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CASTING OFF. Marcelo Gutierrez-Miranda casts off into the Jackson Fishing Area, behind the Museum of Science and Industry in Hyde Park. Despite Chicago’s heavily urban environment, Lake Michigan and the city’s countless lagoons, ponds, and reservoirs offer one of the world’s largest freshwater fisheries.

Gone fishing

May 29, 2018

Will Obama Center bring progress or gentrification?

Abigail Slimmon, Assistant Editor

May 9, 2018

On May 1, 1893, thousands of people from all over the world poured into the White City in Chicago. Part of the World’s Fair, the White City offered a utopian vision for the future—with its pristine columns and larger-than-life F...

Students see stolen car driven across Midway Plaisance

Abigail Slimmon, Assistant Editor

May 8, 2018

A suspect drove a stolen vehicle across the lower platte of the Midway during the Middle School baseball practice in an attempt to avoid pursuit by police April 17, according to a statement sent home to families by the Lab Sc...

WRITINGS ON THE WALL. Under the 57th Street underpass, “The Spirit of Hyde Park” (above), was painted in 1973 by muralist Astrid Fuller. Funded by the University of Chicago, Fuller worked with Chicago artist Bernard Williams in 2010 on the restoration and renewal of the mural. The mural depicts the intricacies of Hyde Park’s history: racism, the fight for civil rights, the unrest of urban renewal, poverty.


April 19, 2018

On the big screen: Other TV shows based in Chicago

Nikhil Patel, Midway Reporter

February 8, 2018

Throughout history, Chicago has been a desirable venue for numerous successful shows. While “The Chi” is the latest, here are three others currently on TV. “Shameless” (2011-present) Taking place on the south side of Chicago, “Shameless” focuses on the fa...

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