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South Side entrepreneurs throw out their best pitches

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The Cubs are in the playoffs but the pitches on the South Side are the real winners. Last night six finalists had the chance to give a three-minute pitch before a panel of successful entrepreneurs similar to the ABC series Shark Tank. Finalist had the chance to win business advice,(…)

University of Chicago Medicine announces Community Advisory Council

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer University of Chicago Medicine (UCM) announced the creation of its community advisory council (CAC). The CAC will seek community input on health issues of importance to its primary service area and surrounding communities. The application of the CAC was publically circulated among community groups, social media and earned media channels,(…)

Journalist Jeff Chang presents new book of essays

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Jeff Chang, acclaimed author of We Gon Be Alright and most recently Notes on Race and Resegration, will lead a discussion on the roles of artists and activists in social and cultural change Monday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. This event is presented by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs(…)

Shrine of Christ the King celebrates one year since fire

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer In commemoration of the one-year anniversary since the extra-alarm fire at the Shrine of Christ the King, 6401 S. Woodlawn Ave., there will be a mass and rally this Saturday, Oct. 8. On Oct. 7, 2015, an early morning fire ravaged the church, causing the roof to cave in. After(…)

U. of C. professor to discuss taming of free speech

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer University of Chicago Law School (UCLS) Professor Laura Weinrib will discuss her new book “The Taming of Free Speech,” Oct. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. The book traces the understanding of civil liberties to conflict between 1910 and 1940 over workers right(…)

Nando’s officially announces Hyde Park location

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer After speculation and hints of a move to Hyde Park, Nando’s Peri-Peri officially announced today that it will have a new restaurant in the neighborhood. Nando’s will be located at the former Clarke’s Diner location at 1447 E. 53rd St. On Tuesday, Oct. 11, Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) will host(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) will have an open house this Saturday, Oct. 8, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The open house will feature a new exhibit entitled, “Hyde Park in 1890, from Raschers Atlas.” Posters from the 1890 atlas between 51st and 59th streets and Cottage Grove(…)

Ald. Hairston (5th) demands the public hear other police reform ordinances

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Today, Oct. 5, City Council voted against Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) 39 to 8 in her bid to have an alternative police accountability ordinance to Civilian Office Police Accountability (COPA). The shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke prompted a public outcry for more(…)

President Obama to travel to Chicago

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer On Friday, Oct. 7, President Barack Obama will travel to Chicago to attend events for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Hillary Victory Fund, a fund for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. While in Chicago Obama will stay in his Kenwood residence overnight, according to a press release from the White(…)

Kenwood mom charged for badly beating her son

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer At approximately 10:50 a.m. on Oct. 2, a 7-year-old boy in a diaper was discovered by Chicago Police Officers running northbound in the southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive. According to the Chicago Police Department, (CPD) the boy had multiple injuries to his face and body. He was then transported(…)

HPKCC is reignighting its WhistleStop campaign

To the Editor: Congratulations on your important and timely September 28 editorial about the WhistleStop Program! Important, because the WhistleStop program, unlike any other we know of, exemplifies the vital impact of neighbors acting together to help protect each other from danger, thereby enhancing the safety of all of us in the community we share.(…)

Broncos cruise to victory over Englewood Urban Prep

Broncos cruise to victory over Englewood Urban Prep

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS  Sports Writer  Thanks to a dominate first half performance by the Kenwood Academy High School defense, the Broncos improved to 4-2 on the season with a 36-2 blowout victory over Englewood Urban Prep on Friday night, Sept. 30, at Gately Stadium, 810 E. 103rd St. “It was very important that our guys(…)

“Tug of War: Civil Strife, Henry VI Parts 2 & 3 and Richard III”

“Tug of War: Civil Strife, Henry VI Parts 2 & 3 and Richard III”

RECOMMENDED Where: Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Courtyard Theater, Navy Pier When: through Oct. 9 Tickets: $100 Phone: 312-595-5600 By: ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic You can be forgiven if you have a hard time keeping the characters straight for about the first two-thirds of “Tug of War: Civil Strife,” the second half of Barbara Gaines’ ambitious attempt(…)

A marvelous “Love Potion” by Chicago Opera Theater

A marvelous “Love Potion” by Chicago Opera Theater

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic What: “The Love Potion” Where: Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) When: Through Oct. 9 Contact: chicagooperatheater.org Like a fine chocolate or a carefully calibrated watch, the Swiss are known for deliciousness and fine-tuning. Swiss composer brought these traits together in his delectable and sophisticatedly complex cantata “Le Vin(…)

Elaine Wong, 91

Elaine Wong, 91

Hyde Park resident Elaine Wong, M.D., nee Chong, age 91, of Chicago, passed away on September 2, 2016 of natural causes. Wong, or “Popo” to her three beloved grandchildren, was a loving grandmother, mother of two children, and wife to Arthur Wong for 51 years. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii as the middle of(…)

Phil C. Neal, 97

Phil C. Neal, 97

Former University of Chicago Law School (UCLS) Dean Phil C. Neal, antitrust expert, litigator and law firm founder, died Sept. 27, he was 97. Neal was a professor at the Law School for 21 years and its sixth dean. He taught subjects including Elements of the Law, Antitrust, and Constitutional Law. He hired scholars Richard Posner,(…)

Tree planting event brings community together

Tree planting event brings community together

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Openlands and Project 120 collaborated on a project to celebrate what they are calling “Oaktober,” Saturday, Oct. 1. Despite the rain and persistent mosquitos, treekeepers and community volunteers gathered in Washington Park, 5531 S. King Dr., to plant 12 trees for Oak Tree Awareness month or “Oaktober.” Oak trees are(…)

Photos from Hyde Parkers’ collection on display at the Smart

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then the new photo exhibit at the Smart Museum of Art entitled “There was a whole collection” is worth 255,000 words. The exhibit features 255 photos from the 830 photo collection of the late Hyde Park residents Lester and Betty Guttman. The photos(…)

“Concrete Traffic” exhibit returns to U. of C.

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer “Concrete Traffic,” the seminal sculpture by German Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell, will make its way home to the University of Chicago (U. of C.) from the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in a procession down Lake Shore Drive Friday, Sept. 30. The piece was commissioned by the MCA in the(…)

Trigger improv show tackles tough issues

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The Revival, 1160 E. 55th St., presented the opening night of their inaugural sketch comedy revue Trigger Saturday night, Oct. 1. Written and performed by a six member cast, directed by Cassie Ahiers, produced by John Stoop and featuring live jazz music from the Cam Cunningham Trio. According to the(…)