36 hours ago

Rep. Ford joins ex-offenders in kicking off voter registration drive

There are 4.1 million people in Illinois with criminal histories who can vote, unlike some other states, including several in the South, that prohibit voting after someone is released from prison.

    Rep. Ford joins ex-offenders in kicking off voter registration drive
    State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford and several advocacy groups announced a voter registration drive for ex-offenders and called on candidates running for governor to make ex-offenders' return to society a priority if elected.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

Family remembers missing Austin teen

Ten years after she was last seen, friends and family of 15-year-old Yasmin Acree said they still hold out hope they will discover what happened to the honors student who disappeared on Martin Luther King Day in 2008.

    Family remembers missing Austin teen
    Ten years ago this week, 15-year-0ld Yasmin Acree disappeared from her Austin home. Acree's family held a vigil Tuesday night to remember the teen, just as they have every year. The family is still upset that the Chicago Police Department initially treated Yasmin's disappearance as a runaway as opposed to a possible abduction.
    http://austintalks.org

3 days ago

3 days ago

Circulate black dollars in black communities

25°

    Circulate black dollars in black communities
    Once and for all, let's get this straight. America has gotten out of the Black people business!
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Stop allowing others to define us!

25°

    Stop allowing others to define us!
    I hope and pray that the older I get, the wiser I get. Yet my wisdom is self-proclaimed.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Let's focus on the most vulnerable taxpayers in 2018

25°

    Let's focus on the most vulnerable taxpayers in 2018
    There has been a lot of attention paid to those homeowners who could afford to pay their property tax bills early.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

A celebration fit for a King

25°

    A celebration fit for a King
    For the past few years, sixth- through eighth-graders from Austin's Ella Flagg Young Elementary Schools have been singing and dancing at Oak Park's West Suburban Medical Center on Martin Luther King Day.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Ald. wants stiffer penalties for crimes near senior housing

24°

    Ald. wants stiffer penalties for crimes near senior housing
    An ordinance introduced by Ald. Chris Taliaferro (29th) would add penalties for crimes that involve weapons and happen near senior housing.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Shared sidewalk program applications available

24°

    Shared sidewalk program applications available
    On Jan. 9, the city started accepting applications for its popular shared cost sidewalk program.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

CPS CEO: 'I don't play race politics'

24°

    CPS CEO: 'I don't play race politics'
    During a phone interview last week, Dr. Janice K. Jackson - the current interim CEO of Chicago Public Schools who is expected to be appointed to the position permanently.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

Nike ad features wisdom of Dorothy Gaters

24°

    Nike ad features wisdom of Dorothy Gaters
    Dorothy Gaters - the winningest basketball coach in Illinois High School Association (IHSA) history - was allowed to share some of her abundant wisdom in a short promotional video Nike.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

3 days ago

A novel way to honor MLK

24°

    A novel way to honor MLK
    As far as Jahmal Cole, founder and head of My Block, My Hood, My City is concerned, there is no better way to celebrate Martin Luther King Day than to encourage everyone to do their part
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

West Side schools have made progress, but more work is needed, says top official

Randel Josserand, chief of schools for Chicago Public Schools in the Austin and Belmont-Craigin neighborhoods, talked Sunday of his decades-long respect for Linda Brown of the Brown v. Board of Education case and his belief that educational equity is the centerpiece of the civil rights movement today.

    West Side schools have made progress, but more work is needed, says top official
    Randel Josserand, chief of schools for Chicago Public Schools in the Austin and Belmont-Craigin neighborhoods, talked Sunday of his decades-long respect for Linda Brown of the Brown v. Board of Education case and his belief that educational equity is the centerpiece of the civil rights movement today.
    http://austintalks.org

6 days ago

Celebrate black history month by circulating black dollars in black communities

If more Black dollars were re-circulated in Black American communities, Black dollars would produce Black companies, help hire Black employees, support Black families and rebuild Black communities, writes Phillip Jackson, founder and chairman of the board of The Black Star Project.

