PD 43 deal gains accolades

PD 43 deal gains accolades

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The Woodlawn Home Owners Association and the University of Chicago will receive the Marian and Leon Despres award from the Hyde Park Historical Society for their work on Institutional Planned Development 43. Institutional Planned Development 43, or PD43, is a document that governs how the U. of C. uses its(…)

Kenwood counselor heads to D.C.

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Kenwood Academy High School Counselor Shelby Wyatt is one of five finalists that will fly to Washington, D.C., for the American School Counselor Association’s Counselor of the Year Award. Wyatt, who has a background in business administration, began his career as a substitute teacher in 1987. He became a(…)

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(…)

Students ask U. of C. to divest from fossil fuel investments

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern Casual chit-chat and office banter at the University of Chicago president’s office was interrupted Friday when roughly two dozen students arrived to deliver a letter urging the university to divest from stock in companies which extract fossil fuels. Plain-clothes and uniformed police officers were on hand to receive the students,(…)

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(…)