22 hours ago

Applications open for NOF grants

Applications open for NOF grants

    Applications open for NOF grants
    Applications are currently being accepted for the second round of grants from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

29 hours ago

W. Side entrepreneurs focus their smarts on giving back

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    W. Side entrepreneurs focus their smarts on giving back
    This Thanksgiving Day, three young entrepreneurs will take to the corner of Madison and Pulaski to do what they've done since attending Southern Illinois University in Carbondale - help out those in need. Austin natives Wesley Lofton, 25, and Kelvin Ison, 28, met South Sider VerShaunte King, 26, while working on a charity prom event in college.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

West Siders march against armed robberies

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    West Siders march against armed robberies
    During a Nov. 17 rally and march that started at 900 N. Massasoit, dozens of community members, galvanized by the Westside Health Authority's Good Neighbor Campaign.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Applications open for NOF grants

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    Applications open for NOF grants
    Applications are currently being accepted for the second round of grants from the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Rev. John Crawford, still advocating

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    Rev. John Crawford, still advocating
    In 1990s John Crawford Jr., who had been among the leaders of the West Side Organization.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Davis, Boykin endorse Kennedy

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    Davis, Boykin endorse Kennedy
    Danny K. Davis and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), along with former Chicago alderman Robert Shaw and Greater St. John's pastor, Rev. Ira Acree, enthusiastically announced that they are endorsing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Kennedy.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

W. Side entrepreneurs focus their smarts on giving back

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    W. Side entrepreneurs focus their smarts on giving back
    This Thanksgiving Day, three young entrepreneurs will take to the corner of Madison and Pulaski to do what they've done since attending Southern Illinois University in Carbondale - help out those in need. Austin natives Wesley Lofton, 25, and Kelvin Ison, 28, met South Sider VerShaunte King, 26, while working on a charity prom event in college.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

A Turkey Day discussion you'll be thankful for

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    A Turkey Day discussion you'll be thankful for
    I do a column asking the adults in the household to hold a discussion with their young people about life and how your young people should not put themselves into situations that are life altering.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Tap dancing into the wider world

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    Tap dancing into the wider world
    The idea of pursuing African studies in college came to Austin teen Aviance Spain as she tap danced with a group of South and West Side girls.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Chicago passes 600 homicides for only third time since 2003

From Friday afternoon to early Monday, one man was fatally shot in what police said was an accident.  Anthony Collins, 30, accidentally shot himself Sunday in the 1600 block of North Mango Avenue in the the North Austin neighborhood on the West Side.

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Chicago police investigate a report of a person shot in the 2500 block of North Long Street on Nov. 19, 2017. 

The boy was walking in the 2500 block of North Lotus Avenue in the Cragin neighborhood on the Northwest Side Sunday morning when someone shot at him from a vehicle, hitting him in the chest.

The weekend's latest gun attack was a double shooting in the West Side's South Austin neighborhood around 3:10 a.m. Monday.  Two men were shot in a residence in the 5000 block of West Fulton Street when the assailants entered the home and fired at them, police said.

    Chicago passes 600 homicides for only third time since 2003
    Chicago has surpassed 600 homicides for the second year in a row and for only the third time since 2003, according to data kept by the Tribune. As of early Monday, the city has recorded at least 609 homicides. That trails the 711 homicides this time last year but far exceeds previous years.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Boy, 14, among 6 shot including one fatally on Sunday

The fatal shooting happened about 1:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Mango Avenue in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side, police said.

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About 11:40 a.m., police were sent to the 2500 block of North Lotus Avenue on the Northwest Side where a 14-year-old boy was shot in the chest, said a Chicago police spokesman, citing preliminary information. 

Earlier, officials said the Cragin neighborhood shooting happened in the 2500 block of North Long Avenue.

At the scene, officers searched near the intersection of Lotus Avenue and Altgeld Street as the neighborhood went about Sunday morning routines.

