Court on Aug. 3. A woman reported her husband destroyed their bedroom in the 1200 block...
  • Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst

    Meet Jason Travis, the movie buff in our midst
    In the early days of the tourist boom that now has the city awash in bus-boat-foot tours, clogging the summer sidewalks, streets and river, I remember a "guide" on one of the boat tours who had, shall we say, a unique take on our town. He would point to...
  • Hyde Park Jazz Fest schedule announced

     Hyde Park Jazz Fest schedule announced
    Flutist Nicole Mitchell, singer Dee Alexander with saxophonist Oliver Lake, pianist Craig Taborn and the Kenwood Academy Jazz Band will headline the eighth annual Hyde Park Jazz Festival, running Sept. 27-28 in several locations. Following is the...
  • Alderman proposes using shuttered school on South Side

    Alderman proposes using shuttered school on South Side
    The building occupied by Canter Middle School until this summer, when it was shut down as part of massive districtwide school closings, would be taken over by the 7th and 8th graders attending Kenwood Academy in the fall of 2015 under a proposal by the...
  • Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014

     Ruth Horwich, 1920-2014
    A fixture in Chicago's art community for more than 55 years, Ruth Horwich championed young artists and donated significant pieces to the Smart Museum at the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Art. Her most...
  • West Chicago police reports: Men with toy gun, missing Pandora charms, and more

    West Chicago police reports: Men with toy gun, missing Pandora charms, and more
    The following items were taken from West Chicago police reports: Four tires on a vehicle and two front tires on another were reportedly slashed in the 400 block of Ann Street on June 8. Spray paint graffiti at a school playground was reported in the...
  • West Chicago police reports: Dead rose in the mail, fight between siblings, and more

    West Chicago police reports: Dead rose in the mail, fight between siblings, and more
    The following items were taken from West Chicago police reports: Two unknown males reportedly keyed a vehicle in the 100 block of W. Roosevelt Road on June 1. Someone reportedly spray painted graffiti on the rear wall and door of a church in the 100...
  • West Chicago police reports: Stolen drugs, fireworks, and more

    West Chicago police reports: Stolen drugs, fireworks, and more
    The following items were taken from West Chicago police reports: Someone reportedly left a gas station with a magazine without paying in the 100 block of W. North Avenue on June 22. An unlocked vehicle was reportedly entered but nothing was taken in...