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Natural, local oils for the body

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor Hyde Park mother and entrepreneur Sarah Thompson calls it her “gift to the neighborhood.” Thompson’s preservative-free lotion, My Body Garden, is one she has been making from scratch for years at her neighborhood home. She hopes to start selling it to the community starting early next year at(…)

Goodsell leaving after 30 years

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer After 30 years at Hyde Park Bank Tim Goodsell is heading for greener pastures. Literally, he’s going to learn to train horses in Michigan. The Hyde Park Bank board director, who spent most of the last three decades as the bank president, is leaving after Wednesday. “I’ve arranged with a(…)

Unitarians hold green fundraiser

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor A holiday season fundraiser sale will take place at First Unitarian Church, 5650 S. Woodlawn Ave., between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, and from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Dubbed the “Green Holidayze Bazaar,” it features such items as books,(…)

CAPS dates for 2013 still not set

The 2nd District police department has yet to announce when next year’s Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) beat meetings will take place. The CAPS program’s $3.5 million funding will be axed under the 2013 Chicago budget. Despite the cuts, 2nd District spokesperson Felicia Square told the Herald Nov. 3 that its CAPS beat meetings —(…)

Dining hall shut down

The Chicago Department of Public Health ordered the U. of C. to shut down Cathey Dining Hall, Thursday, Nov. 28, after the cafeteria failed a follow-up health inspection the same day. A department report from Nov. 20 cited “40-45 small flies,” “75-100 mice droppings” and an “outside garbage area not properly maintained” featuring “excessive” grease,(…)

Cerf Hill brings science to her art at HPAC

By BY DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Among the recently opened exhibits at the Hyde Park Art Center is work by Chicago artist Bette Cerf Hill, an installation of paintings and string drawings. The exhibit “String Theory” will be on display in the center’s entrance area through February. “String Theory” is a collaboration of work(…)

Jackson Jr. resigns, election to be held

BY LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer After five months of absence from the House of Representatives, Jesse Jackson Jr. tendered his resignation from Congress on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Jackson left the house to seek treatment for bipolar disorder and depression in June, though his office didn’t alert his constituents until two weeks later and said he(…)

Latkes later — annual debate rescheduled

The 66th annual Latke-Hamantash Debate – a U. of C. tradition in which two faculty members square off on whether the potato pancake or triangle-shaped pastry is better – will be postponed from its planned Nov. 23 date until Tuesday, Feb. 12. The debate, presented by the University of Chicago Hillel, is one of the(…)