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Quilt show returns to Hyde Park

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor The 23rd Annual Quilt Show and Sale will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The United Church of Hyde Park, 1448 E. 53rd St. The exhibition features more than 200 quilts, according to organizer and longtime congregation member Tracy Lampkins, who will have several of(…)

AG Raoul? Not so fast

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13), is interested in the Illinois’ Attorney General seat, but he’s focusing on the job he has now. The Chicago Sun-Times reported Monday that Raoul had hopes of taking the seat if its current occupant, Lisa Madigan, decides to run for governor. “There are people who(…)

Hyde Park mom takes on CPS

Hyde Park mom takes on CPS

By Daschell M. Phillips Staff Writer A Hyde Park parent and blogger who goes by the name of Southside CPS Mom has launched a blog called Chicago Public Fools. She said she chose the title, which is a parody of Chicago Public Schools (CPS), to grab the attention of both parents and CPS administrators. Southside(…)

McCormick head looks to build on seminary’s past

McCormick head looks to build on seminary’s past

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer In his inaugural address last February, McCormick Theological Seminary (MTS) president Frank Yamada identified three themes of focus for the school: a new level of diversity, innovation and technology and connecting with the next generation of spiritual leaders. Yamada joined the faculty of MTS in 2008 as the director(…)

Ray principal removed

On the eve of a major influx of students at Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., both the principal and vice principal have been abruptly removed, according to a document sent to the Herald. “This letter is to inform you that [Ray Principal] Ms. Tatia Beckwith and [Vice Principal] Mr. Jeffrey Alstadt have been(…)

Arrestees weigh in on scrutiny to UCPD

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A protest in January ended with a reignited the call for a trauma care center on the South Side of Chicago. It also created calls from University of Chicago staff, faculty and students to review the university’s police department’s policies and practices after four were arrested and many treated roughly.(…)

CPS puts Hyde Park’s middle school experiment under the gun

CPS puts Hyde Park’s middle school experiment under the gun

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer On Jan. 23, 2002, the Chicago Board of Education approved what was then called the Canter Middle School Global Village. Now the community will gather once again to try to save the school they formed at a series of Chicago Public School community meetings. “It’s a real good example(…)

U. of C., Hyde Park Herald alum Axelrod opens Institute of Politics

U. of C., Hyde Park Herald alum Axelrod opens Institute of Politics

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Obama strategist David Axelrod came to Hyde Park Monday morning to cut the ribbon for his newly opened University of Chicago Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave. Following an a capella performance including the national anthem and the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by six Chicago(…)