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Steinberg lecture at Blackstone

As part of the Friends of Blackstone Library’s 2012-13 Despres Family Memorial Lecture Series, Chicago Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg will speak at Blackstone Library, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., next Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m. There he will discuss his latest book, “You Were Never in Chicago,” which was published last October and has(…)

Open house for St. Thomas Elementary soon

St. Thomas the Apostle School will hold an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 29 in conjunction with Catholic Schools Week. From 8:30 am – 1:00 pm and 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., visitors will have the opportunity to tour the school, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., meet teachers and talk with the principal. For more information,(…)

Ray biking

Ray biking

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Ray Elementary School was awarded two pedal-powered bicycles from Climate Cycle’s 2012 Green Schools Grant. The electricity generated from the bikes will be used to power items used in several of the school’s extracurricular programs. Climate Cycle, a Chicago-based non-profit founded to build youth awareness about global warming, provides(…)

Neighborhood club growing

Neighborhood club growing

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club is continuing to add new programs that supplement its After School Learning Lab program. “We offer continuity across childhood offerings that work for each age,” said Sarah Diwan, director of Early Childhood Programs at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. High School Programs The HPNC(…)

Chamber enters 2013 with new board

Chamber enters 2013 with new board

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Greg Guttman is the new board president of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. Guttman, director of marketing at MAC Property Management, replaced Hyde Park Herald Vice President and General Manager Susan Walker. The chamber had a successful 2012 and plans to build on its strengths in 2013, said(…)

Zines get their day at Regenstein

The Special Collections Research Center at the University of Chicago Library, 1100 E. 57th St., opened the exhibit “My Life is an Open Book: D.I.Y. Autobiography” Monday Jan. 14. The exhibit features “zines,” or small, self-published magazines, primarily written by women. A major cultural phenomenon in the 1980s and 90s, zines circulated among friends and(…)

Man accused of spitting on Secret Service

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Kevin Lawrence, 46, is being held on $50,000 bail after he allegedly spit on a Secret Service agent guarding President Barack Obama’s home. Lawrence, who lives on the 5200 block of South Harper Avenue, approached a vehicle with a Secret Service agent inside and spit on the man inside on(…)

King celebrated at DuSable next Monday

The DuSable Museum of African American History will begin its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration with a live screening of the inauguration of President Barack Obama for his second term at President of the United States of America. The inauguration broadcast will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 21, and end following(…)