By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer After a three-day voting period across all Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the Chicago Teacher’s Union (CTU) voted to authorize a strike if needed in the upcoming future. Ninety six percent of the CTU’s voting members voted “yes” to authorize a strike. Overall, 88 percent of the CTU membership voted in […]
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By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Dozens of South Side food producers and crafters will gather at the Promontory Restaurant, 5311 S. Lake Park, this Sunday, Dec. 20, for the Holiday Edition of the Hyde Park Handmade Artisan Bazaar and Farmers Market. The event, which will take place from 11a.m.-4p.m. in the lounge on the Promontory’s […]
By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Legal scholars and activists convened at the Chicago Urban League, 4510 S. Michigan, Wednesday evening, to discuss the state of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and possible means of reform. The discussion, titled “Truth and Justice for All: Advancing Police and Community Accountability,” consisted of seven panelists, including University of […]
By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Advocates of the #Fight for Dyett campaign have been quiet since the 34-day hunger strike this summer, but the Coalition to Revitalize Dyett has been reflecting on the experience and planning its next steps. During a panel discussion, Thursday, at the University of Chicago building in Harper Court, 5235 S. […]
A follow up meeting regarding the proposal for a boutique hotel on the southeast corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Hyatt, 5225 S. Harper Ave. Free parking is available in the Harper Court garage.
By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Hyde Park has a unique shopping scene with small-owned businesses and strategically revolving developments that make up its retail culture. The Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce hosted an education seminar this afternoon to help local business owners understand the Hyde Park shopping experience. During the seminar, which took place at […]
By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer On Thursday morning, medical students from the University of Chicago and Rush University as well as Chicago area nurses and physicians staged a “die-in” in Daley Plaza, 50 W. Washington St., to protest the city’s police violence, which, demonstration organizers said, constitutes a public health crises. Medical students who participated […]
A follow up meeting regarding the proposal for a boutique hotel on the southeast corner of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue will take place at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 at the Hyatt, 5225 S. Harper Ave. Free parking will be available.
The University of Chicago Police Department is hosting a workshop on how to deal with a violent intruder. The workshop will take place from 11 a.m. – noon Monday, December 14 at the Harper Court offices, 5235 S. Harper Ave. At the conclusion of the workshop the UCPS will open the meeting up to address […]
By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic University of Chicago Presents offered up the Arcanto Quartet as their final guests of the 2015 calendar year in its Classic Concert Series at Mandel Hall last month. It was the string quartet’s Chicago debut and they made the most of it, performing music by Bach, Schumann and Smetana […]
RECOMMENDED Where: Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie When: through Dec. 13 Tickets: $25-$79 Phone: 847-673-6300 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic When George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart’s “You Can’t Take It With You” premiered on Broadway in December 1936, it was just what people needed. The country […]
RECOMMENDED Where: Drury Lane Theatre 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace When: through Jan, 3, 2016 Tickets: $50 – $65 Phone: 630-530-0111 “White Christmas” is an ideal musical for the holiday season. Based on the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Allen, the show, which started in San Francisco in 2004 and […]