    Celebrate black history month by circulating black dollars in black communities
    If more Black dollars were re-circulated in Black American communities, Black dollars would produce Black companies, help hire Black employees, support Black families and rebuild Black communities, writes Phillip Jackson, founder and chairman of the board of The Black Star Project.
    http://austintalks.org

6 days ago

Jan 13

Black students leave CPS for other segregated districts

11°

    Black students leave CPS for other segregated districts
    When Chicago Public Schools announced plans to close their neighborhood elementary school in March 2013, Lettrice Sanders and her children protested the proposal together.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 12

Free community meal Jan. 13 at Friendship Baptist Church

The free event, part of the South Austin church's community outreach ministry and the second Saturday of each month, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at 5200 W. Jackson Blvd.

    Free community meal Jan. 13 at Friendship Baptist Church
    The free event, part of the South Austin church's community outreach ministry and the second Saturday of each month, takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. at 5200 W. Jackson Blvd.
    http://austintalks.org

Jan 11

CPS official to speak Sunday at Third Unitarian Church

Randel Josserand, the chief of schools in the Austin and Belmont Cragin neighborhoods, will talk at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, followed at 11 a.m. by Brenetta Howell Barrett, who will discuss the lessons she learned from the civil rights movement.

    CPS official to speak Sunday at Third Unitarian Church
    Randel Josserand, the chief of schools in the Austin and Belmont Cragin neighborhoods, will talk at 10 a.m. Jan. 14, followed at 11 a.m. by Brenetta Howell Barrett, who will discuss the lessons she learned from the civil rights movement.
    http://austintalks.org

Jan 11

Jan 09

Updated Jan 10

City starts accepting applicants Jan. 9 for sidewalk repairs

West Side residents are encouraged to apply quickly as the Chicago Department of Transportation has limited funds for the popular program.

    City starts accepting applicants Jan. 9 for sidewalk repairs
    Today is the first day the city will be accepting applications for its popular shared cost sidewalk program. Property owners share the cost of sidewalk repair with the city. Thousands of Chicagoans have been a part of the program, whose cost per square foot charged to property owners is well below what a private contractor would charge.
    http://austintalks.org

  • What I don't understand is why do the home owners share the responsibility for paying half of the repair cost for the City's side walk?!!!

Jan 09

Jan 08

For a West Side basketball powerhouse, family is the fuel

For a West Side basketball powerhouse, family is the fuel

    Humble champs
    Orr shoots and scores on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, during a game against Uplift at the 57th annual Proviso West Holiday Tournament at the school's campus in Hillside.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 08

Vince Johnson masters computers and guitars

Vince Johnson masters computers and guitars

    Vince Johnson masters computers and guitars
    Vince Johnson masters computers and guitars
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 08

Mika alum to West Side youths: Know your importance

Mika alum to West Side youths: Know your importance

    Mika alum to West Side youths: Know your importance
    Born and raised on Chicago's West Side, where a black boy is considered "easy to get in trouble," young Khiry Johnson always felt a strong obligation to make the world a better place.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 08

West Side leaders want cop investigated

West Side leaders want cop investigated

    West Side leaders want cop investigated
    Weeks after the city's police oversight body recommended that the police officer who fatally shot Quintonio LeGrier, 19, and Bettie Jones, 55, two years ago in West Garfield Park be terminated.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 08

Once in the life of the car - Why?

Once in the life of the car - Why?

    Once in the life of the car - Why?
    I can't remember exactly how far in advance the notice came, but I do recall putting it up so I could easily find it when I needed it.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 08

Black students leave CPS for other segregated districts

36°

    Black students leave CPS for other segregated districts
    When Chicago Public Schools announced plans to close their neighborhood elementary school in March 2013, Lettrice Sanders and her children protested the proposal together.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 08

Galewood-based bank could get new parent

36°

    Galewood-based bank could get new parent
    ABC bank, which was founded in Austin over a century ago and is still headquartered in Galewood, is expected to be purchased by Aurora-based Old Second Bank.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 08

Jan 03

Updated Jan 07

Found cat- 1/3/2018

Found cat on Drummond and Linder on 1/3/18. Male, no collar, friendly.

