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Wines and Steins fundraiser returns at St. Thomas School

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer St. Thomas the Apostle School’s Wines and Steins event will be returning for a second year on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The annual event will feature specialty wines from Madison Vine Wines, a wine shop in the West Loop neighborhood. Tastings will feature 12 wines,(…)

Man injured in toilet explosion in Hyde Park Bank Building

Man injured in toilet explosion in Hyde Park Bank Building

A man bleeding profusely from his lip ran down the hallway in a panic on the fifth floor of the Hyde Park Bank building around 9 a.m., according to bank security officers. The man was seeking help for the injury he sustained when one of the toilets in the men’s bathroom exploded. The maintenance staff(…)

Under the Gun Documentary seeks to educate, met with opposition

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The documentary film, under the Gun, directed by Stephanie Soechtig and executive produced by Katie Couric gives an in-depth view of the gun violence issue and how everyday American’s can be a part of the solution, will be shown at the Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave., on Oct. 27.(…)

Seminary Co-op celebrates past, present and future during weekend event

By ALLISON MATYUS On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Seminary Co-op will host a celebratory event to reflect on the history and future of the bookstore that has been in the neighborhood since 1961. From 4:30 to 6 p.m., guests are invited to browse the shelves of the bookstore at 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., along with(…)

Wines and Steins returns at St. Thomas School

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer St. Thomas the Apostle School’s Wines and Steins event will be returning for a second year on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The annual event will feature specialty wines from Madison Vine Wines, a wine shop in the West Loop neighborhood. Tastings will feature 12 wines,(…)

Pritzker School of Medicine takes steps to ensure success after graduation

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (UCPSM) has partnered with the American Medical Association (AMA) and 31 other medical schools from across the country in an effort to transform medical education to ensure that future physicians are prepared for the 21st century with a grant program called Accelerating Change(…)

Nando’s Peri-Peri makes case for liquor license at new Hyde Park location

Nando’s Peri-Peri makes case for liquor license at new Hyde Park location

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer At a community meeting last night, Oct. 11, the South African food chain, Nando’s Peri-Peri, presented it’s case for obtaining a liquor license at its new 3,995 square foot location at 1447 E. 53rd St., to the 5th Ward Alderman’s office. The meeting at the Hyde Park Hyatt was announced(…)

Street closures for Comer Children’s 5K

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The 2016 Race for the Kids at Comer Children’s Hospital will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9 a.m. at the University of Chicago Quad near 58th Street and University Avenue. There will be several street closures in the area due to the race. The family-friendly, fitness-focused event includes(…)

WhistleSTOP is worth reviving

To the Editor:  Great that you support the revival of Whistle Stop. (I think I still have mine somewhere; I always have a whistle like it on my key chain!) I remember incidents where it really made a difference! The great thing about it is that people didn’t have to put themselves at risk to(…)

University of Chicago falls short in volleyball match

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In spite of a 25-17 explosion to win their first set of the match, the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Womens Volleyball Team fell 3 sets to 1, in a best of five series match against 11th ranked Juniata College on Saturday evening at the Gerald Ratner Athletic Center,(…)

Mining Rheingold for laughs

What: “Das Rheingold” Where: Lyric Opera, 20 N. Wacker Dr. When: Through Oct. 22 Tickets: Lyricopera.org By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Richard Wagner’s “Der Ring des Nibelungen” is one of opera’s monumental achievements and it requires considerable forces to mount the composer’s four operas with some three dozen characters, about 15 total hours in(…)

Daniel Fegan,73

Daniel Fegan,73

Daniel Fegan passed away at age 73 from complications from leukemia, Oct. 1, while surrounded by his family. A lifelong Chicagoan and Hyde Park resident for the last three decades, Fegan leaves behind his beloved wife, Dr. Claudia Fegan, his first-born child and daughter, Angela, his son, James, and his younger sister, Mary. Fegan was(…)