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CPS budget cuts to affect area schools

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer At the Kozminksi Elementary School local school council (LSC) meeting Tuesday, Feb. 9, Principal Bernadette Glover told LSC members about drastic cuts from Chicago Public Schools (CPS). Glover and principals from across the city attended a district wide meeting Tuesday where CPS CEO Forrest Claypool announced that $20 million more(…)

Police Task Force holds South Side public forum

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Members of the Chicago Police Accountability Task Force will be at the South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Dr., on Thursday, Feb. 11, to field suggestions from South Side residents, including those living in Hyde Park and Kenwood, on how best to reform the Chicago Police Department (CPD).(…)

Dee Alexander Quartet featured at I-House jazz concert

Dee Alexander Quartet featured at I-House jazz concert

By PATRICK REILLY Global Voices Metcalf Fellow The University of Chicago’s International House (I-House) has hosted its share of high-profile performers over the years. U2 took the stage of its assembly hall during its first U.S. tour in 1982; more recently, I-House celebrated its 83rd birthday with the help of Chicago Blues legend Eddie “The(…)

I-House and Harris  Theater host unusual performances

I-House and Harris Theater host unusual performances

What: “La Voix Humaine” and “Gianni Schicchi” Where: Harris Theater (205 E. Randolph St.) When: Through Feb. 14 Tickets: cot.org By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic The opening night for the first of two performances of a double bill proved to be a winner for Chicago Opera Theater on Saturday. General director Andreas Mitisek has(…)

Review: “Another Word for Beauty”

Review: “Another Word for Beauty”

SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: Goodman Theatre, Albert Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St. When: through Feb. 21 Tickets: $25-$75 Phone: 312-443-3800 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic If you like documentary-style plays with lots of characters, a humanitarian message, and plenty of pageantry, the world premiere of José Rivera’s “Another Word for Beauty” at Goodman Theatre may be(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner

Hyde Park Historical Society Annual Dinner

5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St. Featured Speaker: Hyde Park resident and retired Chicago Public School Principal Jay Mulberry Tickets for the dinner are $80, $90 if purchased after Feb.22. Send checks, payable to the Hyde Park Historical Society to Janice A. Knox, c/o Hyde Park Historical Society, 5529 S. Lake Park Ave.,(…)

Broncos advance to second round of city playoffs

Broncos advance to second round of city playoffs

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer In the first round of the Chicago Public League City Playoffs for boys basketball, the fifth ranked Kenwood Academy High School Broncos dominated the Mather High School Rangers 74-37 on their home floor in honor of “Senior Night” celebrating the graduating class of 2016. “Tonight we came out a little(…)

Proposed loud music venue out of sync with Jackson Park

To the Editor:  I am writing to express my concern about the Phoenix Pavilion with Music Court that is planned for Jackson Park, adjacent to the Museum of Science and Industry, as part of the Project 120 collaboration. This is an area of the park that I see many people using for parking, family picnics,(…)

Project 120 will adversly affect daily commute for residents

To the Editor:  If you commute using Cornell Drive, Project 120’s plans are going to affect you. Project 120 plans to have traffic drive over the Clarence Darrow Bridge. In addition to affecting the Paul H Douglas Sanctuary on Wooded Isle which begins about 40 feet away, this new road will make Jackson Park noisier(…)

The community wants a say in changes for Jackson Park

To the Editor: I share the concerns raised by Brenda Nelms and Margaret Schmid in their January 20 letter to the Herald. I live in the 5th Ward, where I have lived for 33 years. During the fall, I wrote both Alderman Hairston and the Project 120 team to raise similar issues, but neither the alderman nor(…)

Let’s keep I-House international

Editor’s note: This letter is being reprinted due to several errors during its original run in our Feb. 3 issue. We apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. To the Editor: As a 1953-55 alumnus of International House (I-House), I am shocked and grieved at the recent peremptory announcement of the University of Chicago administration(…)

Folk Festival needs community support to survive

To the Editor: I am writing to ask the Herald and the Hyde Parkers who read the Herald for help in keeping a Hyde Park tradition alive. The University of Chicago Folk Festival has been around for 56 years. The Folklore Society is run by a student organization and helped by a few very dedicated(…)