SSA for 53rd Street

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The South East Chicago Commission will apply to the City of Chicago to create a Special Services Area along 53rd Street, it was announced last week. The SECC has already created an 18-person advisory committee to determine what the SSA’s boundaries would be, what services it would bring to the(…)

Folkies return to Hyde Park event

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor The 53rd Annual University of Chicago Folk Festival will take place at Mandel Hall, 1131 E. 57th St., this Friday through Sunday, Feb. 8 to Feb. 10. Festival concerts will be held in the venue beginning at 8 p.m. on Friday, 7:30 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m.(…)

Murray teacher gets award

Murray Language Academy Elementary School teacher Anh T. Hoang, won the KIA Educator of the Month award. He will receive $1,000, which will be used for classroom improvements. Hoang, a second grade teacher at Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., said his goal each year is to inspire all of his students to reach(…)

WHPK crew celebrates jazz for Black History Month at I-House

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor WHPK will host its Third Annual Black History Month Celebration Saturday, Feb. 8, at International House, 1414 E. 59th St. The program, entitled “Our Gift to the World,” begins at 7:30 p.m. and includes the presentation of the WHPK REACH Award and performances by the Hanah Jon Taylor(…)

UCMC protestors arrested

UCMC protestors arrested

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS StaffWriter University of Chicago graduate students held a press conference Monday to speak out about what they said was rough treatment they and other demonstrators received for peaceably protesting the lack of a trauma center at the U. of C. Medical Center. The group also made attempts to deliver petitions to(…)

Ray chasing top tier status

Ray chasing top tier status

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Ray Elementary School “State of the School” address took place last Thursday. The school’s ranking, budget and extra-curricular programs were top discussion points during the meeting. The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) longer school day mandate, readjustment of the school year due to the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) strike(…)

Revels take on 1893

Revels take on 1893

By Jeffrey Bishku-Aykul Assistant to the Editor The longstanding Quadrangle Club Revels return this year Friday, Feb. 1, and Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Quadrangle Club, 1155 E. 57th St., at 8 p.m. with “The Impossible City,” a comedic play recognizing the legacy of Chicago’s World’s Columbian Exposition. The group first performed at the Quadrangle(…)

Local service connects neighbors

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer Hyde Park’s neighbors are about to get a little friendlier. Good Neighbors, a popular Google Group that started for the residents of a few blocks around 55th Street and Kimbark Avenue in 2006, has been opened to all residents of Hyde Park. “It was supposed to be a neighborhood thing,”(…)