Monthly Archives: February 2013

Schutter exhibit opened

A new exhibit, “David Schutter: Rendition,” opened last week at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. The show, featuring the work of painter and University of Chicago assistant professor David Schutter, examines “the contemporary life of historical painting,” according to the the UChicago Arts website. A March 1 tour as well as a March(…)

St. Thomas to hold Monte Carlo night

St. Thomas the Apostle School’s spring fundraiser event, “Monte Carlo Night Extraordinaire,” will take place on site, 5467 S. Woodlawn Ave., from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. The fundraiser will feature food, music, raffles, casino games and a silent auction. Advance tickets cost $50. For more information, call St. Thomas the(…)

Law school gets $10M

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago Law School recently received a $10 million endowment in law and economics. The principal donors are Richard Sandor, chairman and CEO of Environmental Financial Products, LLC and his wife Ellen Sandor. They made the gift in honor of Nobel laureate Ronald Coase. The Institute for Law(…)

Service imposters perpetrate robbery

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor A robbery occurred earlier this month at a Kenwood building managed by Wolin-Levin, Inc., according to residents and a company official. The Feb. 6 incident went unreported in crime blotters provided to the Herald this month by Second District police. However, in a Feb. 15 e-mail to the(…)

Actor brings personal story to Hyde Park

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Actor Charles Dutton will present his one-man show “From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage” at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts this week. At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday the three-time Emmy Award winner will present the story of his own life in a(…)

Ancona explores intentional diversity

The Ancona School will host its 50th Anniversary Education Symposium on Saturday March 2. The symposium is for educators, school leaders, parents and the community to discuss the importance and challenge of authentic diversity in schools. During the symposium, Ancona will share insights on integrating a multicultural curriculum and results from research based on The(…)

New group to advocate for public schools in Hyde Park

New group to advocate for public schools in Hyde Park

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Parents, community members, teachers and administrators from schools in Hyde Park gathered together at Kozminski Elementary School Saturday to discuss how they keep their neighborhood schools open. Representatives from schools in Hyde Park, including Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St; Reavis, 834 E. 50th St.; Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St.;(…)

Ray off of CPS closure list

Ray off of CPS closure list

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released a list of 129 schools last week that are being considered for closure. Ray Elementary School was removed after showing up on an initial list, but the fate of three other Hyde Park schools is still hanging in the balance. Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark(…)

Review “Disconnect”

SLIGHTLY RECOMMENDED Where: Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. When: through Feb. 24 Tickets: $20-$50 Phone: 773-871-3000 With a story line suited to a television sitcom and dialogue worthy of a Second City skit, Anapama Chandrasekhar’s “Disconnect” isn’t the ideal vehicle for heavy observations about consumerism and cultural differences or for the rather tragic,(…)

Review “The Whipping Man”

RECOMMENDED Where: Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie When: through Feb. 24 Tickets: $25-$72 Phone: 847-673-6300 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic The Whipping Man” at Northlight Theatre tackles such an intriguing and unfamiliar subject that it’s relatively easy to forgive a few shortcomings. Ignoring the old injunction to(…)

Health starts with teeth

By DR. YETTA G. MCCULLOM In 1988 my husband traveled to Chicago to find a place for our family to start our lives together. Hyde Park was the location he felt would be best for his young family to thrive. Having lived here, it’s no surprise this community has nurtured so many great ideas and(…)

Starting simply to acknowledge changing world

By ANGELA HABR-PARANJAPE We are living in a changing world. But are we willing to change with it? “The sky is falling!” We heard the pre-apocalypse cries. Then the apocalypse came and went and we’re still here, facing the same overwhelming predicaments we had hoped the apocalypse would wipe away: a contracting economy, environmental crises(…)

Murray kudos

By Daschell M. Phillips Staff Writer Murray Elementary School and Dyett High School received honors from the Illinois State Board of Education as part of the Illinois Honor Roll, which celebrates the accomplishments of exemplary Illinois public schools. Murray, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., and Dyett, 555 E. 51st St., are two of 75 CPS schools(…)

Bengal culture on display at U. of C.

The University of Chicago’s South Asian Sound Interventions Series (SASI) is bringing together a group of musicians and academics for a series of events entitled “Performing the Bengal Borderlands: Music, Movement and Encounter” this week. The series will explore music from Bengal’s borderlands, the area around India’s border with Pakistan. Events will include a workshop(…)

Fundraiser for Akiba Schechter school

The Akiba Schechter Jewish Day School, 5235 S. Cornell Ave., will hold its annual benefit dinner and silent auction Sunday, March 3. The dinner will feature “The 3 Painters,” an art and performance group. This year, it will honor Dr. Avy Dachman and Yisrala Dachman. Dr. Avy has served on the school’s board of directors,(…)

Lutherans go sustainable

By JEFFERY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The refectory at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th St., has been changing the way it does business with a focus on sustainability. Ben Randall, a native of Northern Michigan who worked at Chicago hotels and restaurants before becoming the refectory’s chef, has overseen(…)

Shoreland is landmarked

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern The Shoreland Hotel, 5454 S. Shore Dr., has been named a landmark by the City Council. Currently being rehabbed to make space for rental apartments, the hotel was once host to Amelia Earhart and Elvis Presley, among other notables. After World War II, when apartment-hotel renters — who provided a(…)

South Siders protest school rules

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Grassroots Education Movement recently testified before Arne Duncan at a U.S. Department of Education hearing in Washington, D.C., on the impact and civil rights violations resulting from the unchecked closings and turnarounds of schools serving predominantly low-income, students of color. The Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO), which has(…)

University to consolidate facilities management

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago Facilities Services will be moving out of three separate buildings and into one modern facility at the end of next year. The university recently announced its plans to build an 86,000 square foot, two-story building on the vacant lot at 5201 S. Cottage Grove Ave. The(…)

Burns seeks energy drink sales ban

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Ald. Will Burns (4th) told constituents last week that he supports legislation introduced by Ald. George Cardenas (12th) that would prohibit selling energy drinks to minors. Cardenas, who is the chairman of the City Council Health Committee, introduced the legislation to City Council last year. Burns said he supports the(…)