Chicago Bulls host charity for kids event at MSI

Chicago Bulls host charity for kids event at MSI

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Chicago Bulls and the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) hosted their 17th annual holiday party on Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI), 5700 S. Lake Shore Dr. About 400 kids between the ages of 5-13 who reside in CHA family housing developments and their parents(…)

U. of. C. History Dept. features Trump lecture series

U. of. C. History Dept. features Trump lecture series

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The History department at the University of Chicago (U. of C.) hosted part one of a lecture series entitled: “Understanding the Trump Phenomenon.” Part one of the series was hosted, Fri. Dec. 2, at the Math-Stats Building, 5727 S. University Ave. Five professors from the history department gave 10-minute presentations(…)

HP Players perform poetic verse in newest production

HP Players perform poetic verse in newest production

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Community Players (HPCP) is bringing back the times of poetic verses and verbal splendor through their latest production, “The Lady’s Not for Burning.” Originally written by Christopher Fry in the 1940s, the play, directed by Player Paul Baker, is set in the 1400s in the midst of(…)

4th Ward aldermanic race in motion

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The nomination papers for 4th Ward Alderman candidates were closed Monday, Nov. 28, and six people are officially on the ballot for the special election in February of 2017. Ald. Sophia King (4th), who was appointed alderman by Mayor Rahm Emanel after Will Burns abruptly stepped down in March; Marcellus(…)

Circle Pines trees at Nichols

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer For many Hyde Parker residents, picking out a Christmas tree from Circle Pines Center is a yearly holiday tradition. This year, Circle Pines is still selling pre-ordered trees to keep the tradition alive. The Circle Pines Center, located in Delton, Mich., began selling trees in the Hyde Park neighborhood in(…)

Hyde Park Holly-Day

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Local businesses will host various activities throughout the day during Hyde Park Holly-Day on Saturday, Dec. 10. The holiday fun begins at 10 a.m. at Einstein Bros. Bagels, 5225 South Harper Court, with a special breakfast with the big man himself: Santa Claus. An ice carving demonstration by a professional(…)

Shrine Donation Drive at U. of C.

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Shrine of Christ the King’s Carols and Candles Clothing and Toy Drive is visiting the University of Chicago this Friday, Dec. 9, to make it convenient for faculty and students to donate items for those in need this holiday season. Gently used or new clothes for all ages and(…)

Vends + Vibes returns this weekend

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer This year’s Vends + Vibes arts marketplace is set for this weekend on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11. The annual marketplace features handmade crafts and unique products designed by South Side artists and entrepreneurs. This year’s 28 vendors will sell items such as jewelry, vegan popcorn, soap, clothing,(…)

Storytelling weekend at K.A.M.

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer K.A.M. Isaiah Israel, 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., is hosting a special weekend of storytelling this Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10. The Jacob J. Weinstein Committee is celebrating the work of author Howard Schwartz, Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, who collects and re-tells(…)

Anti-Semitic posters found on U. of C. Campus

Anti-Semitic posters found on U. of C. Campus

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Posters featuring a picture of Adolf Hitler, swastikas, and the slogan “No Degeneracy, No Tolerance, Hail Victory” were found on the University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) campus, Monday, Dec. 5. The posters were found and removed immediately from multiple locations on campus Monday morning, said U. of C. spokesman,(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society hosts holiday party

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) is hosting its annual holiday party, Sunday, Dec. 11. The event will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the HPHS headquarters, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. Festive refreshments will be accompanied by live music from Andy Carter and Friends. This event(…)

Woodlawn Resource Center to host hiring fair

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Woodlawn Resource Center, 6144 S. Cottage Grove Ave., will host a hiring event, Wednesday, Dec. 14, from noon to 2 p.m., for those seeking employment. Hiring managers will be on-site and are looking to fill a variety of positions, which include: sales associate, independent living coach, nanny/sitter, tutor, driver, caregiver,(…)