News In Brief

Roofing talk Sunday

The last in a series of lectures on home restoration, “This Old (Hyde Park) House,” will take place at 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 20, at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. Bogdan Bosak, president of Jefferson Park-based Conrad Roofing, will present a talk entitled, “Historic, Waterproof, Affordable and Still Beautiful.” For more information,(…)

Ramada owners end chain’s contract

Ramada owners end chain’s contract

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Ramada has changed its name to Chicago Lakeshore Hotel after ending its contract with the hotel chain. Earl Adams, director of sales and marketing at the hotel, 4900 S. Lakeshore Dr., said that the opportunity arose to end its contract with the national hotel chain and become(…)

U. of C. economists win Nobel

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences announced today that two University of Chicago faculty members along with a Yale University Faculty member won the Noble Prize in Economics. The University of Chicago’s Eugene Fama and Lars Peter Hansen along with Yale’s Robert Shiller won the prize for developing new methods to study trends in asset(…)

MTHP Artists Series begins

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul ASSISTANT TO THE EDITOR Music Teachers of Hyde Park (MTHP) will kick off its 2013-2014 Artist Series today, at Blackstone Library, 4944 S. Lake Park Ave. This year’s program features seven concerts by nine music instructors performing on piano, clarinet, viola and flute. Performances will take place at 6:30 p.m. every third(…)

Harper Theater awarded

Harper Theater awarded

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Harper Theater will receive an award from Landmarks Illinois next week for restoring the historic movie house. The theater will receive the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards on Oct. 26, along with eight other award recipients. Landmark Illinois presents the awards to “individuals, organization and projects throughout the state(…)

Al Sharpton coming to DuSable

The Rev. Al Sharpton will visit the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21. He will be promoting his latest book, entitled “The Rejected Stone: Al Sharpton and the Path to American Leadership.” Admission will be $5, and free for those who buy Sharpton’s book(…)

Event at Amanda’s

Ray Elementary School is inviting the community to join them on Oct. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in Amanda’s Garden. Amanda’s Garden, which is located at the northwest corner of the school, 5631 S. Woodlawn Ave., is a space dedicated to the memory of Amanda Carter, a Ray School second grader who was(…)

Learn about Obamacare

Learn about Obamacare

A question and answer session and discussion on the Affordable Care Act will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St. The event, entitled “A Community Health Forum: How the Affordable Care Act Affects Older Adults and the Uninsured,” will give audience(…)

Ray, Murray in school news

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., hosts a bike to school day Ray Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Association will sponsor a bike to school event for International Bike and Walk to School Day on Oct. 9. Adults will lead two walking/biking school buses to Ray School at 8 a.m. that morning.   Parents can drop students(…)

New stores open doors

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Three stores celebrated their opening in Hyde Park last week. Ulta Beauty, a salon and beauty retailer, celebrated its grand opening on Friday at 5228 S. Lake Park Ave., after a week-long soft opening. Ulta is one of Harper Court’s anchor tenants. Sir & Madame, 1504 E. 53rd St., also(…)

HPHS seeks nominations

HPHS seeks nominations

The Hyde Park Historical Society is seeking nominations for its annual Paul Cornell and Marian and Leon Despres awards through Oct. 28. The awards will be presented at the Hyde Park Historical Society’s annual dinner on Feb. 2 at the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St. Past Paul Cornell Award recipients include Hyde Park Herald(…)

Memorial this Friday for Hyde Parker Jason Bruce

A memorial will be held for late Hyde Park attorney and University of Chicago Laboratory Schools alum Jason Bruce at 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11, at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St.

Harper building gets new owner

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A mixed-use apartment building where a man was shot dead last spring has been sold to a developer who plans to beef up security in the building, but not rehab it extensively. Mike Noeh spoke at the 53rd Street TIF District Monday, Sept. 30, about plans for the property. To(…)

Used book sale this weekend

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The Hyde Park Used Book Sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 12 and 13, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 14., in the courtyard at the Hyde Park Shopping Center, at 55th Street and Lake Park Avenue. This year’s(…)

Health Forum

A questions and answers session and panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. next Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Chicago Theological Seminary, 1407 E. 60th St. The event, entitled “A Community Health Forum: How the Affordable Care Act Affects Older Adults and the Uninsured,” will give(…)

Italian restaurant to open

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Chicago chef Matthias Merges’ new restaurant, A10, located on the 1400 block of 53rd Street, is slated to open in mid-October, according to Calmetta Coleman, director of communications for Civic Engagement at the University of Chicago. The latest project by Merges — once the Chef de Cuisine at(…)

Institute of Politics highlights

The Institute of Politics will host United States Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) during its fall programming. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) cancelled a scheduled visit last Friday due to the Senate’s vote schedule and instead spoke to a campus audience via video feed. McCain will speak to students during an off-the-record session at the Quadrangle Club,(…)

Pierce dorm demo making way for Gang design

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Demolition on the now-closed University of Chicago dorm, Pierce Hall, 5514 S. University Ave., will continue through mid-December of this year, according to the school’s News Director, Jeremy Manier. Demolition to prepare for the $148 million project that will take it’s place— a dining hall and residence housing(…)

Elizabeth Warren coming Friday

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will speak this Friday at an event organized by the Institute of Politics. The event takes place at the Logan Center, Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th St., at 10 a.m. Call 773-834-4671 for more information. Register at senwarren.eventbrite.com.

TIF council to discuss Vue53, City Hyde Park

The 53rd Street TIF Advisory Council will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. in the little theater. The meeting will have updates on City Hyde Park, the Antheus Capital project that would put new housing and a Whole Foods at 51st Street and Lake(…)