By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Amid Illinois’ deepening budget woes, state Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13) has been chosen to chair a newly-formed conference committee on pensions. The Illinois General Assembly voted to create the committee last Wednesday. The group will begin meeting this Thursday to seek a way to lessen the burden of(…)
By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer After a flurry of calls and letters from Ray Elementary School parents, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is adding another Preschool for All classroom next school year at Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., which will allow more neighborhood children to attend. CPS recently changed the criteria for admission to its(…)
Exhibit. “The Seminary Co-op Documentary Project: Capturing the Bookstore’s Distinctive Character and History.” Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., 773-493-1893, free. Featuring photography and testimonies about the bookstore’s previous location at 5757 S. University Ave.
Exhibit. “The Land Beneath Our Feet.” Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., 773-702-0200, free. Featuring 80 American paintings, sculptures, prints, drawing and photographs from the second half of the 19th century through the first half of the 20th. Runs from June 27 through Aug. 25.
Exhibit. “Articulating the Edge.” Hyde Park Art Center, 5020 S. Cornell Ave., 773-324-5520, hydeparkart.org. Featuring artwork by teens participating in the Center’s mentorship program, Art Shop. Runs from June 30 through Sept. 15
Weekly Meditation Class. 7:30 p.m. every Sunday, Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, 1525 E. 55th St., Suite No. 302, 773-358-2998, chaturangafitness.com, free. A graduated class of mindfulness of breathing for the development of calm and clarity. Beginners always welcome.
Hyde Park Farmers Market. Every Thursday, 7 a.m.-1 p.m., Harold Washington Park, 5200 S. Hyde Park Blvd. LINK cards accepted. Runs through Oct. 31.