CPS Back-to-school events prepare students for new academic year

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., is hosting a back-to-school celebration on Monday, Aug. 29 from 9 a.m. to noon. Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is promoting the start of a new school year with 13 different kick-off events located throughout the city. “Our dedicated students and staff(…)

Chicago Native to host environment-related camp on University of Chicago campus

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Chicago-native and Cornell University Junior Dejah Powell has been passionate about the environment for years. She has been involved in several environmental research opportunities and met former president Bill Clinton through the Clinton Global Initiative which focuses on issues of the environment, education and global poverty. This month, from Aug.(…)

Police search for two men connected to several Hyde Park robberies

The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) issued three security alerts involving suspects that the victims described as two African American males, 17-20 years-of-age, one wearing a blue jogging suit, the other wearing a green jogging suit driving a dark colored sedan, possibly a Chrysler. The first incident was reported at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday,(…)

CAF features Hyde Park in Studio Gang tour

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF) is hosting a tour of Studio Gang architecture in Hyde Park this Saturday, Aug. 6. The tour will highlight Jeanne Gang’s designs of City Hyde Park, 5105 S. Harper Ave.; the renovation of the Shoreland, 5454 S. Shore Dr., and a peak at the almost(…)

Jazz at DuSable

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer The music of jazz’s most prominent vibraphonists will be featured in a concert at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 E. 56th Pl., Wednesday, Aug. 17. The concert is part of the museum’s “2016 Sounds of History” jazz series. During the event, which will take place on the(…)

City leaders expect Obama Presidential Center to draw visitors from around the globe

City leaders expect Obama Presidential Center to draw visitors from around the globe

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer At a Wednesday morning press conferences on the steps of the Museum of Science and Industry, city and community leaders promised a new wave of economic development would accompany the Obama Presidential Center (OPC) to the South Side. The presentation included comments from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama Foundation Chair Martin(…)

12-year-old missing girl found

12-year-old missing girl found

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Hearld Intern The 12-year-old girl, who went missing from Hyde Park Tuesday, Aug. 2, has been found, according to the Chicago Police Department. The girl, Shaniah Everhart, had last been seen on Monday, Aug. 1 at 54th Street and Ingleside Avenue and often played basketball, according to the police. The police could(…)

Hales Franciscan High School suspends school year

Hales Franciscan High School suspends school year

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hales Franciscan High School announced on Wednesday, July 27, that it is suspending its upcoming 2016-2017 school year. The school’s board of directors made the decision to suspend next year’s programs but will resume in the 2017-2018 school year. According to Melody Spann Cooper, the chairwoman of the Hales Franciscan(…)

Bronzville farm supplies summer menu at Yusho, A10

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern On the 4500 block of South Federal Street in Bronzeville, flanked by Metra tracks on one side and the now-defunct Robert Taylor Homes housing project on the other, lies the quarter-acre urban farm that grower Jen Rosenthal uses for her business, Planted Chicago. A couple of neighborhoods away in Hyde(…)

Hyde Park organizations awarded to collaborate youth projects

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Three Hyde Park organizations are the recipients of the $1,000 Acting Up prize presented by the Chicago Community Trust and GoodCity that will go towards a collaborated project between South Side organizations. The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC), 5480 S. Kenwood Ave.; the Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell(…)

U. of C. student sues fraternity over hazing incident

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer A University of Chicago (U. of C.) student is suing the Illinois chapter and national organization of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Dylan Kanaan, who enrolled at the U. of C. in 2014, filed the suit in Cook County Circuit on July 15 against the fraternity and 13 of its(…)

14-year-old shot in Kenwood

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern A 14-year-old male was shot in the Kenwood neighborhood Tuesday, Aug. 2, at approximately 9:50 p.m., according to the Chicago Police Department. The boy was sitting on his front porch on the 5000 block of South Drexel Boulevard when shots were fired from a black Sedan. He was hit in(…)

Whole Foods price comparison

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Whole Foods Hyde Park, 5118 S. Lake Park Ave., opened on June 22 to great acclaim. Alderman Sophia King (4th), Vice President of Purchasing Bobby Turner, Store team leader Eric Golinvaux and others “broke bread” at the ribbon-cutting ceremony the morning the store opened. Gift cards ranging in value from(…)

DuSable exhibit explores freedom stories

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Patrons of the DuSable Museum of African American History’s newest permanent installment must enter the exhibit through the underbelly of a slave ship. Shackles, bilboes and collars hang from the walls, which display images of captured Africans flattened and stacked into the storage compartments of sailing ships. “Freedom, Resistance, and(…)

Kenwood residents meet to discuss revitalization of Hyde Park/Indiana bus route

By SONIA SCHLESINGER
 Herald Intern Kenwood residents, senior citizens in Washington Park retirement homes, and interns at the Midwest academy met Monday afternoon at the Kennicott Field House, 4434 S. Lake Park Ave., to discuss extension of the Bronzeville/Union Station (#1) bus route to 64th Street and Stony Island Avenue. The route ran between 64th(…)

Chicago in White dinner to be held in Hyde Park

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park has been chosen as the location for the sixth annual Chicago in White dinner this Saturday, Aug. 6. The Chicago in White Dinner hosts over 1,000 Chicagoans dressed in white from head to toe to enjoy a three- course meal with the table, chairs and decorations all white.(…)

West Side Story to show in Harold Washington Park

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Hyde Park residents will be able to enjoy the classic music of “West Side Story” during the film’s screening in Harold Washington Playlot Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd., Monday, Aug. 8. The acclaimed 1961 musical is being shown as part of the Chicago Park District’s “Movies in the Park”(…)

12-year-old girl missing from Hyde Park

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff writer A 12-year-old girl has gone missing from Hyde Park, according to police. Shaniah Everhart was last seen Monday, Aug. 1, in the 5400 block of South Ingleside Avenue. Police describe her as Black, 5’3″, 118 lbs. with brown eyes. When last seen, she was wearing a gray “Mickey Mouse” shirt,(…)

Robert “Bud” Lifton, 94

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Robert “Bud” Lifton, who spent over 50 years active in the Hyde Park community, passed away on Friday, July 29. Lifton would have been 95 years old on Aug. 26. Lifton lived in Hyde Park beginning in the late 1930s. As an adult, he lived on 52nd Street and then(…)

R&B in Nichols Park this Sunday

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Hyde Park residents will be able to take in some Rhythm and Blues in Nichols Park, 1355 E. 53rd St., this Sunday, Aug. 7. The teenage duo the McDowell Brothers, who released their first album “Tribune To Inspiration” in 2016, will perform in the park from 4 p.m. – 6(…)