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Photos from Hyde Parkers’ collection on display at the Smart

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then the new photo exhibit at the Smart Museum of Art entitled “There was a whole collection” is worth 255,000 words. The exhibit features 255 photos from the 830 photo collection of the late Hyde Park residents Lester and Betty Guttman. The photos(…)

Kenwood Brotherhood looking to fundraise for new year

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer For 12 years, the Kenwood Academy of Brotherhood has been focusing on academic, personal, social and career achievement for male students attending Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. It’s a new school year, and so new students have the opportunity to get involved with the successful program. Dr.(…)

How St. Marin de Porres House of Hope makes a difference

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Thursday, Sept. 29, Sister Therese O’Sullivan will be honored in a gala event to celebrate her retirement. Sister O’Sullivan co-founded the St. Martin de Porres House of Hope (SMDP-HOH) as a homeless women’s shelter in 1983 with the late Carol Driscoll, businesswoman-turned nun. It was converted into a drug recovery(…)

Bravo star NeNe Leakes performs at Promontory

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer NeNe Leakes, one of the stars of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” will be performing two shows at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., for her “So Nasty So Rude” comedy tour. Leakes will be performing a 7 p.m. show as well as a 10 p.m. show tomorrow,(…)

CTU votes “yes” for possible strike

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Wrier The Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) announced earlier today that 95 percent of its members voted “yes” during a vote last week to authorize a strike. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teachers have been working without a contract since June 2015. This is the second vote in the last year that CTU(…)

Beyond a mammogram 5k run/walk

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Saturday, Sept. 24 marked the third annual Beyond a Mammogram 5k Run/Walk at 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., a fundraising event born in tragedy but flourishing in triumph. Ontisar Freelain was in her late 30s with a family history of breast cancer when she went to her doctor for an(…)

Chicago Park District holds budget hearing

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Sept. 21 was the annual Chicago Park District (CPD) budget hearing at Fosco Park, 1312 S. Racine Ave., in which every park advisory council in the entire district had the opportunity to speak in front of Michael P. Kelly and his four-member executive board about the changes they wished to(…)

Donation drive at Augustana

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., is hosting a donation drive on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. Items that can be donated include clothing, shoes, accessories, books, linens and small household items. Donations collected will help fund the church. For questions, or to arrange an(…)

CHPV fundraising brunch

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Chicago Hyde Park Village (CHPV) will host a “Magical Benefit Brunch” as a special fundraising event. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Polo Café, 3322 S. Morgan St., in the Bridgeport neighborhood. Tickets are $100 for CHPV members(…)

“Ten Thousand Ripples Emerging Buddha” sculptures unveiled in Jackson Park to celebrate World Peace Day

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Jackson Park celebrated World Peace Day by unveiling the “Ten Thousand Ripples Emerging Buddha” sculptures near the Iowa Building, 1750 E. 56th St. The Chicago Park District in collaboration with the education and arts organization, Changing Worlds, presented the installation. This unveiling coincided with the United Nations’ International Day of(…)

Presidential debate at Logan

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The first presidential debate of the 2016 election will be held on Monday, Sept. 26, and the University of Chicago Institute of Politics and the Harris School of Public Policy are hosting a watch party for the much-anticipated event. The watch party will take place at the Logan Center, 915(…)

Concrete traffic procession headed to U. of C.

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Fluxus artist Wolf Vostell’s concrete-encased Cadillac, “Concrete Traffic” (1970), returns to the University of Chicago (U. of C.) during a public procession that traces the history of the colossal sculpture. The program begins at noon on the plaza outside of the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, where “Concrete Traffic” will(…)