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Lydia G. (Steinway) Cochrane, 1931-2016

Lydia G. (Steinway) Cochrane, 1931-2016

Lydia G. Cochrane (nee Steinway), 87, died in Chicago on January 5 of cardiac arrest, surrounded by family. Cochrane was born in New York to Theodore and Ruth Steinway (nee Davis), the youngest of six children. After attending Dalton, Putney, Smith and the University of Chicago, Cochrane taught French for many years at the University of(…)

Brenda Nelligan Murphy, 1939-2016

Brenda Nelligan Murphy, 1939-2016

Long-time Hyde Park resident Brenda Murphy (nee Nelligan), died peacefully at home with her family on January 8, 2016 after an extended illness. Murphy was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. on July 21, 1939 to Thomas P. and Jean (Denzig) Nelligan. She graduated from Oakwood School and went on to attend William Smith College in Geneva,(…)

Brenda N. Murphy, 76

Brenda N. Murphy, 76

Long-time Hyde Park resident Brenda Nelligan Murphy, died peacefully at home with her family on January 8, 2016 after an extended illness. Brenda was born in Poughkeepsie, NY on July 21, 1939 to Thomas P. and Jean (Denzig) Nelligan, graduated from Oakwood School and went on to attend William Smith College in Geneva, NY. Postponing(…)

Lydia Goodwin, 87

Lydia Goodwin, 87

Lydia Goodwin (Steinway), 87, died in Chicago on Jan. 5 of cardiac arrest, surrounded by family. Lydia was born in New York to Theodore and Ruth Steinway (Davis), the youngest of six children. After attending Dalton, Putney, Smith and the University of Chicago, she taught French for many years at the University of Chicago Laboratory(…)

School News

School News

Information sessions at the Chicago Free School, KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. The Chicago Free School is hosting two information sessions. The sessions will take place from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 24 at KAM Isaiah Israel Congregation, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd. and 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.(…)

Robinson leads Kenwood to victory over King College Prep

Robinson leads Kenwood to victory over King College Prep

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to three game changing dunks and a game high of 22 points, forward Nick Robinson and the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos Basketball team prevailed over conference foes King College Prep Jaguars, Thursday night, in front of a packed house in the Jaguar gymnasium. “We knew we could come back,” said Robinson after being down by as many(…)

Margo Jefferson speaks at U. of C. Seminary Co-op

Margo Jefferson speaks at U. of C. Seminary Co-op

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Margo Jefferson, a book and theater critic for The New York Times and winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, visited the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., on Thursday, Jan. 14, to speak on her most recent accomplishment, “Negroland: A Memoir.” “Negroland” takes a look at Jefferson’s upbringing(…)

Elizabeth Hollander Memorial Service

Elizabeth Hollander Memorial Service

Please join us to remember the life and legacy of Hyde Park resident Elizabeth Hollander, a former planning commissioner for the City of Chicago, mother, planner, civic leader, community activist and mentor. Her memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4 at Harold Washington Library, 400 S. State St., in the Cindy(…)