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

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.

HP Jazz Festival Benefit Concert
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

Event: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - As a preview to the upcoming Hyde Park Jazz Festival this September, the public is invited to enjoy a reception and open bar (wine & beer) in the Logan Center’s beautiful Performance Penthouse & great jazz in the state-of-the-art Performance Hall. The improvisational jazz genius, Etienne Charles, will dazzle you with a special performance. Reception begins at 6:00 pm.

The 25th Annual L.A.T.E. Ride
Jun 2013 | SECC Staff

Event: Friends of the Parks’ L.A.T.E. Ride is a 25 mile, fun-filled tour of Chicago offering a unique nocturnal experience. The LATE Ride starts at 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, June 30 at the Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park (Columbus and Congress Avenues). From there, the course follows a route that winds through a dozen of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods including Chinatown, Little Italy, Greektown, Bucktown, Humboldt Park and Lincoln Square, culminating in a sunrise trek down the Lakefront Trail.

51st Street Quarterly Luncheon 06-18-2013
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

EVENT: “LET’S TALK” BUSINESS QUARTERLY LUNCHEON Provident Hospital – 500 East 51st Street Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 1:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Participate in the discussions about the 51st Street Business Revitalization.

DuSomething Green for Arts and Crafts Festival 2013
Jun 2013 | CEI Media Group

EVENT: DuSomething Green! is theme for the DuSable Museum's 39TH ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL. The Festival is a showcase for local artists, an exhibition of fine art and unique and hand-crafted work which features artists working in traditional, ethnic and experimental fine arts and crafts that relate to African-American themes, identity, history and culture. The public is invited to attend Saturday and Sunday, July 13 & 14, 2013.