10 hours ago

Tenet to sell West Suburban Hospital

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    Tenet to sell West Suburban Hospital
    Tenet Healthcare announced it has entered into an agreement to sell West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, along with two other hospitals to a company jointly owned by TWG Partners and Pipeline Health.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

15 hours ago

Celebrate life, legacy of Nelson Mandela

All are welcome to participate in the event, which will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. July 18 at 5051 W. Chicago Ave.

    Celebrate life, legacy of Nelson Mandela
    All are welcome to participate in the event, which will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. July 18 at 5051 W. Chicago Ave.
    http://austintalks.org

32 hours ago

Black women hardest hit by Janus decision

Black women hardest hit by Janus decision

    Black women hardest hit by Janus decision
    The Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME will likely create another major obstacle for African-American, female government workers.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

32 hours ago

The gall of Rauner's claim that he's been best for blacks

The gall of Rauner's claim that he's been best for blacks

    The gall of Rauner's claim that he's been best for blacks
    When temporary workers faced serious hurdles in the workplace, state Rep. Carol Ammons stepped up to pass the Responsible Jobs Creation Act.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

32 hours ago

Area hospital launches new opioid treatment

Area hospital launches new opioid treatment

    Area hospital launches new opioid treatment
    Across the country and in Illinois, in particular, the number of newborn babies who experience withdrawal from drugs used by their expectant mothers, particularly opioids, is skyrocketing.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

32 hours ago

Now you sea it...

Now you sea it...

    Now you sea it...
    Campers from Columbus Park's Build summer camp look at the fish swimming last Friday, during the first stop of the Shedd Aquarium's traveling aquarium at Columbus Park in Austin.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

32 hours ago

Scott Fabino, bringing houses back to life

Scott Fabino, bringing houses back to life

    Scott Fabino, bringing houses back to life
    Scott Fabino was born and raised in Austin, in a 1970s middle class Italian community around North and Central
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

32 hours ago

Help police track down these criminals

Help police track down these criminals

    Help police track down these criminals
    When I heard that Snoop the Barber had been shot on 71st Street in South Shore, I was expecting a 2018 version of the Laquan McDonald murder.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

33 hours ago

West Siders walk for wellness

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    West Siders walk for wellness
    The rain that fell intermittently on the morning of July 14 didn't keep around 45 people from coming to this year's first Westside Walk to Wellness.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

38 hours ago

Put on your red shirt Wednesday to show support for peace

Members of the 15th District CAPS office, various Austin churches and community groups have been “loitering” on several corners in Austin every Wednesday in June and July since 2010 in an attempt to reduce crime.

    Put on your red shirt Wednesday to show support for peace
    For the eighth summer, residents are taking to the streets on Wednesday nights as part of the 100 Blocks/100 Churches campaign. Members of the 15th District CAPS office, various Austin congregations and community groups have been taking part in the same "positive loitering" they have in the past, standing on several corners in an attempt to reduce crime.
    http://austintalks.org

2 days ago

Ward Night Cancelled

The 29th Ward Service Office will not be holding its weekly Ward Night on Monday, July 16. The next Ward Night will be held on Monday, July 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2 days ago

Clean Up After Your Dog Signs Are Here

We are very excited to announce that our "Clean Up After Your Dog" signs have arrived! Stop by our office at 6272 W North Avenue to pick up yours. Quantities are limited so there’s a limit of one sign per household.

5 days ago

Join efforts to create a community court in Austin

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is hosting a meeting July 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss the idea with community stakeholders, clergy, elected officials and youth groups. It will be held at BUILD, 5100 W. Harrison St.

    Join efforts to create a community court in Austin
    Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is hosting a meeting July 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss the idea with community stakeholders, clergy, elected officials and youth groups. It will be held at BUILD, 5100 W. Harrison St.
    http://austintalks.org

6 days ago

Austin residents to host art fair this month

In an effort to enrich the lives of Austin residents and spark economic growth, local groups are hosting a free art fair along the 300 block of North Mayfield Avenue on July 28. All are welcome.

    Austin residents to host art fair this month
    In an effort to enrich the lives of Austin residents and spark economic growth on the West Side, local groups will host a free art fair along the 300 block of North Mayfield Avenue on July 28.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 11

100 Blocks / 100 Churches and a Smoke Out

Join us this evening with Pastor Hemphill and the 25th Police District.
5856 W Division Street @ 6 pm.

