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

GHNA: Waste Reduction and Recycling 2-26-2014
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

Get insights and answers to your wast reduction and recycling questions on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 beginning 6:00 pm at the Washington Park Fieldhouse.

GHNA: Efficient Housing Workshop 2-25-2014
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

Energy Impact Illinois helps homeowners lower your energy bills and increase the comfort of your spaces by providing resources and information on energy-saving improvements. Join us on Tuesday, February. 25, 2014 from 6:00-7:30pm. - South East Chicago Commission

Future of Chicago Civility is On the Table
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

The Chicago Community Trust is marking its 99th birthday with a community wide conversation about our collective future. We’re looking forward instead of back, and invite you to join thousands of others to generate new ideas, spark partnerships and shape a public agenda to build and sustain strong, vibrant and safe communities. How do we get there? We plan to put it all On the Table.

GHNA: Should That Be Recycled?
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: Ever wonder what happens to the materials in your recycling bin? Worried that you or your neighbors are trying to recycle materials that might not belong in your bin? Why can’t you recycle 100% of the solid waste that leaves your home? Join us Wednesday, February 26, 2014 for answers. - South East Chicago Commission

Ashaki Black History Month Celebration 2-22-2014
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: The Chicago Park District presents the 22nd Annual ASHAKI Black History Month Celebration, which transforms Washington Park Field House, 5531 S. King Dr., into the countries of Ghana, Ethiopia, Senegal, Nigeria and Somalia. Free family event with live musical performances, cultural exhibits, vendors and culinary delights that immerse imagination into these countries’ vivid cultures.

February 2014 Business Education Workshops
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

February 2014 - City of Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) offers free Business Education Workshops every Wednesday and Friday. Workshops vary each month and are conducted by City Officials, experts and partner business organizations. All workshops are free, open to the public and held at City Hall, 121 N. LaSalle St., Chicago, in Room 805.

Feb 2014 | SECC Staff

City Launches Paperless Permit & License Portal
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

As part of a continuing effort to make City government more efficient and effective, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the launch of the first phase of an online permit and business license portal that will allow residents, business owners and contractors to easily apply, pay for and print permits and business licenses on the web. The portal launches today with the Chicago Department of Public Health's (CDPH) Air Pollution Control (APC) permit, with all City permits and business licenses moving online by 2016.

GHNA: Helping Homeowners Lower Energy Bills
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: Energy Impact Illinois helps homeowners lower your energy bills and increase the comfort of your spaces by providing resources and information on energy-saving improvements. Join us Tuesday, February. 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm. - South East Chicago Commission.

City Hyde Park: 8 Things to Make it Whole
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

HYDE PARK — City Hyde Park, the $114 million shopping center and residential building property, remains within the sights of the developer Mac Properties and its designer Studio Gang Architects despite some scheduling changes. According to a recent article from, Whole Foods has pushed back its expected opening in the City Hyde Park Development to June 2016 or even as late September 2016. - South East Chicago Commission (SECC).