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A piece of Ancona School’s early history

To the Editor: In your recent article about the 50th anniversary of the Ancona School, I saw no mention of some important facts, especially the origin of the student scholarships. Next door to the Ancona School on 48th Street and Dorchester Avenue was a tenement filled with numerous single mothers of rowdy children. The latter(…)

In defence of the McMobil project

To the Editor: In recent weeks there have been many letters in regard to the McMobil site, mostly negative. There are the doomsayers and those who believe “the sky is falling” in regards to traffic and parking. But most predictions of doom are unfulfilled. Years ago there were the same predictions in regard to the(…)

McMobil letter author has hidden agenda

To The Editor: For the sake of transparency, I’d like to bring it to your attention that the “Time for compromise at McMobil site” letter published in your April 3, 2013 issue, was written by a consultant and intern of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. Mr. Jason Duba authored quite a passionate letter in(…)

“Night of 100 Stars” gala at DuSable Museum

The DuSable Museum of African American History is hosting its annual “Night of 100 Stars” gala. On Saturday, April 13, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Dusable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., will celebrate its anniversary with a star-filled gala that honors African Americans that have made an impact on the community. Having grown in popularity(…)

Chicago Center gala

Chicago Center gala

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor The Hyde Park-based Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture’s (CCULC) yearly spring fundraiser will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday, April 20, at Ignite Glass Studios, 401 N. Armor St. The not-for-profit organization offering college students social work and teaching opportunities in urban communities(…)

Hyde Park Records celebrates

Hyde Park Records celebrates

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor Hyde Park Records and WHPK will mark national Record Store Day for their second year on Saturday, April 20, with DJ sets and artist appearances slated to take place from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the shop, 1377 E. 53rd St. Record Store Day was founded in(…)

Murray rummage sale

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Murray Language Academy Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) will be hosting its fourth annual rummage sale on Saturday, April 13, to raise money to assist with providing programs and other resources for the school. The rummage sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the gym(…)

Quilt show returns to Hyde Park

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor The 23rd Annual Quilt Show and Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St. The exhibition features more than 200 quilts, according to organizer and longtime congregation member Tracy Lampkins, who will have several of(…)