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Updated 4 hours ago

Chicago Board of Education votes to fire teachers, staff at McNair

The school is one of three city CPS will turn over to non-profit operator AUSL.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    It is sad that hard decisions have to be made. Some of these should have been done decades ago when there was a real chance for good to happen. If too many schools hadn't stayed open and too many teachers who were not that good....the resources squandered on that could have built a really good system by now.

    It is really sad and painful for many. Just look for the silver lining...and the rainbow. Give the new institutions a fair chance to perform...and see what happens.

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Free dance workshops this weekend

The Chicago Park District presents Community Rhythms from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Austin Town Hall Cultural Center, 5610 W. Lake St.

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Talent show Saturday in Austin

Final Explosion Team of Performing Arts presents its annual "stop the violence" event at Douglass High School, 543 N. Waller Ave.

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Local church to host special dinner in May

St. Catherine of Siena-St. Lucy in Oak Park will put on the event as part of The Chicago Community Trust's On The Table project.

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We are a seasoned plumbing company. If you are looking for a plumber to do the job here we are. Drain Busters Services.. 773-491-4519 or 773-654-7172

3 days ago

Manage Your High Gas Bills -- Discounted Energy Efficiency Upgrades Available

Through May 2014, Elevate Energy has partnered with a certified building performance contractor to offer a 20% community discount on air sealing and insulation – the best efficiency measures to keep your building warm in winter and cool in the summer.

To be able to offer the 20% discount Elevate Energy needs at least 10 buildings in Austin and surrounding neighborhoods to move forward with efficiency upgrades in May 2014. With the buildings located near each other, the contractor can...

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Through May 2014, Elevate Energy has partnered with a certified building performance contractor to offer a 20% community discount on air sealing and insulation – the best efficiency measures to keep your building warm in winter and cool in the summer.

To be able to offer the 20% discount Elevate Energy needs at least 10 buildings in Austin and surrounding neighborhoods to move forward with efficiency upgrades in May 2014. With the buildings located near each other, the contractor can complete more jobs in less time at lower cost, thereby passing the savings on to owners.

What building owners can expect:
• Free energy assessment valued at $400-$600
• No-cost assessment report and work scope proposal
• The best financial package available (we do all the leg- and paper-work for you for free)
• Construction oversight and quality assurance at no cost

Owners interested in moving forward with this work should contact Senior Energy Analyst Jackie Wiese (Jackie.Wiese@ElevateEnergy.org) directly no later than April 25, 2014, to ensure ample time to schedule the assessment and complete the upgrades. We encourage anyone in the neighborhood who is serious about completing improvements to fill out the free application. We can work with owner-occupants and owner-investors alike.

Visit the Elevate Energy website (http://elevateenergy.org/) for details on the 2-4 unit residential buildings program and to read about a building that recently went through the program in Logan Square (http://www.elevateenergy.org/energy-savers-success-story/).

3 days ago

Lifeguards sought for West Side pools

The Chicago Park District is accepting applications for its pools at Austin Town Hall, and Columbus and La Follette parks. Teens 16 and older must take the swimming test April 26 or May 10 as well as meet other requirements for the $13.38-an-hour jobs.

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12-year-old Boy Among 4 Shot Overnight

Around 1:10 a.m., a 29-year-old man was shot in his buttocks and leg while standing on a street corner in the 100 block of North Long Avenue in South Austin. He was taken to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, Greer said.

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Hyde Park & Kenwood

...45 p.m. Thursday, when the 12-year-old walked past two men in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue and heard gunshots. The boy felt pain in his left leg and realized he was...

Around the same time, a 24-year-old man was standing outside in the 5200 block of West Monroe Street when he heard gunshots and felt a sharp pain in the left side of his face. A friend drove the man to Loretto Hospital before he was transferred to Stroger Hospital in stable condition, Greer said.

Around 2:05 a.m., a 25-year-old man was shot during an attempted robbery in Englewood. The man was walking in the 5600 block of South Morgan when four men approached and tried to rob him, Greer said.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Can U do more? We need to do more than TALK about murders and shootings. We need to hold those accountable who are not able to solve the problem.

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6 days ago

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Boy, 12, shot on far South Side Thursday night

...the West Side. The 29-year-old man was standing on a corner in the 100 block of North Long Avenue when he was shot in the buttocks and leg about 1:10 a.m., police...

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The incident occurred in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue just before 9 p.m.

...was listed in "stable" condition, police said. He told police he was walking in the 7200 block of South Kimbark Avenue when a minivan pulled up and someone inside the vehicle opened fire, police said. The...

The man was standing outside in the 5600 block of South Morgan Street, when four males, one of whom had a gun, approached him and tried to rob him, police said.

