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Multiple robberies at U. of C. appear to be related

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer On Friday night, Dec. 9, there were three robberies in the area near the University of Chicago (U. of C.) campus. The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) responded to the incidents that appear to be related. At 9:15 p.m. a university medicine staff(…)

DuSable’s annual holiday gala

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer This Sunday, Dec. 11, the DuSable Museum of African American History will be hosting its 23rd Annual Holiday Glitz Benefit Gala. The theme of this year’s black tie gala is “Capturing the Holiday Season with Elegance.” The event will take place at 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency at McCormick(…)

Muntu Dance Theater to perform at Logan Center

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago will perform its fall concert series, “Manifest,” Saturday night, Dec. 10, at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. “Manifest” features a collection of new and classic choreographic works that will be performed along with sister company, Nunufatima Dance Company and other guests. Radio(…)

U. of C. to host future of healthcare under Trump discussion

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The University of Chicago will be hosting a discussion titled, “Single Payer 101: The Future of Healthcare under Trump,” Friday afternoon, Dec. 9, at the Biological Sciences Learning Center, 924 E. 57th St. The discussion will focus on single payer healthcare and the future of the American healthcare system under(…)

CPS and U. of C. create website to help students choose high schools

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has partnered with University of Chicago’s UChicago Impact to create High School Bound, a website made to help elementary school students decide which high school is best the best fit for them. When students visit the site at HSbound.org, which went live on Monday, Dec. 5,(…)

U. of C.  Charter School gets book donation

U. of C. Charter School gets book donation

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Earlier today, the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Charter School Woodlawn campus, 6420 S. University Ave., celebrated the donation of 15,000 free books from Scholastic Book Fairs and My Very Own Library. The four campuses that make up the U. of C. Charter School were the only schools in(…)

WhistleSTOP program to host mini-launch

A recent spike in crime in the Hyde Park neighborhood over the last few weeks has some Hyde Park residents on high alert, and as a result, some are looking for ways to stay safe. The WhistleSTOP program will host a mini-launch, Saturday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Harper Court, 5235(…)

Kenwood prevails over Whitney Young in Chicago Elite Classic

Kenwood prevails over Whitney Young in Chicago Elite Classic

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In the final game of the 2016 Fifth Annual Chicago Elite Classic, the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos defeated the Whitney Young Dolphins 67-65 in front of a packed house at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday night, Dec 3. “Tonight we felt like we had something to prove,” said Bryson Langon, starting point guard(…)

University of Chicago women’s soccer team loses in the final four 

University of Chicago women’s soccer team loses in the final four 

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In spite of great defense played by both teams, the number 11th ranked University of Chicago Maroons women’s soccer team fell short of its goal after1-0 loss to Messiah College in overtime of the NCAA Division III Championship Final Four hosted in Salem, Va. “What a great game,” said Amy(…)

Mid-century modern: Contempo offers humor and  absurdity

Mid-century modern: Contempo offers humor and absurdity

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Composer and University of Chicago professor Ralph Shapey created the Chicago Contemporary Players in 1964 as an ensemble dedicated to the performance of contemporary classical music. It was renamed Contempo in 2004. To kick off its 52nd season this past weekend, artistic director Marta Ptaszynska created something of a(…)

Sue Purrington, 78

Sue Purrington, 78

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Longtime activist and Hyde Park resident Suzanna “Sue” Juliet Purrington passed away on Monday, Nov. 28, after a short illness. Her life’s work involved social and political activism. Many of her friends also recall her love for gardening and pets. Purrington was born to Reverend and Mrs. Robert Purrington on(…)

Dr. Janellen Huttenlocher, 84

Dr. Janellen Huttenlocher, 84

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Dr. Janellen Huttenlocher, a professor of psychology at the University of Chicago, died in Chicago, Nov. 20, due to complications from acute pancreatitis and heart disease. She was 84. Huttenlocher was a pioneer in the field of childhood development whose research explored how children acquire language, understand space and learn(…)

Celebration of life for the Selbys

Celebration of life for the Selbys

Celebration of life for Ursula and Carl Selby on their marriage anniversary Date:  Sunday, December 11 Location:  1700 E. 56th St. Time:  2 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Artist creates one-of-a-kind mural for Hyde Park Nando’s

Artist creates one-of-a-kind mural for Hyde Park Nando’s

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The South African food chain, Nando’s Peri-Peri, will soon be opening a new Hyde Park location at 1447 E. 53rd St., and restaurant goers will be greeted by a beautiful, hand-painted 10-by-36-foot mural above the restaurant’s façade. The mural is currently being created by South African artist, Kilmany-Jo Liversage, who(…)

Chicago Bulls host charity for kids event at MSI

Chicago Bulls host charity for kids event at MSI

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) hosted their 17th annual holiday party on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. About 400 kids between the ages of 5-13 who reside in CHA family housing developments and their parents(…)

U. of. C. History Dept. features Trump lecture series

U. of. C. History Dept. features Trump lecture series

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The History department at the University of Chicago (U. of C.) hosted part one of a lecture series entitled: “Understanding the Trump Phenomenon.” Part one of the series was hosted, Fri. Dec. 2, at the Math-Stats Building, 5727 S. University Ave. Five professors from the history department gave 10-minute presentations(…)

HP Players perform poetic verse in newest production

HP Players perform poetic verse in newest production

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players (HPCP) is bringing back the times of poetic verses and verbal splendor through their latest production, “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” Originally written by Christopher Fry in the 1940s, the play, directed by Player Paul Baker, is set in the 1400s in the midst of(…)

4th Ward aldermanic race in motion

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The nomination papers for 4th Ward Alderman candidates were closed Monday, Nov. 28, and six people are officially on the ballot for the special election in February of 2017. Ald. Sophia King (4th), who was appointed alderman by Mayor Rahm Emanel after Will Burns abruptly stepped down in March; Marcellus(…)

Circle Pines trees at Nichols

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer For many Hyde Parker residents, picking out a Christmas tree from Circle Pines Center is a yearly holiday tradition. This year, Circle Pines is still selling pre-ordered trees to keep the tradition alive. The Circle Pines Center, located in Delton, Mich., began selling trees in the Hyde Park neighborhood in(…)

Hyde Park Holly-Day

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Local businesses will host various activities throughout the day during Hyde Park Holly-Day on Saturday, Dec. 10. The holiday fun begins at 10 a.m. at Einstein Bros. Bagels, 5225 South Harper Court, with a special breakfast with the big man himself: Santa Claus. An ice carving demonstration by a professional(…)