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U. of C. IOP Winter Fellows

U. of C. IOP Winter Fellows

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago recently announced the list of Fellows for the upcoming Winter quarter who will participate in public forums and lead off-the-record seminars. Four of the six Fellows are veteran political strategists while two of them are journalists. The Fellows are as follows:(…)

Q and A with Kenwood Girl’s Varsity Basketball Coach Andre Lewis

Q and A with Kenwood Girl’s Varsity Basketball Coach Andre Lewis

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer Hyde Park Herald Name: Andre Lewis Position: Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach School: Kenwood Academy Mascot: Broncos Conference: Windy City Central Conference Previous Record: 6-2 conference, 19-9 overall Current Record: 0-0 conference, 0-0 overall Previous Ranking: No. 9 Current Ranking: None Andre Lewis is entering his fourth season as Head Girl’s Varsity Basketball Coach of Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. During his(…)

Reavis joins CPS budget fight

Reavis joins CPS budget fight

By SUMMER DIAB Intern Reavis Elementary School will join schools in the Bronzeville neighborhood, Nov. 23, for Communication Action Day. Parents, students, teachers and community members will participate in this day of action from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at DuSable High School Campus, 4934 S. Wabash Ave., to express their concerns for the Chicago(…)

Hyde Park institutions receive IncentOvate grants

Hyde Park institutions receive IncentOvate grants

By GEORGIA GEIS Special Contributor Hyde Park’s DuSable Museum of African American History and Court Theatre have been awarded the competitive IncentOvate Program grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). The IncentOvate Program, now in its second year, provides funding for innovative new programs that highlight collaboration between cultural institutions(…)

Richard Landau, man of purpose in field of medicine, dead at 99

Richard Landau, man of purpose in field of medicine, dead at 99

For more than half a century, Richard L. Landau was a demanding professor of medicine, performing path-breaking research into the effects of human hormones and treatment of hormone-related diseases while building a world-renowned endocrinology program at the University of Chicago. Dr. Landau died Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Montgomery Place, an assisted living facility in Hyde(…)

Carol L. Browning, 79

Carol L. Browning, 79

Carol LaVeta (Kohl) Browning passed away on October 12, 2015. Browning was a longtime resident of Hyde Park, maintaining a home in the neighborhood since 1976. Browning was born in a small farm house outside Edinburgh, Illinois on January 16, 1936. She excelled academically and musically as a child, taking two grades in one year,(…)

Another great South Side Pie day

Another great South Side Pie day

By SUMMER DIAB Herald Intern The fourth year of the South Side Pie Challenge was a success and every dollar raised was donated to Hyde Park and Kenwood Hunger programs. Adults, children and college students gathered, on Nov. 7, at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., to sample an array of pies.(…)

Irma Pickens

Irma Pickens

Irma Pickens, a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ, began her eternal rest Thursday, October 29, 2015.  She is best known as “The mastermind behind the Pickens Family!” Pickens met her husband of 56 years, jazz pianist Willie Pickens, when she was an aspiring vocalist. Willie Pickens moved to Hyde Park in 1958 from Milwaukee(…)

R&B performer makes DuSable appearance

R&B performer makes DuSable appearance

By GEORGIA GEIS Special Contributor Terisa Griffin, Chicago’s own Rhythm and Blues diva, knows something about love and loss. And it is this knowledge she pours into her latest CD, Revival of Soul. Chicago fans can celebrate with Griffin at her Pink Carpet CD release concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 4 at DuSable Museum(…)

South Parks Workshop coming to Washington Park

South Parks Workshop coming to Washington Park

The Chicago Park District, Project 120 and Heritage Landscapes are inviting the public to a “South Parks Workshop” on Monday, Nov. 9, from 2-7 p.m. The workshop will take place at the Washington Park Refectory, 5531 S. Russell Dr., which is the colonnaded building at the center of the park. The day starts off with(…)

Historical society seeks Despres nominations

Historical society seeks Despres nominations

The Hyde Park Historical Society is seeking nominations for its annual Despres Award which is given to individuals, institutions or organizations for outstanding achievements in the preservation of Hyde Park’s architectural heritage. Any project or building within the bounds of Hyde Park Township – 35th Street to 139th Street, State Street to Lake Michigan –(…)

Broncos fall short in playoffs

Broncos fall short in playoffs

By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer In the first round of the 2015 IHSA State Playoffs, the 4th seeded Kenwood Broncos fell to the 16th seeded Deerfield Warriors 49-6 on Saturday evening at Gately Stadium. “Tough loss for our guys.”said coach Jack Ramsey of Kenwood Academy. “We prepared very well for our opponent but fell short(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society seeks nominations for the 2016 Paul Cornell Award

Hyde Park Historical Society seeks nominations for the 2016 Paul Cornell Award

The Hyde Park Historical Society is currently seeking nominations for Paul Cornell Awards, named after Hyde Park Township’s founder. These awards recognize individuals and organizations whose work exemplify the values and objectives of the society: recording Hyde Park’s history, preserving Hyde Park artifacts and documents, education, and promoting public interest in Hyde Park history.  The(…)

Founder’s Day at DuSable

Founder’s Day at DuSable

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The DuSable Museum of African American History has served as an institution to preserve and interpret the African American culture since Dr. Margaret Burroughs founded the museum in 1961. On Sunday, the DuSable Museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., will celebrate its annual Founder’s Day to commemorate the initiatives and goals(…)

Events in Jackson Park

Events in Jackson Park

Compiled by SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer This week, a variety of events will take place in Jackson Park and the Midway Plaisance. At 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 21, in Jackson Park, the Chicago Park District project manager and biologist will lead a tour of Wooded Island, pointing out various species of birds and marking the(…)

Never too young to learn about science

Never too young to learn about science

By SUMMER DIAB Herald Intern The Museum of Science and Industry on Saturday presented Science Works, a STEM career fair. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and medicine. The event interprets the idea of the career fair broadly, with one-on-one interaction for children from 2 to 18. The fair also had hands-on activities with geologists,(…)