By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is restoring funds to Hyde Park Schools and schools across the city that were chipped away due to mid-year budget cuts as a result of a $46 million freeze in school spending from Gov. Bruce Rauner. Different amounts were cut from each school in the district […]
By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Since it was created in 1952 by the University of Chicago (U. of C.), the South East Chicago Commission’s (SECC) early efforts were focused on reducing crime in the Hyde Park neighborhood that surrounds the university. Crime posed a serious threat to the university community in the late ‘60s and […]
By TONIA HILL Staff Writer The Obama Foundation met with senior citizens for the second time, Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Montgomery Place to share some updates about the progress that has been made on the Barack Obama Presidential Center (OPC). The library is in the early stages of development. As of yet, there aren’t any […]
By TONIA HILL Staff Writer First Unitarian Church of Chicago, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., is seeking donations for The Ujima Village Shelter, 7320 S. Yale Ave., following a fire that ravaged the facility last month. The shelter, which is one of the few youth shelters located on the South Side in the Englewood neighborhood, opened […]
Ald. Sophia King (4th) is forming a community advisory council that will help review the submitted Request For Proposals (RFPs) for the Michael Reese site. The desired background for those interested in joining the committee include a history of active participation in community organizations, a background in economic or commercial development, experience in some aspect […]
Eugene (Gene) Williams passed away February 6, 2017, after a bout with pneumonia he was 84. Williams known to friends and family as Gendu the Magician was a long time Hyde Park resident with many talents. Williams served in the Korean War. He conducted research for hair care products for the Gillette Company then launched […]
By TONIA HILL Staff Writer Local high school art students in Hyde Park from the University of Chicago (U. of C.) Laboratory High School, 1362 E. 59th St., and Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., showcased their artwork at the fourth annual Illinois High School Art Exhibition (IHSAE) Sunday, Feb. 26, at the […]
Hyde Park resident Sherman Paulette died Thursday, Feb. 23. The family will be planning a private memorial.
By Tonia Hill Staff Writer Ifetayo Ali-Landing, 14, of the Hyde Park Suzuki Institute received first place honors this year in the Junior Division of the Laureate Sphinx Competition in Detroit Mich., in February. Music is in Ali-Landing’s genes her grandfather is a violist, her mother and older sister play the violin and her aunt […]
Susanna Rudofsky, former Research Assistant at the University of Chicago and Art Historian at the Art Institute of Chicago, died on February 12, 2017. She is survived by daughter Diana von Rudofsky and son Peter Rudofsky. A Memorial Mass was held at 11a.m. Friday, March 3 at Thomas the Apostle Church, 5472 S. Kimbark Ave.