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Body pulled from Lake Michigan identified as missing med student Ambrose Monye

Body pulled from Lake Michigan identified as missing med student Ambrose Monye

–Courtesy of the Chicago Police Department By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The Cook County Medical Examiner has confirmed that the body pulled from Lake Michigan near Promontory Point, on Sunday, May 8, is that of the missing Hyde Park medical student Ambrose Monye, who was last seen April 22. “Monye was found in the water(…)

Former Philadelphia Mayor talks cities and presidential candidates at Quad Club

Former Philadelphia Mayor talks cities and presidential candidates at Quad Club

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter spoke at the University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., on Tuesday, May 11, about the integral role that U.S. Presidents play in the welfare and development of major American cities. Nutter, who currently works as a professor at Columbia(…)

Brother continues search for Ambrose Monye

Brother continues search for Ambrose Monye

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer No answers have yet surfaced in the investigation into the disappearance of Ambrose Monye, a Hyde Park medical student who was last seen April 22. On Saturday, May 7, members of Monye’s family and a handful of volunteers took part in a search that spanned Jackson Park, but turned up(…)

Kenwood students receive big money in scholarships

Kenwood students receive big money in scholarships

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer As the school year comes to a close, Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., is seeing the hard work of its students pay off in various scholarship awards. According to the Assistant Principal, Thomas Frayne, the total amount of money Kenwood students received for scholarships this year is(…)

Daycare inside of HPNC teaches about community

Daycare inside of HPNC teaches about community

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Little Inspirations daycare is finally settled into their location at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave., after making the transition in 2012. Their focus now is to engage with and get to know the community they call home. The daycare started in 2008 as an at-home(…)

Clarke’s not closed for good

Clarke’s not closed for good

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Despite a sign on the door that says Clarke’s Diner has officially closed, the owner of the Chicago restaurant chain, Tom Tsatas, said they plan to reopen the 53rd Street location again soon. “We will be reopening, with new management, hopefully this weekend,” Tsatas said during a phone interview Monday,(…)

Family offers  $7,000 reward for missing med student

Family offers $7,000 reward for missing med student

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Chicago police are no closer to finding Ambrose Monye than they were two weeks ago when the 28-year-old medical student first went missing. Monye’s family recently announced a $7,000 reward for any information leading to his location. Raul Montes, a community activist who’s been working with the Monye family, said(…)

Oliver Stone discusses the use of atomic bombs and his new TV-series at U. of C.

Oliver Stone discusses the use of atomic bombs and his new TV-series at U. of C.

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Defenders of American moral superiority take note: the use of the atomic bomb in World War II was gratuitous, genocidal and played no role in the subdual of Japanese forces. At least that’s the view of Academy-Award winning filmmaker Oliver Stone and writer-historian Peter Kuznick. Stone and Kuznick discussed the(…)

Porch project in HP apartment building wins an AIA award

Porch project in HP apartment building wins an AIA award

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer A Hyde Park resident now has an award-winning porch design from the American Institution of Architecture (AIA) Chicago 2016 Small Projects Awards for the “Photographer’s Balcony” by RANGE Design and Architecture. Laura Letinksy is a visual arts professor at the University of Chicago with a love of photography, who lives(…)

Hyde Park med-student’s disappearance evades answers

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Chicago police are continuing their search for a 28-year-old, fourth-year medical student who went missing from Hyde Park over a week ago. Ambrose Monye, a University of Guadalajara med-student on a two-year rotation at Jackson Park Hospital, 7531 S. Stony Island Ave., was last seen on Friday, April 22, as(…)

Light post falls on Kenwood student

Light post falls on Kenwood student

At approximately 11 a.m. on Monday, May 2, a streetlight post in the 5200 block of South Lake Park Avenue fell onto a group of Kenwood Academy High School students, according to Chicago Police. One female student suffered a fractured leg in the incident. Bystanders and a police officer on the scene helped to pull(…)

Hairston stops Segway kiosk from moving to Harold Washington Park

Hairston stops Segway kiosk from moving to Harold Washington Park

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) stopped the Chicago Park District (CPD) from placing a Segway storage kiosk in Harold Washington Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. At a 5th Ward community meeting on Tuesday, April 26, Hairston said that the park district had been unyielding in its plans to relocate the(…)

Shrine of Christ the King restoration underway

Shrine of Christ the King restoration underway

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer On Tuesday, April 26, workers from the Ruffin Construction Company were busy clearing away charred debris inside the fire-ravaged Shrine of Christ the King church, 6401 S. Woodlawn Ave. According to Canon Matthew Talarico, the work marks the beginning of Phase 1 of the church’s restoration process. In total, five(…)

Missing Persons Report

Missing Persons Report

Ambrose Monye was reported missing on Wednesday, April 27 at 10:36 a.m. Monye is a 28-year-old African American Male, who is 5’10,” weighs 180 lbs. and has black hair and brown eyes. Monye was last seen on Sunday, April 17 in the area of Jackson Park hospital, 7531 S. Stony Island Ave. He frequents coffee(…)

Cleaver speaks at I-House

Cleaver speaks at I-House

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Kathleen Neal Cleaver, a prominent figure in the Black Panther Party of the 1960s and 1970s, spoke at International House, 1414 E. 59th St., Thursday, April 21, as part of an annual lecture hosted by the University of Chicago’s Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture. Throughout the(…)

Hyde Park pair leads Bandung Philharmonic in premiere concert

Hyde Park pair leads Bandung Philharmonic in premiere concert

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer   On April 23, the Bandung Philharmonic gave its premiere concert in Indonesia’s famed Gedung Merdeka under the tutelage of Hyde Park residents Robert Nordling and Michael Hall. At the beginning of the year, the two men traveled to Bandung, Indonesia, to oversee the creation of the city’s first professional(…)

Artist turned environmentalist makes HP home

Artist turned environmentalist makes HP home

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Painter Chapman Kelley now calls Hyde Park his home after living in Dallas for the past nine years. His roots in Chicago go deeper than his successful art career, and he has returned to get back to the “nature” of things in finishing what he started years ago. Kelley’s house(…)

New exhibit at Renaissance Society questions doubt

New exhibit at Renaissance Society questions doubt

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The latest exhibition at the Renaissance Society takes a closer look at doubt and different artists’ unique perceptions of the emotion of uncertainty. “Between the Ticks of the Watch” runs through June 26 at the vast gallery inside the Renaissance Society, 5811 S. Ellis Ave. The exhibit, curated by Solveig(…)

Undocumented immigrant takes sanctuary in University Church

Undocumented immigrant takes sanctuary in University Church

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Hyde Park community members crowded into University Church, 5655 S. University Ave., on Monday, April 26, for a candlelight vigil supporting Jose Juan Federico Moreno, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who, for the past week, has taken sanctuary within the church to avoid deportation. Moreno, 34, has lived in Bolingbrook, Ill.,(…)

4th Ward residents still have questions for Ald. King

4th Ward residents still have questions for Ald. King

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Community members from across the 4th Ward spoke about the opinions and questions they still have about Interim Ald. Sophia King (4th) at a meeting last night. The third meeting of the group trying to change 4th Ward politics took place yesterday at Room 43, 1043 E. 43rd St. More(…)