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  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    M2-2. RENOVATIONS TO EXISTING EQUIPMENT SHELTER, REPLACE EXISTING HVAC UNITS, ELECTRICAL UPGRADES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT AT AN EXISTING WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FACILITY, AS PER PLANS. NO TOWER WORK. VZW #126679.

    5600 W. Taylor St. Issued June 20, 2018 Comment

42 hours ago

Join Us for the Launch of Nonprofit Utopia on Facebook Live

What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that?

We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. We have created a safe environment in which our members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.
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What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that?

We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. We have created a safe environment in which our members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.
Join us for the formal launch of Nonprofit Utopia, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. We will show you around the site and show you how to make the most of your membership. You will have an opportunity to meet Nonprofit Utopia members in person, and share ideas about how we can collectively bring the online community to its highest and best use. Click onto the link for further information. What if you could be a part of a community where you can get your questions answered, from the comfort of your own office, by people who have been there, done that?

We are building Nonprofit Utopia, the ideal community for emerging nonprofit leaders. We have created a safe environment in which our members can innovate, speak candidly about the issues and concerns they face on a daily basis, and share ideas and resources.

Join us for the formal launch of Nonprofit Utopia, on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. We will show you around the site and show you how to make the most of your membership. You will have an opportunity to meet Nonprofit Utopia members in person, and share ideas about how we can collectively bring the online community to its highest and best use.

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44 hours ago

Friday’s community celebration postponed

The annual event, organized by BUILD, has been postponed due to weather. The "summer of opportunity" celebration will be held Friday, Aug. 17.

    Friday's community celebration postponed
    The annual event, organized by BUILD, has been postponed due to weather. The
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

West Side residents help set guidelines for businesses at City Hall meeting

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.

    West Side residents help set guidelines for businesses at City Hall meeting
    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.
    http://austintalks.org

4 days ago

3rd Wednesday Monthly Community Meeting Tomorrow

Join us at Shriners Hospital @ 6 pm to discuss community concerns and developments in the 29th Ward.

4 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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Unite against violence on Wednesdays in Austin

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.

    Unite against violence on Wednesdays in Austin
    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.
    http://austintalks.org

5 days ago

Opioid addiction causing problems across West Side

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.

    Opioid addiction causing problems across West Side
    Bob Urso's nephew got mixed up with drugs several years ago. "He was a lost soul, in and out of treatment centers," says Urso, president and CEO of PCC Community Wellness Center. But when Urso's nephew became a dad, he "really turned his life around."
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 16

Jun 15

29th Ward Updates

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Excessive Heat Watch. Residents can use various cooling centers throughout the City including 10 S. Kedzie and CPD locations (24 hours). Also, please note our summer hours. Friday's the office will close at 2:30 pm and open on Saturday's at 9 am.

Jun 15

Juneteenth celebration kicks off this weekend

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.

    Juneteenth celebration kicks off this weekend
    Rickie Brown, CEO and founder of the West Side Historical Preservation Society (WSHPS), has been fighting to raise awareness for Juneteenth since he first saw it celebrated in Chicago in 1995. "I didn't know anything about Juneteenth," Brown said. "I happened to see something I hadn't seen in a long time, and it was a red, black and green flag ...
    http://austintalks.org

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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

  • 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 14

Team 8 Tour gives Austin College and Career Academy a makeover

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.

    Team 8 Tour gives Austin College and Career Academy a makeover
    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.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 14

Jun 13

All invited to pop-up BBQ in Austin

There will be free food, music and resources from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street.

    All invited to pop-up BBQ in Austin
    There will be free food, music and resources from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in the 5200 block of West Quincy Street.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 13

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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

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.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 12

Austin school gets new look

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    Austin school gets new look
    On June 6 and June 7, officials with the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation, UnitedHealthcare and CBS EcoMedia stopped by Austin College and Career Academy, to help renovate the school's interior.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 12

Clergy call for officer's firing

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    Clergy call for officer's firing
    Religious leaders from across Chicago gathered outside of the Chicago Police Department's South Side headquarters on June 10 to call for the termination of Officer Robert Rialmo
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 12

Seniors invited to property tax workshop

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.

    Seniors invited to property tax workshop
    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.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 09

We need to remove the stigma of seeking help

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.

    We need to remove the stigma of seeking help
    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.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 07

Singers sought for community concert

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.

    Singers sought for community concert
    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.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 26 2012

Updated Jun 06

Alderman Complaints ?

http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/faq.aspx

Here is the information to Make a Complaint or open up an investigation on your Alderman or Anyone else.

the 24th Ward has had Chandler long enough to have some idea of where he's allocating Funds that are supposed to be used to improve the ward. Has Anyone noticed construction or improvements anywhere ? If so please let us know. If not Please use the information below to Bring some HEAT into this WARD

A complaint may be filed...

