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Odessey Stewart, 16, and Devon Temple, 19, addressed incumbent Congressman Danny Davis and challenger Anthony Clark at a forum Saturday, just three days before the March 20 primary.
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All are welcome March 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Westside Justice Center, 601 S. California. This may be the last opportunity to learn where the candidates stand on this issue before Tuesday's primary election.
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The new funding plan could leave safety-net hospitals like Loretto in a difficult position. About 600 people are employed at the hospital.
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Hello, So I am wondering if anyone else here gets charged for water fixtures on their water bill. Particularly speaking of non-metered bills. I own a small ranch style home and my bill has always been double of my friends or family. My last bill was $1000+ where as others are usually around $500.
I was told by Dept of Water that only properties larger than single family homes get charged for water fixtures, and my property is classified as a single family home, but I still get charged for the water fixtures.
Anyone else with a relatively small home have the same experience?
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On the second Monday of the month, barber Josh Kruel, a former Austin resident, gives teens free haircuts - and also shares his thoughts about education and life.
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The Chicago Park District invites West Side families for a night out March 15 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Columbus Park, 500 S. Central Ave.
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BUILD will be holding its eighth annual public speaking contest from 6 to 8 p.m. March 15 at 5100 W. Harrison St. Don't miss their motivational stories.
Participants discussed at this week's meeting about how to get more local teens to attend Austin high schools rather than leave the neighborhood.
Join members of Friendship Baptist Church, 5200 W. Jackson Blvd., on March 10 from 1 to 4 p.m.
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Dozens of residents and other stakeholders have been meeting monthly to come up with a detailed action plan to improve the city's most-populated neighborhood. The process is being led by Austin Coming Together and LISC Chicago.
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Less than 100 residents of the 29th and 37th Wards have cast their ballots in the March 20 primary. Early voting can be done at a Downtown site through March 4, then at a few Austin locations starting March 5.
State Rep. La Shawn Ford shares his view on how what happened centuries ago to African Americans still affects the country today.
Commissioner Richard Boykin and challenger Brandon Johnson have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in their quest to represent Austin and other parts of the West Side on the Cook County Board.
Smart gardens evolve at West Side schools
Loretto CEO explains hospital's centrality to Austin
After Parkland shooting, a peace tourney
In Austin, Black History takes many shapes