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Growing Chicago seafood chain coming to Hyde Park

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer A growing local chain of seafood restaurants is coming to Hyde Park. Red Snapper co-owner Khalil H. Khalil is expecting to open his fast food chain’s sixth Chicago store at 1418 E. 53rd St. within the next two weeks. Named after its signature fish dinner, Red Snapper serves dishes ranging(…)

Reach to be relevant falls flat

Reach to be relevant falls flat

By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic What can be done to make classical music events more relevant? This is a question which comes and goes, but never actually goes away. “The Legend of the Northern Lights,” which had its world premiere at the Grant Park Music Festival last weekend, may have something to contribute to(…)

“The Qualms”

“The Qualms”

RECOMMENDED Where: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. When: through August 31 Tickets: $20-$86 Phone: 312-335-1650 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Bruce Norris won a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for “Clybourne Park,” but the Steppenwolf Theatre world premiere of “The Qualms,” his latest, isn’t very satisfying as a play. Four couples(…)

Voting under threat in U.S.

By STATE REP. BARBARA FLYNN CURRIE (D-25) In Indiana, you can’t vote unless you have a photo identification card issued by the government. In Ohio, the opportunity to vote early has been severely curtailed. In North Carolina, the Justice Department has asked a federal judge to block similar laws from taking effect this November. In(…)

La Rabida, brick by brick, builds support

La Rabida, brick by brick, builds support

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer La Rabida Children’s Hospital recently raised thousands of dollars to support its new outpatient wing by selling engraved brick pavers. “It’s a nice, fun thing that people can do to donate to the hospital and make a gift but have something physically there to show their support,” said Marilyn Williams,(…)

K.A.M. Isaiah Israel finds a cantor to fill vacant position

K.A.M. Isaiah Israel finds a cantor to fill vacant position

K.A.M. Isaiah Israel appointed Cantor David Berger to fill the vacant role at the synagogue. The Buffalo Grove-born cantor came back to the area after living in Los Angeles, living and working in a Jewish musical tradition, he said. His first challenges at K.A.M., 1100 E. Hyde Park Blvd., will be in preparing for the(…)

New Hyde Park Day School location to open doors next Thursday

New Hyde Park Day School location to open doors next Thursday

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Day School is hosting an open house barbecue for students and parents on Aug. 21 at its new location in the Woodlawn neighborhood. For the past five months The Hyde Park Day School (HPDS) has been transitioning from its Hyde Park location at 1375 E. 60th(…)