By SAMANTHA SMYLIE Staff writer At the 11th annual Midwest Chinese Speech Contest held by the Midwest Chinese Teacher Alliance, students at Philips Murray School brought home three gold medals to the school at 5335 S. Kenwood Ave. Giselle Winters, Olivia Alexander, both second graders, and Sanii Taylor, a seventh grader, were excited to find […]
By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Sports writer The Kenwood Academy High School staff, led by athletic director Danae Russell, celebrated the school’s fifth annual “National Signing Day” event on May 30. National Signing Day, is usually celebrated the first Wednesday of February. It is the first day that a high school senior can sign a binding National […]
HERALD STAFF REPORT The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) is scheduled to finish roadwork on 55th Street by the middle of June, a spokesman said, adding that the soggiest May in recorded Chicago history has not helped the construction schedule. After grinding the old surface, crews are to lay down leveling binder, which is a […]
By MRINALINI PANDEY Contributing writer Ramadan is a period of great spiritual contemplation and inner exploration for Muslims around the world, and this year it is being observed from May 5 to June 4. Practicing Muslims believe that The Quran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed through the course of the ninth month of the Islamic […]
Heavy equipment scrapes up the blacktop along East 55th Street between Cornell Avenue and Hyde Park Boulevard on Thursday morning. Traffic was snarled as both eastbound and westbound vehicles were forced to use the westbound lanes.
By AARON GETTINGER Staff writer In tandem with the 57th Street Art Fair, the Hyde Park Brew Fest will herald the beginning of summer on Saturday, June 1, and Sunday, June 2 — a weekend of free music on 53rd Street and a galaxy of beers to try. Festival runner Jonathan Swain, who owns the […]
By AARON GETTINGER Staff writer, and MATTHEW PINNA Contributing writer Graduate Students United (GSU) will strike at the University of Chicago for three days, beginning on Monday, June 3, according to an email that a teaching assistant sent to her class which was obtained by the Herald. The decision comes after 91% of the unrecognized […]
By AARON GETTINGER Staff writer Aldermen Sophia King (4th) and Leslie Hairston (5th) have received their committee assignments in the new City Council. Both are on the Rules Committee, on which all aldermen serve, but King will serve on eight additional committees compared with Hairston’s three. At her May 28 ward meeting, Hairston said she […]
By SAMANTHA SMYLIE Staff writer HAROLD WASHINGTON LIBRARY — Team TACTICS (Teens And Cops Together in Chicago Successfully) at Wendell Philips Academy High School in Bronzeville won a Youth Impact Award at the first-ever Civic Action Recognition Awards ceremony hosted by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and the Obama Foundation. Students, educators, schools, and local organizations […]
Mikael Mayer and his two-year-old son, Leoban, take advantage of a break in the days of rain to swing together in the Shore Playgound, 5400 S. Shore Dr. Miikael Mayer and his family moved from France to Hyde Park two years ago.