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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,(…)

Lady Broncos upset Bengals’ winning streak

Lady Broncos upset Bengals’ winning streak

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Kenwood Academy High School Lady Broncos hosted the Bogan High School Bengals, Jan. 6, in a Windy City Central girl’s basketball conference match. Both the 18th ranked Lady Broncos (5-0) and the 19th ranked Bengals (4-0) were undefeated in conference play before Wednesday night’s game. “Our goal was to overcome a mountain,”(…)

Broncos dominate Dunbar in conference match

Broncos dominate Dunbar in conference match

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer With four players finishing in double figures (Manny Patterson 13 points, Zion Morgan 13 points, David Hunt 11 points, and Nick Robinson 10 points), the Kenwood Academy High School Broncos dominated the Dunbar High School Mighty Men 51-28 on Thursday night in Red Central conference play. “In the beginning we(…)

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, 85

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, 85

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, the William Benton Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of Chicago, died Dec. 23 in Oakland, Calif., after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Rudolph, 85, was a past president of the American Political Science Association and the Association for Asian Studies, and a member of the American(…)

Lynn Marie Beard, 58

Lynn Marie Beard, 58

Lynn Marie Beard, 58, born in Chicago, Ill. on March 5, 1957, quietly released her body on Dec. 16, 2015 at St. Joseph’s hospital, 1725 W Harrison Street. Her younger sister, Susan (Gay) was with her as she made her transition. Lynn lived in Chicago all of her life. With her sisters, Jill and Susan, she had(…)

U. of C. focuses on diversity in higher ed

U. of C. focuses on diversity in higher ed

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The University of Chicago (U. of C.) announced on Dec. 15 that it will join the Creating Connections Consortium (C3), a select group of research institutions and liberal arts colleges working to promote diversity in higher education by finding better ways to hire and support graduate students from underrepresented groups(…)

MSI offers free museum entry in January, celebrates MLK Day

MSI offers free museum entry in January, celebrates MLK Day

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer For the entire month of January, the Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., will be offering free museum entry on weekdays to Illinois residents. Additionally, the museum will kick off its annual Black Creativity Program with a Family Day on Jan. 18, Martin Luther King, Jr.(…)

Jane Averill, 1957-2015

Jane Averill, 1957-2015

Jane Averill, teacher at Ray Elementary School, died peacefully in her Hyde Park home Monday, Dec. 7 after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 58. Averill wasn’t born and raised in Hyde Park, but she embodied the neighborhood’s progressive, broad-minded, activist spirit. And it was here that she thrived, found the warm friendships and(…)

Richard Orlikoff, 1923 – 2015

Richard Orlikoff, 1923 – 2015

Richard Orlikoff, legal counsel for the Hyde Park Herald and Hyde Park resident for over 60 years, died Thursday, Dec. 10. He was 92. Orlikoff was born in New Jersey on July 23, 1923 to Samuel and Blanche Orlikoff. After high school he attended the University of Michigan where he graduated with a Bachelor of(…)

Kenwood Broncos prevail over neighborhood rivals

Kenwood Broncos prevail over neighborhood rivals

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer Suffering their first loss of the season (in Michigan) over the weekend, the 3rd ranked Kenwood Academy High School Broncos (3-1) returned home, looking to redeem themselves against neighborhood rivals (No. 25) Hyde Park Academy High School Thunderbirds (5-2) on Thursday night at Thunderbird gymnasium. “We knew it would be intense!” said Marlo Finner, head coach of Kenwood Academy, 5015(…)

A dancer’s dream comes true

A dancer’s dream comes true

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Over 170 dancers will make up this year’s Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) “Nutcracker” performance, but one performer in particular is especially excited to have the opportunity to be in the show. Ladonna Freidheim has a minor disability, but it comes with physical limitations. Freidheim trained to be a(…)

New Hyde Park dog walking service has track app

New Hyde Park dog walking service has track app

By SUMMER DIAB Herald Intern On Oct. 1, a new business opened up in Hyde Park called Hyde Bark Dog Walking. The service uses an app called Pet Check Technology™ to enhance efficiency and clients’ peace of mind. LeAnna Quartuccio, owner of Hyde Bark Dog Walking, 5445 S. Harper Ave., said she always dreamed of(…)

Hyde Park photo group featured at Great Frame Up

Hyde Park photo group featured at Great Frame Up

By SUMMER DIAB Intern The Hyde Park Photo Study Group has been selected as December’s Artist of the Month at The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St. Hyde Park Photo Study Group is made up of 11 retired professional photographers: Clara Carson, Paul Carson, Charles Fischer, Mark Gelula, William Hammett, Robin Heiss, Jerlyn Maloy,(…)

Chicago Elite Classic hosts breakfast of champions

Chicago Elite Classic hosts breakfast of champions

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer On Saturday morning, Dec. 5, businessmen, politicians and some of the top athletes from across country gathered to host “the 2015 Chicago Elite Classic Breakfast of Champions,” held at the Hyatt Regency downtown. “There will be thousands of people coming to watch and see these young men play,” said Kurt(…)

Berwanger only Heisman trophy winner from school in Illinois

Berwanger only Heisman trophy winner from school in Illinois

By TOM EMERY Special Contributor Quick: How many Heisman Trophy winners have come from schools in the state of Illinois? Answer: Only one. And not from the schools you may think. The sole Heisman winner from a college football team in Illinois is Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago, who received the first Heisman(…)

Kenwood Broncos start basketball season with wins

Kenwood Broncos start basketball season with wins

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer Broncos Madness a huge hit On a cold Saturday night, Nov. 21, at Kenwood Academy High School, a standing room only crowd of 1,000 plus fans packed the gymnasium to witness the start of the basketball season for the Kenwood Broncos Boys Varsity Basketball Team. “It’s Midnight Madness,” said Zion(…)

Hales fall to Hilcrest in season opener

Hales fall to Hilcrest in season opener

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In their first game of the 2015-16 season, the Hales Franciscan Spartans fell to the Hillcrest Hawks 83-50, in a blow out loss at the Chicago Heights Classic held at Bloom Township High School on Monday night, Nov. 23. “We’ve lost five senior starters from last years team,” said Gary(…)

School News

School News

A special celebration at The Ancona School, 4770 S. Dorchester Ave. Community members, students, faculty and friends of The Ancona School are invited to the second annual Ancona Day, Sunday Dec. 6, from noon-3 p.m. on the new Outdoor Learning Space. The event will feature games, entertainment, food and hot chocolate. Register for the event(…)

University of Chicago Updates

University of Chicago Updates

Renaissance Society celebrates centennial The Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis Ave., is celebrating its one hundredth year in existence with an exhibition titled, “Let Us Celebrate While Youth Lingers And Ideas Flow, Archives 1915-2015.” The exhibition, which is based at Midway Studios, 929 E. 60th St., but also extends to the Renaissance Society’s headquarters on(…)