As the sun rises, teachers and support staff at Kenwood Academy High School hit the picket line outside the school early Thursday morning. Negotiations between the teachers’ union and the school board are scheduled to resume later today.
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By AARON GETTINGER Staff writer The Chicago Park District and unionized workers have reached a tentative contract agreement after 9 weeks of negotiations, forestalling a strike scheduled for Oct. 17 that would have closed fieldhouses and cancelled programming across the city. At a press conference Wednesday, Jeffrey Howard, executive vice president of Service Employees International […]
Blues musician John Primer performs music from his CD “All Original,” during this season’s inaugural “Second Monday Blues” session at the Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. As indicated by the program’s title, the blues performances will take place the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m.
(Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect that the teachers have gone on strike.) By SAMANTHA SMYLIE Staff writer The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club will join the neighborhood’s public schools in providing an alternative place for students now that the Chicago Teachers Union has officially gone on strike. During a press conference […]
HERALD STAFF REPORT The City Council today enacted a Chicago Community Land Trust pilot program designed to expand to expand homeownership in gentrifying neighborhoods. Ald. Jeanette Taylor (20th), who was upset at the program’s quick passage while the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) ordinance that she and Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) introduced in July languishes in […]
BY JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports writer The Kenwood Broncos football team improved to 6-1 on the season, posting a 36-6 blowout over Michelle Clark High School on Saturday night. “The defense played phenomenal,” said Sinque Turner, head coach of the Broncos. “We gave up less than 75 yards of total offense to Michelle Clark. “ […]
By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic The University of Chicago Presents kicked off its 76th season Friday night at Mandel Hall with a fantastic concert by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble. Eight musicians created full, rich sound in a concert of varied music. The concert opened with the Partita for […]
What: “Luisa Miller” Where: Lyric Opera, 20 N. Wacker Dr. When: Through Oct. 31 Tickets: Lyricopera.org By M.L. RANTALA Classical Music Critic When “Luisa Miller” opened at Lyric Opera of Chicago on Saturday night it was the first time in 37 years Lyric has mounted the Verdi opera that marks the transition to his middle […]
RECOMMENDED Where: Steppenwolf Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St. When: through Oct. 20 Tickets: $20-$89 Phone: 312-335-1650 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic It takes a great leap of faith to buy the improbable plot of Lauren Yee’s “The Great Leap,” but the payoff is an engrossing examination of a cultural clash that combines the personal […]
RECOMMENDED Where: Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Dr., Lincolnshire When: through Oct. 20 Tickets: $50-$60 Phone: 847-634-0200 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic In the anachronistic alternative Elizabethan England of “Something Rotten!” struggling playwright Nick Bottom, desperate to knock Shakespeare off his “greatest ever” perch, seeks out a soothsayer to learn what’s going to be the next […]
SOMEWHAT RECOMMENDED Where: Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie When: through Oct. 20 Tickets: $30-$89 Phone: 847-673-6300 By ANNE SPISELMAN Theater Critic Twenty-four years after Joan of Arc was burned at the stake on May 30, 1431, her mother, Isabelle Romée, then in her 70s, appealed to the […]
The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) reported the following incidents between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13. HERALD STAFF REPORT The University of Chicago Police Department (UCPD) reported the following incidents between Oct. 7 and Oct. 13. On Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 2:28 p.m., UCPD officers assisted the Chicago Police in detaining a suspect wanted […]
HERALD STAFF REPORT Police reported no major incidents (e.g. murders and aggravated batteries that cause serious injury) at the October Chicago Alternative Police Strategy meeting for Beat 222, which covers the area west of Drexel Avenue between 43rd Street and Hyde Park Boulevard. There were 9 arrests, 84 traffic stops and 22 investigative stops […]
To the Editor: What troubles me most about the issue of the South Shore Nature Sanctuary is the willingness of those who are opposed to the new golf course to peddle the misinformation that it would “eliminate” the Nature Sanctuary and also the extent to which they have been successful in convincing the public […]
To the Editor: We are grateful for the Hyde Park Herald’s coverage of the positive events being planned for Halloween in our neighborhood (“Block parties, youth groups set strategy for Halloween peace” published Oct. 7). At the same time, we feel that it is important to share our concern about the writer’s use of […]