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Mt. Carmel hockey loss

Mt. Carmel hockey loss

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer After surrendering three goals in the second period, the Mt. Carmel Caravan boys hockey team fell to the Notre Dame College Prep Dons 5-1 on Thursday night, Oct. 20, at the Morgan Park Center Ice Rink, 11505 S. Western Ave. “We were not being physical enough in the first period,” said Bart Czachor, head(…)

Corrine Elnora Helmke Niedenthal , 87

Corrine Elnora Helmke Niedenthal , 87

Corrine Elnora Helmke Niedenthal, age 87, died of ALS on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at Agrace HospiceCare in Fitchburg. Corrine was born on Aug. 24, 1929 in Madison, just minutes after her identical twin, Carol, to Dorothy Nelson Helmke and Chester Carl Helmke. She grew up with her three beloved sisters in nearby McFarland, and(…)

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(…)

Q and A with Kenwood Girl’s Soccer Coach Miguel Cedeno

Q and A with 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(…)

Mt. Carmel Football Coach Nominated for IHSA Coach of The Year

Mt. Carmel Football Coach Nominated for IHSA Coach of The Year

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Known as the all time winningest 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 of(…)

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 boy’s soccer coach of Kenwood Academy. “We didn’t move(…)

Ursula K. Selby, 93

Ursula K. Selby, 93

Ursula K. Selby, age 93 (April 30, 1923 – Sept. 29, 2016) Ursula immigrated from Germany, to the United States in 1939, at the age of 15. She continued her education at Hyde Park High School and went on to attend the University of Illinois at Champaign where she majored in chemistry. She met Carl(…)

Ed McElroy, 91

Ed McElroy, 91

By Susan Malone Ed McElroy has died at 91 years of age. It is truly the end of an era. Everyone knew Ed McElroy. He was one of a kind. He was known for his radio and television appearances as early as the 1940’s. He built and ran one of the largest public relations firms(…)

Nancy Shlaes deGrazia, 79

Nancy Shlaes deGrazia, 79

As a regional activist in the 1960s and 1970s, Nancy Shlaes deGrazia represented the efforts by reform Democrats to break away from the Daley Machine. She rose from Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference executive director to the staff of Governor Dan Walker, where she pushed for reform in areas from health to state public aid to(…)

Daniel Fegan,73

Daniel Fegan,73

Daniel Fegan passed away at age 73 from complications from leukemia, Oct. 1, while surrounded by his family. A lifelong Chicagoan and Hyde Park resident for the last three decades, Fegan leaves behind his beloved wife, Dr. Claudia Fegan, his first-born child and daughter, Angela, his son, James, and his younger sister, Mary. Fegan was(…)

Nancy Shlaes deGrazia, 79

Nancy Shlaes deGrazia, 79

Nancy Shlaes deGrazia, 79. Beloved wife of the late Victor R. deGrazia and former wife of Jared B. Shlaes; devoted mother of Bruce (Beth Wilson) deGrazia, Janet (Hans Funke) deGrazia, Lee deGrazia, Amity Shlaes (Seth) Lipsky, Daniel (Lauren) deGrazia, Noah (Lynda Jo) Shlaes, Nancy (Phil) LoCascio, and Jane Shlaes; cherished grandmother of 18; proud great-grandmother(…)

Chaturanga promotes the practice of yoga through Mindful Meetups

Chaturanga promotes the practice of yoga through Mindful Meetups

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer You don’t have to be flexible or relaxed in order to practice yoga; Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, 1525 E. 55th St., is proving that the practice of yoga goes far beyond the limits of the yoga mat in their new Mindful Meetups series. “Connecting with yourself in any way is a(…)

Broncos cruise to victory over Englewood Urban Prep

Broncos cruise to victory over Englewood Urban Prep

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS  Sports Writer  Thanks to a dominate first half performance by the Kenwood Academy High School defense, the Broncos improved to 4-2 on the season with a 36-2 blowout victory over Englewood Urban Prep on Friday night, Sept. 30, at Gately Stadium, 810 E. 103rd St. “It was very important that our guys(…)

Elaine Wong, 91

Elaine Wong, 91

Hyde Park resident Elaine Wong, M.D., nee Chong, age 91, of Chicago, passed away on September 2, 2016 of natural causes. Wong, or “Popo” to her three beloved grandchildren, was a loving grandmother, mother of two children, and wife to Arthur Wong for 51 years. She was born in Honolulu, Hawaii as the middle of(…)

Phil C. Neal, 97

Phil C. Neal, 97

Former University of Chicago Law School (UCLS) Dean Phil C. Neal, antitrust expert, litigator and law firm founder, died Sept. 27, he was 97. Neal was a professor at the Law School for 21 years and its sixth dean. He taught subjects including Elements of the Law, Antitrust, and Constitutional Law. He hired scholars Richard Posner,(…)