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Appeal seeks to halt construction on Vue53 building

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Neighbors surrounding the former McMobil site have filed an appeal they hope will prevent a 155-foot-tall building from going up in their backyard. The appeal was filed on July 17 in the First Judicial District Appellate Court of Illinois. Michael Scott, James DesJardins, Mark Graham and Lorraine Pettigrew, who all(…)

Chicago Public Schools puts Shoesmith Elementary at top tier

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Shoesmith Elementary School’s rating has been elevated to the Tier 1 level. Tier 1 is the highest-ranking a public school can receive. At Shoesmith, 1330 E. 50th St., 59.2 percent of 2nd through 6th graders now meet or exceed the 50 percentile in reading on the Northwest Evaluation Association(…)

Logan Center screening showcases student films

By JESSICA KIM COHEN Herald Intern A public screening will highlight student projects this Wednesday evening, Aug. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at screening room 201 in the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. The culmination of the summer filmmaking class “Think It! Make It! Screen It!,” the(…)

Murray elementary teachers tackle science education

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Five Murray Elementary School teachers recently participated in the Golden Apple Inquiry Science Institute (ISI) learning program. The weeklong training introduced methods on how to teach science using an inquiry-based approach. Teachers Keniesha Charleston (1st grade), LuAnn Lawson (2nd), Lorelei Nadel (3rd) Angelica Alvarado (3rd) and Arleta Ingram (7th-8th(…)

Smart and DuSable museums to host free day next month

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago and the DuSable Museum of African American History will participate in Smithsonian Magazine’s 10th annual “Museum Day Live!” event. On Sept. 27 more than 1,000 participating museums — including Smart, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., and DuSable 740 E. 56th(…)

Missing Hyde Park woman washes ashore

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer   The body of a 75-year-old woman was pulled from Lake Michigan at Promontory Point on Monday. The body was identified as Sofija Pastuovich, 75, of the 5400 block of South East View Park, was last seen at 10 p.m. Sunday night. She was pulled from Lake Michigan at 2:11(…)

Hyde Park woman reported missing

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer A woman is missing from the 5400 block of South East View Park. Sofija Pastuovich, 75, was last seen at 10 p.m. Sunday night. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 165 pounds with blue eyes, grey hair and a fair complexion. She was last seen wearing two-piece pajamas.(…)

Burglaries hassle Hyde Parkers

Chicago Police have issued an alert about burglaries in Hyde Park in July. In the burglaries the offenders enter buildings and residences and take property at various times throughout the day and at locations across the neighborhood including: During the daytime or evening hours of July 7 on the 5300 block of South Greenwood Avenue(…)