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The annual event, organized by BUILD, has been postponed due to weather. The "summer of opportunity" celebration will be held Friday, Aug. 17.
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Alleging that three businesses along the same strip of Madison Street in Austin neighborhood allow an environment of loitering, drug dealing, gambling and public indecency, community members met last week with city officials and the business owners to create a plan to resolve the issues.
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Give an hour each Wednesday in June and July to stand with others in the community. There are four locations in the 25th Chicago Police District where residents, wearing red, will be meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. starting June 20th.
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PCC Community Wellness Center hosted health providers and others earlier this month to discuss how the opioid crisis is affecting them, their employers and their communities.
Veterans and victims of gun violence will be honored Saturday at the Golden Dome Field House, followed by three days of activities the following weekend.
Forty volunteers - half of them students and the rest from UnitedHealthcare, arrived last week to make improvements around the building. CBS EcoMedia Inc. and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation also helped fund last week's work at the West Side high school.
There will be free food, music and resources from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street.
Assistance on receiving a property tax freeze will be available from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 13 at the Austin Satellite Senior Center, 5071 W. Congress Parkway. Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Lilliam Drummond are hosting the free event.
The deaths this past week of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain underscore the challenge each of us face in preventing suicide. A report just released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 54 percent of Americans who died by suicide in 2016 had no known mental health illness.
All are welcome to participate in the 100 Voices for Justice Mass Choir on June 12 at New Mount Pilgrim Baptist Church, 4301 W. Washington Blvd. There is one required rehearsal at 7 p.m. June 11.
Bertina Booker’s 4th grade students at a Ella Flagg Young School helped the Hammond, Indiana, author with ideas for the book.
After more than a year of work, the plan was unveiled to about 150 people at Michele Clark High School on June 2. A final draft is expected to be released in September.
This is the eighth year Austin Farm will be selling low-priced, organically grown fruits and vegetables; it's operated by PCC Community Wellness Center.
Months of work on the comprehensive plan culminates June 2 at a third and final community summit. Your feedback is needed. Austin Coming Together and LISC Chicago have been leading the efforts.
More than 30,000 Austin residents are supported by Catholic Charities’ various services. The center, which has been open since December, is located at 5645 W. Corcoran Place.
“This is a great example of what can happen when you have a community, elected officials and companies coming together for the benefit of veterans and for the benefit of communities,” Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin said at the May 24th groundbreaking.
The spring concert will be held at 7 p.m. May 30 at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St. Free tickets are available an hour before the performance.
Choosing from about 40 eligible applicants, the church's scholarship committee selected 20 students to each receive a $1,000 scholarship. The Austin church has awarded hundreds of scholarships to West Side students since 1974.