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Dr. Quentin Young remembered in Hyde Park

Dr. Quentin Young remembered in Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park native Dr. Quentin Young, who served the community through his health practice and activism, died Monday, March 7 at the age of 92. Born in 1923, Young lived on the South Side his whole life. His son, Michael Young, said Hyde Park has always been where his roots(…)

Hyde Park Community Players tackle two shows

Hyde Park Community Players tackle two shows

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players are performing not one, but two shows this weekend as part of an exciting two-week run of “Jar the Floor” and “Proof.” David Auburn’s “Proof,” directed by player Paul Baker, and Cheryl L. West’s “Jar the Floor,” directed by Roseland Battle, may be two separate(…)

Mikkey’s Retro Grill

Mikkey’s Retro Grill

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer A new burger joint in town promises healthy “cheat day” meals with a side of fresh ingredients. Mikkey’s Retro Grill, 5319 S. Hyde Park Blvd., is the second restaurant endeavor from Hyde Parker Erik Nance. Nance, who also owns Litehouse Whole Food Grill, 1373 E. 53rd St., explained that the(…)

Hyde Park resident ranked as a top corporate influencer

Hyde Park resident ranked as a top corporate influencer

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Hyde Park resident Darrel Hackett has been named one of the 100 most influential African Americans in Corporate America by Savoy Magazine. According to Savoy Magazine, the award puts Hackett on “the definitive list of African American achievers, influencers and executives facilitating global change through their leadership.” Hackett, a neighborhood(…)

CTS president honored

CTS president honored

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Rev. Dr. Alice Hunt, president and associate professor at Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS), 1407 E. 60th St., received the University of Montevallo’s (U. of M.) 2016 Distinguished Alumnus Award on Monday, March 7. Hunt is a 1978 graduate of the small Alabama university, where she completed her B.S. in mathematics(…)

Dr. Quentin Young remembered in Hyde Park

Dr. Quentin Young remembered in Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park native, Dr. Quentin Young, who served the community through his health practice and activism, died Monday, March 7 at the age of 92. Born in 1923, Young lived on the South Side his whole life. His son, Michael Young, said Hyde Park has always been where his roots(…)

U. of C. student organization endorses Mitchell

U. of C. student organization endorses Mitchell

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The University of Chicago student organization Campaign for Equitable Policing (CEP) endorsed State Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-26th), Friday, March 4, on the steps of Levitt Hall, 5801 S. Ellis Ave. Mitchell is currently facing community organizer Jay Travis in the battle for the 26th district. Cosmo Albrecht, a CEP representative(…)

Congressman Bobby Rush ready for another term

Congressman Bobby Rush ready for another term

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-1) is up against three Democrats and two Republicans for yet another election cycle, but to him, it’s just another day on the job that he has held for 23 years. “I’ve been focusing on trying to do my job in Washington while at the same(…)

HP Chamber hosts Ancien Cycles ribbon cutting

HP Chamber hosts Ancien Cycles ribbon cutting

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Ancien Cycles was officially welcomed into the neighborhood March 1 with a grand opening and ribbon cutting event hosted by the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce. The new cycle store and café at 1558 E. 53rd St. is for healthy lifestyle enthusiasts looking for a little something extra. One of(…)

Yoga for the incarcerated

Yoga for the incarcerated

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer As criminal justice reform continues to push its way to the forefront of this nation’s political dialogue, some activists are touting yoga as a remedy to the physical and psychological confines of incarceration. On Saturday, March 5, the Socially Engaged Yoga Network (SEYN) hosted a panel discussion at Chaturanga Holistic(…)

Pinball Bandit in custody

Pinball Bandit in custody

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The “Pinball Bandit,” who is thought to be responsible for six Chicago bank robberies since Jan 13., three of which were in Hyde Park, has been apprehended by law enforcement. FBI officials have identified the man as Nashun Langford. According to a statement from FBI Task Force Officer Kevin Pietruszka,(…)

Pinball Bandit robs another bank in Hyde Park

Pinball Bandit robs another bank in Hyde Park

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The Fifth Third Bank at 1420 E. 53rd St. was robbed on Wednesday, March 2. According to the FBI, the suspected offender is the same man responsible for having robbed five other Chicago banks since Jan. 13. The FBI has dubbed the man the “Pinball Bandit” for the frequency and(…)

Authors discuss money in politics at Seminary Co-op

Authors discuss money in politics at Seminary Co-op

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Authors Wendell Potter and Nick Penniman stopped by the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave., Tuesday, March 1, to discuss big money’s suffocating grip on our nation’s democracy. In their new book, “Nation On The Take,” Potter and Penniman illustrate an American government that is controlled, at every level,(…)

Community says farewell to Michael McGuire, Supreme Jewelers

Community says farewell to Michael McGuire, Supreme Jewelers

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Community members gathered today to celebrate Michael McGuire, the owner of Supreme Jewelers, on his 56 years of serving the Hyde Park neighborhood. McGuire will be retiring and closing the storefront, 1515 E. 53rd St., on March 26, but before he shuts his door for the last time, Hyde Park(…)

Shrine Saved

Shrine Saved

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The congregation of Shrine of Christ the King, 6401 S. Woodlawn Ave., has staved off the demolition of its church home. On Sunday Feb. 28, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced that it had deeded the fire-ravaged property to the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, who’s congregation, with the(…)

Parking still a concern for 53rd St. boutique hotel

Parking still a concern for 53rd St. boutique hotel

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer As plans for the proposed 53rd St. boutique hotel become more defined, developers attempt to ease the parking concerns of Hyde Park residents. At a community meeting on Thursday, Feb. 25, at which Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) and the boutique hotel developers fielded questions from neighborhood residents, anxieties were once(…)

Bernie Sanders makes intimate visit to U. of C.

Bernie Sanders makes intimate visit to U. of C.

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer University of Chicago (U. of C.) students were “feeling the bern,” Feb. 24, when Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stopped by the campus for the second time during his campaign. The private, invite-only event was for university students only and was for a live taping of MSNBC’s College Hardball(…)

Historic property near the potential Obama library site is on sale

Historic property near the potential Obama library site is on sale

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The historic Chicago Orphan Asylum Building, 5120 S. King Dr., is up for sale, and it’s catching the attention of out-of-state hotel corporations, according to the property’s realtor Ebonie Caldwell. The three story, 55,000 square foot building, which is currently being used by The Chicago Baptist Institute, sits directly across(…)

Solstice on the Park development plans approved

Solstice on the Park development plans approved

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Solstice on the Park development, designed by Studio Gang, was approved for its most recent proposal at a City of Chicago Planning Commission hearing on Feb. 18. The new proposal featured minor changes to the plans, such as building the 26-story development 33 feet closer to 56th Street and(…)

Gilbert & Sullivan prepare for “Princess Ida”

Gilbert & Sullivan prepare for “Princess Ida”

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer An exciting rendition of performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s medieval fairytale “Princess Ida” comes to Mandel Hall in March. The Gilbert & Sullivan Opera Company will put on three shows by Stage Director, Shane Valenzi, and Music Director, Matthew Sheppard. Valenzi, who is in his second year of directing at(…)