President Obama to sit down with NBC’s Lester Holt in Hyde Park

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer President Barack Obama will be sitting down with NBC Nightly News anchor, Lester Holt for an in-depth interview in Hyde Park on Tuesday, Jan. 10, ahead of the president’s farewell address to the nation at McCormick Place, 2301 S. King Drive Ave. The pair will visit a restaurant in Hyde(…)

Chicago teens gain free access to Art Institute

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Teens in the city of Chicago will now be able to have free entry into the Art Institute of Chicago, 111 S. Michigan Ave, made possible through a private donation from a University of Chicago (U. of C.) alumnus and his wife. Through their foundation, the Redbud Foundation a Topeka,(…)

Resume Day for local teens to work in neighborhood this summer

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Local high school students that are interested in working at various Hyde Park restaurants or shops over the summer are invited to a Teens Resume Day on Monday, Jan. 16. Students are encouraged to bring their resumes, or list of work experiences, extracurricular activities, volunteer projects and future aspirations to(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society to host open house

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS) is hosting its first Open House event of the new year on Saturday, Jan. 21. The Open House will take place from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the HPHS headquarters, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave. The continued exhibit titled “Hyde Park in 1890,(…)

Hyde Park home first in Chicago to become a certified Passive House

Hyde Park home first in Chicago to become a certified Passive House

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer A historic home at 5485 S. Ellis Ave., which was built in 1890, was recently renovated and is now the first Passive House in the city of Chicago. The 3,500 square feet home, which includes five bedrooms, a rooftop terrace and hardwood floors has been renovated to leave a zero(…)

John Brennan CIA Director speaks at U. of C.

John Brennan CIA Director speaks at U. of C.

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer John Brennan, outgoing Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), spoke at the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Institute of Politics (IOP) on Thursday night, Jan. 5, at the International House, 1414 E. 59th St. President Barack Obama appointed Brennan Director in 2013, following three decades of service at(…)

Chance the Rapper named to DuSable Museum board

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Chance the Rapper (Chancelor Bennett), hip-hop artist and Chicago native has been named to the Board of Trustees at the DuSable Museum of African American History, 740 East 56th Place. The announcement was made public, Friday, Jan. 6., Chance the Rapper recently made history by receiving seven 2016 Grammy Award(…)

Book release event at Logan Center

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago-based publisher, Curbside Splendor Publishing, will be hosting the release party of their latest book, “Revise the Psalm: Work Celebrating the Writing of Gwendolyn Brooks,” this Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. This year marks the 100th birthday of the late poet(…)

Newberry Consort celebrates 30th anniversary season

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Newberry Consort is celebrating its 30th anniversary season filled with programs that range from the music of Shakespeare and Medieval Germany to music celebrating a 17th-century Swedish queen. The Newberry Consort will be presenting a concert, on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., featuring(…)

Sean Spicer visits U. of C.’s Institute of Politics

Sean Spicer visits U. of C.’s Institute of Politics

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Sean Spicer, the incoming Press Secretary for President-elect Donald Trump’s administration, spoke at the University of Chicago (U. of C.), Institute of Politics (IOP) Wednesday night, Jan. 4, at Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. Spicer joined IOP’s Director David Axelrod and former White House Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs,(…)

January JPAC meeting to focus on golf proposal

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Jackson Park Advisory Council (JPAC) will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 9, with a special focus on the recently proposed golf course. Last month, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the development of the Chicago Parks Golf Alliance and its partnership with professional golfer, Tiger Woods, to create a(…)

CIA Director to speak at U. of C.

By TONIA HILL Staff Writer John Brennan, outgoing Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), will speak at the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Institute of Politics (IOP) on Thursday, Jan. 5. President Barack Obama appointed Brennan Director in 2013, following three decades of service at the CIA. Brennan will provide insight and analysis(…)