Enrollment effects budget adjustments at local schools

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has adjusted school budgets for the 2016-17 school year based on the number of students enrolled on the 10th day of school, Sept. 19. CPS compared this year’s 10th day of enrollment to last school year’s 20th day of enrollment to adjust budgets accordingly. Bret Harte(…)

Insomnia Cookies to sell wares Hyde Park Farmers Market

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Insomnia Cookies will set up shop at tomorrow’s Hyde Park Farmers Market from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The new business located inside of the Campus North Residential Commons at 1105 E. 55th St. will be at the community booth with cookies, menus, magnets, bottle openers and sunglasses, while supplies(…)

An Evening with Toshiko Mori

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Architect Toshiko Mori is the 2016 speaker for the Frank Lloyd Wright Trusts’s (FLWT) annual program, Thinking Into the Future: The Robie House Series on Architecture, Design, and Ideas. Thinking into the Future is an annual lecture presented by the FLWT, engaging leading international, national and Chicago voices in architecture,(…)

Hyde Park Jazz Festival celebrates 10 years

Hyde Park Jazz Festival celebrates 10 years

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer First time artists and seasoned musicians performed at several venues in Hyde Park during the 10th annual Hyde Park Jazz Fest (HPJF), Sept. 24-25. Despite some rain, the two-day event was enjoyed by those who attended. The Willie Pickens Quartet opened the festival with a concert on the Midway Plaisance.(…)

Midnight madness hits a lull

Midnight madness hits a lull

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Saturday night, Sept. 24, the University of Chicago in partnership with the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosted an event along 57th street that was meant to generate buzz and excitement among the community and students alike. Elise Zao, a freshman from New York, appreciated the event. “This is a(…)

Goldman Sachs offers small business grants

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Hyde Park Herald On Wednesday Sept. 21, at the Polsky Exchange North Building, 1452 E. 53rd St. 2nd floor, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and the City Colleges of Chicago, hosted its third Wednesday business briefing, moderated by Wallace Goode, director of Hyde(…)

Donation drive at Augustana Lutheran Church of HP

The Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., is hosting a donation drive on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. Items that can be donated include clothing, shoes, accessories, books, linens and small household items. Donations collected will help fund the church. For questions, or to arrange an item pickup, call 773-493-6451.

Photos from Hyde Parkers’ collection on display at the Smart

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then the new photo exhibit at the Smart Museum of Art entitled “There was a whole collection” is worth 255,000 words. The exhibit features 255 photos from the 830 photo collection of the late Hyde Park residents Lester and Betty Guttman. The photos(…)

Kenwood Brotherhood looking to fundraise for new year

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer For 12 years, the Kenwood Academy of Brotherhood has been focusing on academic, personal, social and career achievement for male students attending Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. It’s a new school year, and so new students have the opportunity to get involved with the successful program. Dr.(…)

Citizen Newspaper Publisher William “Bill” Garth, Sr. Dies at 79

Citizen Newspaper Publisher William “Bill” Garth, Sr. Dies at 79

Hyde Park resident William “Bill” Garth, Sr., Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Citizen Newspaper Group Inc. (CCNG) and Chairman of the Chatham Business Association (CBA) died on Friday, September 23, 2016. He was 79. A pillar in the community, Garth led the Citizen with a steady hand and worked hard to make the news(…)

How St. Marin de Porres House of Hope makes a difference

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Thursday, Sept. 29, Sister Therese O’Sullivan will be honored in a gala event to celebrate her retirement. Sister O’Sullivan co-founded the St. Martin de Porres House of Hope (SMDP-HOH) as a homeless women’s shelter in 1983 with the late Carol Driscoll, businesswoman-turned nun. It was converted into a drug recovery(…)

Bravo star NeNe Leakes performs at Promontory

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer NeNe Leakes, one of the stars of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” will be performing two shows at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., for her “So Nasty So Rude” comedy tour. Leakes will be performing a 7 p.m. show as well as a 10 p.m. show tomorrow,(…)