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Bed Bugs Silence WHPK

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The University of Chicago radio station WHPK is bracing for more time off just as they were planning to return to air. This decision comes after the issue of bed bugs arose in early August after an outbreak was found at the studio and not completely treated. In a letter(…)

One year later: Dyett hunger strikers celebrate, reflect

One year later: Dyett hunger strikers celebrate, reflect

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer On Aug. 17, 2015, a group of South Side community members decided to go on a hunger strike to preserve Dyett High School, 555 E. 51st St., as a neighborhood school. Due to the tenacity of the 12 hunger strikers, who participated in a liquid-only fast for 34 days, Chicago(…)

IOP announces new fall fellows

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The University of Chicago’s Institute of Politics announced Wednesday, Aug. 17, that it will bring seven renown political Fellows to campus this fall to discuss a range of topical political issues including the international threat of ISIS and local police violence. “…With the presidential election only a few months away,(…)

The Smart Museum of Art Summer Cookout

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Each year the permanent collections galleries at the Smart Museum get a new look for fall. This summer the changes are being unveiled with a series of celebratory cookouts complete with snacks and libations in the sculpture garden. The opening reception of Conversations with the Collection: Belonging will take place(…)

MASK hosts school supply drives

MASK hosts school supply drives

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK) group will be hosting school supply drives throughout the Hyde Park neighborhood for the next few weeks from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. MASK is asking for donations of school supplies such as pens, binders, folders or notebooks, as well as gift cards or(…)

Midweek on the Midway

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer The feature film at Midway Plaisance Park this Wednesday evening is Pixar’s, “The Lorax.” An earlier screening of this film was postponed due to rain so the park, 1130 Midway Plaisance Park, is using its “rain date” to offer this screening and its adjoining activities again. Looney Tunes cartoons will(…)

Dentist honors vets with free services

By MEREDITH OGILVIE Staff Writer Kaufman & Kaufman Smile Design Studio, LLC has joined the Freedom Day USA movement to honor the sacrifices and show their appreciation for members of the armed forces, immediate family members and veterans. To show their support the design studio would like to provide an entire day of free dental(…)

Review:  “Byhalia,  Mississippi”

Review: “Byhalia, Mississippi”

SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. When: through Aug. 21 Tickets: $30-$35 Phone: 312-335-1650 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic I missed the well-reviewed world premiere of Evan Linder’s “Byhalia, Mississippi” at the Den Theatre (and simultaneously in a few other cities) early this year, so I was happy to see that(…)

Review: “Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys”

Review: “Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys”

RECOMMENDED Where: Raven Theatre Company, 6157 N. Clark St. When: through Aug. 27 Tickets: $42 Phone: 773-338-2177 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic An infamous miscarriage of justice and media circus comes theatrically to life in the aptly if lengthily named “Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys (An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow)” at Raven(…)

Hot fun in the city: the Grant Park Music Festival

Hot fun in the city: the Grant Park Music Festival

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic It was hot and humid last Wednesday night when the Grant Park Orchestra, led by artistic director Carlos Kalmar, performed at the Pritzker Pavilion with guest cellist Christian Poltera. Yet the weather didn’t deter concert-goers, with the Great Lawn full of picnics and the Seating Bowl nearly full. The(…)

Arthur M. Sussman, 73

Arthur M. Sussman, 73

Arthur M. Sussman, former General Counsel at the University of Chicago and former Vice President at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, passed away Wednesday evening in Chicago, at the age of 73, due to complications associated with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, and brother, Sussman was also an engaged citizen(…)

South Side Pitch 2016

South Side Pitch 2016

Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1452 E. 53rd St., 2nd Floor Thursday, October 6, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ***Event is free and open to the public. Attendee registration is required and opens in Septermber***­ southsidepitch.com/apply

The TCC awaits details of U. of C. trauma center advisory board

The TCC awaits details of U. of C. trauma center advisory board

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern On Aug. 8, the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) released an application for membership on a Community Advisory Board for their level I adult trauma center set to open in 2018. In light of this release, members of the groups that originally pushed for the construction of the center(…)

Woodlawn Voices and Visions program to host screening

Woodlawn Voices and Visions program to host screening

BY SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Woodlawn residents Gabriel Piemonte and Rhoda Freelon founded Woodlawn Voices and Visions to teach local high school students creative ways to convey a message. Now in its third year, the six-week videography program will display its students’ work at a Logan Center screening, 915 E 60th St, on Aug. 20(…)

Volunteers essential part of the “crew” at La Rabida

Volunteers essential part of the “crew” at La Rabida

By SONIA SCHLESINGER Herald Intern Retirement. Interest in medicine. Staying active. The kids—always, the kids. These are just a few of the reasons that the diverse range of volunteers at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S Promontory Dr., keep coming back, week after week, year after year. Whether they work at the information desk, the(…)

Hyde Park resident wins state pie making contest

Hyde Park resident wins state pie making contest

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Molly Herron is not new to pie making: the Hyde Park resident has been in every South Side Pie Challenge since its inception in 2012. Herron recently took her skills to the State Fair in Springfield and walked away with third place for the best berry pie in Illinois. Herron’s(…)

Lights, camera, action: Acting classes at HPNC

Lights, camera, action: Acting classes at HPNC

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Jossie Harris Thacker, who was one of Kennan Ivory Wayans’ dancing “Fly Girls” on the comedy show “In Living Color,” will be teaching an acting class for youth at the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC). Classes happen weekly on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. and are geared towards(…)

Hyde Park Historical Society Open House

The Hyde Park Historical Society (HPHS), 5529 S. Lake Park Ave., is incorporating scheduled open houses beginning with its first event on Saturday, Aug. 20 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. Guests will learn the story of the historic HPHS building and have the chance to speak with docents about the intricate history of Hyde(…)

Little Black Pearl release results of youth research project

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Statistics point to summer being the most violent time in the city of Chicago, especially for the city’s youth. Instead of letting the violence continue, eight young people took on the role of research assistants in a first time project by Little Black Pearl to take a look at the(…)

New retail for U. of C.’s new dorm

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Several new retailers are moving into the almost completed Campus North Residential Commons, 5500 S. University Ave., on the University of Chicago’s (U. of C.) campus. Insomnia Cookies, a late-night spot that sells homemade cookies and milk and delivers until 3 a.m., will be one of the retailers in the(…)