Daily Archives: December 5, 2012

Review “The Odd Couple”

SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie When: through Dec. 16 Tickets: $25-$74 Phone: 847-673-6300 What do you do when you plan a whole production around a pair of stars and one of them has to pull out shortly before the opening? That was the panic-inducing(…)

Point will need leader, locals say

Point will need leader, locals say

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern The resignation of Jesse Jackson Jr. from his position as congressman for the second district, which covers parts of the 5th Ward, means for some the loss of an ally whose vision for Promontory Point Park, 5491 S. Lake Shore Drive, has in the past clashed with the city’s most(…)

Local football team makes it to championships

Local football team makes it to championships

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Junior Spartan Youth Football League All American team traveled to Tampa, Fla. this weekend to compete in the Youth Football League National Championships. The team, which had a record of 10-1 this year, was recently named the Chicago Southtown Champions. This week the team will play(…)

Hyde Parkers react to School Progress Reports

Hyde Parkers react to School Progress Reports

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released 2012 School Progress Reports to parents on report card pick up day. Parents in Hyde Park said the reports offer a more comprehensive look at the academic and social climate of each school and school administrators have taken steps to communicate with parents about(…)

Race for the 2nd is heating up

Race for the 2nd is heating up

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the House will take place on April 9. The Illinois House had to approve the date because it fell outside of the 115-day requirement for elections of this kind. Governor Pat Quinn requested the date be moved to coincide with a previously(…)

South Sider seeking unsung heroes

South Sider seeking unsung heroes

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The I Am We organization is looking for unsung heroes in the Hyde Park community who are working to keep the neighborhood safe. The organization is working to build a best practices approach to keeping communities all over the city free from robbery and violence. For LaTisha Thomas, founder(…)

Unitarians hold green fundraiser

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor A holiday season fundraiser sale will take place at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dubbed the “Green Holidayze Bazaar,” it features such items as books,(…)

CAPS dates for 2013 still not set

The 2nd District police department has yet to announce when next year’s Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) beat meetings will take place. The CAPS program’s $3.5 million funding will be axed under the 2013 Chicago budget. Despite the cuts, 2nd District spokesperson Felicia Square told the Herald Nov. 3 that its CAPS beat meetings —(…)

Another yoga spot opens in Hyde Park

Yoga fans in Hyde Park will soon have another option to practice downward facing dog. The former Borders building will be home to CorePower Yoga after it opens in mid-2013. The addition of the yoga provider fills out the 25,000 square foot building at 1539 E. 53rd St. CorePower will occupy 4347 square feet of(…)

Men’s A Capella concert for Ray

For the second year in a row, Chicago Mens A Capella is giving a benefit concert for Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave. The event, which will take place at Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave. will include skits and baked goods will be available afterwards. Tickets are $10 each, $5 with(…)

Review “Wasteland”

RECOMMENDED Where: TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave. When: through Dec. 30 Tickets: $32-$42 Phone: 773-281-8463 ext. 6 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Prisoners of war from different backgrounds bonding in times of duress is an old theatrical theme, but playwright-actor-director-teacher Susan Felder gives it an interesting new spin in “Wasteland.” And the world(…)

Zany “Don Pasquale” delights

RECOMMENDED Where: Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive When: through Dec. 15 Tickets: $32-$239 Phone: 312-332-2244 By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Hilarity and hijinks are the watchwords at Lyric Opera of Chicago with the opening of “Don Pasquale.” Donizetti’s silly romp is given zesty treatment and is sure to please any fan of(…)

Purrington piece on Harold very moving

To the Editor: I was really touched by Sue Purrington’s reminiscent piece, “Memories from a Friend of Harold,” in the Nov. 4, 2012, Hyde Park Herald. It brought tears to my eyes because she captured a time and place and particularly a vivid picture of Harold as she described her own interaction with him. I(…)

The story behind the Latke debate delay

To the Editor: I read with interest your piece about the Latke Hamantash debate being postponed. I was surprised that your reporters didn’t get any information as to why this had been postponed, a little poking around would have revealed some startling facts. The Latke-Hamantash debate has been held each year for the past 60(…)