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Bret Harte drops to 0-2 in St. Columbanus tournament

Bret Harte drops to 0-2 in St. Columbanus tournament

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer  After a dismal shooting night from the field, the Bret Harte Badgers dropped their second game in a row with a 33-17 loss to Gary Comer College Prep on Saturday night at St. Columbanus gymnasium. “We had good looks at the rim,” said Rodney Shelley, head coach of Bret Harte(…)

Kenwood Broncos win IHSA 4A state regional title

Kenwood Broncos win IHSA 4A state regional title

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer For the third week in a row, the Kenwood High School Broncos boys basketball team made history with a 74-56 victory over Oak Park River Forest High School in the second round of the 2016 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regional State Playoffs held at Morton High School on Friday Mar.(…)

Faye H. Nazon, 79

Faye H. Nazon, 79

Faye Haskin Nazon, former co-owner and administrator of the Cojeunaze Nursing Center, passed away quietly in her sleep on Feb. 5. She was also a much loved home economics teacher and guidance counselor at Hyde Park Academy High School from 1966 to 1979. The youngest of seven children, Nazon was born in the small town(…)

Denise Marie Denton, 84

Denise Marie Denton, 84

Long time Hyde Park resident, Denise Marie Denton, ascended to heaven on March 1, 2016. Denton was born in Chicago on May 21, 1931 to the loving union of Henry Grady and Eula Mae Wesley. She married Howard, the love of her life, in 1957 and they later had two beautiful daughters—Cheryl and Dianne. With(…)

Review: “2666”

Review: “2666”

RECOMMENDED Where: Goodman Theatre, Owen Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. When: through March 20 Tickets: $20-$45 Phone: 312-443-3800 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic The Goodman Theatre world premiere of “2666,” the late Chilean poet Roberto Bolaño’s massive 900-page novel adapted and directed for the stage by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley, is one of those(…)

Benign neglect has not helped Jackson Park

To the Editor: Ms. Newhouse is correct (Herald, March 2, 2016). The Paul H. Douglas Nature Sanctuary occupies a significant portion of Wooded Island in Jackson Park, and almost all of the park is a haven for migratory and resident birds. Squirrels and other mammals, turtles, fishes, and a vast array of invertebrates — insects,(…)

HP Players double performances

HP Players double performances

This month, Hyde Park Community will perform two full productions for two weekends, March 11-13 and 18-20, at University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Jar the Floor, by Chicago native, Cheryl L. West. opens first, at 8 p.m., Friday, March 11. In the play, four generations of African-American women gather in their Park Forest home(…)

Comer hosts Irish coffee benefit

Comer hosts Irish coffee benefit

The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Service Committee will hold its 49th annual Irish Coffee Benefit from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue in Hyde Park, Chicago. Admission is $10.00. Attendees will be treated to real Irish coffee and delicious homemade goodies while(…)

Dr. Quentin Young remembered in Hyde Park

Dr. Quentin Young remembered in Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park native, Dr. Quentin Young, who served the community through his health practice and activism, died Monday, March 7 at the age of 92. Born in 1923, Young lived on the South Side his whole life. His son, Michael Young, said Hyde Park has always been where his roots(…)

U. of C. student organization endorses Mitchell

U. of C. student organization endorses Mitchell

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The University of Chicago student organization Campaign for Equitable Policing (CEP) endorsed State Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-26th), Friday, March 4, on the steps of Levitt Hall, 5801 S. Ellis Ave. Mitchell is currently facing community organizer Jay Travis in the battle for the 26th district. Cosmo Albrecht, a CEP representative(…)

Congressman Bobby Rush ready for another term

Congressman Bobby Rush ready for another term

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1) is up against three Democrats and two Republicans for yet another election cycle, but to him, it’s just another day on the job that he has held for 23 years. “I’ve been focusing on trying to do my job in Washington while at the same(…)

HP Chamber hosts Ancien Cycles ribbon cutting

HP Chamber hosts Ancien Cycles ribbon cutting

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Ancien Cycles was officially welcomed into the neighborhood March 1 with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event hosted by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. The new cycle store and café at 1558 E. 53rd St. is for healthy lifestyle enthusiasts looking for a little something extra. One of(…)

Elected representative school board bill passes House

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer After being introduced last year, House Bill 0557, which calls for an elected representative school board in Chicago, was passed in the Illinois House of Representatives last Thursday in a 110-4 margin. Illinois State Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-26) voted for the bill, however, State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25) was(…)

Tricap Residential Group renovates homes in HP

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer A new property management company that focuses on renovating old buildings into newer spaces has settled in Hyde Park. Tricap Residential Group bought 5501 S. Everett Ave. in August from the Realty & Mortgage management company and began renovations in early October. The renovations are nearing completion, and leasing for(…)

Yoga for the incarcerated

Yoga for the incarcerated

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer As criminal justice reform continues to push its way to the forefront of this nation’s political dialogue, some activists are touting yoga as a remedy to the physical and psychological confines of incarceration. On Saturday, March 5, the Socially Engaged Yoga Network (SEYN) hosted a panel discussion at Chaturanga Holistic(…)

Pinball Bandit in custody

Pinball Bandit in custody

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The “Pinball Bandit,” who is thought to be responsible for six Chicago bank robberies since Jan 13., three of which were in Hyde Park, has been apprehended by law enforcement. FBI officials have identified the man as Nashun Langford. According to a statement from FBI Task Force Officer Kevin Pietruszka,(…)