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Kenwood food drive Friday

The Kenwood Academy Music Department is hosting a Thanksgiving concert and food drive. Performances by the concert choir and jazz band will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the Kenwood Academy High School Auditorium, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. The music department is asking community members to bring a bag of at least(…)

DuSable gets honorary street

The City of Chicago designated Payne Drive as Honorary Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Way during a special ceremony Thursday morning at The DuSable Museum of African American History. Payne Drive, from East Rainey Drive to eastbound Midway Plaisance, will be known as Honorary Jean Baptiste Point DuSable Way. Carol L. Adams, president and CEO of(…)

A story to remember

A story to remember

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Holocaust survivor and Hyde Park resident Herman Cohn spoke last Tuesday at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St., in an event hosted by the University of Chicago Chabad Center to mark the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a night of terror widely recognized as the start of the(…)

Nancy Hays to get bridge

Nancy Hays to get bridge

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Jackson Park may soon be home to the Nancy Hays Memorial Bridge. The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners last week approved renaming the north bridge on Wooded Island after the former Hyde Park Herald photographer and neighborhood activist. The renaming will happen following a 45-day comment period, which will(…)

Fellows to join Axelrod group

Fellows to join Axelrod group

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The University of Chicago Institute of Politics (IOP) has indicated it plans to host six visiting fellows during the winter quarter. A list of winter fellows has not yet officially been announced. But IOP Communications Manager Esther Kang has confirmed a report that next quarter’s fellows will include:(…)

March for trauma care on South Side

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Advocates for a level-1 adult trauma care center on the South Side plan to march for what they say is a critical tool in the fight against gun violence. Illinois state Sen. Mattie Hunter (D-3) will host a hearing on the lack of South Side trauma centers at 11 a.m.,(…)

Storytelling event returns to Hyde Park this week

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Judith Heineman, a Hyde Park resident and founder of the Chicago Storytelling Guild, recently won the National Storytelling Network’s Oracle Award for leadership and service in the North Central Region. Heineman continues her efforts to keep the art of storytelling alive by hosting the 17th annual Tellabration concert this(…)

Thanks to the Herald for new series

To the Editor: We look forward to the Herald’s new series on “Lost Hyde Park.” I liked the observation in the announcement that “Hyde Park today is one of the best places in America to view the rich complexity of urban architecture, where history reflects the spirit of ever-changing eras.” Anyone who has lived here(…)