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

Green Health Neighborhoods Approved by City
Mar 2014 | CEI Media Group

GHN plan. Chicago's Green Healthy Neighborhoods plan was approved by the City Plan Commission yesterday. The plan -- developed for the neighborhoods of Englewood, Washington Park, and Woodlawn by the City's Department of Planning and Development through CMAP's Local Technical Assistance program with support from LISC/Chicago, Teamwork Englewood, the South East Chicago Commission, and Washington Park Consortium -- includes a Large Lot program that allows homeowners, block clubs, and nonprofit groups in Englewood to buy City-owned land for $1 per parcel

61st Street Farmers Market
Mar 2014 | CEI Media Group

Events: Join us at the 61st Street Farmers Market this Saturday, March 22 (9am-2pm), for our third monthly indoor market! The 61st Street INDOOR Farmers Market takes place inside the Experimental Station, located at 6100 South Blackstone Avenue.

BIG's First Annual South Side Homesteaders Fair
Mar 2014 | SECC Staff

Blacks in Green (BIG) invites you to come out and participate in the First Annual South Side Homesteaders Fair Saturday April 5th at the Logan Center

Culture Coast Network (CCN) Quarterly Members Meeting
Mar 2014 | SECC Staff

You're Invited! Calling all Artists, Art and Cultural Organizations! Thursday March 27th, 2014 from 3-5pm at the South Side Community Arts Center!

GHNA's Southside Sustainability Series February/March Report
Mar 2014 | SECC Staff

February and March= GHNA Success! The GHNA Southside Sustainability Series workshops are well underway and are being offered at Harris Park in Woodlawn and the Washington Park field house.

Searching for Parking at Harper Court
Mar 2014 | CEI Media Group

There is a surface lot on the West side of Harper Ave—right across the street from Harper Court that has 50 parking spaces. There is parking available on the Harper Court private drive, the interior street in the middle of the property which can accommodate about 20 cars in the form of pay box parking and a 15 minute loading zone. Additionally, Harper Court also has a public parking garage on Lake Park Avenue between 53rd street and 52nd street—there are two levels of parking with over 220 spaces available.

Safety and Hyde Park Businesses March 19th
Mar 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce Third Wednesday Business Briefing: “Safety and Hyde Park Businesses” Wednesday March 19th, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. This event is co-sponsored by Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, South East Chicago Commission and the University of Chicago.

DuSable Exhibit: Question Bridge Opens March 21, 2014
Mar 2014 | CEI Media Group

Question Bridge: Black Males opens a window onto the complex and often unspoken dialogue among African American men. This DuSable Museum Exhibit opens March 21, 2014. Visit the DuSable Museum

GHNA "Green Yourself" March 18-19, 2014
Mar 2014 | CEI Media Group

Events: The Southside Sustainability Series is a series of 6 FREE workshops in the Woodlawn and Washington Park communities to help bring GREEN awareness and education for all! Green Your Home or Business. Join us for our featured presentations this month: Water & Energy Conservation (Tues, March 18th) and Green Infrastructure/Rain Garden (Wed, March 19th). South East Chicago Commission.

South Side in Focus Photography
Mar 2014 | CEI Media Group

A photography installation and event that takes place this Friday, March 14th from 5:30p-7:30p: South Side in Focus. This installation is a display of photographs at the Experimental Station (6100 S Blackstone Ave, Chicago, IL 60637) that attempts to depict a more personal narrative of life in South Side communities.