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Student group meets with the head of CPD

Student group meets with the head of CPD

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A group of Chicago Public School (CPS) teens met with Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Tuesday night, Jan. 17, at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. The conversation with Johnson was centered on police shootings, reform, and officer accountability. Eva Lewis, 18, led Tuesday night’s meeting alongside Maxine Aguilar,(…)

Man shot on Blackstone Avenue Tuesday night pronounced dead

By TONIA HILL
 Staff Writer A man who was shot Tuesday night, Jan. 17, on the 6100 Block of South Blackstone Avenue was pronounced dead Wednesday morning, Jan. 18, at 9:45 a.m. According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the victim, who the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office has identified as 25-year-old Robert Jones, was(…)

New U. of C. resident ensemble to play at Mandel Hall

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The University of Chicago (U. of C.) resident ensemble, Imani Winds, will perform this Friday, Jan. 20, at 7:30 p.m. The group is the new Don Michael Randel Ensemble in Residence at U. of C., and will be making their Chicago concert debut on Friday. The concert will take place(…)

Honor Dr. King’s Legacy by Continuing the Voting Rights Fight

We are facing a critical time for voting rights in our country. On Monday, I spoke to the Southland Ministerial Health Network at their Martin Luther King Day Spirit of Excellence Awards about the need to continue the fight for voting rights as the best way to honor Dr. King’s legacy. Not that long ago(…)

U. of C. Maroons loses its fifth game in a row 

U. of C. Maroons loses its fifth game in a row 

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer The University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team would fall short of their goal after a 80-72 loss to Emory University Eagles on Sunday afternoon Jan. 15, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. In the first half, the Eagles would build leads of six (10-4), nine (26-17), and eleven (38-27), earning themselves a double(…)

Kenwood Broncos suffer its worst loss of the season

Kenwood Broncos suffer its worst loss of the season

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer The Kenwood Academy High School Broncos suffered its worse loss of the season after a 73-39 blowout at the hands of conference rivals the Curie High School Condors on Tuesday night Jan. 10, at Kenwood Gymnasium, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. “They just came out with more heart than us,” Kenwood senior Manny(…)

Keep parkland open to the public

To the Editor: I am opposed to the embellishment of the golf courses in Jackson Park. The land that will be taken from the park for the use of a tiny green segment of the community goes against the grain of park use, which is there for the use of the greater segment of the(…)

Two Chicago groups charm Hyde Park audiences

Two Chicago groups charm Hyde Park audiences

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic The Newberry Consort, now in its 30th year, came to the Logan Center on Saturday night and showed why they have such staying power. Rarely performed music worth hearing was performed with exquisite attention to detail. The performance was not only completely satisfying, but ravishing. The performance was entitled,(…)

Ray, Free School and Murray in school news

Ray, Free School and Murray in school news

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Raise a Glass for Ray Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., will be hosting its second annual school fundraiser at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., on Thursday, Feb. 2., from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The $35 ticket includes beer, wine and appetizers during the event. All(…)

Harper Court Arts Council gives grant to SECC

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Harper Court Arts Council (HCAC) gave 15 grants totaling $170,00 in 2016, and one of those grants will benefit the Southeast Chicago Commission (SECC). The SECC recently announced a grant of $20,000 from the HCAC. HCAC President, Paula Jones, said the grant was given as an acknowledgement to the(…)

Harlem Renaissance celebrated in Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer A unique collaboration between several South Side organizations is highlighting the historical Harlem Renaissance era through events that include the arts and learning. Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave., will pay homage to the Harlem Renaissance, the unique time period in history that focused energy on the arts and political(…)

57th Street Wines hosts grand opening event

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer 57th Street Wines, 1448 E. 57th St., had a soft opening last month, but this Friday, Jan. 20, they will be holding their official grand opening party and are inviting Hyde Park residents to say hello to the new neighborhood wine shop. The event begins at 5 p.m. and will(…)