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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(…)

Kenneth Martin Wester, 1930-2016

Kenneth Martin Wester, 1930-2016

Long time Hyde Park resident Kenneth Wester died on January 13, 2016. Born April 30, 1930 in LaBolt, South Dakota, Wester moved to Minneapolis at age 15, where he was a hyperactive teenager: delivering groceries (by truck), high school pep band, Lutheran church youth activities, baritone in a male quartet doing live broadcasts weekly on(…)

Lydia G. (Steinway) Cochrane, 1928-2016

Lydia G. (Steinway) Cochrane, 1928-2016

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(…)

Anne Hammond Roby 1940-2015

Anne Hammond Roby 1940-2015

Anne Hammond Roby passed away in Chicago on Dec. 13, 2015 of acute issues related to lung cancer. She was 75. Born and raised in Columbia, SC, Roby moved to Hyde Park in 1959 to attend the University of Chicago and never left. She lived in the same condominium apartment for 47 years and was(…)

John James Fenessy 1933-2016

John James Fenessy 1933-2016

Hyde Park resident John James Fennessy died on Sunday, Jan. 3. He was Professor of Radiology at the University of Chicago. Fennessy was born in Clonmel County Tipperary in Ireland in 1933. He was an alumnus of Glenstall Abbey Limerick and Christian Brothers Schools in Clonmel. Fennessy received his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of(…)

Herbet R. Barghusen 1933-2015

Herbet R. Barghusen 1933-2015

Herbert R. Barghusen, a longtime resident of Hyde Park in Chicago and more recently of Ogden Dunes, Ind., died on Dec. 25, 2015 in Chesterton, Ind. after an illness of several months.  Born July 9, 1933 in Englewood, New Jersey to Lydia Bertha (nee Weber) and John Joseph Barghusen, Barghusen spent his youth in the(…)

Security alert: 53rd St. robbery

Security alert: 53rd St. robbery

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer A Christmas Eve robbery on 53rd St. and Blackstone Ave. caused the University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) to issue a community alert to residents of Hyde Park. In a statement issued shortly after the incident, the university’s Associate Vice President for Safety, Security and Civic Affairs, Marlon Lynch, wrote,(…)