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(…)

Will Burns will not seek 2nd District seat

Ald. Will Burns (4th) is not seeking the congressional seat from which Jesse Jackson Jr. recently resigned, according to a tweet from the alderman posted at 3:20 p.m. Friday.

Harold Washington’s legacy discussed at Hyde Park Historical Society

Harold Washington’s legacy discussed at Hyde Park Historical Society

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Chicagoans from across the city gathered at the Hyde Park Historical Society to share memories of their encounters with the late Mayor Harold Washington in observance of the 25th anniversary of his death. The Hyde Park Herald and Hyde Park Historical Society co-hosted a panel discussion titled “It’s a(…)

Hyde Park hears from Springfield

Hyde Park hears from Springfield

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer State Reps. Barbara Flynn Currie (D-25) and Kimberly du Buclet (D-26) along with state Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-13) hosted a town hall meeting Monday evening at Kenwood Academy, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. The three legislators spoke about issues they expected to come up during the veto session, which starts(…)

Police change beats following crime

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) and the 2nd District Police say they have stepped up their patrol in the area around 52nd and Greenwood Avenues, where a girl was sexually assaulted on Nov. 6. Though nobody is in custody yet police say they are still investigating the crime(…)

Harper Court sets LEED record

Harper Court sets LEED record

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Harper Court recently announced it achieved the highest sustainability rating in the state for a project of its kind, making it among the most environmentally friendly buildings in the nation. The U.S. Green Building Council awarded Harper Court leadership in energy and environmental design (LEED) certification for Neighborhood Development Gold(…)