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

Spring Business Development Series Begins April 22, 2014
Apr 2014 | CEI Media Group

Events: Through our South Side Business Development Initiative, the Office of Business Diversity works to develop and build the capacity of minority and women-owned businesses so that they can compete on contracting opportunities. Please join us for our upcoming Spring workshop series. The series is offered at no charge (FREE) and you may access registration at

The Law Project: Resources for Business Owners
Apr 2014 | CEI Media Group

The Law Project introduces two great workshop business resources entitled “What All Employers Need to Know in a Tough Economy” and "Legal Issues in Nonprofit Board Governance."

City Announces New Business Workshops for April 2014
Mar 2014 | CEI Media Group

The City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs & Consumer Protection (BACP) offers FREE business workshops every Wednesday and Friday at City Hall, 8th Floor. To register for a workshop call 312-744-2086.

Green Healthy Neighborhoods (GHN) in the News
Mar 2014 | SECC Staff

In the GHN plan approved by the Chicago Plan Commission Thursday, homeowners and nonprofits in Washington Park and Woodlawn will be able to buy city-owned vacant lots for $1.

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.