A 19-year-old man was shot in the abdomen by someone in a passing dark-colored SUV about 6:35 p.m. in the 7100 block of South Kedzie Avenue, police said. The man went to Holy Cross Hospital where his condition had stabilized.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the 3900 block of West Van Buren Street around 3 p.m. The victim was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

About 9:45 a.m. officers were called to the 600 block of North Laramie Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, police said.

    Police respond to 2 shootings on Northwest, West sides before noon Sunday
    Police were called to a report of a person shot Sunday morning and a few hours later, another male was shot, officials said. About 9:45 a.m. officers were called to the 600 block of North Laramie Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

5 days ago

Boy 14, among 5 shot including one fatally on Northwest, West sides Sunday

The fatal shooting happened about 1:50 p.m. in the 1600 block of North Mango Avenue in the Austin neighborhood, police said.

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About 11:40 a.m., police were sent to the 2500 block of North Lotus Avenue where a 14-year-old boy was shot in the chest, said a Chicago police spokesman, citing preliminary information. 

Earlier, officials said the Cragin neighborhood shooting happened in the 2500 block of North Long Avenue.

At the scene, officers searched near the intersection of Lotus Avenue and Altgeld Street as the neighborhood went about Sunday morning routines.

A 17-year-old boy was shot in the 3900 block of West Van Buren Street around 3 p.m. The victim was taken in critical condition to Mount Sinai Hospital with multiple gunshot wounds.

About 9:45 a.m. officers were called to the 600 block of North Laramie Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, police said.

    Police respond to 2 shootings on Northwest, West sides before noon Sunday
    Police were called to a report of a person shot Sunday morning and a few hours later, another male was shot, officials said. About 9:45 a.m. officers were called to the 600 block of North Laramie Avenue in the South Austin neighborhood, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Nov 17

Mary Peery, Austin Green Team founder, dies at 91

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    Mary Peery, Austin Green Team founder, dies at 91
    Peery died on Nov. 10 after a lengthy illness
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 16

Loretto board names new president/CEO

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    Loretto board names new president/CEO
    Loretto Hospital's board of trustees has appointed George N. Miller Jr. as its new president and chief executive officer effective Nov. 1.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 15

Nov 13

Loretto board names new president/CEO

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    Loretto board names new president/CEO
    Loretto Hospital's board of trustees has appointed George N. Miller Jr. as its new president and chief executive officer effective Nov. 1.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 13

Lawmakers outline city, county budgets

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    Lawmakers outline city, county budgets
    Austin residents, and other citizens represented by Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) and Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), got a chance to ask questions and express concerns.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 13

W. Side elected officials come out against GOP tax bill

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    W. Side elected officials come out against GOP tax bill
    West Side elected officials and community leaders gathered earlier this month to voice their strong opposition to the tax overhaul bill the U.S. House Republicans unveiled on Nov. 2.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 13

The internet is perfect for the entrepreneur

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    The internet is perfect for the entrepreneur
    One of the hardest ventures I ever undertook was writing, publishing, marketing, and subsequently selling my own book.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 13

Austin native reaches for media moguldom

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    Austin native reaches for media moguldom
    When Maurice Robinson, a graduate of Proviso West High School in west suburban Hillside, attended his 10-year class reunion a few years ago.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 13

29th Ward budget voting begins

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    29th Ward budget voting begins
    Voting has begun in the 29th Ward on which community projects will be funded in 2018 out of Ald. Chris Taliaferro's annual "menu money" budget.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 13

Anthony Clark, on generations of sacrifice

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    Anthony Clark, on generations of sacrifice
    Anthony Clark, on generations of sacrifice
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 13

Our heroin crisis is an emergency

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    Our heroin crisis is an emergency
    On September 6, Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order here on the West Side establishing the Governor's Opioid Overdose Prevention and Intervention Task Force.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 12

Chicago man arrested on drug chargers

CHICAGO | Authorities have arrested a Chicago man who was indicted on drug charges last year.

