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

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).

Local School Council (LSC) Is Looking for Leadership
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference encourages you to RUN FOR YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL COUNCIL (LSC). Applications must be submitted by February 26. For more information visit

SECC Partners with U.S Green Building Council
Feb 2014 | SECC Staff

On Tuesday February 4th, 2014 the SECC staff Diane Burnham and Raymonde Vance completed the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Illinois Chapter-Community Engagement Training program.

Green Healthy Neighborhoods In Action with 2014 Series
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

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. 
All residents, business owners, community groups, church groups, & garden clubs welcome! Presented by the South East Chicago Commission (SECC)

Jazz Society Satisfaction on 2nd Tuesday Each Month
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: Vibraphonist Justefan plays the first in a monthly free night of jazz in the intimate Café Logan. Come hear some of Chicago’s best jazz talent selected by the Hyde Park Jazz Society while enjoying a food, wine, beer, and a full coffee bar. #hydeparkchicago

ComEd's Power of One Heroes Recognized
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

In honor of Black History Month, ComEd launched its "Power of One" campaign to recognize unsung heroes, like Diane, who are making a difference in the community. The campaign profiles 28 inspiring Chicago-area "Neighborhood Heroes," and their unique stories of how they are powering lives. The South East Chicago Commission is well represented.

UChicago Presidential Library Advisory Board Announced
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

This Board is composed of prominent South Side community leaders who, over the course of their careers, have demonstrated an enduring commitment to strengthening the quality of life on the South Side of Chicago and in the city more broadly.

Obama Presidential Library Creates Competitive Interests
Feb 2014 | CEI Media Group

On January 31, 2014 the Barack H. Obama Foundation was established to oversee planning for President Obama’s future presidential library. Incorporation papers for the newly created Barack H. Obama Foundation were filed in Washington, D.C. to manage the competitive selection process with the target date of picking a site early in 2015.

Join Alderman Willie B. Cochran for a Presentation and Discussion about Housing Development in Woodlawn
Jan 2014 | SECC Staff

Join Alderman Willie B. Cochran for a Presentation and Discussion about Housing Development in Woodlawn