Search Website:
Live Contact - Click here

SECC Primary News

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

Calling All Bronzeville Seniors- Community Meeting
Jun 2014 | SECC Staff

Calling All Bronzeville Seniors! We want to hear your voice at an upcoming Community Meeting hosted by QCDC's Community Violence Prevention Collaborative!

Incredible Workshops for Business Development
Jun 2014 | CEI Media Group

Events: South Side Business Development Initiative - Spring 2014 Workshop Schedule: Marketing Your Business Using Social Media (June 17, 2014) and Profits and Margins (June 24, 2014).

Jun 2014 | SECC Staff

Do bicycles and sidewalks mix? Find out more about bike safety on our sidewalks, bike resources and current bike laws!

Hyde Park Quality of Life Projects
Jun 2014 | CEI Media Group

QUALITY OF LIFE PROJECTS, HAPPENING IN HYDE PARK | Projects brought to you by the SECC or Special Service Area #61

Changing Worlds Event, Creating Art
May 2014 | CEI Media Group

Changing Worlds will be exhibiting student artwork from students in Changing Worlds' in-school and after-school programs in Chicago and Evanston. The exhibit, Creating Art ~ Building Connections, will be on display from June 3rd until June 26th, at the Main Lobby Gallery at 55th E. Monroe Street (Enter at 125 S. Wabash) Chicago, IL. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, June 5th, from 5:30-7:00pm.

Hyde Park Boutiques Present Fashion on 53rd
May 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: You are cordially invited to Fashion on 53rd: A Spring Fashion Show Featuring Local Hyde Park Boutiques on Friday, May 30th 6pm-8pm at Hyde Park Bank!

Transforming Woodlawn with Community Center, Education and Local History
May 2014 | CEI Media Group

The Woodlawn Peace Center is announcing a new project: the Woodlawn Peace Center Collective, advocating to transform the vacant, Board of Ed-owned building on the 6600 block of Kenwood Avenue into a community center.

5th Annual Woodlawn Summit Reveals Top Priorities
May 2014 | CEI Media Group

The 5th Annual Woodlawn Community Summit Reveals Neighborhood Safety and Economic Stability Are Top Priority. Hosted by the residents of Woodlawn and sponsored by The South East Chicago Commission, the Fifth Annual Woodlawn Community Summit: “Blazing New Trails… Together” was held on Saturday, May 17, 2014, Chicago, IL. #WoodlawnSummit

Vue53 Construction on 53rd Street
May 2014 | CEI Media Group

The Chicago Maroon reports that construction of Vue53, a 13-story retail and residential building at 1330 East 53rd Street, is expected to begin in the first half of this year pending city permits.

Knight Foundation Invests $3.5 Million in Arts
May 2014 | CEI Media Group

A new University of Chicago project will expand and test a community development model that supports arts and culture to help transform communities and promote local growth and vibrancy. The Place Project, which will build on pioneering work by Theaster Gates, is supported by $3.5 million from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The South East Chicago Commission congratulates Theaster Gates.