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SSA Survey
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Important survey: please give us your feedback as we develop priorities for the business districts and commercial corridor.


Vue53 Brings $7.7 Million TIF District Revenues to Hyde Park
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Mesa released a poster that highlights impressive economic growth markers that include 300 construction jobs, $7.7 Million in additional TIF District contributions, and no tax dollars received.


Invitation to TIF Advisory Council Meeting May-7-2013
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

To get the latest news on the Vue53 development, join the 53rd TIF Advisory Council Meeting on Tuesday, May 7th, 7pm at Kenwood Academy in the Little Theatre.


Former Shoreland Hotel Could Become Luxury Living Space
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

The firm, Studio Gang Architects, is renovating the historic Shoreland Hotel to create new luxury residential living and event space.


Harper Court Sees Significant Progress on Lake Park
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Chris Dillion, Manager of Harper Court Partners, LLC, shared a photo via Twitter showcasing the progress made on the Harper Court tower at 53rd and Lake Park Ave.


The Promontory Could Join Akira on 53rd Street
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Hyde Park residents eagerly anticipate the arrival of the Promontory concert hall, bar and restaurant at 1539 E. 53rd Street. Bruce Finkelman and Craig Golden, owners of the restaurant Longman & Eagle, plan to open the venue in early 2013.


Harper Avenue Street Improvements Traffic Alert
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

Construction crews started work on a new CDOT Street Improvement Project on Harper Avenue, from 52nd Street to 53rd Street. Harper Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic for a period of approximately 45 calendar days.


Community Opinions Summarized in Survey Results
May 2013 | CEI Media Group

In mid-January, the South East Chicago Commission, with support from the University of Chicago, surveyed residents of Hyde Park and Kenwood about their views on 53rd Street redevelopment. The survey was intended to include the voices of more community members.


Professor Brings Sensibility to Curbing Murder Rates
Apr 2013 | Kevin Hampton

UChicago Professor Pollak suggests Chicago and the United States have similar violent crime rates as most Western European countries, but crime is more often deadly here because of the prevalence of guns.


Removing 23-Year Ban on Liquor is Sobering Challenge
Apr 2013 | Kevin Hampton

Two-thirds (2/3) of registered voters in the community must approve the lenience in liquor sales that would support the new restaurants and entertainment arriving in Hyde Park.