Monthly Archives: December 2012

Historical society announces award winners

Historical society announces award winners

The Hyde Park Historical Society has announced its annual awards to individuals and community organizations that have provided exceptional service in the preservation of Hyde Park Township history, structures and landscape. The 2013 Paul Cornell Awards winners are: The Jackson Park Advisory Council, Louise McCurry, President, for the restoring the Park’s natural areas, establishing a(…)

Students ask U. of C. to divest from fossil fuel investments

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Casual chit-chat and office banter at the University of Chicago president’s office was interrupted Friday when roughly two dozen students arrived to deliver a letter urging the university to divest from stock in companies which extract fossil fuels. Plain-clothes and uniformed police officers were on hand to receive the students,(…)

Review “Jeff Garlin: ‘Closer Than I Appear’”

RECOMMENDED Where: Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. When: through Dec. 16 Tickets: $25 Phone: 312-335-1650 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Reviewing a Jeff Garlin show is almost an exercise in futility, because it changes every night. The Second City alum, co-star of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and frequent voice-over artist (in Pixar films)(…)

Review “Failure: A Love Story”

SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., upstairs When: through Dec. 30 Tickets: $35-$50 Phone: 773-871-3000 ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic If Victory Gardens Theater were presenting “Failure: A Love Story” as a work-in-progress to supplement its regular reason, I’d be perfectly comfortable with the decision. Staged by director Seth Bockley(…)

Shoesmith LSC discusses future of school

Shoesmith LSC discusses future of school

Shoesmith Elementary School’s local school council (LSC) held its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday night in the school’s cafeteria. Meeting discussions included: The Professional Personnel Leadership Committee (PPLC)- PPLC consists of seven elected staff members representing each grade level, plus the two teacher members of the LSC. The PPLC will develop and formally present(…)

Wendy Williams appointed to energy committee

Wendy Williams appointed to energy committee

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer South East Chicago Commission executive director Wendy Walker Williams recently was appointed to a committee to help the city narrow down the field of eligible candidates who will bid to provide electricity for the city. Williams was asked to serve, she said, because of her background as a community leader(…)

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(…)