By Joseph Phillips Sports Writer Thanks to a last second field goal by sophomore kicker Gavin Mottl of Saint (St.) Rita High School, the Mount (Mt.) Carmel Caravans would fall short in a 31-28 losing effort on Friday night in front of a packed house at Gately Stadium. “I was thinking that I was practicing […]
We are all well aware of the gun and crime problem in Chicago. And we are also aware that it has spread to many unexpected places like last week to Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park. And we have all noticed the upswing in incidents in the neighborhood. Most recently an attempted robbery of a University […]
A memorial service for Conrad Albert Wennerberg will be held on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at the home of Anne Marie Miles, 5490 S. Shore Drive, beginning at 10 a.m. Reception immediately follows.
Joan Hartman Agin, beloved wife of Dan Agin, has passed on. She was 86. She will long be remembered as a vivacious Chicago girl and woman, former Secretary to the President of Mercury Records, a graduate with Honors in History from Roosevelt University, a crusader for women’s rights and political, social, and economic justice for […]
Marvin Gittler, who devoted his life to fight for unions and labor laws as a Chicago attorney, died on Thursday, Sept. 9, at his home in Union Pier, Mich. He was 77 years old. Gittler was born in New York and studied at Syracuse University, where he met his wife of 56 years, Carol. He […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]