Officials allege Otha R.Coleman, Aaron Jones and others distributed crack cocaine in the killeen,Tx area in 2013 and 2014.

Officers with the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Coleman, 27, Nov 8 in the Austin area following a traffic stop and a short foot chase.

He will appear in U.S. District Court in Texas on Monday on a charge of conspiracy to deliver crack...

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CHICAGO | Authorities have arrested a Chicago man who was indicted on drug charges last year.

Officials allege Otha R.Coleman, Aaron Jones and others distributed crack cocaine in the killeen,Tx area in 2013 and 2014.

Officers with the Tri-County Drug Enforcement Task Force arrested Coleman, 27, Nov 8 in the Austin area following a traffic stop and a short foot chase.

He will appear in U.S. District Court in Texas on Monday on a charge of conspiracy to deliver crack cocaine and distribution of crack.

Coleman and Jones were indicted in June 2014, and Jones was arrested that same month.

Authorities allege the two traveled to Chicago to obtain crack and then returned to Texas to repackage and sell it. Jones sold crack to undercover officers eight times in 2013, and he sold a .22-caliber Phoenix Arms handgun to undercover officers Dec. 4, 2013.

Jones, 26, who is barred from handling guns because of a 2011 weapons conviction in Cook County Illinois, pleaded guilty to drug and firearms charges and in December was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison.

A warrant was issued for Coleman, after he failed to apper at court hearing.

Nov 11

2 Investigators: Ambulance Shortage, Patients At Risk

And on the Northwest Side of Chicago, on the 1600 Block of North Major, there was a 22-minute response for a shooting victim.

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Take last April, when three people were shot, including two kids near 1450 North Sedgewick. It took 22 minutes for an ambulance to get to the second boy.

    2 Investigators: Ambulance Shortage, Patients At Risk
    (CBS) - When you need an ambulance, every second counts. But two paramedics tell 2 Investigator Pam Zekman help might not be there when you need it. It was a typical afternoon in the city. The dispatcher on the radio pleading for ambulances: "Anybody? ... Anybody else available out there?
    http://chicago.cbslocal.com

Nov 08

Nov 07

Aldermen press new police agency for details

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    Aldermen press new police agency for details
    During a Nov. 1 City Council budget hearing, several West Side aldermen raised questions about how, specifically, the new civilian police oversight body will function.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 07

A charmed life in Galewood's Miracle House

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    A charmed life in Galewood's Miracle House
    Dr. David Scheiner gets emotional when he talks about his home, a mid-century modern that commands the corner of Armitage and Nordica in Galewood.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 07

Harold Blake, on three decades of selling women's clothes

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    Harold Blake, on three decades of selling women's clothes
    Harold Blake is celebrating his 30th year at Avanti Elegant Boutique, his women's clothing store located at 5949 W. Chicago Ave. in Austin, with something every woman will appreciate - a 50 percent off sale.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 07

The Obamacare open enrollment period for 2018 runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15

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    The Obamacare open enrollment period for 2018 runs from Nov. 1 to Dec. 15
    Chicagoans can start signing up today for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act signed into law by President Obama.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 07

A Lawndale college fair serves as primer for area students

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    A Lawndale college fair serves as primer for area students
    During an Oct. 28 college fair held at Carey Tercentenary AME Church, 1448 S. Homan in North Lawndale.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 07

Area job seekers looking beyond the conventional search

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    Area job seekers looking beyond the conventional search
    Austin resident Leatrice Shorty was excited when she received a job offer from United Airlines in March.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 07

West Siders question new police oversight body

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    West Siders question new police oversight body
    Austin residents voiced concerns about the office of Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), the newly formed agency that investigates police misconduct.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 07

Survival guide for the teen years

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    Survival guide for the teen years
    The teen years. They only last seven short/long years and should be the most wondrous time of a person's life.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Nov 06

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Good morning all..make someone smile today.

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