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Hyde Park resident ranked as a top corporate influencer

Hyde Park resident ranked as a top corporate influencer

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Hyde Park resident Darrel Hackett has been named one of the 100 most influential African Americans in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. According to Savoy Magazine, the award puts Hackett on “the definitive list of African American achievers, influencers and executives facilitating global change through their leadership.” Hackett, a neighborhood(…)

Street closing

Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) announced, Thursday, March 10, that Hyde Park Boulevard between 51st Street and 53rd Street and Cornell Avenue between 51st Street and 53rd Street will be closed from 7 a.m. – 9 a.m., Saturday, March 19, so that helicopters can safely lift utility boxes from a building at 5201 S. Cornell Avenue.

CTS president honored

CTS president honored

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Rev. Dr. Alice Hunt, president and associate professor at Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS), 1407 E. 60th St., received the University of Montevallo’s (U. of M.) 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award on Monday, March 7. Hunt is a 1978 graduate of the small Alabama university, where she completed her B.S. in mathematics(…)

Hyde Park Community Players tackle two shows

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players are debuting not one, but two shows this weekend in an exciting two-week run of “Jar the Floor” and “Proof.” David Auburn’s “Proof”, directed by player Paul Baker, and Cheryl L. West’s “Jar the Floor”, directed by Roseland Battle, may be two separate plays and(…)

U. of C. creates institute for urban education

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The University of Chicago (U. of C.) is launching a new institute for urban scholarship and education thanks to a $35 million gift from university alumni Joe and Rika Mansueto. Joe Mansueto is the founder and CEO of the investment research firm Morningstar, Inc. University president Robert Zimmer said that(…)

Review: The remarkable artistry of Jordi Savall

Review: The remarkable artistry of Jordi Savall

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Mandel Hall was the site of a remarkable display of artistry on Friday night when University of Chicago Presents hosted the early music artist Jordi Savall. The audience was enraptured by his performance of a wide range of Celtic folk songs that Savall had collected under the title, “Man(…)

Bret Harte drops to 0-2 in St. Columbanus tournament

Bret Harte drops to 0-2 in St. Columbanus tournament

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer  After a dismal shooting night from the field, the Bret Harte Badgers dropped their second game in a row with a 33-17 loss to Gary Comer College Prep on Saturday night at St. Columbanus gymnasium. “We had good looks at the rim,” said Rodney Shelley, head coach of Bret Harte(…)

Kenwood Broncos win IHSA 4A state regional title

Kenwood Broncos win IHSA 4A state regional title

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer For the third week in a row, the Kenwood High School Broncos boys basketball team made history with a 74-56 victory over Oak Park River Forest High School in the second round of the 2016 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regional State Playoffs held at Morton High School on Friday Mar.(…)

Faye H. Nazon, 79

Faye H. Nazon, 79

Faye Haskin Nazon, former co-owner and administrator of the Cojeunaze Nursing Center, passed away quietly in her sleep on Feb. 5. She was also a much loved home economics teacher and guidance counselor at Hyde Park Academy High School from 1966 to 1979. The youngest of seven children, Nazon was born in the small town(…)

Denise Marie Denton, 84

Denise Marie Denton, 84

Long time Hyde Park resident, Denise Marie Denton, ascended to heaven on March 1, 2016. Denton was born in Chicago on May 21, 1931 to the loving union of Henry Grady and Eula Mae Wesley. She married Howard, the love of her life, in 1957 and they later had two beautiful daughters—Cheryl and Dianne. With(…)

Review: “2666”

Review: “2666”

RECOMMENDED Where: Goodman Theatre, Owen Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. When: through March 20 Tickets: $20-$45 Phone: 312-443-3800 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic The Goodman Theatre world premiere of “2666,” the late Chilean poet Roberto Bolaño’s massive 900-page novel adapted and directed for the stage by Robert Falls and Seth Bockley, is one of those(…)

Benign neglect has not helped Jackson Park

To the Editor: Ms. Newhouse is correct (Herald, March 2, 2016). The Paul H. Douglas Nature Sanctuary occupies a significant portion of Wooded Island in Jackson Park, and almost all of the park is a haven for migratory and resident birds. Squirrels and other mammals, turtles, fishes, and a vast array of invertebrates — insects,(…)

HP Players double performances

HP Players double performances

This month, Hyde Park Community will perform two full productions for two weekends, March 11-13 and 18-20, at University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Jar the Floor, by Chicago native, Cheryl L. West. opens first, at 8 p.m., Friday, March 11. In the play, four generations of African-American women gather in their Park Forest home(…)

Comer hosts Irish coffee benefit

Comer hosts Irish coffee benefit

The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Service Committee will hold its 49th annual Irish Coffee Benefit from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue in Hyde Park, Chicago. Admission is $10.00. Attendees will be treated to real Irish coffee and delicious homemade goodies while(…)

Dr. Quentin Young remembered in Hyde Park

Dr. Quentin Young remembered in Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park native, Dr. Quentin Young, who served the community through his health practice and activism, died Monday, March 7 at the age of 92. Born in 1923, Young lived on the South Side his whole life. His son, Michael Young, said Hyde Park has always been where his roots(…)

U. of C. student organization endorses Mitchell

U. of C. student organization endorses Mitchell

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The University of Chicago student organization Campaign for Equitable Policing (CEP) endorsed State Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-26th), Friday, March 4, on the steps of Levitt Hall, 5801 S. Ellis Ave. Mitchell is currently facing community organizer Jay Travis in the battle for the 26th district. Cosmo Albrecht, a CEP representative(…)