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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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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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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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The truth about Bill Cosby matters

The truth about Bill Cosby matters

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Soul searching on all sides needed after Garner case

Soul searching on all sides needed after Garner case

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Getting your 'Holiday Hustle' on

Getting your 'Holiday Hustle' on

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On this day in Black History

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.

Dec 15

Dec 13

Police: Pair Ran Off After Fatal Humboldt Park Crash

English, of the 900 block of North Waller, was taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead at 9:22 a.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

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Bessie English was driving westbound in the 2700 block of West Division about 7:50 a.m. when a tan 2010 Honda CRV crashed head-on into her 1993 Ford Escort, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Dec 12

Cops search for driver in hit-and-run accident that killed woman, 63

The accident killed Bessie English, 63, of the 900 block of North Waller Avenue. English was driving her 1993 Ford Escort eastbound on Division Street when she was hit head-on by an SUV that was traveling westbound, police said.

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Police said this SUV with Wisconsin license plates was used in a hit-and-run accident Sunday that killed a 63-year-old woman in the 2700 block of West Division Street.

Dec 12

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Dec 12

Community fair Saturday

The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.

Dec 12

Six objections filed in 29th Ward race

One woman has filed objections against six people running to be the 29th Ward alderman. Marjorie Fields, who could not be reached for comment, filed objections last week against 29th Ward hopefuls Oddis Johnson, Lisa Jackson, Maurice Robinson, Stephen Robinson, Brenda Smith and Zerlina Smith. She also filed against Deborah Williams, who has since dropped […]

Dec 11

Camera Records Men Running From Fatal Hit-an-Run

English, of the 900 block of North Waller, was taken to Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center after the 7:50 a.m. crash. She was pronounced dead about 90 minutes later, a spokesperson with the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office said.

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The image shows two people running away from the crash on the 2700 block of West Division Street. It was there where Bessie English, 63, was driving when a tan 2010 Honda CRV crashed head-on into her 1993 Ford Escort.

Dec 11

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