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The latest news and hot topics impacting our local south side communities.

SECC Begins Search for Strategic Planning Consultant
Jul 2017 | CEI Media Group

The South East Chicago Commission has released a request for proposal (RFP) for professional strategic planning consultation.


South East Chicago Commission Announces the MacArthur Foundation Grant for 2017
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced nearly $10 million in new grants to Chicago organizations to help them grow stronger or expand, and to reduce violence in Local communities. As one of the grant recipients, the South East Chicago Commission (SECC) will receive $380,000 over four years for institutional support.


SECC Awarded One of Ten MacArthur Foundation Awards
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

MacArthur Awards $10 Million to Help Strengthen Chicago Organizations and Prevent Gun Violence in Chicago


Chicago in White Names SECC as Nonprofit Beneficiary for 2017
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

The SECC has been chosen by Chicago in White as the nonprofit beneficiary for 2017! For every ticket sold, a $5.00 donation will go to benefit the programs of the SECC. We hope to see you there!


Woodlawn Food Truck Festival Drives Into the Neighborhood July 16th
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

Join the SECC & the Woodlawn Community Summit as we sponsor the Woodlawn Food Truck Festival on Sunday July 16, 2017!


Sunday Summer Concerts Series are Heating Up Nichols Park!
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

Sunday Summer Concerts Series are Heating Up Nichols Park Sundays from 4-6pm July 16-September 17, 2017! See you there!


The Silver Room Block Party is back Saturday, July 15th!
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

Come hang out with the SECC and Downtown Hyde Park as we sponsor The Silver Room Block Party for a 2nd year in a row!


Eight Community Beautification Projects Awarded 2017 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

The SECC announced the eight winners of the 2017 Neighborhood Enhancement Grants. The recipients of the grants will further the program’s goal of creating high-impact neighborhood beautification projects.


You're Invited: Washington Park TIF Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) Rollout Meeting
Jul 2017 | SECC Staff

This meeting is for businesses located within the Washington Park TIF Boundaries and/or are looking to open a new business within the Washington Park TIF. The Washington Park TIF boundaries are generally bounded on the north by 51st Street, on the west by the Dan Ryan Expressway, on the south by 67th Street, and on the east by Cottage Grove.