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U. of C. College Council passes two resolutions in support of DACA

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The College Council (CC) at the University of Chicago (U. of C.) approved two resolutions on Tuesday, Jan. 3, the first resolution calls for the creation of a taskforce to support undocumented, “DACAmented,” and international students and the second would make the university a sanctuary campus. The taskforce would be(…)

Kenwood Latin program seeks convention funds

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Students in the Latin program at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., are fundraising to go to the Illinois Junior Classical League Convention (IJCLC) next month. The annual three-day convention brings together high school students from all over the state to celebrate the classics. There are 185 students(…)

Chicago Park District opens drop-off sites for Christmas tree recycling

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The holiday season is officially over, which means taking down the festive decorations. To help with the process, the Chicago Park District (CPD) has opened several drop-off locations to recycle Christmas trees. From now through Jan. 21, 24 Chicago parks will be drop-off spots for trees to be recycled. For(…)

Nando’s to offer free meals to U. of C. community

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Nando’s Peri-Peri, 1447 E. 53rd St., will be opening its doors to all of Hyde Park this Saturday, Jan. 14, but on Tuesday, Jan. 17, the University of Chicago (U. of C.) community will get a special treat from the restaurant in the form of a free meal. From 11(…)

MSI offers free days for Illinois residents

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, is offering free entry to Illinois residents on select days this month and in February. Illinois residents receive free Museum Entry on the following dates Jan.10-12, 16-19, 24-26, 31; Feb.1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28. Tickets must be purchased(…)

Residents in Hyde Park and South Shore meet with Park District CEO

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Jackson Park Advisory Council (JPAC) held its first monthly meeting of the year Monday evening, Jan. 9, at the Jackson Park Fieldhouse, 6401 S. Stony Island Ave. Last night, there was standing room only as residents of Hyde Park and South Shore packed the room to voice their sentiments and(…)

President Obama to sit down with NBC’s Lester Holt in Hyde Park

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer President Barack Obama will be sitting down with NBC Nightly News anchor, Lester Holt for an in-depth interview in Hyde Park on Tuesday, Jan. 10, ahead of the president’s farewell address to the nation at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive Ave. The pair will visit a restaurant in Hyde(…)

Chicago teens gain free access to Art Institute

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Teens in the city of Chicago will now be able to have free entry into the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave, made possible through a private donation from a University of Chicago (U. of C.) alumnus and his wife. Through their foundation, the Redbud Foundation a Topeka,(…)

Resume Day for local teens to work in neighborhood this summer

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Local high school students that are interested in working at various Hyde Park restaurants or shops over the summer are invited to a Teens Resume Day on Monday, Jan. 16. Students are encouraged to bring their resumes, or list of work experiences, extracurricular activities, volunteer projects and future aspirations to(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society to host open house

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) is hosting its first Open House event of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 21. The Open House will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the HPHS headquarters, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. The continued exhibit titled “Hyde Park in 1890,(…)

Chance the Rapper named to DuSable Museum board

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Chance the Rapper (Chancelor Bennett), hip-hop artist and Chicago native has been named to the Board of Trustees at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place. The announcement was made public, Friday, Jan. 6., Chance the Rapper recently made history by receiving seven 2016 Grammy Award(…)

Book release event at Logan Center

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago-based publisher, Curbside Splendor Publishing, will be hosting the release party of their latest book, “Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks,” this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. This year marks the 100th birthday of the late poet(…)