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MAC Properties proposes development for 53rd and Cornell

MAC Properties proposes development for 53rd and Cornell

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer At a community meeting last night, Dec. 20, MAC Property Management proposed a residential development to be built in Hyde Park at the northwest corner of 53rd Street and Cornell Avenue. The building, which MAC referred to as 1600 E. 53rd, would house 250 apartment units over 27 stories. It(…)

Fatal stabbing leaves one dead in Kenwood

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A 58-year-old-man was stabbed to death in Kenwood Monday night, Dec. 19. The incident occurred at 7:37 p.m., on the 4300 block of South Ellis Avenue. According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the victim sustained a stab wound to the chest during a domestic dispute. The man was transported(…)

CPAC to host holiday celebration in Cornell Park

By TONIA HILL
 Staff Writer The Cornell Park Advisory Council (CPAC) is dedicating a day to make Cornell Park, 5473 S. Cornell Ave., livelier. They will host a holiday celebration in the park on Thursday, Dec. 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be hot chocolate and deserts as well as a bonfire(…)

Future energy jobs bill

Two weeks ago I voted for passage of the Future Energy Jobs Bill.  The measure will put Illinois at the top of the list when it comes to energy efficiency programs and substantially increase the state’s investment in renewable sources of energy, like wind and solar.  Along the way, it will create tens of thousands(…)

Jackson Park Issues: When words have meaning, or don’t

To the Editor:  What? More transparency? Haven’t we been hearing that word a lot these days from a coterie of so-called Jackson Park supporters asking for more transparency from officials and community representatives involved in restoration of our lovely but somewhat run-down Jackson Park? This, despite numerous public meetings held over the past two years(…)

Questions about Jackson Park Golf Course

To the Editor:  Surprise! You no doubt know by now that our Mayor and his hand-picked Park District CEO Mike Kelly have announced a surprise holiday gift to us all – the pending establishment of a public/private partnership to raise $30 million to convert the existing Jackson Park and South Shore golf courses into a single(…)

Thank you for the WhistleStop article

To the Editor: Thank you for your December 14th article on the relaunching of the WhistleStop program. The  two articles, on robberies near campus and the shooting in Cornell Park, are prime examples of why WhistleStop is needed and effective. Very likely, people blowing whistles would have alerted the police more quickly, enabled someone to(…)

Mt.Carmel falls to Marist High

Mt.Carmel falls to Marist High

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In a Catholic League versus Suburban League basketball showdown, the Mt. Carmel High School Caravan fell to the18th ranked Marist High School Redhawks 51-39 on their home floor in front of a packed house on Tuesday night Dec. 13. In the first half, both teams would struggle offensively, as they(…)

U. of C prevails in Memphis Holiday Classic

U. of C prevails in Memphis Holiday Classic

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to 19 points and five three pointers by sophomore shooting guard Noah Karras, the University of Chicago Maroons men’s basketball team prevailed over Monmouth College 93-77 at the Rhodes College Holiday Classic in Memphis, Tenn. The Maroons took their 6-1 record on the road with one goal in mind:(…)

A back yard Magic Flute from Lyric Opera

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic What: “The Magic Flute” Where: Lyric Opera, 20 N. Wacker Dr. When: Through Jan. 27 Tickets: Lyricopera.org Lyric Opera of Chicago has launched a new production of “The Magic Flute” just in time for the holidays. Mozart’s comic opera about love and brotherhood is the perfect way to spend(…)

Eugene Julian Huffine, 88

Eugene Julian Huffine, 88

Eugene “Gene” Huffine was born on November 19, 1927 in Louisville, Kentucky, to Chester Huffine and Elizabeth Minch Huffine, the oldest of six children. He grew up in a poor family, spending his early years living with his family in his grandmother’s house. His early memories included living on a farm and his father cleaning(…)

Shooting discussed at East Hyde Park-Kenwood Coalition meeting

Shooting discussed at East Hyde Park-Kenwood Coalition meeting

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer A recent shooting at Cornell Park was discussed during an East Hyde Park-Kenwood Coalition meeting Monday night, Dec. 12, hosted by Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) at Montgomery Place, 5500 S. Shore Dr. According to police, the shooting was not a random attack. During the meeting, which was attended by Chicago(…)