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Dyett principal chosen, boundary decisions to be made

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Thursday, Sept. 24, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced the new principal to lead Dyett High School when it reopens as an arts-focused open enrollment school next fall. Beulah McLoyd, formerly the principal at Austin neighborhood school Michele Clark Academic Prep Magnet High School, 5101 W. Harrison St., will take on(…)

Three proposals in play to resuscitate beleaguered South Side high school

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer For the past several months, Charles Campbell, current principal of Dyett High School; The Coalition to Revitalize Dyett, which includes members of the Kenwood Oakland Community Organization, and Little Black Pearl, which currently operates a Chicago Public Schools contract school for students who are at risk of or already(…)

Chicago police warn of robberies on Harper Avenue

The Chicago Police Department report that two robberies have taken place on Harper Avenue in the past week. In these incidents, the offenders threatened the victims with violence and made off with personal belongings. The first incident occurred on May 23 in the 5700 block of South Harper Avenue at 10:24 p.m. The second incident(…)

Prashant Bhargava, 42

Prashant Bhargava, an acclaimed filmmaker and commercial director known for revealing the extraordinary in the ordinary, died on May 15, 2015, at the age of 42. Prashant was born and raised on the South Side of Chicago, his work grounded in its rhythms and spaces. The 1990 Kenwood Academy graduate described himself as “one of(…)

Today and tomorrow, Cream Co.’s plants are for a song – or a poem

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Chicago-based artist collective Cream Co. will give out 2,000 tomato seedlings and 1,000 flowers in exchange for poems this week. The exchange–which began today–will continue through tomorrow at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. Participants are invited to read a poem in exchange for allium flowers and 14 varieties(…)

Lauranita Taylor Dugas, 88

Lauranita Taylor Dugas, Hyde Park educator and social advocate, died on May 20, 2015. She was 88. Dugas worked for the Head Start Program, the State of Illinois’ Institute for Juvenile Research and for the Chicago Child Care Society as a supervising teacher for 25 years until her retirement. Dugas chaired the Jones-Swift Scholarship fund(…)

Beverly Lowe Daniels, 93

Beverly Lowe Daniels, 93, educator, formerly of Chicago’s Woodlawn, South Shore and Hyde Park neighborhoods, passed away May 17, 2015 peacefully and surrounded by love at home in Pahrump, Nev. Daniels was married to the late Jack Elbert Daniels Jr.; mother of Roxane Clark-Murphy and Jack Elbert (Kimila) Daniels, III.; stepmother of Kristin M. (the late William) Perkins;(…)

Alice Katherine Harper, 85

Alice Katherine Harper PhD, (nee Hauslein), 85 – community activist, retired administrator, principal and teacher and native of Dover, N.H. – died March 9, 2015, peacefully in her home. Harper was mother of David Willett of Washington; sister of Lucy (Albert Dec.) Jache of Marietta, Ohio; fond aunt of Ann (Len), Ellen (Dale), Heidi, Joyce,(…)