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Players’ latest is coming soon

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Players will present “The Good Doctor” from April 12 to 14 at the Experimental Station, 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. “The Good Doctor” is a series of short skits based on the writings on 19th century Russian novelist Anton Chekov and adapted for the stage by “Odd Couple”(…)

Antheus seeks funding

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer City Hyde Park is one step closer to having its financial ducks in a row so construction can start. The Jeanne Gang designed building was initially scheduled to begin construction in the fall of 2013 but financial hurdles delayed the project. On Friday the City of Chicago Committee on Finance(…)

Hyde Parker helps garden neophytes

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Spring means warmer weather, longer days and for some neighborhood residents, a return to gardening. Hyde Parker Debra Hammond is one of them. The consultant for non-profits with an MBA from the University of Chicago is also the founder of The Kitchen Gardener, an internet-based small business that(…)

DuSable explores water issues

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer DuSable Museum of African American History will host a panel discussion titled “Watered Down” to discuss issues surrounding the global water crisis. The discussion, which will take place at DuSable, 740 East 56th Pl., from 6:29 p.m. to 8:29 p.m. on Friday, March 22, is in conjunction with the(…)

Jazz artist at Hyde Park Records

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Jazz artist Phil Cohran will play a free concert at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at Hyde Park Records, 1377 E. 53rd St. The 85-year-old trumpeter and multi-instrumentalist, whose full name is Kelan Phil Cohran, is a Mississippi native who lives in Chicago and has played for(…)

Div. head breakfast chat

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern The annual Knights of Columbus Ladies’ Auxiliary prayer breakfast is set for Saturday, March 16, at 10 a.m. this year. Headlining the event is University of Chicago Divinity School Dean Margaret M. Mitchell. Proceeds have in the past established scholarships for children from low-income families at St. Thomas the Apostle(…)

University to demolish Ingleside Hall for park

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago plans to demolish Ingleside Hall, 956 E. 58th St., to expand the quad and create more green space on campus. The university made the announcement Wednesday at the Cummings Life Science Center, 920 E. 58th St. The U. of C. is working with the city to(…)

Ross Dress for Less coming to 47th St.

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor Discount clothing retailer Ross Dress for Less will open in the approximately 50,000 square foot building that previously housed Michael‚Äôs Fresh Market, 1300 E. 47th St., later this year, according to new signage there. The Kenwood store will be one of the company’s first within city limits, along(…)

Logan exhibit echoes French landscapes

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor Attention to detail define both the gallery space and art at painter David Schutter’s new exhibit, “Renditions,” on display at the Logan Center, 915 E. 60th St. The show’s four paintings and one print are not only based on landscape art by 19th century French painter Jean-Baptist-Camille Corot:(…)

Kindergarten for Hyde Park

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools (CPS) CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced last week that every CPS school, including those in Hyde Park, would offer full-day kindergarten starting next school year. According to CPS, children who attend a quality, full-day kindergarten demonstrate notable academic advantages in later years over(…)

HOME Gallery returns to Hyde Park

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Southside Hub of Production (SHoP) director and co-founder Laura Shaeffer is inviting artists, musicians and the public into her family’s home, located at 1407 E. 54th Pl., next Saturday, from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Shaeffer will host 15 artists, including SHoP co-founder John Preus, as well as(…)

Suspect arrested

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A Hyde Park man was charged with one felony count of bank robbery on Monday, March 4, after allegedly taking $1,874 from Fifth Third Bank, 1420 E. 53rd St., on Friday, March 1. Robert D. Shaw, 54, of 527 E. 51st St., was charged with one count of bank robbery.(…)

Muralist with local roots adds splash to The Cove

Muralist with local roots adds splash to The Cove

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor With only four drinking establishments — five, if one counts The Pub, a U. of C. bar located in the basement of Ida Noyes Hall, 1212 E. 59th St. — Hyde Park nightlife is a stranger to drastic change. So for the many who imbibe at The Cove(…)

Local parents fight tests

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Parent and teacher groups citywide are petitioning against the number of standardized tests being given to Chicago Public School (CPS) students this year. The “More Than a Score Coalition,” which includes the Chicago Teachers Union, Parents 4 Teachers, Parents United for Responsible Education and Raise Your Hand for Illinois(…)

Tutoring group floods

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Strive Tutoring experienced a setback earlier this month after a broken valve on a water pipe damaged the third floor, a kitchen, a stairwell and two computers. “There was a lot of damage to our offices. Thankfully all of our tutoring space is in perfectly good shape and our refurbished(…)

Service imposters perpetrate robbery

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor A robbery occurred earlier this month at a Kenwood building managed by Wolin-Levin, Inc., according to residents and a company official. The Feb. 6 incident went unreported in crime blotters provided to the Herald this month by Second District police. However, in a Feb. 15 e-mail to the(…)

Actor brings personal story to Hyde Park

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Actor Charles Dutton will present his one-man show “From Jail to Yale: Serving Time on Stage” at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts this week. At 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday the three-time Emmy Award winner will present the story of his own life in a(…)

Ancona explores intentional diversity

The Ancona School will host its 50th Anniversary Education Symposium on Saturday March 2. The symposium is for educators, school leaders, parents and the community to discuss the importance and challenge of authentic diversity in schools. During the symposium, Ancona will share insights on integrating a multicultural curriculum and results from research based on The(…)

Lutherans go sustainable

By JEFFERY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The refectory at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, 1100 E. 55th St., has been changing the way it does business with a focus on sustainability. Ben Randall, a native of Northern Michigan who worked at Chicago hotels and restaurants before becoming the refectory’s chef, has overseen(…)

Shoreland is landmarked

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern The Shoreland Hotel, 5454 S. Shore Dr., has been named a landmark by the City Council. Currently being rehabbed to make space for rental apartments, the hotel was once host to Amelia Earhart and Elvis Presley, among other notables. After World War II, when apartment-hotel renters — who provided a(…)