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Park District limits access to Wooded Island

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer As the consequence of a low turn-out rate, the Chicago Park District has canceled plans to open Jackson Park’s Wooded Island to the public on weekend days of 2016. Jackson Park Advisory Council (JPAC) President Louise McCurry said that last weekend only a couple of park-goers showed up to tour(…)

HPAC to debut two exhibits Sunday

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Two new exhibits will debut at the Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC) this Sunday. “The Weight of Rage” will be featured in the Kanter McCormick Gallery at the HPAC, 5020 S. Cornell Ave. In its third year, the exhibit displays work developed in classes in the Prison and Neighborhood Arts(…)

School utilization report finds under enrollment

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Kozminski and Reavis elementary schools are two of 313 schools deemed as underutilized based on the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) annual report of how its schools are being utilized. According to the report, Kozminski, 936 E. 54th St., is utilizing only 40 percent of its space and resources. As of(…)

IOP hosts panel on police

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Scholars, politicians, journalists and law enforcement professionals have, over recent months, debated, in public forums throughout the city, the most effective ways of manufacturing trust between residents of Chicago’s most neglected neighborhoods and the Chicago Police Department (CPD), which is currently embroiled in a crisis of public relations following multiple,(…)

Review:  “Treasure Island”

Review: “Treasure Island”

RECOMMENDED Where: Lookingglass Theatre Company, Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. When: through Jan. 31, 2016 Tickets: $5-$85 Phone: 312-337-0665 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic The “Pirates of the Caribbean” film franchise has nothing on “Treasure Island,” Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic story of “buccaneers and buried gold” originally serialized in a children’s magazine(…)

Review: “Gotta Dance”

Review: “Gotta Dance”

RECOMMENDED Where: Bank of America Theatre, 18 W. Monroe St. When: through Jan. 17, 2016 Tickets: $38-$105 Phone: 800-775-2000 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic If you’re looking for a feel-good musical that shines a spotlight on talented veteran performers, boasts a high-profile creative team, and underscores the message that you’re only as old as you(…)

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, 85

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, 85

Susanne Hoeber Rudolph, the William Benton Distinguished Service Professor Emerita of Political Science at the University of Chicago, died Dec. 23 in Oakland, Calif., after a long struggle with Parkinson’s disease. Rudolph, 85, was a past president of the American Political Science Association and the Association for Asian Studies, and a member of the American(…)