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Hyde Park photo group featured at Great Frame Up

Hyde Park photo group featured at Great Frame Up

By SUMMER DIAB Intern The Hyde Park Photo Study Group has been selected as December’s Artist of the Month at The Great Frame Up, 1418 E. 53rd St. Hyde Park Photo Study Group is made up of 11 retired professional photographers: Clara Carson, Paul Carson, Charles Fischer, Mark Gelula, William Hammett, Robin Heiss, Jerlyn Maloy,(…)

Chicago Elite Classic hosts breakfast of champions

Chicago Elite Classic hosts breakfast of champions

By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports Writer On Saturday morning, Dec. 5, businessmen, politicians and some of the top athletes from across country gathered to host “the 2015 Chicago Elite Classic Breakfast of Champions,” held at the Hyatt Regency downtown. “There will be thousands of people coming to watch and see these young men play,” said Kurt(…)

Berwanger only Heisman trophy winner from school in Illinois

Berwanger only Heisman trophy winner from school in Illinois

By TOM EMERY Special Contributor Quick: How many Heisman Trophy winners have come from schools in the state of Illinois? Answer: Only one. And not from the schools you may think. The sole Heisman winner from a college football team in Illinois is Jay Berwanger of the University of Chicago, who received the first Heisman(…)

Thurow’s letter missing key facts

To the Editor: The Letter to the Editor from Chuck Thurow published on Nov. 25 was interesting and provocative. Unfortunately, it also was missing a key fact, contained errors and reflected an apparent lack of familiarity with property assessment in Cook County. Please allow some information and clarification from the Cook County Assessor’s Office (CCAO).(…)

CPD accountability task force major step toward systemic change

To the Editor: State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13) issued the following statement on the dismissal of police superintendent Garry McCarthy and the City of Chicago’s appointment of a task force on police accountability: The Dec. 1 announcements represent a positive step out of a dark time in our city. While no individual is solely responsible(…)

Metra underutilized on South Side

To the Editor: The Metra Electric, which serves Chicago’s Southside and South Suburban communities, is a hugely underutilized asset. If run like CTA lines, with trains every 10 or 15 minutes, full Ventra integration, and a transfer discount, the Metra Electric could unlock the enormous development potential of the Southside and South Suburbs. The Metra(…)

Jay Travis’ “facts” are all wrong

To the Editor:  Jay Travis is entitled to her own opinions, but she isn’t entitled to her own facts. And plain and simple, her latest letter to the editor was an utter misrepresentation of the truth. Her implication that I worked as a lobbyist is patently false. In 2012, after I won my first primary(…)

Murray meeting not just about principal

To the Editor: Your article on the Murray LSC (“Murray teachers question LSC”, Nov. 25, 2015) contains two gross inaccuracies. First, the annual state of the school address was not a “hearing about whether to retain” the principal. Local School Councils do follow a process to decide on renewal of the principal’s contract every four(…)