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

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.


Open House Chicago: Hyde Park Trolley Schedule
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Hyde Park Open House Chicago Trolley Pick Up and Drop Off Schedule for October 19 & 20, 2013. The Open House Chicago Trolley has been provided by the University Of Chicago Office Of Civic Engagement. Ride the trolley (for free) to your next site destination.


Forum on Lake & Hyde Park Taxes
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Saturday, October, 19, 2013 at 10:00 am Board of Review Commissioner Larry R. Rogers, Jr. and 20th Ward Alderman Willie Cochran present Property Tax Assessment Valuation Forum for Lake & Hyde Park Township. The forum will be held at Chicago Theological Seminary 1407 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


Historic Rosenwald Rehab is Approved
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

The long awaited rehabilitation of the historic Rosenwald Building located at 4600 South Michigan Avenue in the 3rdWard moved closer to reality with the passage of an ordinance authorizing the use of $25 million in tax increment financing (TIF) funds and $58.6 million in loans at the Finance Committee meeting of October 11, 2013.


Open House Chicago Tours in Hyde Park
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: The South East Chicago Commission (SECC) would like to invite you to participate in Open House Chicago on Saturday, October 19, 2013 and Sunday, October 20, 2013. The Chicago Architecture Foundation’s Open House Chicago (OHC) free public event offers behind-the-scenes access to over 150 buildings across Chicago. #HydePark


Chicago A Cappella: Virtuosity, Intimacy, & Versatility
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: The Best of Chicago a cappella: A 20th Anniversary Celebration will take place Saturday, October 12, at 8:00 pm at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th St. in Chicago, IL


How Obamacare Affects Elderly & Uninsured
Oct 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: How the Affordable Care Act Affects Older Adults and the Uninsured is presented by the Center for Community Health and Vitality at the University of Chicago Medicine, Hyde Park Village, and Older Women's League on Saturday, October 12, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CDT) Chicago, IL.