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Enrollment effects budget adjustments at local schools

Bret Harte Elementary School, 1556 E. 56th St., had 300 students on the 10th day of enrollment, which is down from the 343...

...they had last year, which resulted in a $247,626 budget decrease. Kozminski Community Academy, 936 E. 54th St., also saw a cut to their budget of $154, 594. Their 10th-day enrollment was...

Murray Language Academy, 5335 S. Kenwood Ave., also saw a decrease in its projected budget but its diverse learner’s program and tenured teaching staff kept the school from suffering a financial loss.

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., has a $150,172 increase, and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., has a $38,359 increase due to five more enrolled students from last year.

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Hyde Park High School, 6220 S. Stony Island Ave., is down in enrollment by 58 students, resulting in a budget cut of $160, 464.

Reavis Elementary School, 834 E. 50th St., is also down in enrollment, from 227 to 199, on the 20th day of last year and the 10th day this year, respectively. This means a decrease of $237, 587 in their overall budget for this school year.

Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., had 1,790 students enrolled on the 10th day, up by 66 students compared to last year’s 20th-day. The school will see an increase of $614,161 in its budget for a total of $12,276,608.

Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., has a $150,172 increase, and Shoesmith Elementary School, 1330 E. 50th St., has a $38,359 increase due to five more enrolled students from last year.

    Enrollment effects budget adjustments at local schools
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has adjusted school budgets for the 2016-17 school year based on the number of students enrolled on the 10th day of school, Sept. 19. CPS compared this year's 10th day of enrollment to last school year's 20th day of enrollment to adjust budgets accordingly.
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The devastating legacy of a ‘Man in the Ring’

5535 S. Ellis

    The devastating legacy of a 'Man in the Ring'
    Boxing, that most primal if ritualized form of human conflict, has been the subject of countless plays and movies. And while I confess to being repelled by the real-life horror and brutality of the sport, its translation into theater is often thrilling and compulsively watchable.
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  • An Easel for All!

    Ms. Horgan is asking for $452.05:
    My students need a new easel that can be viewed by all and supports student learning.
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30 hours ago

Insomnia Cookies to sell wares Hyde Park Farmers Market

The new business located inside of the Campus North Residential Commons at 1105 E. 55th St. will be at the community booth with cookies, menus, magnets, bottle openers and sunglasses, while supplies last.

The Hyde Park Farmers Market takes place from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Thursday in Harper Court, 5235 S. Harper Ct.

    Insomnia Cookies to sell wares Hyde Park Farmers Market
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer Insomnia Cookies will set up shop at tomorrow's Hyde Park Farmers Market from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. The new business located inside of the Campus North Residential Commons at 1105 E. 55th St. will be at the community booth with cookies, menus, magnets, bottle openers and sunglasses, while supplies last.
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31 hours ago

An extraordinary life inspires an extraordinary performance at Court Theatre

5535 S. Ellis

    An extraordinary life inspires an extraordinary performance at Court Theatre
    Emile Griffith is the sort of historical anomaly who should naturally inspire great dramas. Born poor on the Island of Saint Thomas in 1938, he was sexually abused by a male relative and abandoned by his mother when she became a sex worker-a development that so horrified him he pleaded for admittance to the local reformatory.
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39 hours ago

EDITORIAL: Time to revive WhistleSTOP

...before that the attempted robbery of a United States Postal Worker behind Treasure Island on 54th Place and Harper Avenue. Residents have reported home break-ins and in one case a couple was in their...

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I want to express my heartfelt thanks to the people of Hyde Park who have worked to establish the WhistleSTOP program, and to the people who responded to my whistle on September 19 near 55th and Everett.

...E. Evans and E. Trigg of the 21st District arrived to make the arrest on 55th and Hyde Park Blvd. WhistleSTOP works. I strongly urge all Hyde Parkers and incoming students to buy a whistle...

