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

City Hyde Park: 9 Notes About New Vision and Taxes
Aug 2013 | CEI Media Group

City Hyde Park is the Antheus Capital venture project featuring 182 new rental apartment units anchored by 120,000 square feet of retail space including Whole Foods grocery store at 51st Street and Lake Park Avenue. The City Council approved City Hyde Park’s request to become its own TIF district, allowing it to receive $11 million in tax incremental funding.

WPC Begins Executive Director Transition
Aug 2013 | CEI Media Group

On Friday, August 2, 2013 The Board of Directors for the Washington Park Consortium (WPC) announced a transition in leadership as the organization begins a search for a new Executive Director.

AKArama Free Health Fair
Aug 2013 | CEI Media Group

EVENT: The AKArama Foundation Annual Community Health Fair is Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The health fair will be held at 6220 S. Ingleside in Chicago and includes dental screenings, chiropractic spinal screens, free hair cuts, adult health wellness and more.

Chaka Khan Has Her Way In Hyde Park
Jul 2013 | CEI Media Group

EVENT: On Saturday, July 27 at 2pm, Blackstone Avenue between 50th and 51st streets will be named Chaka Khan Way. On Sunday, July 28, Khan will be honored in a ceremony proclaiming that day “Chaka Khan Day.”

Celebrate Hyde Park This Week
Jul 2013 | CEI Media Group

On behalf of the Hyde Park Vitality Committee, we are pleased to announce the return of the 4th Annual Celebrate Hyde Park Summer Music Festival, designed to showcase the Hyde Park community. The Festival will be held on two days, Saturday and Sunday, July 20-21, 2013 from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm. Live musical performances begin at 2:00 pm each day.

Invitation to the PIER 31 Beach Party
Jul 2013 | CEI Media Group

EVENT: You are invited to join the Grand Opening celebration of PIER 31 (31st Street Beach). This special event will be fun for the entire family including food, beverages and live music! Join the beach party from 11 am - 10 pm this Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, 2013.

SBIF Grants Available for 43rd-Cottage Grove Businesses
Jul 2013 | CEI Media Group

The Small Business Improvement Fund (SBIF) helps make improvements to small business properties in selected Chicago neighborhoods. The program uses local Tax Increment Financing (TIF) revenues to help owners of commercial and industrial properties and/or tenants within specific TIF districts to repair or remodel their facilities.

4th on 53rd Parade and Picnic
Jun 2013 | SECC Staff

Join us for the 21st Annual 4th on 53rd Parade and Picnic on July 4th. The Parade kicks off at 11am and is followed by an afternoon of family fun in Nichols Park. For more information, contact Sonya of the SECC at

65th Street Water Main Shut Down
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

Alderman Willie Cochran's office has been informed that the water main on 65th Street between Cottage Grove and Drexel will be shut down on Monday, June 24, 2013.

Movies in the Park: Daddy Day Care
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: DuSable Museum will host the Movies in the Park series this summer. Saturday, June 22, 2013 Daddy Day Care is the featured presentation. Families are encouraged to arrive at 6:00 pm for the entire event.