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City selling vacant lots in Austin for $1

The City of Chicago owns about 250 vacant lots in Austin - and they're selling them all for $1 each until Jan 30th.

If you own land on the same block as one or more of these lots, you can apply to buy up two of them.

Apply online here: http://largelots.org/apply/

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Local business group hosts after-hours event

A few dozen people attended the Austin Chamber of Commerce gathering.

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3 Killed, 13 Wounded In Wednesday Shootings

A 57-year-old man was shot by one of several people who tried to rob him about 10 p.m. in the 5600 block of West Madison, police said. He was struck in the buttocks and his condition was stabilized at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.

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Both men, 20, were shot in the 2100 block of East 79th Street at 2:19 p.m., police said. One man was dead at the scene, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He had not been identified Wednesday night.

Police responding to reports of a person shot in the 5900 block of South Fairfield about 1:15 a.m. found Jose R. Hernandez Jr., 17, lying on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound to the head, according to police and the medical examiner’s office.

...on the Near West Side. Donatello Herrera, 35, was standing on a sidewalk in the 1200 block of South Western Avenue about 1:15 a.m. when a dark-colored SUV drove past and someone inside...

He had just gotten off work at a nearby Burger King, according to a manager at the restaurant. Herrera, of the 3200 block of South Wallace, was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 1:38 a.m.

The most recent nonfatal shooting occurred about 11:45 p.m. in the South Shore neighborhood. A 22-year-old man was shot in the left thigh in the 7600 block of South Colfax and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.

...Side Austin neighborhood. He was walking on a sidewalk about 11 p.m. in the 4700 block of West Van Buren when he heard shots and realized he’d been shot in the left buttock, police...

About 10:20 p.m., someone shot a 22-year-old man sitting in the passenger seat of an SUV in the 4000 block of West Addison. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with a gunshot wound to the right thigh.

...man and a 19-year-old woman were sitting in a parked car in the 5100 block of South Ada when a gunman got out of a dark-colored minivan and opened fire, police said...

...m. The 21-year-old was in the front seat of a minivan in the 200 block of South Karlov when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire, police said. He...

Fifteen minutes earlier, a teenage boy was shot in the South Chicago neighborhood. About 4:30 p.m., a bullet grazed the 15-year-old’s face in the 8900 block of South Exchange, police said. His condition was stabilized at Advocate Trinity Hospital.

An 18-year-old man was seriously wounded earlier in the afternoon in Washington Heights on the Far South Side. The shooting happened in the 10500 block of South Aberdeen at 1:10 p.m., police said. He was taken in serious condition to Christ Medical Center.

...Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. The 38-year-old woman was in the 100 block of East Garfield about 3:30 a.m. when two people walked up, announced a robbery and opened...

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Austin residents: We’re fed up with treatment by police

In the wake of the Ferguson decision, Greater St. John Church hosted a community meeting earlier this month.

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1 killed, 10 others wounded in shootings, including man, 18, hurt near park

Around 10 p.m., a man was shot in the buttocks in the 5600 block of West Madison Street in the South Austin neighborhood on the West Side, Alfaro said, citing preliminary information.

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The shooting near the park happened at 1:10 p.m. on the 10500 block of South Aberdeen Street, said police spokesman Thomas Sweeney.

The shooting happened near Jackie Robinson Park and Mount Vernon Elementary School, 10540 S. Morgan St.

In addition to that shooting, two males were shot, one fatally, on the 2100 block of East 79th Street, Sweeney said.

"I got nieces that ride bikes out here, I got neighbors with younger kids. The next block over they're shooting people," he said, referring to the 7900 block of South Merrill sometimes called "Murda Merrill."

The man was seating in the front passenger seat in a jeep in the 4000 block of West Addison Street when a male walked up and fired gunshots.

Five minutes earlier, around 9:55 p.m., a male and a female were shot in the 5100 block of South Ada Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, Alfaro said.

About 4:45 p.m., a 21-year-old man was shot in the 200 block of South Karlov Avenue, said Police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro. The man was in a minivan when someone...

About 4:30 p.m., a male victim suffered a graze wound to the face in a shooting in in the 8900 block of South Exchange Avenue, according to Police News Affairs. The victim was stabilized at Advocate Trinity Hospital, police said.

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Young leaders respond to current unrest

Business leader Malcolm Crawford urges elders in the community to allow the next generation to take the lead in creating a new movement.

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Getting your 'Holiday Hustle' on

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Soul searching on all sides needed after Garner case

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The truth about Bill Cosby matters

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On this day in Black History

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Chicago filmmaker seeks community input

The film features students and teachers from Spencer Elementary Technology Academy.

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West Side youth get involved in local politics

About 200 students from 30 schools across the city participated in this weekend's Mikva Challenge campaign kickoff.

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