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U. of C. students counter-protest Westboro Baptist Church

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer About 10 Westboro Baptist Church members stood at the northeast corner of 55th Street and University Avenue earlier today in protest against the University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) gender-neutral bathrooms and housing. Across the street, about 60 or more U. of C. students stood in a counter-protest to the(…)

University Church hosts police accountability forum

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., will host a police accountability forum this Sunday, Oct. 23, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Panelists participating in the forum will include Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), Invisible Institute journalist, Jamie Kalven, representatives from Black Lives Matter Chicago and Black Youth Project 100,(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society seeks to honor residents

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Hyde Park Herald The Hyde Park Historical Society is currently seeking nominees for its 2017 Paul Cornell Award, given to individuals and organizations whose works exemplify the values and objectives of society. The award was named in honor of Hyde Park Township founder Paul Cornell. During the ceremony, nominees will be honored(…)

HP Community Players host Halloween-themed performance

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Just in time for Halloween, the Hyde Park Community Players will be performing a special “spooky” reading for the 7th annual Halloween Season Special on Saturday, Oct. 22. “An Evening of Horror & Suspense in the Old Time Radio Tradition” will recreate the atmosphere of an old-fashioned radio studio where(…)

Under the Gun documentary screening to be shown at Harper Theater

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer The People for a Safer Society, a non-profit grassroots organization, is hosting a screening of the documentary “Under The Gun” on Thursday Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. held at Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave. The documentary is directed by Stephanie Soechtig and executive produced by Katie Couric. “It’s a(…)

Man wounded in Kenwood shooting four blocks from Obama’s home

A 29 – year – old man was wounded in a shooting that took place four blocks from President Barack Obama’s home in Kenwood, Tuesday, Oct. 18, according to Chicago Police. The man was driving in the 4600 block of South Greenwood Avenue at about 7:30 p.m. when he was shot in the head, Officer(…)

Q and A with Kenwood Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno

Q and A with Kenwood Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Name: Miguel Cedeno   Position: Head Varsity Coach of Girls Soccer   School: Kenwood Academy High School   Mascot: Lady Broncos   Conference: Second Division South   Previous Record: 6-1 conference   Current Record: 0-0 conference   Previous Ranking: No.2 in Second Division Conference   Current Ranking: No.1 in Second Division Conference Kenwood(…)

Mt. Carmel Football Coach Nominated for IHSA Coach of The Year

Mt. Carmel Football Coach Nominated for IHSA Coach of The Year

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Known as the all time winningest football coach in the state of Illinois history with 357 wins and counting, Frank Lenti, a 1969 alum of Mt. Carmel High School and 11 time State Champion, will be nominated for the 2016 National Coach of The Year award by the State of(…)

Kenwood boys soccer team loses State Playoffs

Kenwood boys soccer team loses State Playoffs

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Due to several missed opportunities down the stretch, the Kenwood Academy High School Boys Soccer team fell 2-1 in the state playoffs to non-conference opponent Goode High School on Saturday, Oct. 15. “Our kicking game wasn’t there,” said Miguel Cedeno, head boy’s soccer coach of Kenwood Academy. “We didn’t move(…)

Positive news at Stout Park

To the Editor: We’ve followed recent Herald articles and letters about the sometimes-challenging relations between Hyde Parkers and their parks. The Stout Park Park Advisory Council [PAC] has a more positive tale to relate. One important lesson: “what a difference a PAC can make.”  We’re happy, certainly, with what our PAC has accomplished.  But our(…)

I-House to host climate change forum, ceremony, film

By Maya Ruíz Global Voices Fellow On Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and on Thursday, Oct. 27, from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the University of Chicago’s International House will host two events to explore how North American governments, the City of Chicago and local institutions can fight climate change. The(…)

A scorching “Lucia” at Lyric and sizzling sound from Apollo’s Fire in Hyde Park

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic What: “Lucia di Lammermoor” Where: Lyric Opera, 20 N. Wacker Dr. When: Through Nov. 6 Tickets: Lyricopera.org Lyric Opera of Chicago unveiled its second production of the season Saturday night to an audience stunned by its musical brilliance and dramatic force. This rendering of Donizetti’s “Lucia di Lammermoor” is(…)