Jul 11

James Cole, 50 years the Shoe Shine king

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    James Cole, 50 years the Shoe Shine king
    James Cole quietly celebrated 50 years at his Shoe Shine King store at 338 N. Central Ave. in Austin.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 11

Action, inaction and distraction

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    Action, inaction and distraction
    The infamous shutdown of the Dan Ryan Expressway took place this past weekend.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 11

Summit of Hope helps formerly incarcerated

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    Summit of Hope helps formerly incarcerated
    Maria Moon spent more than a decade in jail, beginning in 2000, after being charged with aggravated assault.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 11

Dorothy Gaters inducted into Hall of Fame

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    Dorothy Gaters inducted into Hall of Fame
    Dorothy Gaters was recently inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Chicago on July 2.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 11

North Austin Branch library reopens

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    North Austin Branch library reopens
    It took six months longer than originally expected, but the North Austin branch library, 5724 W. North Ave., quietly re-opened on the afternoon of July 2 - nearly eight months after it closed for renovations.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 11

Free film screening Friday

Austin Coming Together invites the public to watch the award-winning movie "The House I Live In" July 13 at 5049 W. Harrison St. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the film with a discussion afterward.

    Free film screening Friday
    Austin Coming Together invites the public to watch the award-winning movie
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 10

Celebrating 20 years of caring

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    Celebrating 20 years of caring
    It takes a village to provide child care.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 10

N. Lawndale logistics center breaks ground

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    N. Lawndale logistics center breaks ground
    Rockwell Logistics Center, a "last mile" facility on the northeast corner of North Lawndale, at 2545 W. 24th Street, officially broke ground on June 26.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 10

Non-profit hiring workers to work with youth

By The Hand Club For Kids is holding several hiring events over the next several weeks, including two in Austin. The part-time positions for the upcoming school year include full benefits.

    Non-profit hiring workers to work with youth
    The non-profit, which has an office at 415 N. Laramie, is accepting applications, and interviews are being conducted in preparation for hiring events, which will take place at our five Chicago sites: Austin/Moving Everest on Thursday, July 12 and Monday, July 23 Austin and Cabrini-Green on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 9 Altgeld-Murray and Englewood on Thursday, July 26 and Tuesday, August 21 These part-time positions come with full benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance and a cell phone stipend.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 09

Everyone should be on the lookout for those in trouble

After the recent high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, state Rep. La Shawn Ford urges each of us to watch for signs of suicide in others and ourselves, and then get help.

    Everyone should be on the lookout for those in trouble
    The recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain highlight the importance of recognizing the potential warning signs when someone intends to end their life. Data show that high-profile suicides lead to a rise in copycat deaths.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 06

Young and old invited to blues performance tonight in Austin

The free show starts at 7 p.m. Friday, July 6 at Hubbard Park playlot, 4942 W. Hubbard St. BUILD is sponsoring the performance.

    Young and old invited to blues performance tonight in Austin
    AustinTalks (http://austintalks.org/2018/07/young-and-old-invited-to-blues-performance-tonight-in-austin/) Join Larry Taylor and the Soul Blues Healers - with Ice Mike on guitar and Barrelhouse Bonni playing keyboard. BUILD is sponsoring the Friday night performance, held at Hubbard Park playlot. The free event will feature music for peace in the hood and reconnect the generations.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 05

Austin legislators tackle range of issues with new laws

State Sen. Kimberly Lightfoot, and Reps. La Shawn Ford and Camille Lilly discussed with AustinTalks the legislation they pushed during the session that ended in late May.

    Austin legislators tackle range of issues with new laws
    Dozens of new state laws took effect Sunday, some of them pushed by legislators who represent Austin in the Illinois General Assembly. From policies directed at keeping low-level offenders out of prison to conflict resolution training for police officers, Austin lawmakers say the session that ended May 31 was a success.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 04

Happy 4th of July!

AustinTalks wishes the West Side a safe and restful holiday.

