1 hour ago

Tenet to sell West Suburban Hospital

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    Tenet to sell West Suburban Hospital
    Tenet Healthcare announced it has entered into an agreement to sell West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park, along with two other hospitals to a company jointly owned by TWG Partners and Pipeline Health.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

6 hours ago

Celebrate life, legacy of Nelson Mandela

All are welcome to participate in the event, which will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. July 18 at 5051 W. Chicago Ave.

    Celebrate life, legacy of Nelson Mandela
    All are welcome to participate in the event, which will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. July 18 at 5051 W. Chicago Ave.
    http://austintalks.org

23 hours ago

Help police track down these criminals

Help police track down these criminals

    Help police track down these criminals
    When I heard that Snoop the Barber had been shot on 71st Street in South Shore, I was expecting a 2018 version of the Laquan McDonald murder.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

23 hours ago

Now you sea it...

Now you sea it...

    Now you sea it...
    Campers from Columbus Park's Build summer camp look at the fish swimming last Friday, during the first stop of the Shedd Aquarium's traveling aquarium at Columbus Park in Austin.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

23 hours ago

Black women hardest hit by Janus decision

Black women hardest hit by Janus decision

    Black women hardest hit by Janus decision
    The Supreme Court's decision in Janus v. AFSCME will likely create another major obstacle for African-American, female government workers.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

23 hours ago

Scott Fabino, bringing houses back to life

Scott Fabino, bringing houses back to life

    Scott Fabino, bringing houses back to life
    Scott Fabino was born and raised in Austin, in a 1970s middle class Italian community around North and Central
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

23 hours ago

Area hospital launches new opioid treatment

Area hospital launches new opioid treatment

    Area hospital launches new opioid treatment
    Across the country and in Illinois, in particular, the number of newborn babies who experience withdrawal from drugs used by their expectant mothers, particularly opioids, is skyrocketing.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

23 hours ago

The gall of Rauner's claim that he's been best for blacks

The gall of Rauner's claim that he's been best for blacks

    The gall of Rauner's claim that he's been best for blacks
    When temporary workers faced serious hurdles in the workplace, state Rep. Carol Ammons stepped up to pass the Responsible Jobs Creation Act.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

24 hours ago

West Siders walk for wellness

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    West Siders walk for wellness
    The rain that fell intermittently on the morning of July 14 didn't keep around 45 people from coming to this year's first Westside Walk to Wellness.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

29 hours ago

Put on your red shirt Wednesday to show support for peace

Members of the 15th District CAPS office, various Austin churches and community groups have been “loitering” on several corners in Austin every Wednesday in June and July since 2010 in an attempt to reduce crime.

    Put on your red shirt Wednesday to show support for peace
    For the eighth summer, residents are taking to the streets on Wednesday nights as part of the 100 Blocks/100 Churches campaign. Members of the 15th District CAPS office, various Austin congregations and community groups have been taking part in the same "positive loitering" they have in the past, standing on several corners in an attempt to reduce crime.
    http://austintalks.org

2 days ago

Ward Night Cancelled

The 29th Ward Service Office will not be holding its weekly Ward Night on Monday, July 16. The next Ward Night will be held on Monday, July 23 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

2 days ago

Clean Up After Your Dog Signs Are Here

We are very excited to announce that our "Clean Up After Your Dog" signs have arrived! Stop by our office at 6272 W North Avenue to pick up yours. Quantities are limited so there’s a limit of one sign per household.

5 days ago

Join efforts to create a community court in Austin

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is hosting a meeting July 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss the idea with community stakeholders, clergy, elected officials and youth groups. It will be held at BUILD, 5100 W. Harrison St.

    Join efforts to create a community court in Austin
    Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is hosting a meeting July 16 from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss the idea with community stakeholders, clergy, elected officials and youth groups. It will be held at BUILD, 5100 W. Harrison St.
    http://austintalks.org

6 days ago

Austin residents to host art fair this month

In an effort to enrich the lives of Austin residents and spark economic growth, local groups are hosting a free art fair along the 300 block of North Mayfield Avenue on July 28. All are welcome.

    Austin residents to host art fair this month
    In an effort to enrich the lives of Austin residents and spark economic growth on the West Side, local groups will host a free art fair along the 300 block of North Mayfield Avenue on July 28.
    http://austintalks.org

6 days ago

100 Blocks / 100 Churches and a Smoke Out

Join us this evening with Pastor Hemphill and the 25th Police District.
5856 W Division Street @ 6 pm.

