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U. of C. Maroons fall to Babson College Beavers

U. of C. Maroons fall to Babson College Beavers

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer   After building a 43-40 halftime lead, the University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team would fall short of its goal after an 82-70 loss to No.1 ranked Babson College Beavers on Saturday afternoon, Dec. 31, at the Gerald Ratner Center, 5530 S. Ellis Ave. “[Babson] started picking up the pace in the second half by(…)

Hyde Park Target is missing the mark

To the Editor:  While I welcome the resurgence of 53rd Street as a shopping and dining destination, there are certain enhancements I question. I guess I always envisioned that business vitality would take the form of a plethora of interesting, unique, independent small retail shops and restaurants. And, yes, I am a big fan of(…)

U. of C. men’s basketball team drops conference opener

U. of C. men’s basketball team drops conference opener

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In spite of two clutch jumpers down the stretch by shooting guard Noah Karras, the University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team would fall short of victory after a 70-68 loss at the buzzer to Washington University-St Louis Bears on Saturday afternoon Jan. 7, at the Gerald Ratner Center, 5530(…)

Michael Reese site

Dear Friends, Since the start of my time serving as Alderman of this community, I have been adamant about making sure that the concerns of the constituents that I serve are adequately represented in any major development in the 4th Ward. This will not change with the request for proposal (RFP) process for the Michael(…)

Hallelujah! A splendid “Messiah” in Chatham

Hallelujah! A splendid “Messiah” in Chatham

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic One of the classical music staples of the holiday season is Handel’s “Messiah.” It had been many years since I had last heard a “Messiah” at Christmas time and so I was delighted to learn that Chicago has a plethora of choices when it comes to this masterpiece, not(…)

Sam Creinin, 100

Sam Creinin, 100

Sam Creinin, the owner of former Hyde Park establishment, Creinin’s Unique deli, passed away on Dec. 18, 2016. He opened the local neighborhood deli with his brother, Al, in 1946 at 53rd Street and Harper Avenue, and in the mid-70s opened another deli in the south suburban neighborhood, Homewood. Creinin met his late wife, Ruthe,(…)

Brian J. Thomas, 55

Brian J. Thomas, 55

Brian J. Thomas, born in Sparta, IL and raised in Lenzburg, IL, passed away at home in Chicago, December 27, 2016, following a lengthy battle with cancer. After graduating from Marissa High School (1979), earning his B.S. in Computer Science from University of Missouri – Rolla (1983), Brian worked as Director of Application Development at the(…)

4th Ward special election first in 44 years

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The special election for 4th Ward Alderman is a little over a month away, but special elections are nothing new to the city of Chicago, or to the ward. The last time the 4th Ward had a special election was on Nov. 27, 1973, when Tim Evans won the election(…)

Dining options expand as two new restaurants open on 53rd

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park will be getting two new restaurants within the next week to add even more dining options to the neighborhood. Nando’s Peri-Peri, 1447 E. 53rd St., is set to open this Saturday, Jan. 14. Nando’s announced in October that it would be moving into the former Clarke’s Diner location.(…)

Newberry Consort celebrates 30 years

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Newberry Consort is celebrating its 30th anniversary season filled with programs that range from the music of Shakespeare and Medieval Germany to music celebrating a 17th-century Swedish queen. The Newberry Consort will be presenting a concert, on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., featuring(…)

U. of C. College Council passes two resolutions in support of DACA

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The College Council (CC) at the University of Chicago (U. of C.) approved two resolutions on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the first resolution calls for the creation of a taskforce to support undocumented, “DACAmented,” and international students and the second would make the university a sanctuary campus. The taskforce would be(…)

Kenwood Latin program seeks convention funds

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Students in the Latin program at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., are fundraising to go to the Illinois Junior Classical League Convention (IJCLC) next month. The annual three-day convention brings together high school students from all over the state to celebrate the classics. There are 185 students(…)