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Historical society announces award winners

Historical society announces award winners

The Hyde Park Historical Society has announced its annual awards to individuals and community organizations that have provided exceptional service in the preservation of Hyde Park Township history, structures and landscape. The 2013 Paul Cornell Awards winners are: The Jackson Park Advisory Council, Louise McCurry, President, for the restoring the Park’s natural areas, establishing a(…)

Shoesmith LSC discusses future of school

Shoesmith LSC discusses future of school

Shoesmith Elementary School’s local school council (LSC) held its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday night in the school’s cafeteria. Meeting discussions included: The Professional Personnel Leadership Committee (PPLC)- PPLC consists of seven elected staff members representing each grade level, plus the two teacher members of the LSC. The PPLC will develop and formally present(…)

Wendy Williams appointed to energy committee

Wendy Williams appointed to energy committee

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer South East Chicago Commission executive director Wendy Walker Williams recently was appointed to a committee to help the city narrow down the field of eligible candidates who will bid to provide electricity for the city. Williams was asked to serve, she said, because of her background as a community leader(…)

Point will need leader, locals say

Point will need leader, locals say

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern The resignation of Jesse Jackson Jr. from his position as congressman for the second district, which covers parts of the 5th Ward, means for some the loss of an ally whose vision for Promontory Point Park, 5491 S. Lake Shore Drive, has in the past clashed with the city’s most(…)

Local football team makes it to championships

Local football team makes it to championships

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Hyde Park Junior Spartan Youth Football League All American team traveled to Tampa, Fla. this weekend to compete in the Youth Football League National Championships. The team, which had a record of 10-1 this year, was recently named the Chicago Southtown Champions. This week the team will play(…)

Hyde Parkers react to School Progress Reports

Hyde Parkers react to School Progress Reports

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released 2012 School Progress Reports to parents on report card pick up day. Parents in Hyde Park said the reports offer a more comprehensive look at the academic and social climate of each school and school administrators have taken steps to communicate with parents about(…)

Race for the 2nd is heating up

Race for the 2nd is heating up

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The election to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. in the House will take place on April 9. The Illinois House had to approve the date because it fell outside of the 115-day requirement for elections of this kind. Governor Pat Quinn requested the date be moved to coincide with a previously(…)

South Sider seeking unsung heroes

South Sider seeking unsung heroes

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The I Am We organization is looking for unsung heroes in the Hyde Park community who are working to keep the neighborhood safe. The organization is working to build a best practices approach to keeping communities all over the city free from robbery and violence. For LaTisha Thomas, founder(…)