Three youths reported missing in Hyde Park

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Two students were reported missing by Chicago Police on Friday. Naomi Knight, 18, was last seen on the 6100 block of South Woodlawn Avenue on Monday, June 10 at 7:15 a.m. She was last seen wearing a pink and white striped top, blue jeans, light brown Timberland boots and a(…)

Dance program presents recital

Dance program presents recital

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS StaffWriter The I Twirl Dance Programs held its first school dance recital Friday, June 7, at The Ancona School. The program will host its community dance recital on June 22. I Twirl is a ballet-based dance program that also offers other types of dance including Hip Hop, Latin and Broadway Jazz.(…)

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(…)

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(…)

Montessori school relocates

Montessori school relocates

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS StaffWriter The Children’s House of Miss Tammie Montessori School moved out of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club and into its new location at The United Church of Hyde Park on May 31. The school is in a larger, more welcoming environment, said the school’s founder Tammie Crutcher. The Children’s House of(…)

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(…)

Condo owners balk at SSA plan

Condo owners balk at SSA plan

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Hyde Park residents who live within the recently proposed special service area boundaries in buildings without any retail component expressed their frustration at a lack of inclusion on Thursday night. The SSA is largely focused on 53rd Street improvements but stretches beyond that retail corridor. An SSA would levy an(…)

UCMC says no to trauma center

UCMC says no to trauma center

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer University of Chicago Medicine executive vice president Kenneth Polonsky held a public meeting last week to discuss why the hospital and school are not planning to open an adult trauma care center on campus in the foreseeable future. Polonsky and Dorianne Miller, the director at the Center for Community Health(…)