By CHRISTOPHER AMATI Staff Writer Marcellus Moore Jr., one of the five candidates running in the 4th Ward aldermanic special election, stood outside Beulah Shoesmith School, 1330 E. 50th St., Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, and expressed cautious optimism at the turnout. “ It’s been light but steady so far,” Moore said, adding that predicted storms […]
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Public intellectual, author and Georgetown University sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson argues for the proposition that the political establishment has failed America, during a debate produced by Intelligence Squared and the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics in Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., Thursday, February 23.
By CHRISTOPHER AMATI Staff Writer All five candidates running for 4th Ward Alderman in the special election, Feb. 28, were in attendance at the Bronzeville candidates’ forum hosted by moderated by former 20th Ward Alderman and radio personality Cliff Kelley. During the forum, which took place at Kennicott Fieldhouse, 4434 S. Lake Parke Ave. on […]
The NBC show Chicago Fire filmed part of an upcoming episode in Hyde Park, Feb. 22. The crew set up on Dorchester Avenue between 53rd and 55th streets.
By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce has selected Jonathan Swain, the owner of Kimbark Beverage Shoppe, 1214 E. 53rd St., as its new president. Swain has been a member of the chamber for six years and has been on the board for four years. He will be replacing former president, […]
As panel members, moderator and fellow candidates listen, 4th Ward Alderman candidate Gregory Seal Livingston speaks during the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Chicago Southside 4th Ward Aldermanic Candidates’ forum at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club, 5480 S Kenwood Ave., Monday, Feb. 20. Marc Monaghan By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Three of the […]
By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Thursday night’s 4th Ward Alderman forum hosted by People United for Action was one of the last few forums for candidates to express their ideas and plans to potential voters. The forum was held at Sixth Presbyterian Church, 600 E. 35th St., Jitu Brown, the National Director for the Journey […]
By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer With just a few weeks way from the special election, the five candidates running for 4th Ward Alderman took part in a forum earlier today, Feb. 4, hosted by the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference (HPKCC) at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. During Saturday’s forum the five candidates […]
By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Last week, Hyde Park lost a neighbor, a business owner and a friend. John Frangias passed away on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the age of 55. Frangias was most well known for owning the Salonica restaurant, 1440 E. 57th St., since 1989, but he also at one point owned what […]
By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Barack Obama has announced an endorsement for Ald. Sophia King (4th) for the 4th Ward Alderman special election race. It’s reported to be one of his first political acts since leaving the White House. A special election in the 4th Ward will be held on Feb. 28, due to the […]