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Math excludes Broncos from playoffs; Englewood trounced

Math excludes Broncos from playoffs; Englewood trounced

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer After hearing the news earlier in the week that they were mathematically eliminated from the Chicago Public League Football playoffs, the Kenwood Broncos would take out their frustrations on TEAM-Englewood in a 52-to-8 drubbing on “Senior Day” at Eckersall Stadium. “We heard the news earlier this week,” said Kenwood coach Darnell Jones. “Chicago(…)

Field Museum shines a light on the Exposition

Field Museum shines a light on the Exposition

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer For six months 120 years ago Hyde Park was the center of global attention. The Field Museum recreates the Columbian Exposition that took place in Jackson Park in its newest temporary exhibit, “Opening the Vaults: Wonders of the 1893 World’s Fair.” The exhibit opened on Friday and will remain at(…)

Theater criticizes studios

Theater criticizes studios

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Harper Theater will show “12 Years A Slave” beginning Friday, Nov. 1, two weeks after blasting distributor 20th Century Fox’s decision to exclude it from the film’s initial release. The movie was originally released Oct. 18. Earlier that week, Harper Theater posted a petition on Change.org highlighting its(…)

Italian in Hyde Park

Italian in Hyde Park

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Chef Matthias Merges will open his third restaurant, the widely-anticipated northern Italian-inspired A10, next Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 1462 E. 53rd St. Named after the highway connecting northern Italy and southern France, A10 will have a menu that includes 35 dinner items, 21 lunch offerings and 18 brunch(…)

Herald player of the week: Rhomel Fields 

Herald player of the week: Rhomel Fields 

Name: Rhomel Fields School: Kenwood Academy Height: 6 feet 3 inches Jersey #: No. 2 Weight: 175 pounds Position: QB/DB Year: Senior Our Hyde Park Herald High School Football Player of The Week is Kenwood Academy star quarterback Rhomel Fields. Fields is currently ranked third in the city (No. 3) with four 300-yard passing games and several multi-touchdown games. Being(…)

SECC begins traffic study

SECC begins traffic study

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The South East Chicago Commission has begun a study to determine what the developments along 53rd Street and in the neighborhood overall will do to the traffic in Hyde Park. SECC executive director Wendy Walker Williams said the study came as a result of the 53rd Street Visioning Workshops. Traffic,(…)

LA Fitness will cost customers

LA Fitness will cost customers

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Hyde Park patrons of the 47th Street LA Fitness can choose to transfer their memberships to the 53rd Street club when it opens, but it is likely to cost them. Ald. Will Burns (4th) spoke on behalf of the 47th Street LA Fitness at the Fourth Ward meeting on Monday(…)

Quentin Young documentary nabs funding in 11th hour

Quentin Young documentary nabs funding in 11th hour

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer It came down to the wire, but the funding for a documentary on a prominent Hyde Park physician came through. The Kickstarter to fund “The Good Dr. Young,” a documentary on Quentin Young, a decades-long Hyde Parker and vocal advocate for single-payer health care, came through in its final hours(…)

Library named for Tyree

Library named for Tyree

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago Medical Center dedicated a diabetes education library to James C. Tyree, who chaired companies like the Sun-Times Media Group, Mesirow Financial Holdings and sat on the UCMC board. Tyree died in 2011 at the medical center. The Cook County medical examiner ruled he died from an(…)

World Sport aids CPS

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has a new partnership with World Sport Chicago (WSC) to promote participation in its 30+20+10 pilot physical education program. CPS implemented the 30+20+10 program to improve the health and wellness of Chicago’s students. It is a part of the city’s faceted public health agenda Healthy(…)

U. of C. receives $10M gift to improve public schools

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The University of Chicago Urban Education Institute (UEI) received a $10 million gift to help it continue its work in enhancing the state of urban schools in Chicago and nationwide. Chicago philanthropists Paula and James Crown committed the large monetary gift to the program to support UEI’s student achievement,(…)

Court’s Newell gains award

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell won the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Foundation’s (SDCF) Zelda Finchandler Award last week. The prestigious distinction, which comes with an unrestricted $5,000 grant, is awarded by the New York City-based foundation to “an oustanding director or choreographer making an exceptional contribution(…)

Kenwood teen driving competition

Kenwood Academy High School students are rallying community members to commit to safe driving. Kenwood, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is participating in Celebrate My Drive, a State Farm-sponsored program that teaches teens how to have fun but also be responsible when driving. The program also helps schools raise money for school improvements such as enhancements(…)

Murray holds open house for community

The Murray Language Academy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) is sponsoring a community open house and Scholastic Book Fair on Saturday, Oct. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon. Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., will be open to the public to provide the community an opportunity to see the school. School administrators and PTO volunteers will be(…)

Red Line finally reopens

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer After a five-month shut down for reconstruction the south branch of the Red Line reopened Sunday. A 10.2-mile-long stretch of tracks was completely demolished, rebuilt and replaced over a five-month period that caused riders on Chicago’s South Side to reroute via Metra, Green Line or bus services all summer. The(…)

Shoesmith sports fundraiser

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Shoesmith Elementary School is partnering with The Sports Factory Foundation to host a basketball tournament in November. The tournament is a fundraiser for extra curricular activities at the school. “Peace Movement: A 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament” will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.(…)