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

Folk Festival Returns February 14-16, 2014
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: At the annual Folk Festival, which runs Friday 2/14 through Sunday 2/16, it’s a tradition for the performers to hang out for the afternoon with fans and acolytes at workshops, then play concerts in the evenings, and then stay in the home of a friendly Hyde Parker. #hydeparkchicago

Senior Citizens Receive $50 Refund
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

SENIOR CITIZENS SEWER REFUND: Chicago senior citizens that own a townhouse, condominium unit, or cooperative apartment that shares a common water bill may apply for an annual refund of $50.00 from the City of Chicago.

Promise Pays Off for Chicago High School Seniors
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

University of Chicago received 1,193 applications – nearly 50 percent year-over-year increase – after last year’s implementation of the UChicago Promise program, which allows Chicago high school students to apply without paying fees and receive a guarantee they will graduate without debt.

2014 Internship Programs for Black and Minority Students
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Here's a list of the top 2014 internship programs for African Americans. The list includes The NBA Internship Program, NASCAR Diversity Internship, Black Enterprise Internships, Congressional Black Caucus internships and more.

HP Jazz Fest Fundraiser Jam Tonight
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

JAZZ FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER JAM Date: TUESDAY, January 21, 2014 Place: ROOM 43 (1043 E. 43rd St., Chicago) Time: 6:30-10:30PM

When Martin Luther King Jr Came to Chicago
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Today, January 20, 2014, we acknowledge the historical transformation of our nation that was led in part by one of the most endearing figures of the civil rights movement, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This day gives us a chance to look back and learn, with hopes that the future will be better. "On [a] muggy Friday afternoon, Martin Luther King Jr. stepped out of the car that had ferried him to Marquette Park on Chicago's Southwest Side to lead a march of about 700 people."

WBEZ: Helping Low Income Students Into College
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

President Obama spoke at the White House to a group of more than 100 universities and organization gathered for an event, where they unveiled a list of commitments aimed at helping low-income students. The list focused on not only getting students into college, but helping them to graduate as well. Sonya Malunda, Senior Associate VP of Community Engagement, shares her thoughts on WBEZ's Afternoon Shift

Don't Become a Victim: Burglary Prevention
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: Robbery/Burglary Prevention Seminar hosted by the CAPS office will be Tuesday, February 04, 2014. Where: College of Optometry, 3240 S. Indiana (Chicago), at 7:00p.m. This seminar is co-sponsored by the 3rd Ward Alderman Pat Dowell and GAP Community Organization.

UChicago Receives $10 Million Gift National Spotlight
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

In an initiative highlighted by President Barack Obama, the University of Chicago will promote college readiness and success for underserved students across the nation, with support from a $10 million gift from University Trustee Steven Kersten and his wife, Priscilla Kersten.

3rd Ward Town Hall Meeting
Jan 2014 | CEI Media Group

Event: Third Ward Alderman Pat Dowell is hosting a Town Hall Meeting to help residents get the latest information about the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Charles Watkins, Regional Outreach Director for the Illinois Health Insurance Marketplace and other health insurance experts will be on hand to provide details on eligibility, coverage, benefits, important deadlines, and impact on Medicaid/Care coverage. Additionally, six navigators will be available to help attendees get signed up. # South East Chicago Commission