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Bike and Roll: Chicago, Blues, Bikes and BBQ
Jul 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Gear up to explore one of Chicago's best-kept secrets, the Hyde Park neighborhood, with Bike and Roll Chicago's Blues, Bikes & BBQ Food Tour July 27-Aug 21, 2013.

4th on 53rd Parade and Picnic
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Join us for the 21st Annual 4th on 53rd Parade and Picnic on July 4th. The Parade kicks off at 11am and is followed by an afternoon of family fun in Nichols Park. For more information, contact Sonya of the SECC at sonya@secc-chicago.org.

Will the Stanley Cup Come to Hyde Park
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

The Chicago NHL Blackhawks are the 2013 Stanley Cup Champions once again. As the celebration started immediately after the last goal, the Stanley Cup has arrived in the city for its tour. Will it come to Hyde Park?

New Hyatt Place Hotel in Harper Court
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

Anchored by a 150,000 sq. foot office/commercial space tower, Harper Court will also host the new Hyatt Place hotel, across the street from Harper Theater. The hotel under construction at 5225 S. Harper Avenue will feature free wi-fi throughout, a 24-hour fitness center, an indoor pool, and meeting space and packages.

Hyde Park Jazz Festival Benefit Concert
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - As a preview to the upcoming Hyde Park Jazz Festival this September, the public is invited to enjoy a reception and open bar (wine & beer) in the Logan Center’s beautiful Performance Penthouse & great jazz in the state-of-the-art Performance Hall. The improvisational jazz genius, Etienne Charles, will dazzle you with a special performance. Reception begins at 6:00 pm.

Harper Theater Features Oscar Brown Film Tribute
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

On Sunday, June 16, the New Harper Theater will host a special film screening tribute to a unique jazz artist and political activist, Oscar Brown Jr. As a Father’s Day Celebration, the Coalition for Equitable Community Development (CECD) and renowned songstress Maggie Brown present the film “Music is My Life; Politics My Mistress: The Oscar Brown, Jr. Story.”

Free Parking on Sunday Questioned
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

The new agreement with Chicago Parking Meters, LLC allows for free parking for much of the city on Sundays, but it expands the hours for parking meters in the Central Business District. Alderman Will Burns poses question on Twitter, "City estimates that CPM will not generate significantly more revenue from extended parking hours less free Sunday parking. Your thoughts?"

New SSA Tax Participation by PIN
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

The South East Chicago Commission released a database of properties that will participate in the proposed SSA tax contributions. Tax payments are outlined by property PIN# and the proposals are available for download now. The goal of a Special Service Area designation in Hyde Park is to create and maintain a vibrant, pedestrian friendly business district that reflects the culture and history of Hyde Park, serving local residents, stakeholders and visitors.

CTA Red Line Closure - Reconstruction Begins
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Starting Sunday, May 19, the CTA Red Line (Dan Ryan portion) will be closed for five months, for reconstruction. During construction, Red Line trains will continue to serve the South Side, via the Green Line. Red Line trains will share track and stations with Green Line trains between 35th-Bronzeville-IIT and Ashland/63rd.

CTA Agrees with University on Bus Routes
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

The CTA board is poised to approve an agreement today with the University of Chicago that would allow the CTA to continue to operate four campus bus routes for five years, through Aug. 31, 2018.