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http://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/faq.aspx

Here is the information to Make a Complaint or open up an investigation on your Alderman or Anyone else.

the 24th Ward has had Chandler long enough to have some idea of where he's allocating Funds that are supposed to be used to improve the ward. Has Anyone noticed construction or improvements anywhere ? If so please let us know. If not Please use the information below to Bring some HEAT into this WARD

A complaint may be filed with this Office in writing, preferably on an OEIG complaint form, or orally. You may file a complaint by (i) completing a form online at https://www2.illinois.gov/oeig/Pages/OnlineComplaint.aspx, (ii) calling the Office's toll-free hotline (866) 814-1113; (iii) sending a completed complaint form to the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor, Attention Complaint Division, 32 West Randolph, Suite 1900, Chicago, Illinois 60601; (iv) faxing a completed complaint form to (312) 814-5479; (v) contacting the Office by telecommunications device for the disabled (TTY) at (888) 261-2734 or (vi) visiting the Office at its Springfield or Chicago locations.

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  • Daniel - North Lawndale - 2006 MBA - DePaul - Informations Systems

    Apologies for resurrecting an old thread with a next n related issue. Does anyone know which commissioner or department someone should contact in order to get speed bumps placed in a high traffic alleyway . Also on the subject of issues in North Lawndale and Garfield Park are there any meetings or communicable formats in which we can all meet and discuss issues and resolutions to problems; Outside of my favorite every Block website

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    speedbumps are provided by CDOT. email rebekah.scheinfeld@cityofchicago.org, Tom.carney@cityofchicago.org

    There are some restrictions and requirements. I think a traffic study has to be done to justify.

Jun 06

Austin 4th graders star in new book by Mari Barnes

Bertina Booker’s 4th grade students at a Ella Flagg Young School helped the Hammond, Indiana, author with ideas for the book.

    Austin 4th graders star in new book by Mari Barnes
    Author Mari Barnes was met with gasps when she unveiled her new book to Bertina Booker's 4th grade class. The author had agreed to write a book starring the 23 students after visiting their class at Ella Flagg Young School a year earlier to discuss the art of storytelling.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 05

West Side students inspire an author

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    West Side students inspire an author
    Third grade students at Ella Flagg Young Elementary School, 1434 N. Parkside Ave., were delighted with a visit on June 1 by Mari Barnes.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

Focus on progress, not excuses

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    Focus on progress, not excuses
    Growing up, one of my favorite things to do was read the Letters to the Editor in Ebony magazine.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

Cops get closer to community with fun event

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    Cops get closer to community with fun event
    It was about mid-way through the 25th Police District Faith in Action Night event, when two young girls came up to the table where police officers were giving hot dogs and treats.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

Lori Lightfoot runs on equity, inclusion

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    Lori Lightfoot runs on equity, inclusion
    In an extensive phone interview last week, Lori Lightfoot, the attorney and former head of the Police Board, said that the first day of her formal campaign for Mayor of Chicago started on the West Side for a reason. She took a train from the Austin neighborhood and rode it downtown, where she made her official announcement at the Hyatt Regency.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

Austin Quality of Life plan enters final stretch

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    Austin Quality of Life plan enters final stretch
    Austin Coming Together coalition presented the first draft of the Austin Quality of Life Plan during the third and final community planning summit.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

Residents debate police oversight ordinances

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    Residents debate police oversight ordinances
    The overwhelming consensus at the May 29 Chicago City Council Committee on Public Safety hearing was that the Chicago Police Department should have more oversight.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

City approves funding for training academy

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    City approves funding for training academy
    If there is one thing the supporters and opponents of the proposed West Garfield Park emergency services training center can agree on, it's that the fight is far from over.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jun 05

Austin Coming Together unveils quality of life plan

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.

    Austin Coming Together unveils quality of life plan
    The long-awaited quality of life plan being worked on by dozens of West Side residents for more than a year was unveiled Saturday at the third and final community summit. About 150 people, including 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts, attended Saturday's meeting, held at Michele Clark High School, with many of them providing feedback on the plan.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 03

PCC farm stand opens June 5

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.

    PCC farm stand opens June 5
    The PCC Austin Farm Stand will kick off its eighth year of selling low-priced, organically grown fruits and vegetables in Austin on June 5. The produce is harvested locally, from the PCC Austin Farm. Customers will be able to choose from among a variety of seasonal items, including tomatoes, okra, garlic, lettuce, cucumbers, mustard and collard greens.
    http://austintalks.org

Jun 01

Final community meeting for quality-of-life plan set for Saturday

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.

    Final community meeting for quality-of-life plan set for Saturday
    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.
    http://austintalks.org

May 31

Cardinal Cupich dedicates Catholic Charities peace center, garden in Austin

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.

    Cardinal Cupich dedicates Catholic Charities peace center, garden in Austin
    Cardinal Blase J. Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, and Monsignor Michael Boland, president of Catholic Charities, dedicated the new Father Augustus Tolton Peace Center at 5645 W. Corcoran Place last week.
    http://austintalks.org

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