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OWL League talking politics Saturday

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The monthly meeting of the Hyde Park Older Women’s League (OWL) will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5. Steve Edwards, the Executive Director of the Illinois Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago will discuss “How did we get to this point in our political/historical history?” Edwards has spent(…)

Season’s end at Amanda’s

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Ray Elementary School Garden Committee will hold the final workday of the season for Amanda’s Garden on Saturday, Nov.5, from 10 a.m. to noon. Amanda’s Garden, which is located at the northwest corner of the school, 5631 S. Woodlawn Ave., is a space dedicated to the memory of Amanda(…)

RevCom group member defies U. of C. campus ban

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) and the Chicago Police Department (CPD) have permanently banned Noche Diaz, a member of the Get Into the Revolution National Organizing Tour (RevCom) from the University of Chicago (U. of C.) campus, a group whose aim is to, “recruit and organize people into(…)

Rowdy Halloween night in Hyde Park results in damage

Rowdy Halloween night in Hyde Park results in damage

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Last night’s “Halloween Purge” resulted in arrests, damaged vehicles and mobs of young people taking over the streets of Hyde Park. According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), 10 juvenile arrests were made last night, including three (two females and one male) for disorderly conduct, four females for reckless conduct,(…)

Police quell disturbance on 53rd street

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer A disturbance took place on Saturday night, Oct. 29, on 53rd Street between Lake Park and Dorchester avenues that resulted in Chicago police blocking off 53rd Street to traffic. Reportedly, teens were hanging out in the area when the scene became out of control. “I saw a group of teenagers(…)

City Services Resource Fair

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The 4th Ward is hosting a City Services Resource Fair on Wednesday, Nov. 2., at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., beginning at 6 p.m. Attendees can meet directly with city departments to learn more about services and programs. Confirmed departments include Business Affairs, Streets and Sanitation, Chicago(…)

Kenwood principal warns of Halloween activity on 53rd Street

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer According to a letter to parents from Kenwood Academy High School’s principal, Gregory Jones, a “Halloween Purge” is supposed to occur on 53rd Street beginning at 4 p.m. today. Jones said in the letter that this is not organized by Kenwood students and that the school has contacted both the(…)

Halloween letter from Principal Jones

Dear Parent/Guardian: I am writing to inform you that the school received a message via social media that a “Halloween Purge” will occur in the Hyde Park neighborhood, at 53th Street. The scheduled time is 4:00 p.m. However, it could be later in the evening. A “Halloween Purge” refers to the gathering of teenagers to(…)

“Under the Gun” documentary shown at Harper Theater

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer The People for a Safer Society hosted what could be its final screening of the documentary “Under The Gun” for residents and civic leaders of the Hyde Park community Thursday night, Oct. 28, at Harper Court Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave. “With today’s escalating gun violence, people may feel powerless(…)

Michael Jackson tribute at Logan Center

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer A special performance commemorating one of the world’s most revered pop stars will take place, Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. “The King of Pop Live” is a Michael Jackson tribute show that features a live band, choreographed dancers, and outstanding visual effects featuring the(…)

Panelists talk politics and technology at Polsky

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) Institute of Politics (IOP) co hosted a talk earlier today, Oct. 27, on how technology has changed and will change the elections process. Election season is in full swing, with only 11 days until Election Day. Four panelists came together at the Polsky(…)

Frank Lloyd Wright Trust League Host Housing Tour

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust League is hosting the “October After Hours at The Robie House,” 5757 S. Woodlawn Ave., Oct 28, for Trust members and non-members of the community. During the event, which will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., guests can observe some of Frank Lloyd(…)

Top 10 Halloween events in Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Whether it’s family fun or spooky scares you’re in search of, Hyde Park has multiple events throughout the neighborhood leading up to Halloween night. Friday, Oct. 28 Kozminski’s Fall Harvest Festival Kozminski Community Academy Elementary School, 936 E. 54th St., will have a family fun fall themed event that will(…)

University of Chicago Divinity School Welcomes Nigerian Author

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer The University of Chicago Divinity School,1025 E. 58th St., hosted author Maudlyne Ihejirika and her mother Angelina Ihejirika to discuss their book “Escape from Nigeria: A Memoir of Faith, Love and War,” during their Wednesday Lunch Session, Oct. 26. “We’ve waited a long time to tell her story,” said Maudlyne(…)

Kenwood boys soccer team loses state playoffs

Kenwood boys soccer team loses state playoffs

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Due to several missed opportunities down the stretch, the Kenwood Academy High School Boys Soccer team fell 2-1 in the state playoffs to non-conference opponent Goode High School on Saturday, Oct. 15. “Our kicking game wasn’t there,” said Miguel Cedeno, head boys soccer coach at Kenwood. “We didn’t move the(…)

Kenwood Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno

Kenwood Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Name: Miguel Cedeno Position: Head Varsity Coach of Girls Soccer School: Kenwood Academy High School Mascot: Lady Broncos Conference: Second Division South Previous Record: 6-1 conference Current Record: 0-0 conference Previous Ranking: No.2 in Second Division Conference Current Ranking: No.1 in Second Division Conference Kenwood Academy Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno is in(…)

Kalven raises questions

Kalven raises questions

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer Investigative reporter Jamie Kalven of the Invisible Institute released a four-part series entitled “Code of Silence,” which is the result of a three-year investigation of the Chicago Police Department. Kalven’s article was published earlier this month through “The Intercept,” an online investigative reporting site dedicated to exposing corruption in the(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society seeks nominees

Hyde Park Historical Society seeks nominees

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer The Hyde Park Historical Society is currently seeking nominees for its 2017 Paul Cornell Award, given to individuals and organizations whose works exemplify the values and objectives of society. The award was named in honor of Hyde Park Township founder Paul Cornell. During the ceremony, nominees will be honored under(…)

Documentary coming to Hyde Park

Documentary coming to Hyde Park

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Freelance Writer The People for a Safer Society, a non-profit grassroots organization, is hosting a screening of the documentary “Under The Gun” on Thursday Oct. 27, at 6:30 p.m. held at Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave. The documentary is directed by Stephanie Soechtig and executive produced by Katie Couric. “It’s a(…)

Mt. Carmel coach to receive honor

Mt. Carmel coach to receive honor

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Known as the all time most successful football coach in the state of Illinois history with 357 wins and counting, Frank Lenti, a 1969 alum of Mt. Carmel High School and 11 time State Champion, will be nominated for the 2016 National Coach of The Year award by the State(…)