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Best Free Art Activities In Chicago

From antiques made in ancient Greece to Pablo Picasso’s works from the last century, Chicago has numerous venues and tours with free admission. Check out the following list to get you started.


White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett visits Powell's Bookstore in the Hyde Park neighborhood for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Valerie Jarrett Visits Chicago To Tout Small Business Saturday

For the third straight year, business leaders were encouraging consumers to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. And the White House sent one of its best-known voices to Chicago on Small Business Saturday to show how shopping small can give the country a big boost.

CBS Chicago–11/24/2012

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Police Investigate Sex Attack Blocks From Obama Home

Chicago police have put out a community alert about an alleged sex attack on a teenage girl yesterday in the Hyde Park neighborhood.


Diners enjoy free breakfast at Valois on Wednesday to celebrate Barack Obama's presidential victory on Tuesday night. (Credit: Susanna Song/CBS)

Hyde Park Valois Restaurant Offering Free ‘Victory’ Breakfast

One of President Barack Obama’s favorite restaurants in Hyde Park is offering free breakfast today, to celebrate the president’s victory Tuesday night.


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Metra Electric District Train Kills Man In Hyde Park

A Metra Electric District train Tuesday struck and killed a trespasser near its 53rd Street station in Hyde Park.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2012

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New Bar, Concert Venue Coming To Hyde Park

University of Chicago students who have outgrown the frat party scene have been complaining about the dearth of nightlife in Hyde Park for decades. But they will soon have one more option besides taking a seat at the long bar at Jimmy’s Woodlawn Tap.

CBS Chicago–09/13/2012

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Obama Visit Enlivens His South Side Neighborhood

Mr. Obama’s presence brings street closures, strict enforcement of parking bans in the neighborhood. And it brings tourists with their cameras and iPhones, CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.



Best Chicago Art Fairs To Attend In June

Are you thinking about spending a glorious summer day browsing through original artwork in the unique atmosphere of an art festival? The following special events in Chicago would be wonderful options to explore.


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Suspicious Suitcase Halts Metra Electric, South Shore Trains For Over Hour

The Metra Electric and South Shore lines were shut down for over an hour in the Hyde Park neighborhood Saturday morning for a suspicious suitcase that turned out to be empty.

CBS Chicago–05/19/2012

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Strong-Arm Robbers Hitting Hyde Park, Washington Park, Bronzeville

Police have issued a community alert about a rash of robberies on the city’s South Side.

CBS Chicago–03/07/2012

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White Teacher Suspended For Using N-Word In Class

A white teacher at the predominantly African-American Murray Language Academy in the Hyde Park neighborhood has filed a federal lawsuit, after he was suspended for five days for using the N-word in class.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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Four Displaced In Hyde Park Fire

Four people were displaced during a fire early Saturday in the Hyde Park neighborhood on the South Side.


President Barack Obama waves at a crowd at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Illinois, on January 11, 2012 upon his arrival to attend campaign events. (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

President Obama Makes Campaign Trip To Chicago

President Barack Obama was back in Chicago on Wednesday for a trio of fundraisers for his re-election bid and a surprise visit to his campaign headquarters.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2012

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Neighbors In Hyde Park, Kenwood Concerned After Michael’s Fresh Market Bankruptcy

The bankruptcy of Michael’s Fresh Market has drawn concerns about the store that stepped in to fill a vacancy in the South Kenwood neighborhood, after the Hyde Park Co-Op had left the site vacant for years.

CBS Chicago–01/09/2012

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Renovations Well Underway At Old Hyde Park Movie Theater

Work is well underway to convert the old Hyde Park Theater building into a fancy art-house cinema.

CBS Chicago–12/30/2011

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Hyde Park Bookstore: Construction At Harper Court Has Hurt Business

Not everyone is thrilled about the sweeping redevelopment project that will bring a new hotel and university office building to Hyde Park.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

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Man Tried To Lure Teen Girl Into SUV In Hyde Park

Police are looking for a man accused of curbing his SUV and asking a 13-year-old girl if she wanted a ride to school Wednesday morning in the South Side Hyde Park neighborhood.


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Suspicious Package Shuts Down Metra Electric Line In Hyde Park

A suspicious package halted the busy Metra Electric Line in the Hyde Park neighborhood late Friday morning.

CBS Chicago–10/14/2011

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Police Warn Of Rash Of Robberies In Hyde Park, Near U Of C

Police are warning neighbors of a rash of robberies in the Hyde Park neighborhood and around the University of Chicago campus.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2011

Academy Award and Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson at the grand opening of the Jennifer Hudson Weight Watchers Center in Hyde Park on Sept. 27, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Jennifer Hudson Opens Weight Loss Center In Hyde Park

Academy Award winner and Chicago native Jennifer Hudson opened a new weight loss center in the Hyde Park neighborhood on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011