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Lydia Goodwin, 87

Lydia Goodwin, 87

Lydia Goodwin (Steinway), 87, died in Chicago on Jan. 5 of cardiac arrest, surrounded by family. Lydia was born in New York to Theodore and Ruth Steinway (Davis), the youngest of six children. After attending Dalton, Putney, Smith and the University of Chicago, she taught French for many years at the University of Chicago Laboratory(…)

School News

School News

Information sessions at the Chicago Free School, KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. The Chicago Free School is hosting two information sessions. The sessions will take place from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. and 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.(…)

Robinson leads Kenwood to victory over King College Prep

Robinson leads Kenwood to victory over King College Prep

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to three game changing dunks and a game high of 22 points, forward Nick Robinson and the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos Basketball team prevailed over conference foes King College Prep Jaguars, Thursday night, in front of a packed house in the Jaguar gymnasium. “We knew we could come back,” said Robinson after being down by as many(…)

Margo Jefferson speaks at U. of C. Seminary Co-op

Margo Jefferson speaks at U. of C. Seminary Co-op

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Margo Jefferson, a book and theater critic for The New York Times and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, visited the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 14, to speak on her most recent accomplishment, “Negroland: A Memoir.” “Negroland” takes a look at Jefferson’s upbringing(…)

To the Editor

To the Editor: Though the Hyde Park Herald covers interests and concerns of the Hyde Park community, Hyde Park residents are also Illinois residents. I’ve recently discovered that auto registration renewals will no longer be mailed to Illinois residents due to budget constraints. It is up to all Illinois residents to know when to renew(…)

To the Editor

To the Editor: There was an odd sentence in the Jan. 6 Herald report on the “Memorandum of Understanding” signed by the U. of C. and the city on Dec. 16, which caught my attention and so I obtained a copy of the press release distributed by the U. of C. Among other things, the(…)

To the Editor

To the Editor: This letter is prompted by the Dec. 16 article “Project 120 Update” as well as by your comments about Jackson Park in your end-of-year coverage. We and many others in the community have many concerns about Project 120, as was made very clear by the large number of participants raising questions at(…)

Coalition questions speedy church demolition

Coalition questions speedy church demolition

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer On Sunday, Jan. 17, community residents and parishioners of Shrine of Christ the King gathered in the auditorium of First Presbyterian, 6400 S. Kimbark Ave., to discuss the fate of a historic Woodlawn church that faces imminent demolition. The congregation of Shrine of Christ the King was displaced from 6401(…)