Jul 11

Summit of Hope helps formerly incarcerated

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    Summit of Hope helps formerly incarcerated
    Maria Moon spent more than a decade in jail, beginning in 2000, after being charged with aggravated assault.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 11

James Cole, 50 years the Shoe Shine king

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    James Cole, 50 years the Shoe Shine king
    James Cole quietly celebrated 50 years at his Shoe Shine King store at 338 N. Central Ave. in Austin.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 11

North Austin Branch library reopens

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    North Austin Branch library reopens
    It took six months longer than originally expected, but the North Austin branch library, 5724 W. North Ave., quietly re-opened on the afternoon of July 2 - nearly eight months after it closed for renovations.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 11

Action, inaction and distraction

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    Action, inaction and distraction
    The infamous shutdown of the Dan Ryan Expressway took place this past weekend.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 11

Dorothy Gaters inducted into Hall of Fame

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    Dorothy Gaters inducted into Hall of Fame
    Dorothy Gaters was recently inducted into the National Federation of State High School Associations Hall of Fame during a ceremony in Chicago on July 2.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 11

Free film screening Friday

Austin Coming Together invites the public to watch the award-winning movie "The House I Live In" July 13 at 5049 W. Harrison St. Food will be served at 5:30 p.m. followed by the film with a discussion afterward.

    Free film screening Friday
    Austin Coming Together invites the public to watch the award-winning movie
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 10

N. Lawndale logistics center breaks ground

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    N. Lawndale logistics center breaks ground
    Rockwell Logistics Center, a "last mile" facility on the northeast corner of North Lawndale, at 2545 W. 24th Street, officially broke ground on June 26.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 10

Celebrating 20 years of caring

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    Celebrating 20 years of caring
    It takes a village to provide child care.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Jul 10

Non-profit hiring workers to work with youth

By The Hand Club For Kids is holding several hiring events over the next several weeks, including two in Austin. The part-time positions for the upcoming school year include full benefits.

    Non-profit hiring workers to work with youth
    The non-profit, which has an office at 415 N. Laramie, is accepting applications, and interviews are being conducted in preparation for hiring events, which will take place at our five Chicago sites: Austin/Moving Everest on Thursday, July 12 and Monday, July 23 Austin and Cabrini-Green on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 9 Altgeld-Murray and Englewood on Thursday, July 26 and Tuesday, August 21 These part-time positions come with full benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance and a cell phone stipend.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 10

Jul 09

Everyone should be on the lookout for those in trouble

After the recent high-profile suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, state Rep. La Shawn Ford urges each of us to watch for signs of suicide in others and ourselves, and then get help.

    Everyone should be on the lookout for those in trouble
    The recent deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain highlight the importance of recognizing the potential warning signs when someone intends to end their life. Data show that high-profile suicides lead to a rise in copycat deaths.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 08

No bail in June slaying in North Austin neighborhood

Grayer, of the 1700 block of North McVicker Street, who suffered gunshot wounds to the chest, thigh and buttocks, was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

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Green, 20, of the 700 block of North Lorel Avenue, was charged with first-degree murder in the June 17 shooting death of Deeshane Grayer.

In court, prosecutors described how Green exited an alley in the 1600 block of North Luna Avenue just after 11:30 a.m. and shot Grayer twice as he sat on a...

    No bail in June slaying in North Austin neighborhood
    A judge denied bail for a West Side man on parole accused of fatally shooting a 22-year-old last month in the city's North Austin neighborhood. Tarvey Green said nothing as Judge Mary C. Marubio denied him bail Sunday during his brief appearance at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

Jul 06

Young and old invited to blues performance tonight in Austin

The free show starts at 7 p.m. Friday, July 6 at Hubbard Park playlot, 4942 W. Hubbard St. BUILD is sponsoring the performance.

    Young and old invited to blues performance tonight in Austin
    AustinTalks (http://austintalks.org/2018/07/young-and-old-invited-to-blues-performance-tonight-in-austin/) Join Larry Taylor and the Soul Blues Healers - with Ice Mike on guitar and Barrelhouse Bonni playing keyboard. BUILD is sponsoring the Friday night performance, held at Hubbard Park playlot. The free event will feature music for peace in the hood and reconnect the generations.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 06

Jul 05

Austin legislators tackle range of issues with new laws

State Sen. Kimberly Lightfoot, and Reps. La Shawn Ford and Camille Lilly discussed with AustinTalks the legislation they pushed during the session that ended in late May.

    Austin legislators tackle range of issues with new laws
    Dozens of new state laws took effect Sunday, some of them pushed by legislators who represent Austin in the Illinois General Assembly. From policies directed at keeping low-level offenders out of prison to conflict resolution training for police officers, Austin lawmakers say the session that ended May 31 was a success.
    http://austintalks.org

Jul 05

Jul 04

Happy 4th of July!

AustinTalks wishes the West Side a safe and restful holiday.

    Happy 4th of July!
    AustinTalks wishes the West Side a safe and restful holiday.
    http://austintalks.org

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