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Shrine Donation Drive at U. of C.

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Shrine of Christ the King’s Carols and Candles Clothing and Toy Drive is visiting the University of Chicago this Friday, Dec. 9, to make it convenient for faculty and students to donate items for those in need this holiday season. Gently used or new clothes for all ages and(…)

Vends + Vibes returns this weekend

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer This year’s Vends + Vibes arts marketplace is set for this weekend on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11. The annual marketplace features handmade crafts and unique products designed by South Side artists and entrepreneurs. This year’s 28 vendors will sell items such as jewelry, vegan popcorn, soap, clothing,(…)

Storytelling weekend at K.A.M.

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer K.A.M. Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., is hosting a special weekend of storytelling this Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10. The Jacob J. Weinstein Committee is celebrating the work of author Howard Schwartz, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who collects and re-tells(…)

Anti-Semitic posters found on U. of C. Campus

Anti-Semitic posters found on U. of C. Campus

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Posters featuring a picture of Adolf Hitler, swastikas, and the slogan “No Degeneracy, No Tolerance, Hail Victory” were found on the University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) campus, Monday, Dec. 5. The posters were found and removed immediately from multiple locations on campus Monday morning, said U. of C. spokesman,(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society hosts holiday party

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) is hosting its annual holiday party, Sunday, Dec. 11. The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the HPHS headquarters, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Festive refreshments will be accompanied by live music from Andy Carter and Friends. This event(…)

Woodlawn Resource Center to host hiring fair

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Woodlawn Resource Center, 6144 S. Cottage Grove Ave., will host a hiring event, Wednesday, Dec. 14, from noon to 2 p.m., for those seeking employment. Hiring managers will be on-site and are looking to fill a variety of positions, which include: sales associate, independent living coach, nanny/sitter, tutor, driver, caregiver,(…)

Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman Interreligious Leadership Award given to CTS student

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Teresa Pasquale Mateus has been named this year’s winner of the Chicago Theological Seminary’s (CTS) Rabbi Herman E. Schaalman Interreligious Leadership Award. Mateus is currently pursuing her Masters of Divinity at CTS and won the Leadership Award based on her submitted essay. Her essay, titled, “Mitakuye Oyasin: A Call to(…)

Chicago Bulls to host charity event at MSI

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) will host their 17th annual holiday party on Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. The holiday party is for students between the ages of 5-13 who reside in CHA family housing(…)

U. of C. President signs letter in support of DACA

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer University of Chicago (U. of C.) President Robert J. Zimmer signed a statement, Tuesday, Nov. 28, in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. DACA is an immigration policy created in 2012 by President Barack Obama, for certain undocumented young people who came to the U.S. as(…)

HP Players perform poetic verse in newest production

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players (HPCP) is bringing back the times of poetic verses and verbal splendor through their latest production, “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” Originally written by Christopher Fry in the 1940s, the play, directed by Player Paul Baker, is set in the 1400s in the midst of(…)

Missing person report

Missing person report

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A 39-year-old woman in the area is missing. Jennifer McNair was last seen, Wednesday, Nov. 30 on the 5600 block of South Martin Luther King Dr. McNair is black, has a dark complexion, brown eyes and a heart tattoo on her left arm. She is 5-foot-8-inches tall, 220 pounds and(…)

Obama Foundation presents presidential center to Montgomery Place

Obama Foundation presents presidential center to Montgomery Place

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Residents in Hyde Park and other surrounding neighborhoods are excited for the Obama Presidential Center (OPC), which is slated to be built in Jackson Park. The Obama Foundation, met with senior citizens, Tuesday, Nov. 29 at Montgomery Place, 5500 S. South Shore Dr., to discuss the center. The library is(…)

Pro-Life protestors challenge Planned Parenthood President

Pro-Life protestors challenge Planned Parenthood President

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer As Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, presented a lecture, Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the University of Chicago School of Law Laird Bell Law Quadrangle, 1111 E. 60th St., a small group of pro-life protestors lined the sidewalk outside the building to confront Richards. The group,(…)

Police alert residents following robberies

By TONIA HILL
 Staff Writer Police are giving notice to residents in the area of robbery related incidents that occurred this month. In both incidents, the offenders approached the victims on the sidewalk pulled out a handgun and demanded property from the victims before fleeing the area. The incidents occurred within 10 minutes of each(…)

Smart café gets new name in honor of benefactor

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., is changing the name of the Smart café to Miriam’s Café in honor of Miriam Graham, who was a longstanding benefactor to the museum. The official dedication will take place tomorrow, Dec. 1, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Activities include(…)

Kenwood golf program sees increase in student participation

Kenwood golf program sees increase in student participation

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS  Sports Writer Known as the baby of the group of the school’s seven major sports programs, which are basketball, football, baseball, track and field, bowling and tennis, the Kenwood Academy High School Golf Team has come a long way after being five member’s strong back in 2013 under third-year head coach Bill(…)

We Can Do This

To the Editor:  The state of the U.S. is $10 billion in debt in unpaid bills now. Chicago, according to the Civic Foundation, is at least $2 billion in debt and $30 billion in pension liabilities short term. The Federal Government is almost $20 trillion in debt and $120 trillion in pension and other liabilities.(…)

Kenwood High School welcomes new football coach

Kenwood High School welcomes new football coach

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Entering his first full season as head football coach for the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos Football Team, Sinque Turner, a former three sport athlete standout from Simeon Career Academy and Eastern Illinois University graduate, is looking to lead the Broncos to their first ever city championship with dream’s and aspirations of one(…)

Marjorie McConeghey Veghte, 88

Marjorie McConeghey Veghte, 88

Marjorie M. “Marnie” Veghte (nee McConeghey) passed away on November 15, 2016. Veghte was a loyal employee to the University of Chicago Department of History for more than 50 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Willis Veghte, and a dear mother of Christine Deering, John Deering and Linda (David Cook) Deering. Veghte was the(…)

American songs and an American opera

American songs and an American opera

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Every now and again I make a point to hear music outside of Chicago. Two Fridays ago I didn’t travel that far, but as I rarely get to Naperville, I was delighted to visit the Bethany Lutheran Church to hear NYC-based baritone Kenneth Overton. The recital put Overton’s rich(…)