...the hospital about 1:10 a.m. and told police he was outside in the 5200 block of West Monroe Street when he heard shots and realized he'd been hit, police said...

The man was in the 5200 block of North Rockwell Street about 6 p.m. when two male suspects approached him on the street, police said. One of them pulled out a gun and shot the man in the leg. Police believe the shooting may have been gang-related.

...the South Side. The man, 28, was outside about 1:50 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Rockwell Street when a silver, four-door vehicle drove by and someone inside shot him in the...

Just before noon, a man was shot in the face in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The 18-year-old was walking in the 8900 block of South Justine Street at 11:50 a.m. when two males in a silver SUV drove up and fired shots, striking him in the face, police said. The vehicle then drove off.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    Thanks! Please do more to investigate what is really going on on the streets of Chicago.

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

Boy, 12, Among 8 Shot Since Thursday Morning

...the West Side. The 29-year-old man was standing on a corner in the 100 block of North Long Avenue when he was shot in the buttocks and leg about 1:10 a.m., police...

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The boy was shot in the leg Thursday night in the Altgeld Gardens neighborhood on the Far South Side. He told police he heard shots and felt pain after he walked past two males in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue about 8:45 p.m., police said.

...was listed in “stable” condition, police said. He told police he was walking in the 7200 block of South Kimbark Avenue when a minivan pulled up and someone inside the vehicle opened fire, police said. The...

The man was standing outside in the 5600 block of South Morgan Street, when four males, one of whom had a gun, approached him and tried to rob him, police said.

...the hospital about 1:10 a.m. and told police he was outside in the 5200 block of West Monroe Street when he heard shots and realized he’d been hit, police said...

The man was in the 5200 block of North Rockwell Street about 6 p.m. when two male suspects approached him on the street, police said. One of them pulled out a gun and shot the man in the leg. Police believe the shooting may have been gang-related.

...the South Side. The man, 28, was outside about 1:50 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Rockwell Street when a silver, four-door vehicle drove by and someone inside shot him in the...

Just before noon, a man was shot in the face in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood. The 18-year-old was walking in the 8900 block of South Justine Street at 11:50 a.m. when two males in a silver SUV drove up and fired shots, striking him in the face, police said. The vehicle then drove off.

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    THANKS. can you do more? Can you investigate whether CPD strategies are working or are just all PR?

6 days ago

Updated 6 days ago

8 wounded in city shootings

A 29-year-old man was shot in the Austin neighborhood about 2:10 a.m. He was in the 100 block of North Long Avenue when he heard shots and felt pain. He was wounded in the buttocks and leg, police said. He was taken to John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County.

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The 12-year-old was hit in the leg about 8:45 p.m. in the 13100 block of South Corliss Avenue in the Altgeld Gardens housing complex. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in stable condition with a leg wound.

...old man in the back about 4:55 a.m. The attack happened in the 7200 block of South Kimbark Avenue in the Grand Crossing neighborhood, police said. The man walked into Jackson Park Hospital with...

About the same time, someone was shot in the 5200 block of West Monroe Street and was dropped off at Loretto Hospital with wounds to his jaw and buttocks, police said. He's in stable condition and was transferred to Mount Sinai Hospital.

...by one of four men who tried to rob him. He was approached in the 5600 block of South Morgan Street by four others, police said. They demanded his things, a fight ensued and at least...

After the man arrived at the hospital at about 11:50 a.m. he told police that the shooting happened on the 8900 block of South Justine, said Sedevic. Police said the two suspects were in a silver or gray SUV. The man was in fair condition, officials said.

...Officer Veejay Zala. The man was shot at about 1:50 p.m. on the 7000 block of South Rockwell Avenue, Zala said. He was taken to Christ medical center where his condition had stabilized, officials...

At about 6 p.m. a 22-year-old man was shot on the 5200 block of North Rockwell Street in the Budlong Woods neighborhood on the Northwest Side, according to officials. The man was...

  • gpblight 15 Yr East Garfield Resident

    THANKS. Can you do more than just report shootings? Can you report on whether CPD efforts are working or not?

6 days ago

Free health and wellness seminar Saturday

Sista's of the Hood and Father, Families in Transition have organized the event, which will be held at the Austin Community Resource Center, 501 N. Central Ave.

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Maroons’ momentum continues with two more victories

...ball during the home game against North Park last week. After splitting doubleheaders against No. 16 North Central (25–5) and UW–Whitewater (20–7) last weekend, the No. 21 Maroons got back...

6 days ago

Chicago media shine spotlight on Austin homicides

The deaths of 20-year-old Tiara Groves and 57-year-old Maurice Harris are two of several examined.

Apr 17

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Apr 17

Teen killed in Austin six years ago remembered

The legacy of Marcus Greer's short life endures as friends and family still mourn his passing.

Apr 17

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