    EDITORIAL: Time to revive WhistleSTOP
    We are all well aware of the gun and crime problem in Chicago. And we are also aware that it has spread to many unexpected places like last week to Michigan Avenue and Millennium Park. And we have all noticed the upswing in incidents in the neighborhood.
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41 hours ago

Goldman Sachs offers small business grants

On Wednesday Sept. 21, at the Polsky Exchange North Building, 1452 E. 53rd St. 2nd floor, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Goldman Sachs 10,000...

    Goldman Sachs offers small business grants
    By JOSEPH PHILLIPS Hyde Park Herald On Wednesday Sept. 21, at the Polsky Exchange North Building, 1452 E. 53rd St. 2nd floor, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and the City Colleges of Chicago, hosted its third Wednesday business briefing, moderated by Wallace Goode, director of Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce and Randy Kravitz, director of business support services for Goldman Sachs and the City Colleges of Chicago.
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Kenwood Brotherhood looking to fundraise for new year

Students are currently fundraising to pay for their plane tickets to the conference, and Wyatt said that on Tuesday, Oct. 11, the Hyde Park Chipotle, 1522 E. 53rd St., will donate 50 percent of the day’s sales to the Brotherhood when customers mention the Kenwood Academy of Brotherhood.

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...on academic, personal, social and career achievement for male students attending Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. It’s a new school year, and so new students have the opportunity to get...

    Kenwood Brotherhood looking to fundraise for new year
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer For 12 years, the Kenwood Academy of Brotherhood has been focusing on academic, personal, social and career achievement for male students attending Kenwood Academy High School, 5015 S. Blackstone Ave. It's a new school year, and so new students have the opportunity to get involved with the successful program.
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47 hours ago

Photos from Hyde Parkers’ collection on display at the Smart

“There was a whole collection made” will be displayed at the Smart Museum of Art, 5550 S. Greenwood Ave., from Sept. 28 until Dec. 30.

    Photos from Hyde Parkers' collection on display at the Smart
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then the new photo exhibit at the Smart Museum of Art entitled "There was a whole collection" is worth 255,000 words. The exhibit features 255 photos from the 830 photo collection of the late Hyde Park residents Lester and Betty Guttman.
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47 hours ago

Donation drive at Augustana Lutheran Church of HP

The Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., is hosting a donation drive on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon.

    Donation drive at Augustana Lutheran Church of HP
    The Augustana Lutheran Church, 5500 S. Woodlawn Ave., is hosting a donation drive on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 9 a.m. until noon. Items that can be donated include clothing, shoes, accessories, books, linens and small household items. Donations collected will help fund the church. For questions, or to arrange an item pickup, call 773-493-6451.
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Bravo star NeNe Leakes performs at Promontory

NeNe Leakes, one of the stars of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” will be performing two shows at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., for her “So Nasty So Rude” comedy tour.

    Bravo star NeNe Leakes performs at Promontory
    By ALLISON MATYUS Staff Writer NeNe Leakes, one of the stars of Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" will be performing two shows at The Promontory, 5311 S. Lake Park Ave., for her "So Nasty So Rude" comedy tour. Leakes will be performing a 7 p.m. show as well as a 10 p.m.
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Water Main Project Is Killing Our Business, Says Portage Grounds Cafe Owner

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The biggest hassle for Portage Grounds customers has been the lack of parking near the cafe, 5501 W. Irving Park Road, Quezada said.

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    Water Main Project Is Our Killing Business, Says Portage Grounds Cafe Owner
    PORTAGE PARK - A months-long construction project to replace water mains underneath Irving Park Road has snarled traffic and made it impossible to park near Portage Grounds in Portage Park - grinding the cafe's profits to dust, its owner said.
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  • Ralph Johnson Old, retired and not living in Rhamville any more.

    And how much did your business and property taxes go up? We need more government workers! Many municipality's have a small workforce and outsource most of the larger jobs. Less city employees means less payroll and less pensions.

