Arne Duncan helps Hyde Park group

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The Chicago Child Care Society (CCCS) celebrated its 166th anniversary at the organization’s Make Way for Children Benefit Luncheon on Nov. 5 at the Casino Club, 195 E. Delaware Pl. The successes of the CCCS, 5467 S. University Ave., have recently been honored when their Next Step Program received a(…)

Chamber of Commerce celebrates

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Even though the businesses in Hyde Park range from 51st Street to 60th Street, one night a year, they all come under one roof to celebrate each other’s work and the community they work so hard for. The 76th Annual Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce (HPCC) awards dinner took place(…)

Police misconduct records released to the public

Police misconduct records released to the public

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Misconduct complaint records for over 8,500 Chicago Police officers are now easily accessible to the public through an online database launched today by the Invisible Institute, a journalism production company located at 6100 S. Blackstone Ave. The database is titled “the Citizens Police Data Project” and is available at…)

Health happenings at Kozminski

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The upcoming colder months make health and wellness top priority in our communities. Kozminski Elementary School will host its annual health and wellness event Thursday to help families guard against cold, flu and other non-seasonal ailments. During the health and wellness event, which will take place at 4 p.m. at(…)

Clown Care at La Rabida brings laughter to aid patients

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Laughter can sometimes be the best medicine, which is why children at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., will be treated to a clown carnival on Tuesday. Big Apple Circus Clown Care will bring in the clowns, games and entertainment from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. all the(…)

The celebration of storytelling

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Storytelling is so much more than “once upon a times” and “happily ever afters.” The art of modern storytelling is captivating an audience with the spoken word and going through that journey in the story with the orator. The 19th Annual Tellabration will celebrate these storytellers on Nov. 22 at(…)

U.of C. student among top Illinois scholars

By SAM RAPPAPORT Staff Writer Tomorrow at 11 a.m., the Lincoln Academy of Illinois will honor the state’s top university and college students during the annual Student Laureate Convocation at the Old State Capital in Springfield. At the event, Student Laureate Cynthia J. Avila, of the University of Chicago, will speak on behalf of all(…)

District wide issue needs local action

By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer The local school councils usually focus their monthly meetings on their individual schools’ needs and issues. Last Wednesday night, at Bret Harte Elementary, 1556 E. 56th St., the topic turned to a pressing problem that is facing not only Bret Harte, but also every public school in Chicago. Bret Harte(…)