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

Worldwide Storytelling Event: Tellabration
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: The Chicago Storytelling Guild Invites You To the 17th Anniversary Celebration of Stories! *Family Stories: 3-5pm *Adult Evening Concert: 7-10pm The Experimental Station 6100 S Blackstone, Chicago, Il 60637 Enter from Dorchester, Street Parking ~ Browse artists’ work ~

Hyde Park Jazz Fest Listening Sessions
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Hyde Park Jazz "Listening Sessions" kicks off on Thursday, December 5th from 6pm-7pm. Hyde Park Jazz Festival Director, Kate Dumbleton, will talk with the remarkable composer and musician, Rudresh Mahanthappa. Rudresh will perform with his Gamak group on Friday, December 6th in the Logan Performance Hall at 7:30pm. The South East Chicago Commission is a proud sponsor of the Hyde Park Jazz Festival.

51st Street Quarterly Luncheon 11-19-2013
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: 51st Street Business Association presents "Let's Talk" Business, Quarterly Luncheon on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12pm - 3pm at Great Lakes Elkes Lodge.

DuSables 20th Holiday Glitz
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: The 20th Annual DuSable Museum Women's Board Gala "A Red Carpet Affair" Sunday, December 8, 2013. Proceeds are to support the DuSable Museum. For tickets, visit or call 773 947-0600.

Human Trafficking Panel Moderated by Robin Robinson
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

University of Chicago News by Mary Abowd: On Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 Human trafficking, often referred to as modern-day slavery, will be the topic of an open house and discussion from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration. - South East Chicago Commission

Official Opening for A10 Hyde Park
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

A10 Hyde Park, the newest restaurant venture by Chef Matthias Merges, celebrates its grand opening today, November 5, 2013. The opening not only marks a new voyage in cuisine, but also brings a new dining experience to the Hyde Park neighborhood. With a focus on warm, hospitality and excellent service, visitors and residents alike should enjoy a refreshing new style of refined dining. - South East Chicago Commission

53rd Street Shuttle Starts Today
Nov 2013 | CEI Media Group

53rd Street Express Shuttle Begins Monday, November 4th The 53rd Street Express Shuttle provides transportation to and from the new Harper Court building at the corner of 53rd Street and Lake Park Avenue. Service begins Monday, November 4, 2013. Shuttle operates Monday - Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., except for University holidays. The shuttle begins at Ellis Garage at 7 a.m. and travels counter-clockwise around the route. - South East Chicago Commission

Hyde Park 53rd Street Traffic Study Begins
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

As requested by Ald. Will Burns (4th Ward), the South East Chicago Commission recently began the 53rd Street / Hyde Park Traffic Study administered by T.Y LIN Consulting. A newly created 4th Ward Hyde Park Parking and Transit Committee will oversee the study and provide recommended actions based on the results. - South East Chicago Commission

Jazz at the Logan
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: The Hyde Park Jazz Festival is pleased to share information about the University of Chicago Presents' inaugural concert of the Jazz at the Logan series. The first concert October 25, 2013 features The Bad Plus, with artists Ethan Iverson (piano), Reid Anderson (bass), and Dave King (drums). The band will present On Sacred Ground. #hydeparkchicago

Can Bronzeville Become Retail Strong?
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

In late 2009, the Bronzeville Alliance (the Alliance) asked the Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) to assist in the development of a targeted retail plan for the Bronzeville community on Chicago’s South Side. The Alliance identified three commercial corridors on which to focus retail recruitment, commercial retention, and viable complementary uses, based on their proximity to transit assets, rich histories, and current retail activity.