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

Save the Date- 7th Annual Woodlawn Community Summit 2016
Nov 2015 | SECC Staff

Community residents, government leaders, elected officials and civic organizations will celebrate the 7th anniversary of the Woodlawn Community Summit on Saturday March 19, 2016.


SECC Partners with Peoples Gas for Energy Efficiency Program for Businesses
Nov 2015 | SECC Staff

The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) is launching its Green Healthy Neighborhoods in Action’s (GHNA) Energy Efficiency Business Reimbursement Program in a new partnership with Peoples Gas. Funded by the Searle Funds of The Chicago Community Trust, the program offers free energy efficiency assessments to businesses, churches, community organizations and other established businesses in the Woodlawn and Washington Park communities.


Halloween in Hyde Park
Oct 2015 | CEI Media Group

Halloween in Hyde Park features Trick or Treat on 53rd Street on October 31, 2015 giving families another safe way to celebrate candy collecting in costumes.


GHNA Launches Energy Efficiency Program for Businesses
Oct 2015 | SECC Staff

The South East Chicago Commission Partners with the Peoples Gas Natural Gas Savings Program for the GHNA Energy Efficiency Program for Businesses


57th Street Updates
Oct 2015 | SECC Staff

Have you checked out the newest 57th Street Business Improvements?


William H Ray School Celebrates 57th Street Improvements
Sep 2015 | SECC Staff

On Thursday September 24th, William H. Ray Elementary celebrated its new garden facing 57th Street. This project was funded in part by the SECC's Neighborhood Enhancement Grant and with the partnership of the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement.


Hyde Park Night at 360 Chicago Observation Deck
Sep 2015 | SECC Staff

The South East Chicago Commission and Downtown Hyde Park invite you to a breath-taking experience at the brand-new 360 Chicago Tilt Obvservation Deck! Join us Thursday, October 8th for an evening of fun on the 94th Floor of the Hancock building.


Open House Chicago Comes to Hyde Park, Woodlawn and Bronzeville
Sep 2015 | SECC Staff

The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago (OHC) is a free public festival that offers behind-the-scenes access to 200 buildings across Chicago. Check out the 18 sites offered in Hyde Park, Woodlawn and Bronzeville!


Check out Elm Park Advisory Council's Latest Newsletter
Aug 2015 | SECC Staff

What's happening in Elm Park? Read more about it here!


Save the Date! South Side Pitch October 1st!
Aug 2015 | SECC Staff

Save the Date! South Side Pitch, Hyde Parks "Shark Tank", Thursday October 1st at the Chicago Innovation Exchange