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K.A.M. Isaiah Israel finds a cantor to fill vacant position

K.A.M. Isaiah Israel finds a cantor to fill vacant position

K.A.M. Isaiah Israel appointed Cantor David Berger to fill the vacant role at the synagogue. The Buffalo Grove-born cantor came back to the area after living in Los Angeles, living and working in a Jewish musical tradition, he said. His first challenges at K.A.M., 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., will be in preparing for the(…)

New Hyde Park Day School location to open doors next Thursday

New Hyde Park Day School location to open doors next Thursday

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Day School is hosting an open house barbecue for students and parents on Aug. 21 at its new location in the Woodlawn neighborhood. For the past five months The Hyde Park Day School (HPDS) has been transitioning from its Hyde Park location at 1375 E. 60th(…)

Local eyecare specialist joins forces to build business

By JESSICA KIM COHEN Herald Intern After 15 years of running an eyecare practice solo, Hyde Park resident Dr. Cynthia Reynolds-Temple of Hyde Park’s Concept Eye Care, Ltd. 1621 E. 55th St., has begun to bring in new doctors while preparing to merge with another practice. Concept Eye Care, which sells eyewear and provides eye(…)

Harper Court sold for $112M

Harper Court sold for $112M

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago sold ownership of Harper Court to one of Israel’s largest insurance institutions, while the university will retain a master lease for the entire development. The university sold the 12-story building and parking garages to CLAL Insurance Company for $112 million. The city of Chicago approved the(…)

U. of C. police gain accreditation

U. of C. police gain accreditation

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago Police Department was awarded professional accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). UCPD was given Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation, the higher of the agency’s two tiers. UCPD was formally recognized at CALEA’s July 26 conference. UCPD said it is the first private(…)

Chicago Free School preparing to open

Chicago Free School preparing to open

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Hyde Park families have another school choice this fall. The Chicago Free School is still on schedule to open Sept. 2. Free schools are private, have no principal and everything is decided by community consensus. Everyone in the school from the oldest teacher to the youngest student has a(…)

Murray elementary teachers tackle science education

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Five Murray Elementary School teachers recently participated in the Golden Apple Inquiry Science Institute (ISI) learning program. The weeklong training introduced methods on how to teach science using an inquiry-based approach. Teachers Keniesha Charleston (1st grade), LuAnn Lawson (2nd), Lorelei Nadel (3rd) Angelica Alvarado (3rd) and Arleta Ingram (7th-8th(…)

Smart and DuSable museums to host free day next month

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago and the DuSable Museum of African American History will participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual “Museum Day Live!” event. On Sept. 27 more than 1,000 participating museums — including Smart, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., and DuSable 740 E. 56th(…)

Deadline nears for business pitches

By JESSICA KIM COHEN Herald Intern Organizers are gearing up for their first ever entrepreneurial pitch competition, dubbed “South Side Pitch,” which will take place Oct. 1 in the Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) Sky Deck, on the 11th floor of 5235 S. Harper Court. All interested entrepreneurs are asked to submit their applications by Monday,(…)

Hyde Park woman reported missing

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A woman is missing from the 5400 block of South East View Park. Sofija Pastuovich, 75, was last seen at 10 p.m. Sunday night. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with blue eyes, grey hair and a fair complexion. She was last seen wearing two-piece pajamas.(…)

Challenger for 26th District makes a stand as a Republican

Challenger for 26th District makes a stand as a Republican

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer In a city dominated by Democrats, all eyes were on this year’s primary election. But state Rep. Christian Mitchell (D-26) can’t claim victory just yet: this November he faces Republican challenger Coby Hakalir on the ballot. Oakland resident Hakalir, 36, is the vice president of Oak Brook-based Inland Home Mortgage(…)

Hyde Park author to hone craft in Ernest Hemingway’s attic

Hyde Park author to hone craft in Ernest Hemingway’s attic

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Hyde Park author Annette Gendler will be spending a year writing in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s home, thanks to an Oak Park-based residency program. The literary non-fiction author applied to be the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park’s 2014-2015 Writer in Residence and learned during a trip to Israel(…)

Hyde Parkers launching TV series

Hyde Parkers launching TV series

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Hyde Park residents and husband and wife Irami and Bonnie Osei-Frimpong, founders of Another Chance Productions, are using several locations in Hyde Park to film their first pilot “Disciples.” “Disciples,” a political drama set in a Midwestern Protestant church centering around Michelle Lee, a young pastor struggling to find the political touch required to serve her church(…)