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Richard Landau, man of purpose in field of medicine, dead at 99

Richard Landau, man of purpose in field of medicine, dead at 99

For more than half a century, Richard L. Landau was a demanding professor of medicine, performing path-breaking research into the effects of human hormones and treatment of hormone-related diseases while building a world-renowned endocrinology program at the University of Chicago. Dr. Landau died Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Montgomery Place, an assisted living facility in Hyde(…)

Carol L. Browning, 79

Carol L. Browning, 79

Carol LaVeta (Kohl) Browning passed away on October 12, 2015. Browning was a longtime resident of Hyde Park, maintaining a home in the neighborhood since 1976. Browning was born in a small farm house outside Edinburgh, Illinois on January 16, 1936. She excelled academically and musically as a child, taking two grades in one year,(…)

Another great South Side Pie day

Another great South Side Pie day

By SUMMER DIAB Herald Intern The fourth year of the South Side Pie Challenge was a success and every dollar raised was donated to Hyde Park and Kenwood Hunger programs. Adults, children and college students gathered, on Nov. 7, at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., to sample an array of pies.(…)

Davis presents Hyde Park tales

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer On Saturday, Nov. 7, in the Sanctuary of Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., Susan O’Connor Davis delivered a presentation on the peculiar and unknown narratives of early Hyde Park history. The lecture, presented by the Hyde Park Historical Society, saw Davis paint a complex web of early Hyde(…)

Streetscaping meeting for 55th Street

A 55th Street streetscape follow-up meeting will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 17, at Catholic Theological Union, 5416 S. Cornell Ave. Call the 5th Ward office at 773-324-5555 for more information.

Mesa Construction is breaking a pledge

To the Editor: At one of the TIF meetings held at Kenwood HS last year to present the plans for the new 53rd St. development opposite Nichols Park, audience members raised concerns about the impact of parking by construction workers on residential streets adjacent to the site. A pledge was then tendered to the community(…)

Illinois needs fair, progressive revenue

To the Editor: Illinois’ ongoing – and indefensible — ‘budget impasse’ has one principle architect: Governor Bruce Rauner, and his attempt to link anti-union reforms to the passage of a balanced state budget. This manufactured crisis highlights the need for a critical – and fundamental — remedy: the need for Illinois legislators to create stable,(…)

Good government group makes stop in Hyde Park

Good government group makes stop in Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park has a long standing history of breeding politicians and political figures. But with any politics comes some form of financial corruption or deceit from candidates and their campaigns. RunClean.org is trying to change that. On Sunday at the Southside Hub of Production (SHoP), 1448 E. 57th St., RunClean(…)

Scope of police questioned in U. of C. lectures

Scope of police questioned in U. of C. lectures

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Policing isn’t working. This was the tacit agreement underlying a series of criminal justice-themed lectures at the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Law School, last week. On Thursday, Nov 5., Lori Lightfoot, president of the Chicago Police Board, a quasi-judicial body that decides the guilt or innocence of police(…)

Hyde Park Players’ latest play will leave audiences spell-bound

Hyde Park Players’ latest play will leave audiences spell-bound

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players are showing off their acting, and spelling, skills in their latest production. On Nov. 13, the players will begin their six-show run of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which will come alive on stage at the University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Community(…)

HPAC exhibition explores African American identity

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Take one step into the Hyde Park Art Center gallery room that now houses Jefferson Pinder’s latest exhibition, “Onyx Odyssey,” and you’ll find yourself standing below dozens of charred, wooden billy clubs suspended in mid-air. Walk two steps to your left and you’ll be staring at a white, neon outline(…)

Arne Duncan helps Hyde Park group

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Chicago Child Care Society (CCCS) celebrated its 166th anniversary at the organization’s Make Way for Children Benefit Luncheon on Nov. 5 at the Casino Club, 195 E. Delaware Pl. The successes of the CCCS, 5467 S. University Ave., have recently been honored when their Next Step Program received a(…)

Chamber of Commerce celebrates

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Even though the businesses in Hyde Park range from 51st Street to 60th Street, one night a year, they all come under one roof to celebrate each other’s work and the community they work so hard for. The 76th Annual Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce (HPCC) awards dinner took place(…)

Blackstone Library open for Veteran’s Day

While many municipal institutions will be closed for Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, Blackstone Public Library, 904 S. Lake Park Ave., will be open during its regular hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To contact the Blackstone Library call 312-747-0511.

Police misconduct records released to the public

Police misconduct records released to the public

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Misconduct complaint records for over 8,500 Chicago Police officers are now easily accessible to the public through an online database launched today by the Invisible Institute, a journalism production company located at 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. The database is titled “the Citizens Police Data Project” and is available at cpdb.co.(…)

Health happenings at Kozminski

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The upcoming colder months make health and wellness top priority in our communities. Kozminski Elementary School will host its annual health and wellness event Thursday to help families guard against cold, flu and other non-seasonal ailments. During the health and wellness event, which will take place at 4 p.m. at(…)