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Holiday concert at Hyde Park Union Church

Holiday concert at Hyde Park Union Church

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Union Church is hosting a free holiday concert this weekend. Hyde Park’s Le Cantanti Di Chicago women’s choir, led by Dhilanthi Fernando will perform at the concert, which will begin at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 20 at the Hyde Park Union Church, 5600 S. Woodlawn Ave.(…)

Teachers vote yes to authorize a strike

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(…)

Holiday market at the Promontory this weekend

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(…)

Chicago Urban League hosts forum on police

Chicago Urban League hosts forum on police

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(…)

Hunger strikers reflect, talk about next steps

Hunger strikers reflect, talk about next steps

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.(…)

Boutique hotel follow up meeting

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.

How Hyde Parkers shop

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(…)

Chicago medical students stage protest, call for Emanuel’s resignation

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(…)

Boutique hotel follow up meeting

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.

UCPD intruder workshop

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(…)

Review: A string quartet to remember

Review: A string quartet to remember

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(…)

Review: “You Can’t Take It With You”

Review: “You Can’t Take It With You”

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(…)

Review: “White Christmas”

Review: “White Christmas”

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(…)

Preckwinkle hosts holiday party

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is inviting the Hyde Park-Kenwood community to attend a holiday party Wednesday, Dec. 9 at Martin Luther King Jr. College Preparatory High School, 4445 S. Drexel Blvd., from 6 p.m. – 8:30p.m. In addition to joining the festivities at the party, guests are encouraged to bring a gift, toy(…)

A dancer’s dream comes true

A dancer’s dream comes true

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Over 170 dancers will make up this year’s Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) “Nutcracker” performance, but one performer in particular is especially excited to have the opportunity to be in the show. Ladonna Freidheim has a minor disability, but it comes with physical limitations. Freidheim trained to be a(…)

New Hyde Park dog walking service has track app

New Hyde Park dog walking service has track app

By SUMMER DIAB Herald Intern On Oct. 1, a new business opened up in Hyde Park called Hyde Bark Dog Walking. The service uses an app called Pet Check Technology™ to enhance efficiency and clients’ peace of mind. LeAnna Quartuccio, owner of Hyde Bark Dog Walking, 5445 S. Harper Ave., said she always dreamed of(…)

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).(…)