3 days ago

A social media campaign seeks to show Austin in better light

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    A social media campaign seeks to show Austin in better light
    During a Quality of Life Plan Summit, part of a series of public meetings Austin Coming Together has held to gather community input one theme kept cropping up.
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3 days ago

'Red Table Talk' is talk we need

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    'Red Table Talk' is talk we need
    Facebook Watch recently premiered a new series online featuring Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her 17-year-old daughter, Willow Smith.
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3 days ago

Cuts for a cause

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    Cuts for a cause
    Master barbers Alexander "Great" Fowles and Joshua "Kool" Kruel gave teenagers, ages 13 to 18, free haircuts at the Austin Branch.
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3 days ago

Protestors' message amplified by Parkland students

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    Protestors' message amplified by Parkland students
    When the Chicago City Council voted on May 25 to approve roughly $29 million in funding required to help build a new $95 million police and fire training academy West Garfield Park.
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3 days ago

Glamour girls

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    Glamour girls
    Students bask in applause last Friday, during the annual Exclusive Spring Fashion Show at Ella Flagg Young in Austin.
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3 days ago

Can the West Side turn around?

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    Can the West Side turn around?
    Chicago is a tale of two cities. Let the mounds of socioeconomic data and anecdotal evidence speak for themselves.
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3 days ago

On Father's Day, officials decry West Side violence

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    On Father's Day, officials decry West Side violence
    Members of the West Side Black Elected Officials spent part of Father's Day on a scorching Sunday afternoon attempting to create some awareness about the area's violence.
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Jun 12

Updated Jun 14

Taliaferro's senior safety ordinance passes

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    Taliaferro's senior safety ordinance passes
    Anyone caught carrying an illegal gun within 500 feet of any senior housing in Chicago will face fines and, if they do it more than once, possible jail time ranging from 30 days to six months.
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  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is GREAT NEWS! Now lets see if we can get the 11th District to ENFORCE THIS LAW!!!!!!

    Anybody else have trouble getting 11 to answer 911 calls? Please say your experience here.

  • Ms. Spice of Life Community Volunteer/Domestic Violence Subcommittee

    That's Horrible if you're calling and the calls are being ignored! That's dangerous and not to mention deadly! We have to protect ourselves out here.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    YES we are escalating the fact CPD does NOT answer 911 calls in Beat 1123. Lets see if the REFORM efforts can make some inroads.

Jun 12

Model City Council meeting changes minds

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    Model City Council meeting changes minds
    On May 31, a series of landmark ordinances were considered on the floor of the Chicago City Council, including one that would assist lower-income families in gentrified neighbors.
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Jun 12

Mom turns mourning into music

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    Mom turns mourning into music
    Alice Norris, a longtime Oak Park resident, has become an expert in the art of turning her mourning into something sublime.
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Jun 12

Possible Emmet school designs unveiled

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    Possible Emmet school designs unveiled
    Ever since Westside Health Authority bought the former Emmet Elementary School building last winter, it has been quietly working to figure out what to do with the property.
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Jun 12

Austin art fair in the works

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    Austin art fair in the works
    A local organization is planning an art fair in Austin and is seeking artists to participate in the event.
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Jun 12

The disappearing red X

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    The disappearing red X
    I got a call the other day. An amateur photographer was working on a project involving buildings with red X's on them.
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Jun 12

Removing the stigma

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    Removing the stigma
    This past week two well-known people died by suicide: Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade.
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