Monthly Archives: January 2013

Local pols join jobless youth talk

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Ald. Will Burns (4th) and Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) will join state and local legislative, educational, civic and community leaders for a hearing on youth joblessness. A diverse group of youth will testify on their experiences and the opportunities that employment and education provide. Additionally, education and youth advocacy(…)

Kenwood student in D.C.

By Daschell M. Phillips Staff Writer Kenwood Academy High School sophomore Arianna Alexander was chosen by the High School Presidential Inaugural Conference to attend the 57th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. The High School Presidential Inaugural Conference is held every four years in conjunction with the inauguration of the president and vice president of the(…)

Gun violence talk draws big names to U. of C.

Gun violence talk draws big names to U. of C.

A high-profile discussion on firearms, “The Politics of Guns in America,” took place Tuesday, Jan. 15, at the University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave. Institute director Darren R. Riesberg and top Obama strategist David Axelrod spoke briefly at the start of the program and panel members, who included Mayor Rahm Emanuel,(…)

Dedication ceremony for the University of Chicago’s new hospital building

Dedication ceremony for the University of Chicago’s new hospital building

A dedication ceremony for the University of Chicago’s new hospital building, the Center for Care and Discovery, was held Monday. Dignitaries, including many from Hyde Park, attended the discussion of the economic impact of the new facility. State Rep. Barbara Flynn-Currie (D-25) attended, and state Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13) along with Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th)(…)

Rosa Parks stamp to be unveiled at the DuSable Museum King Day event

Rosa Parks stamp to be unveiled at the DuSable Museum King Day event

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The United States Postal Service will unveil its new Rosa Parks Forever Stamp at the DuSable Museum of African American History during its King Day celebration. The museum, 740 E. 56th Pl., is hosting a full day of events on Jan. 21 during its annual King Day Celebration. The(…)

A NEW YEAR’S GIFT WE MUST GIVE OURSELVES

by Timuel D. Black Our holiday season this year was marred by the terrible event in Newtown, Connecticut. Twenty babies and six teachers mowed down by a crazed young man with an assault rifle. Twenty lives erased before they had a chance to begin. Lives which may have held the key to curing disease, to(…)

Review “The Book of Mormon”

RECOMMENDED Where: Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St. When: through Sept. 8 Tickets: $45-$115 Phone: 800-775-2000 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic I’ve been trying to figure out what has made “The Book of Mormon” such a phenomenal hit. Sure, the multiple-award-winning musical with book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and(…)

Review “Hänsel und Gretel”

Review “Hänsel und Gretel”

Where: Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive When: through Jan. 19 Phone: 312-332-2244 By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic Fairy tales are an entertaining way of teaching children lessons, often laced with moral instruction. Lyric Opera is now offering a particularly entertaining version of the famous story of “Hänsel und Gretel” in the form(…)