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

MLK Celebration Event on January 15, 2014
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Please save the date for the University's MLK Celebration on January 15th, 2013. The main program at Rockefeller Memorial Chapel will feature keynote speaker Deval Patrick, Governor of Massachusetts.


Share Your Transit Experiences
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

The Good City Group invites you to complete an on-line survey for gathering stories about travel in the city of Chicago and across the region. Our goal is to better understand diverse journeys using multiple modes of train, bus, and bike transit in the city and suburbs. #Archeworks


Holiday Spirit Comes to 47th and 51st Streets
Dec 2013 | SECC Staff

The South East Chicago Commission and the 51st Street Business Association sponsored decorations and banners on 51st Street.


No 53rd Street TIF Meeting in December
Dec 2013 | CEI Media Group

There will be no TIF meeting on December 10th or for the month of December. Once the date for the next TIF meeting has been confirmed, a public notice will be posted. Please contact the South East Chicago Commission in January 2014 for details about the next meeting.


Valerie Jarrett Returns to Hyde Park - NBC
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

On Saturday, November 30, 2013, "mom and pop" stores hoped to cash in on this year's holiday shopping bonanza. White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was in Hyde Park to ring in the day-long event. NBC 5's Regina Waldroup reports. #shoplocal #hydeparkchicago


Live Jazz Happy Hour on Small Biz Saturday
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Support Small Business Saturday at Happy Hour Live Jazz featuring performance by Darwin Jackson & Company on Saturday 11-30-2013 from 5-9pm at the New Hyatt Place Hotel 5225. S. Harper Ave, Chicago, IL 60615.


Small Business Saturday Events 11-30-2013
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Events: Small Business Saturday is November 30, 2013. Please join the SECC as we support Small Business Saturday 2013 dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. #ShopLocal #HydePark #Kenwood #Woodlawn #Chicago


Hyde Park Shop Local Begins with Art and Chocolate
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Friday, Nov 29, 2013 from 7-9pm, join the Art & Chocolate kick off for shop local in Hyde Park Chicago. Celebrate the Independence winter fashion collection. Special guest Jason Johnson, Chicago Urban League Business Coach and President of Metro Board Chicago will speak about the importance of supporting small businesses and the power of entrepreneurship. Enjoy an evening of art, fashion, wine, and music.


Shop Local Raffle Begins on Small Business Saturday
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

The Save Your Receipt Raffle is sponsored by the South East Chicago Commission to encourage shopping in our local neighborhoods of Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Washington Park, and Woodlawn. Shop Local. Enter the Raffle. Save Your Receipt. And you could win up to $50 and possibly a brand new iPad.


The Grant at Woodlawn Park
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Today, November 21, 2013 Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH) and Alderman Willie B. Cochran celebrated the opening of The Grant at Woodlawn Park, a 33-unit mixed-income rental apartment building that is the second phase of the Woodlawn Park redevelopment and the latest chapter in Woodlawn’s renaissance.