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

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


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."