News In Brief

Shoesmith sports fundraiser

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Shoesmith Elementary School is partnering with The Sports Factory Foundation to host a basketball tournament in November. The tournament is a fundraiser for extra curricular activities at the school. “Peace Movement: A 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament” will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.(…)

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(…)

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(…)

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(…)