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“Concrete Traffic” exhibit returns to U. of C.

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer “Concrete Traffic,” the seminal sculpture by German Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell, will make its way home to the University of Chicago (U. of C.) from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in a procession down Lake Shore Drive Friday, Sept. 30. The piece was commissioned by the MCA in the(…)

Enrollment effects budget adjustments at local schools

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has adjusted school budgets for the 2016-17 school year based on the number of students enrolled on the 10th day of school, Sept. 19. CPS compared this year’s 10th day of enrollment to last school year’s 20th day of enrollment to adjust budgets accordingly. Bret Harte(…)

Insomnia Cookies to sell wares Hyde Park Farmers Market

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Insomnia Cookies will set up shop at tomorrow’s Hyde Park Farmers Market from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The new business located inside of the Campus North Residential Commons at 1105 E. 55th St. will be at the community booth with cookies, menus, magnets, bottle openers and sunglasses, while supplies(…)

An Evening with Toshiko Mori

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Architect Toshiko Mori is the 2016 speaker for the Frank Lloyd Wright Trusts’s (FLWT) annual program, Thinking Into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design, and Ideas. Thinking into the Future is an annual lecture presented by the FLWT, engaging leading international, national and Chicago voices in architecture,(…)

Mt. Carmel Caravans fall short against St. Rita

Mt. Carmel Caravans fall short against St. Rita

By Joseph Phillips  Sports Writer  Thanks to a last second field goal by sophomore kicker Gavin Mottl of Saint (St.) Rita High School, the Mount (Mt.) Carmel Caravans would fall short in a 31-28 losing effort on Friday night in front of a packed house at Gately Stadium. “I was thinking that I was practicing(…)

EDITORIAL: Time to revive WhistleSTOP

We are all well aware of the gun and crime problem in Chicago. And we are also aware that it has spread to many unexpected places like last week to Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park. And we have all noticed the upswing in incidents in the neighborhood. Most recently an attempted robbery of a University(…)

Conrad Albert Wennerberg memorial service

Conrad Albert Wennerberg memorial service

A memorial service for Conrad Albert Wennerberg will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at the home of Anne Marie Miles, 5490 S. Shore Drive, beginning at 10 a.m. Reception immediately follows.

Joan Hartman Agin, 86

Joan Hartman Agin, 86

Joan Hartman Agin, beloved wife of Dan Agin, has passed on. She was 86. She will long be remembered as a vivacious Chicago girl and woman, former Secretary to the President of Mercury Records, a graduate with Honors in History from Roosevelt University, a crusader for women’s rights and political, social, and economic justice for(…)

Marvin Gittler, 77

Marvin Gittler, 77

Marvin Gittler, who devoted his life to fight for unions and labor laws as a Chicago attorney, died on Thursday, Sept. 9, at his home in Union Pier, Mich. He was 77 years old. Gittler was born in New York and studied at Syracuse University, where he met his wife of 56 years, Carol. He(…)

Hyde Park Jazz Festival celebrates 10 years

Hyde Park Jazz Festival celebrates 10 years

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer First time artists and seasoned musicians performed at several venues in Hyde Park during the 10th annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest (HPJF), Sept. 24-25. Despite some rain, the two-day event was enjoyed by those who attended. The Willie Pickens Quartet opened the festival with a concert on the Midway Plaisance.(…)

Midnight madness hits a lull

Midnight madness hits a lull

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Saturday night, Sept. 24, the University of Chicago in partnership with the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosted an event along 57th street that was meant to generate buzz and excitement among the community and students alike. Elise Zao, a freshman from New York, appreciated the event. “This is a(…)

Goldman Sachs offers small business grants

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Hyde Park Herald On Wednesday Sept. 21, at the Polsky Exchange North Building, 1452 E. 53rd St. 2nd floor, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and the City Colleges of Chicago, hosted its third Wednesday business briefing, moderated by Wallace Goode, director of Hyde(…)

Donation drive at Augustana Lutheran Church of HP

The Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., is hosting a donation drive on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. Items that can be donated include clothing, shoes, accessories, books, linens and small household items. Donations collected will help fund the church. For questions, or to arrange an item pickup, call 773-493-6451.

Photos from Hyde Parkers’ collection on display at the Smart

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then the new photo exhibit at the Smart Museum of Art entitled “There was a whole collection” is worth 255,000 words. The exhibit features 255 photos from the 830 photo collection of the late Hyde Park residents Lester and Betty Guttman. The photos(…)

Kenwood Brotherhood looking to fundraise for new year

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer For 12 years, the Kenwood Academy of Brotherhood has been focusing on academic, personal, social and career achievement for male students attending Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. It’s a new school year, and so new students have the opportunity to get involved with the successful program. Dr.(…)

Citizen Newspaper Publisher William “Bill” Garth, Sr. Dies at 79

Citizen Newspaper Publisher William “Bill” Garth, Sr. Dies at 79

Hyde Park resident William “Bill” Garth, Sr., Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Citizen Newspaper Group Inc. (CCNG) and Chairman of the Chatham Business Association (CBA) died on Friday, September 23, 2016. He was 79. A pillar in the community, Garth led the Citizen with a steady hand and worked hard to make the news(…)

How St. Marin de Porres House of Hope makes a difference

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Thursday, Sept. 29, Sister Therese O’Sullivan will be honored in a gala event to celebrate her retirement. Sister O’Sullivan co-founded the St. Martin de Porres House of Hope (SMDP-HOH) as a homeless women’s shelter in 1983 with the late Carol Driscoll, businesswoman-turned nun. It was converted into a drug recovery(…)

Bravo star NeNe Leakes performs at Promontory

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer NeNe Leakes, one of the stars of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” will be performing two shows at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., for her “So Nasty So Rude” comedy tour. Leakes will be performing a 7 p.m. show as well as a 10 p.m. show tomorrow,(…)

CTU votes “yes” for possible strike

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Wrier The Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) announced earlier today that 95 percent of its members voted “yes” during a vote last week to authorize a strike. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers have been working without a contract since June 2015. This is the second vote in the last year that CTU(…)

Beyond a mammogram 5k run/walk

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Saturday, Sept. 24 marked the third annual Beyond a Mammogram 5k Run/Walk at 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., a fundraising event born in tragedy but flourishing in triumph. Ontisar Freelain was in her late 30s with a family history of breast cancer when she went to her doctor for an(…)