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Sam Guard takes time to reflect on 90 years of life

Sam Guard takes time to reflect on 90 years of life

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Sam Guard, who celebrated his 90th birthday last month, has seen it all. In his 90 years on this planet, he’s seen much of what can possibly be observed in the scope of any human life. With the passing of his wife in 2015, Guard continues to tread into the(…)

African American Hollywood elite join DuSable panel

African American Hollywood elite join DuSable panel

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer A panel discussion, Friday, March 11, at the DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., kicked of a series of events that will focus on race and the media. CBS-2 news anchor Dorothy Tucker moderated the discussion, titled “Hollywood Comes to The Du…,” which included actors Richard Roundtree, Margaret Avery and(…)

Bret Harte drops to 0-2 in St. Columbanus tournament

Bret Harte drops to 0-2 in St. Columbanus tournament

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer  After a dismal shooting night from the field, the Bret Harte Badgers dropped their second game in a row with a 33-17 loss to Gary Comer College Prep on Saturday night at St. Columbanus gymnasium. “We had good looks at the rim,” said Rodney Shelley, head coach of Bret Harte(…)

Kenwood Broncos win IHSA 4A state regional title

Kenwood Broncos win IHSA 4A state regional title

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer For the third week in a row, the Kenwood High School Broncos boys basketball team made history with a 74-56 victory over Oak Park River Forest High School in the second round of the 2016 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Regional State Playoffs held at Morton High School on Friday Mar.(…)

Faye H. Nazon, 79

Faye H. Nazon, 79

Faye Haskin Nazon, former co-owner and administrator of the Cojeunaze Nursing Center, passed away quietly in her sleep on Feb. 5. She was also a much loved home economics teacher and guidance counselor at Hyde Park Academy High School from 1966 to 1979. The youngest of seven children, Nazon was born in the small town(…)

Denise Marie Denton, 84

Denise Marie Denton, 84

Long time Hyde Park resident, Denise Marie Denton, ascended to heaven on March 1, 2016. Denton was born in Chicago on May 21, 1931 to the loving union of Henry Grady and Eula Mae Wesley. She married Howard, the love of her life, in 1957 and they later had two beautiful daughters—Cheryl and Dianne. With(…)

HP Players double performances

HP Players double performances

This month, Hyde Park Community will perform two full productions for two weekends, March 11-13 and 18-20, at University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. Jar the Floor, by Chicago native, Cheryl L. West. opens first, at 8 p.m., Friday, March 11. In the play, four generations of African-American women gather in their Park Forest home(…)

Comer hosts Irish coffee benefit

Comer hosts Irish coffee benefit

The University of Chicago Comer Children’s Service Committee will hold its 49th annual Irish Coffee Benefit from 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Avenue in Hyde Park, Chicago. Admission is $10.00. Attendees will be treated to real Irish coffee and delicious homemade goodies while(…)

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(…)