By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Whole Foods is still planning on opening its first South Side store inside City Hyde Park in 2015, despite neighborhood rumors to the contrary. “I’m happy to report that there’s no truth to the rumor,” said Eli Ungar, principal at Antheus Capital. “People like to speculate about these things.” Antheus(…)
By ANDREW HOLZMAN According to the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA), 11,840 reports of elder abuse were received by state authorities in fiscal year 2012. Study after study has shown that many more cases go unreported. In some of those 11,840 reported cases, the neglect or abuse was willful. That someone would take advantage of(…)
By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Kenwood Academy High School Principal Gregory Jones was selected to the 2014 program of Leadership Greater Chicago Fellowship. Jones was the only Chicago Public Schools employee to be selected this year. The Leadership Greater Chicago Fellowship program, which has been in place since 1983, selects leaders from various companies,(…)
By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Hyde Park resident Steve Benson is preparing a petition for the installation of speed bumps on Blackstone Avenue between 59th and 57th streets. Benson said he wants the speed bumps installed for the safety of pedestrians, especially children, who live in the area and is drafting the petition to(…)
By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago plans to close the 5500 block of South Greenwood Avenue as part of the construction of the dorm that will replace Pierce Hall. The university will request that the city vacate Greenwood Avenue from 55th Street to 56th Street beginning in the summer of 2015. The(…)
Summer Arts Workshop. Creative Writing with Quraysh Ali Lansana and Toni Asante Lightfoot. Every weekday from Monday, Aug. 12 through Aug. 23, 1-4 p.m., Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. A course on poetry, creative writing (week 1), composition and prose (week 2). Recommended for teens.
Exhibit. “AFRICOBRA: Philosophy.” Logan Center, Gallery 107, 915 E. 60th St., 773-702-2787, free. Featuring works by founding members of the African-American AfriCOBRA art movement, curated by U. of C. art history professor Rebecca Zorach. Runs through Aug. 11.
CHPV Drop-In. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Aug. 21 and Sept. 4, Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., 773-752-6587, chpv.org, free. Light exercise, lunch and discussion. Enter building from 55th Street.