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Renaissance Society gets its largest donation ever

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Renaissance Society, 5311 S. Ellis Ave., announced today that it has received the largest collective gift in its 100-year history, totaling $1.5 million to go towards the institution’s programming. The Edlis Neeson Foundation, the Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation and the Zell Family Foundation each pledged $500,000 to the Renaissance(…)

5k run benefits diaper drive

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer This Saturday, May 21, the No Child Wet Behind Diaper Drive and 5K Run will take place from 7:30 a.m. until noon at Jackson Park, hosted by Douglas of Chicago. The event’s proceeds will support the Southwest Area Diaper Depository for Little Ends (S.W.A.D.D.L.E) Diaper Bank, an organization that provides(…)

Hyde Park robberies in May

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Police are warning Hyde Park residents of a string of robberies that have occurred in the neighborhood recently. Police said that in each of the instances, two Black males, 18 to 32 years of age, standing between 5’6″ and 5’8″ tall and weighing 140-180 lbs., approached victims and demanded personal(…)

CTA bus collides with car in 5400 block of South Lake Park

CTA bus collides with car in 5400 block of South Lake Park

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer A CTA bus collided with a Nissan sedan in the 5400 block of South Lake Park Avenue, Wednesday, at approximately 2:15 p.m. While none of the three occupants in the Nissan were hurt, a small number of CTA passengers reported injuries, according to responders at the scene. Jade Rhea, one(…)

Trauma Care Coalition hosts town hall meeting

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer As the University of Chicago (U. of C.) moves forward with its healthcare expansion plan, trauma center activists are continuing the fight to assure that the university’s proposal truly embraces the surrounding communities. On Thursday, May 19, the Trauma Care Coalition, a collective of activists that brought a national spotlight(…)

Whole Foods opens in June

Whole Foods opens in June

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The opening date for Whole Foods in the City Hyde Park development is set for Wednesday, June 22. Whole Foods’ own version of a ribbon cutting ceremony, a “Bread-Breaking Ceremony,” is set for 8:45 a.m. and the store will be open for shopping at 9 a.m. The first 500 customers(…)

Aging is an issue that affects us all

To the Editor: Thank you to the Herald for the good pictures of the community forum discussion on May 7 of our important consideration of issues that affect us all.   This forum was organized by the Chicago Hyde Park group of OWL ~ The Voice of Women 40+, on the topic of the 2016 Mother’s(…)

Community members made first Blackstone book sale a success

To the Editor: We would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the Hyde Park-Kenwood community for making the first Spring Book Sale to Benefit Blackstone Library a success. Come rain or shine, the community really showed its love of Blackstone and of books! Thank you to all the volunteers who sorted, packed, moved(…)

International House to host Funkadesi, Tsukasa Taiko at Annual Festival of Nations

By Patrick Reilly Global Voices Interview Editor On Saturday, May 21, International House (I-House) will host international music groups Funkadesi and Tsukasa Taiko for its annual Festival of Nations, a tradition that dates back to International House’s early years. This three-hour celebration, where students from around the world will offer up their native foods and cultures,(…)

Review: Amadeus Consort charms Woodlawn

Review: Amadeus Consort charms Woodlawn

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Members of the Amadeus Consort visited north Woodlawn Sunday afternoon to give a well-conceived concert of baroque music as part of the Shrine of Christ the King spring concert series under the general title “Hidden Treasures of the Baroque Era.” Although their grand church at 64th and Woodlawn suffered(…)

Review: “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window”

Review: “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window”

RECOMMENDED Where: Goodman Theatre Albert Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. When: through June 5 Tickets: $25-$75 Phone: 312-443-3800 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic If Lorraine Hansberry hadn’t died of cancer at age 34 a few months after the 1964 Broadway debut of “The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window,” she might have revised the play, trimming(…)

St. Thomas the Apostle open house and lecture

St. Thomas the Apostle open house and lecture

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Every year, The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust hosts an Architectural Housewalk in Oak Park and River Forest. This year, the tour will expand its reach into Hyde Park with a special program at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. On May 22, the church will open its(…)

Amanda’s Garden workday

Amanda’s Garden workday

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Ray Elementary School needs volunteers for a workday on Amanda’s Garden on Saturday, May 21. The garden, located on the corner of 56th Street and Kenwood Avenue, is an outdoor space in honor of Amanda Carter. Carter was a second grader at Ray when a drunk driver killed her in(…)

Memorial service for Dr. Quentin Young

Memorial service for Dr. Quentin Young

A memorial service for Dr. Quenton Young will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at KAM Isaiah Israel, 5039 S. Greenwood Ave. Young, a Hyde Park native who served the community through his health practice and activism, died Monday, March 7 at the age of 92. He was well known(…)

Volunteers needed for citywide park cleanup

Volunteers needed for citywide park cleanup

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The Chicago Parks Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Chicago Park District, is searching for volunteers for “It’s Your Park Day,” a citywide clean up event on June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Throughout the day, community residents will partner with park advisory council members to mulch trees,(…)

Dr. Robert L. Replogle, 84

Dr. Robert L. Replogle, 84

Robert L. Replogle, MD, 84, of Chicago, Ill. died Monday, May 9, at the University of Chicago Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in 1931 in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Ralph and Edith (Swartz) Replogle, He moved to Clear Lake at the age of seven and grew up there, graduating with his high school(…)

Walk, play, bazaar in school news

Walk, play, bazaar in school news

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Walk for Ray School Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., is holding a Walk-a-Thon fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 20. Ray is hoping that the Walk-a-Thon will help the school reach its goal of $25,000 that will go toward supplies and programs at the school.(…)

Future students excited for Dyett’s art programs

Future students excited for Dyett’s art programs

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St., is preparing to open its doors to students after a year of being closed, this time as an arts-based school. On Thursday, May 12, Dyett Principal Beulah McLoyd held an evening mixer for incoming students and their families at the Blanc Gallery, 4445(…)

New signs added to be added to Harper Court retail space

New signs added to be added to Harper Court retail space

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct., will be getting some new, sleek signage installed before fall. The two signs will be located at the 53rd Street entrance of Harper Court as well as on the Harper Avenue entrance. The signs are being added to help shoppers find the retail shops(…)

CMJ alumni reunion

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer For many people, their childhood experiences shaped who they are as a person for the rest of their lives, and for a lot of Hyde Park natives, that childhood experience was Camp Martin Johnson (CMJ). The Hyde Park YMCA, formerly located at 1400 E. 53rd St., ran Camp Martin for(…)