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Local teacher headed to Library of Congress

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Brian Pletsch, a United States history teacher at the University of Chicago Charter School’s Carter G. Woodson Middle School Campus, has been selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants to participate in the Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Summer Teacher Institute. Pletsch, who teaches 7th(…)

U. of C. courses online and free

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Casual learners interested in taking a University of Chicago class but not taking out student loans or reenrolling in college have the opportunity to study at the university for free. The university has partnered with Coursera, a company that offers free, notfor- credit courses from colleges and universities online. Two(…)

Reizner leaves TIF council

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Jo Reizner resigned from her position on the 53rd Street TIF Advisory Council last week. Reizner was among the founding members of the council in 2000. She served as committee chair for the bulk of that time. “I’ve been involved in the development of our community in various ways for(…)

Local youth win Golden Apples

Phoenix Steele, a student at Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., and Amy Northrup, a student at the University of Chicago Lab High School, 1362 E. 59th St., are 2013 Golden Apple Scholarship recipients. The Golden Apple Foundation is celebrating its 25th year in service as a non-profit organization known for recognizing excellent(…)

Canter cares Annual 3-on-3 basketball tourney for research

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Canter Middle School students are in the process of planning their annual 3 on 3 Sickle Cell Basketball Tournament. The tournament, which will take place on June 7, is a testament to the care and support families receive at Canter, said the Powell family. Every year around Christmas the(…)

Chaturanga launches charitable program

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Hyde Park Yoga studio Chaturanga Holistic Fitness, 1525 E. 55th St., will be holding three free six-week classes in the Washington Park neighborhood this summer and is seeking donations online through the end of June from anyone interested in helping to cover their cost. The classes, part of(…)

TIF council hears McMobil plans

TIF council hears McMobil plans

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The 53rd Street TIF Advisory Board subcommittee on planning and development meeting moved from Kenwood Academy’s little theater into the large auditorium to accommodate the crowd at Tuesday’s discussion of the proposed high rise development at the McMobil site. Roughly 150 Hyde Parkers discussed changes to the planned development, now(…)

CPS denies travel aid to fair winner

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Eva Lewis, 8th grader at Kenwood Academy High School Academic Center, is one of the winners of Illinois History Fair. In addition to winning in the fair she was named a National History Day Qualifier, which allows her to travel to Maryland to compete for a national prize. She(…)