    Happy 4th of July!
    AustinTalks wishes the West Side a safe and restful holiday.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 03

Maybe the death penalty would stop the violence

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    Maybe the death penalty would stop the violence
    Every day the news reports are heartbreaking.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 03

Feeling the breeze

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    Feeling the breeze
    Army veteran Larry McLaughlin eats lunch and talks with the volunteers last Thursday.Volunteers fixed different parts of McLaughlin's home.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 03

W. Side lawmakers blast federal immigration policy

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    W. Side lawmakers blast federal immigration policy
    Joined by community leaders, other elected officials, childcare advocates and medical professionals, Congressman Danny Davis (7th) called for a stop to President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 03

Property tax bills available online

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    Property tax bills available online
    Second installment property tax bills for Cook County property owners can now be viewed and paid online, according to the Cook County Treasurer's Office.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 03

City builds economic case for police training center

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    City builds economic case for police training center
    Ald. Emma Mitts (37th) and other West Side aldermen have mentioned that the new emergency services training center the city is looking to build in West Garfield Park would bring economic benefits.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 03

The battle between forced migrant vs. illegal immigrant

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    The battle between forced migrant vs. illegal immigrant
    Pictures and soundbites of families being separated at the border of America and Mexico have been airing on local news stations the past several weeks.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 03

Minimum wage increase now in effect

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    Minimum wage increase now in effect
    This past Sunday, the minimum wage for many non-tipped workers in Chicago jumped from $11 to $12 an hour, according to a statement released by Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office last month.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 03

Ald. Ervin's anti-loitering ordinance approved

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    Ald. Ervin's anti-loitering ordinance approved
    The final vote to approve Ald. Jason Ervin's (28th) ordinance that would impose penalties on loitering for prostitutes and their johns was fairly low-key.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 02

Summit of Hope offers resources to former convicts

More than 800 people attended the recent event, where dozens of state-run and non-profit agencies offered services aimed at reintegrating parolees into their communities.

    Summit of Hope offers resources to former convicts
    Maria Moon spent more than a decade in jail, beginning in 2000, after being charged with aggravated assault. When she got out, finding a job and stable housing proved difficult with a prior conviction on her record and restitution debts.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 02

Fireworks Safety and Holiday Office Hours

Just a reminder for the Holiday Week.

Jul 01

More fresh produce available in Austin the month of July

Stop by Forty Acres Fresh Market at the Boombox, 5846 W. Chicago Ave. July 1-30. Cash, credit cards and the Link card are accepted.

    More fresh produce available in Austin the month of July
    Stop by Forty Acres Fresh Market at the Boombox, 5846 W. Chicago Ave. July 1-30. Cash, credit cards and the Link card are accepted.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 29

The battle between the forced migrant and illegal immigrant

As headlines about migrant children being separated from their families at the border continue to dominate the news, one truth remains evident: We are still numb to the plight of black lives, writes commentator John W. Fountain III.

    The battle between the forced migrant and illegal immigrant
    Pictures and soundbites of families being separated at the border of America and Mexico have been airing on local news stations the past several weeks. The topic of immigration has been the focus of many past presidential elections. Some people note the pros and cons of direct pathways to citizenship for the southern neighbors of the United States.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 29

Jun 28

Veterans invited to resource fair Saturday

State Rep. Camille Lilly is hosting the event at Guerin College Prep High School in River Grove from 12:30 to 6 p.m. June 30th.

    Veterans invited to resource fair Saturday
    State Rep. Camille Lilly is hosting the event at Guerin College Prep High School in River Grove from 12:30 to 6 p.m. June 30th.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 27

Congressman Davis, other elected officials push for children to be united with their immigrant parents

Health experts joined Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Ald. Pat Dowell, state Rep. Camille Lilly and others to speak out against President Donald Trump's child-separation policy and urge that children be immediately reunited with their families.

    Congressman Davis, other elected officials push for children to be united with their immigrant parents
    Joined by community leaders, other elected officials, childcare advocates and medical professionals, Congressman Danny Davis (7th) called for a stop to President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" policy of separating migrant children from parents coming to America.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 26

Juneteenth Still going...

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    Juneteenth Still going...
    Fest-goers walk around the area and check out the different stands and food trucks throughout the park last Saturday, during the West Side's Juneteenth Celebration at Garfield Park.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

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