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Hales clinch IHSA 2A State Regional Title

Hales clinch IHSA 2A State Regional Title

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer Thanks to a playoff career high of 27 points, 13 assist and five steals by Milton Wordlow, the Hales Franciscan Spartans defeated the Bowen High School Boilermakers 74-56 in the second round of the IHSA 2A State Regional Playoffs. “I wanted to play well for my teammates!” Wordlow said, after(…)

Bret Harte falls to St. Sabina 40-28

Bret Harte falls to St. Sabina 40-28

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer On Saturday Feb. 27, at St. Columbanus gymnasium, 331 E 71st St. the Bret Harte Elementary School basketball team fell to St. Sabina Catholic School 40-28 in front of a packed house of community supporters for both teams. In the first half, St. Sabina would jump out to leads of(…)

Hales beats Butler, advances to second round of IHSA Playoffs

Hales beats Butler, advances to second round of IHSA Playoffs

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Thanks to the one-two scoring punch of Milton Wordlow (26 points and 13 assist) and Austin Trice (12 points and 11 rebounds), the Hales Franciscan High School Spartans prevailed over Butler Prep Academy High School 67-55 Feb. 24 in the first round of the 2016 Illinois High School Association 2A Basketball State Playoffs held at Bowen High School. “We(…)

CIMMfest expands to Hyde Park

CIMMfest expands to Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The eighth annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (CIMMfest) is expanding to Hyde Park in April. CIMMfest dubs itself as a non-profit arts organization dedicated to bringing together filmmakers, musicians, artists and audiences from around the globe as an interactive cultural event. The fest takes place from April 13-17(…)

HP institutions get grants

HP institutions get grants

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The MacArthur Foundation and the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children awarded two Hyde Park organizations recently with grants to further their supportive programs for the community. The Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC), 5020 S. Cornell Ave., and the Chicago Child Care Society (CCCS), 5467 S. University Ave., both received separate(…)

Music at the farmers market

Music at the farmers market

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Special Service Area (SSA) is looking for live musicians to spice up the shopping atmosphere during the Hyde Park Farmer’s Market 2016 market season, this Spring. “Last year we had a few musicians perform unannounced on an informal basis, and it was a great addition to the ambiance of(…)

Marion Elizabeth Roberts, 97

Marion Elizabeth Roberts, 97

Marion Elizabeth Roberts transitioned January 25. After 97 years, she now resides eternally with her God and her ancestors. Roberts was the only child of Mr. Charles Albert and Mrs. Cleo Geraldine Scott, who migrated to Chicago from Topeka, Kansas, more than 100 years ago. Roberts grew up on the south side, living for a(…)

Global Voices “Roots & Rhymes: A Black Culture Showcase”

Global Voices “Roots & Rhymes: A Black Culture Showcase”

By Sara Zhou Global Voices Metcalf Fellow In celebration of Black History Month and in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the First Great Migration, the Global Voices Performing Arts Series at International House will be partnering with Soul Poetry Cafe and local Chicago artists to present “Roots & Rhymes: A Black Culture Showcase.” The(…)

Hales advances to second round of catholic league playoffs

Hales advances to second round of catholic league playoffs

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer Thanks to 21 points and five assist from senior guard Nick McKenzie, the Hales Franciscan Spartans prevailed over the St. Ignatius Wolfpack 70-67 to advance to the second round of the Chicago Catholic League Playoffs. “We played very well tonight as a team,” said Gary London, head coach of Hales(…)

Kenwood advances to final four of city playoffs

Kenwood advances to final four of city playoffs

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer For the first time in school history, the Kenwood Academy Broncos Basketball Team advanced to the Final Four of the Chicago Public League City Playoffs with a 73-65 win over Westinghouse High School on Saturday, Feb. 14.   “It feels good to make history,” said Marlo Finner, head coach of(…)

U. of C. scientists play role in discovery of gravitational waves

U. of C. scientists play role in discovery of gravitational waves

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Physicists working with the Laser Interferometer Graviational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced on Feb. 11 that for the first time in history, gravitational waves had been detected. The finding corroborates Albert Einstein’s 1915 theory of general relativity, which predicated that certain cosmic events would produce gravitational waves that could be detected from(…)

Chicago Police Task Force hears residents’ concerns

Chicago Police Task Force hears residents’ concerns

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The newly formed, mayor-appointed Chicago Police Accountability Task Force listened to South Side community members air their grievances at a public forum on Thursday Feb. 11. The forum was held at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr., and featured comments by many Chicago residents who felt(…)

Kenneth J. Washington 1957-2016

Kenneth J. Washington 1957-2016

Hyde Park resident Kenneth Washington died on Tuesday, Feb. 9. He was passionate about martial arts, in particular Tang Soo Do. He was an active participant in the Hyde Park 4th of July parade with Fitzgerald’s Martial Arts. He was also an active member of the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. Washington is survived by(…)

Dee Alexander Quartet featured at I-House jazz concert

Dee Alexander Quartet featured at I-House jazz concert

By PATRICK REILLY Global Voices Metcalf Fellow The University of Chicago’s International House (I-House) has hosted its share of high-profile performers over the years. U2 took the stage of its assembly hall during its first U.S. tour in 1982; more recently, I-House celebrated its 83rd birthday with the help of Chicago Blues legend Eddie “The(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St. Featured Speaker: Hyde Park resident and retired Chicago Public School Principal Jay Mulberry Tickets for the dinner are $80, $90 if purchased after Feb.22. Send checks, payable to the Hyde Park Historical Society to Janice A. Knox, c/o Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave.,(…)

Broncos advance to second round of city playoffs

Broncos advance to second round of city playoffs

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In the first round of the Chicago Public League City Playoffs for boys basketball, the fifth ranked Kenwood Academy High School Broncos dominated the Mather High School Rangers 74-37 on their home floor in honor of “Senior Night” celebrating the graduating class of 2016. “Tonight we came out a little(…)

Gemma Selman, 77

Gemma Selman, 77

Gemma Selman, a long-time resident of Hyde Park, died unexpectedly of a heart attack on January 23. She was born and grew up in the Netherlands and came to this country with her husband, Rob Selman, in 1964. They and their children lived in Berkeley, Calif. and in Wheaton, Ill. before moving to Hyde Park(…)

Kenwood crowned conference champs in spite of loss to Curie

Kenwood crowned conference champs in spite of loss to Curie

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer After clinching the Red Central Conference Championship on Saturday, the 4th ranked Kenwood Academy High School Broncos fell to 5th ranked Curie High School 77-76 in their final home game of the regular season. “Thanks to Hyde Park upsetting Curie last week we clinched the conference,” said one Kenwood staff(…)

New CEO for CCCS

New CEO for CCCS

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Dara Munson has been named the new CEO of the Chicago Child Care Society (CCCS), 5467 S. University Ave., as of last week. She is replacing former executive director of the CCCS, Deborah Hagman-Shannon, who has been with CCCS since 2005. “Dara has proven herself to be an effective, motivating(…)

Kale Alonzo Williams, Jr., 1925-2016

Kale Alonzo Williams, Jr., 1925-2016

Kale Alonzo Williams, Jr. died January 7 at home in Boulder, Colorado. He was a long-time resident of Chicago prior to his move to Boulder in 2013. Williams was born in Independence, Kansas on August 7, 1925 and grew up in the small town of Cedar Vale, Kansas, the oldest of seven children born to(…)