  • When is this project supposed to be completed ? As it looks now, the crews have abandoned the project, leaving behind only destruction, piles of gravel, busted up, run over barrels... The strip of Irving in along the car dealerships is almost impassable.

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Noam Chomsky speaks in Chicago on nuclear armament, climate change

...allowing them to exist at an event hosted by Haymarket Books at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel, 5850 S. Woodlawn Ave., on the University of Chicago’s campus. Referring to the current presidential election, Chomsky said...

    Noam Chomsky speaks in Chicago on nuclear armament, climate change
    CHICAGO - The decision to go extinct or not is ours, said Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor and linguist Noam Chomsky at a talk Monday in Chicago. Chomsky spoke on the threat of nuclear war and climate change and the forces allowing them to exist at an event hosted by Haymarket Books at Rockefeller Memorial...
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Noam Chomsky, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, and more things to do in Chicago this week

Mon 9/26: Haymarket Books presents author, linguist, and political activist Noam Chomsky discussing U.S. foreign policy and its relationship to U.S. domestic policy at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (5850 S. Woodlawn). 6:30 PM

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Mon 9/26: Lincoln Lodge Starts a Revolution, a fund-raiser for the Lincoln Lodge at Revolution Brewing Company (2323 N. Milwaukee), features performances from Michelle L’amour, pro wrestler Colt Cabana, rapping violinist Amanda Bailey, and stand-up Aparna Nancherla. 7 PM

Tue 9/27: Jen Sabella and Erika Wozniak host the Girl Talk, an all-female talk show at the Hideout (1354 W. Wabansia) highlighting amazing women doing amazing things in Chicago. This month’s guest is outspoken CTU president Karen Lewis. 6:30 PM

Wed 9/28: Daybreaker hosts the Disco at Dawn featuring sunrise yoga followed by a dance party on the roof of Savage Smyth (920 N. Franklin). 5:30-8:30 AM

Thu 9/29: Ensemble Español performs Flamenco Passion at the Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Congress) as part of the Made in Chicago dance series. 7:30 PM

Thu 9/29: Goose Island Brewing and 93XRT team up at the Music Box Theatre (3733 N. Southport) host a screening of I Am Trying to Break Your Heart: A Film About Wilco, a documentary following the local band as they worked on their album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. 7:30 PM

    Noam Chomsky, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, and more things to do in Chicago this week
    click to enlarge There's plenty to distract you from the first presidential debate of the season. Here's some of what we recommend: Mon 9/26: Haymarket Books presents author, linguist, and political activist Noam Chomsky discussing U.S. foreign policy and its relationship to U.S. domestic policy at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel (5850 S.
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3 days ago

Midday Fix: Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield author Todd Mayfield

Todd Mayfield To purchase a copy of the book: Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield Event: Saturday, October 1 3:00 p.m. Promontory Chicago 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue, West Chicago For more information: promontorychicago.com/

    Midday Fix: Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield author Todd Mayfield
    Todd Mayfield To purchase a copy of the book: Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield Event: Saturday, October 1 3:00 p.m. Promontory Chicago 5311 S. Lake Park Avenue, West Chicago For more information: promontorychicago.
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Kapos: Green Tie Ball and how Chicago passes the civic torch

...s signed bill of sale transferring ownership of the Pool Room and Cigar Store at 1202 E. 55th St. to teammate Claude “Lefty” Williams for $1...

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A bat used by “Shoeless” Joe Jackson will be displayed Monday and Tuesday in the JW Marriott lobby at 151 W. Adams.

    Kapos: Green Tie Ball and how Chicago passes the civic torch
    Neal Zucker and Lara Shiffman were just out of college some 25 years ago when legendary Chicago Sun-Times society columnist Mary Frey called. She wanted to connect them to Don DePorter, the late Hyatt Hotels executive who founded Chicago Gateway Green, which beautifies expressways and neighborhoods.
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