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Legends host baseball game for “Its Your Park Day”

Legends host baseball game for “Its Your Park Day”

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer  The Hyde Park Kenwood Legends baseball team, in collaboration with Playstreet Chicago, hosted its first “Play Chicago” event promoting health, fitness, cleanup and safe activities for kids and parents throughout the community, Saturday, June 18. “Today, we had over 20 volunteers come out and help clean up the community,” said Greg(…)

The Chicago Bulls help promote fire safety at Murray

The Chicago Bulls help promote fire safety at Murray

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Students at Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., learned about fire safety last week with a little help from the Chicago Bulls. Murray students learned about the stop, drop and roll technique; making a fire safety plan at home and fire truck operations with the help of the Chicago(…)

Elizabeth “Betty” Butler, 97

Elizabeth “Betty” Butler, 97

Memorial services will be held on June 25 for Elizabeth “Betty” Butler, who died in her Hyde Park home in Chicago on May 27. She was 97. Mrs. Butler was born on November 10, 1918 in Beloit, Wisc. and was the sixth child of Rev. James and Mayme Mitcham. She received her undergraduate degree from(…)

David Tod Roy, 83

David Tod Roy, 83

David Tod Roy, a professor emeritus in East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago, died on May 29, 2016 at home in Chicago from complications of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) with which he was diagnosed three years earlier. Professor Roy, who considered Sewickley, PA, his family home, is best known for his(…)

Nancy J. Johnstone, 83

Nancy J. Johnstone, 83

Nancy J. Johnstone passed away peacefully on May 25, 2016, in the University of Chicago’s Center for Care and Discovery Hospital. A Hyde Park resident for 55 years, she was 83 at the time of her death. Johnstone was born in Detroit to Harold and Pearl Stavers on August 2, 1932. Widely known for her(…)

U. of C. panel focuses on the data analytics of political campaigns

U. of C. panel focuses on the data analytics of political campaigns

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Remember the Harper’s Magazine subscription you signed up for last month? The Clinton campaign knows about it, and there’s a good chance they’re using that information to help predict who you’ll be voting for in November. Modern day political campaigns are tapping into exhaustive databases of voter information, which could(…)

Barbara Muriel Greenberg, 88

Barbara Muriel Greenberg, 88

Barbara Muriel Greenberg passed away peacefully on May 13, 2016 in Chicago. She was 88.   Born in the Bronx on May 6, 1928, Greenberg graduated from New York University in 1949 and received her Masters in Social Work from University of Kansas in 1952. She married her husband Bernie on September 1, 1949, in(…)

Future of health care a budgetary concern for county board president

Future of health care a budgetary concern for county board president

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle was the guest speaker at a Cook County Suburban Publishers luncheon, Friday, May 20, at the Renaissance Chicago Hotel, 1 W. Wacker Dr. During her speech Preckwinkle, who served as 4th Ward alderman for 19 years, spoke about how important newspapers are to communities. “You have a direct line(…)

Kenwood resident starts pizza franchise

Kenwood resident starts pizza franchise

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer An entrepreneur from Kenwood will be the first to introduce the Persona Pizzeria franchise to the Midwest region when a Loop location opens in mid-July. Greg Dunn said he had been looking to own a franchise when he found the new, fast casual pizza restaurant that serves both specialty pizzas(…)

St. Thomas the Apostle open house and lecture

St. Thomas the Apostle open house and lecture

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Every year, The Frank Lloyd Wright Trust hosts an Architectural Housewalk in Oak Park and River Forest. This year, the tour will expand its reach into Hyde Park with a special program at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave. On May 22, the church will open its(…)

Amanda’s Garden workday

Amanda’s Garden workday

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Ray Elementary School needs volunteers for a workday on Amanda’s Garden on Saturday, May 21. The garden, located on the corner of 56th Street and Kenwood Avenue, is an outdoor space in honor of Amanda Carter. Carter was a second grader at Ray when a drunk driver killed her in(…)

Memorial service for Dr. Quentin Young

Memorial service for Dr. Quentin Young

A memorial service for Dr. Quenton Young will take place from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22 at KAM Isaiah Israel, 5039 S. Greenwood Ave. Young, a Hyde Park native who served the community through his health practice and activism, died Monday, March 7 at the age of 92. He was well known(…)

Volunteers needed for citywide park cleanup

Volunteers needed for citywide park cleanup

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The Chicago Parks Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Chicago Park District, is searching for volunteers for “It’s Your Park Day,” a citywide clean up event on June 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Throughout the day, community residents will partner with park advisory council members to mulch trees,(…)

Dr. Robert L. Replogle, 84

Dr. Robert L. Replogle, 84

Robert L. Replogle, MD, 84, of Chicago, Ill. died Monday, May 9, at the University of Chicago Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born in 1931 in Ottumwa, Iowa, to Ralph and Edith (Swartz) Replogle, He moved to Clear Lake at the age of seven and grew up there, graduating with his high school(…)

Walk, play, bazaar in school news

Walk, play, bazaar in school news

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Walk for Ray School Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., is holding a Walk-a-Thon fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 20. Ray is hoping that the Walk-a-Thon will help the school reach its goal of $25,000 that will go toward supplies and programs at the school.(…)

Ruth Rose Block Michael, 103

Ruth Rose Block Michael, 103

Ruth Rose Block Michael passed away peacefully, Feb. 17, after a short illness. Block Michael, was born on Aug. 5, 1912 in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada to Violet Wendelboe and Louis Block. Her father owned a piano store and delivered pianos by horse drawn wagon. When the family moved to Hyde Park in the 1920s,(…)

“Strength and Struggle”

“Strength and Struggle”

Chabad center hosts “Strength and Struggle” courses The Rohr Chabad Jewish Center, 5700 S. Woodlawn Ave., is hosting a six-part course titled “Strength and Struggle.” The course features  Lessons in character from prophets. The courses begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 17. The first course is free.

William Grimshaw,77

William Grimshaw,77

William “Bill” J. Grimshaw, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, after a long illness. For many years the 77 year old was known as an expert on Chicago politics. Grimshaw was born on May 18, 1938, to Elmer J. Grimshaw, a factory worker, and Violet Teppo Grimshaw, who was born in America to Finnish immigrants.(…)

Jackson Park Five Classic Run gets groovy

Jackson Park Five Classic Run gets groovy

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), Tri-Master-Youth Division and the SECC are partnering to host a 1960s and 1970s-themed running event on May 14. Costumes are encouraged. The event, titled the Jackson Park Five Classic Run, kicks-off at 7:30 a.m. and includes three different running courses. Participants will choose between a 5(…)