Jan 05

Dr. Rashad Saafir, on tackling mental health

11°

    Dr. Rashad Saafir, on tackling mental health
    Dr. Rashad Saafir, a licensed clinical psychologist, is the president/CEO of the Bobby E. Wright Mental Health Center at 9 S. Kedzie in Garfield Park
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 05

New wellness center headed to West Side

11°

    New wellness center headed to West Side
    When it opens later this year, the Westside Community Triage and Wellness Center will provide mental health services and help address trauma that hasn't been properly treated.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 05

Davis faces two challengers in Dem. primary

11°

    Davis faces two challengers in Dem. primary
    Two idealistic young candidates with little money and scant name recognition outside of Oak Park have filed nominating petitions to oppose longtime Congressman Danny Davis.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 05

County assessor race heats up

11°

    County assessor race heats up
    The Democratic primary race for Cook County assessor is in full swing with television attack ads from the campaign of embattled incumbent Joe Berrios.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 05

Time for a New Year's leap

11°

    Time for a New Year's leap
    I love the idea of an old year ending and a new one beginning.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 05

Coats galore

11°

    Coats galore
    Austin residents picks out sizes of the donated coats during Stop The Violence's Unity in the Community coat drive.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 05

In Austin, Female entrepreneurs talk challenges

11°

    In Austin, Female entrepreneurs talk challenges
    In Austin, Female entrepreneurs talk challenges
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jan 05

Work out for free at Chicago Park District facilities

"Free Fitness Week" runs from Jan. 8 through 14. Take a fitness class, work out in the gym, go for a swim or try a number of other activities on the West Side and throughout the city.

    Work out for free at Chicago Park District facilities
    The park district's fitness centers offer computerized treadmills, cross trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, free weights and benches, cable cross-overs, mutli-station weight machines and core-focused weight machines.
    http://austintalks.org

Jan 04

Jan 03

Jan 02

Mikva alum to West Side youths: Know how important you are

Austin native Khiry Johnson was recently named “alum of the month” by Mikva Challenge. Johnson is a stand-up comedian and motivational speaker who travels extensively. His speeches have inspired youths as well as adults across the nation.

    Mikva alum to West Side youths: Know how important you are
    Born and raised on Chicago's West Side, where a black boy is considered "easy to get in trouble," young Khiry Johnson always felt a strong obligation to make the world a better place.
    http://austintalks.org

Dec 31

Here’s to a healthy, prosperous 2018!

AustinTalks wishes each and everyone of you a wonderful new year. Thank you for your support and encouragement in 2017. We look forward to our ninth year of operation.

    Here's to a healthy, prosperous 2018!
    AustinTalks wishes each and everyone of you a wonderful new year. Thank you for your support and encouragement in 2017. We look forward to our ninth year of operation.
    http://austintalks.org

Dec 28

Willie Wilson supporters: Poll shows he's a threat to Rahm

14°

    Willie Wilson supporters: Poll shows he's a threat to Rahm
    The businessman comes 10 points behind mayor in head-to-head
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Dec 28

Big week

14°

    Big week
    Celebrate Kwanzaa
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Dec 28

Former West Side commander, father of alderman dies

13°

    Former West Side commander, father of alderman dies
    Claudell Ervin, 74, was a 'pioneer of community policing,' says mayor
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Dec 28

Celebrate Kwanzaa this weekend

The Austin African-American Business Networking Association is hosting its annual celebration Dec. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1600 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $40. 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts, Deputy Police Chief Betts and businessman Howard Blake will be honored.

    Celebrate Kwanzaa this weekend
    The Austin African-American Business Networking Association is hosting its annual celebration Dec. 30 from 6 to 10 p.m. at Malcolm X College, 1600 W. Jackson Blvd. Tickets are $40. 37th Ward Ald. Emma Mitts, Deputy Police Chief Betts and businessman Howard Blake will be honored.
    http://austintalks.org

Dec 28

About

EveryBlock collects 21 types of news in Chicago — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 5996-5999 W. Bloomingdale Ave.

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

Olga  Bogdan Cathy Wagzz Tessa Kamberos Elizabeth Moreno Brian Awad Clevonne Frank Sana Ihmoud Conscious Roth Fioretti LLC

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address

5996-5999 W. Bloomingdale Ave.