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Hyde Park, stand behind Kenwood

To the Editor: As the chair of the Kenwood Academy local school council, I had the privilege of congratulating and shaking the hands of every graduate that crossed the stage at the school’s recent commencement ceremony. As I looked into their eyes, listened to the cheers of their family members and watched them hug their teachers(…)

Drop-In program continued

A popular program launched by the Chicago Hyde Park Village and University of Chicago students will continue this summer after its three-week pilot, organizers say. The Drop-In program, which ran for three weeks during the spring on Fridays at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., will continue as a bi-weekly program beginning July 10.(…)

DuSable to discuss Blacks in Civil War

The DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Place, will host Professor Harold Jones, the assistant director of the African American Civil War Museum in Washington, D.C., to present a talk on the impact of Black soldiers on the Civil War. African American participation was made possible by President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation which, although it did(…)

Kenwood class of 1973 holds reunion

Kenwood Academy High School’s class of 1973 will hold its 40th reunion starting Friday, July 12. The reunion will include three events: a “Meet and Greet” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Seven Ten Split, 1055 E. 55th St.; a dinner from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Oak Lawn Hilton, 9333 S.(…)

Missing girl is found

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A 15-year-old girl who was reported missing on May 30 had returned to her family by June 5, Police News Affairs said on Tuesday June 18. Police consider the case closed. Tinina Burns was reported missing from the 5500 block of South Everett Avenue on May 29 at 2 p.m.(…)

O.P. opening

By YASMINE LAASRAOUI Herald Intern Local produce and specialty food market Open Produce, 1635 E. 55th St., will be hosting the market’s inaugural gallery event for photographer Fanta Celah. The opening event will exhibit Celah’s photography and paintings on Monday, July 1, between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. The opening marks the start of Open(…)

Spartans football recruiting

Young people ages six to 15 can now sign up for football with the Hyde Park Spartans. The team is also recruiting cheerleaders. For more information and to sign up for football or cheerleading, visit hpjrspartans.com.

Hyde Parker takes 100 in stride

Hyde Parker takes 100 in stride

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Hyde Park Resident Carl Wilson will be 100-years-old on Sunday. Wilson, once an auto mechanic making a modest seven dollars an hour, bought his own factory in the 1970s, becoming one of the first Black men in Chicago to do so. Though Wilson could brand his story as a self-made-man(…)