Feb 26

Loretto Hospital CEO pledges to make healthcare more equitable

Speaking at Sunday services at Third Unitarian Church, Loretto Hospital President and CEO George Miller Jr. decried the great disparities between those with health insurance and those with none. “This country is rich enough for everyone to get health care," he said.

    Loretto Hospital CEO pledges to make healthcare more equitable
    Speaking at Sunday services at Third Unitarian Church, Loretto Hospital President and CEO George Miller Jr. decried the great disparities between those with health insurance and those with none. "This country is rich enough for everyone to get health care,
    http://austintalks.org

Feb 25

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Hello neighbors,

A friend of a friend told me that an Austin Resident ( carpenter), performed excellent work on his home. Was unable to find the number, so I am posting here to see if anyone has the information. The Carpenter's name is Michael Jordan and he works with a partner - Geno. Mr. Jordan resides in the Austin community, but I am unsure of the exact location. He drives an older model truck 60s/ 70s white and they also have a blue older model truck too. If you have a contact number, email or address, please respond. Trying to get a few quotes before the actual start of Spring 2018. Thanks you very much for reading.

Feb 25

Rest in peace, Bill Hampton

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    Rest in peace, Bill Hampton
    One of the hardest things to do is to learn of someone's death and it is too late to adjust your schedule so that you can attend the service.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 25

After School Matters taking applications now

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    After School Matters taking applications now
    After School Matters is now accepting teen applications for its spring 2018 program session.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 24

Providence St. Mel's founder opens up on life mission

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    Providence St. Mel's founder opens up on life mission
    The Garfield Park neighborhood is home not only to Providence St. Mel School but also to its founder, Paul Joseph Adams III, a community activist fighting to improve opportunities for youth on the West Side.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 23

Residents invited to work on quality-of-life plan for Austin

The seven working groups will meet from Feb. 26 through March 7 at Austin Coming Together's offices at 5049 W. Harrison. The working groups are: public safety, youth, housing, civil engagement, education, economic development and community narrative.

    Residents invited to work on quality-of-life plan for Austin
    The seven working groups will meet from Feb. 26 through March 7 at Austin Coming Together's offices at 5049 W. Harrison. The working groups are: public safety, youth, housing, civil engagement, education, economic development and community narrative.
    http://austintalks.org

Feb 22

All are welcome to youth art show

Tickets are $30 for the fundraiser being held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The event is being held at BUILD, 5100 W. Harrison St.

    All are welcome to youth art show
    Tickets are $30 for the fundraiser being held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The event is being held at BUILD, 5100 W. Harrison St.
    http://austintalks.org

Feb 22

Feb 21

Celebrate black history at Austin Town Hall

Celebrate the rich history of Africa and African-American history through music, dance and community from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.

    Celebrate black history at Austin Town Hall
    Celebrate the rich history of Africa and African-American history through music, dance and community from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22 at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.
    http://austintalks.org

Feb 20

Developer chosen for former Sears site

Developer chosen for former Sears site

    Developer chosen for former Sears site
    The shuttered Sears department store at the corner of Harlem and North avenues could be headed toward redevelopment with the selection of a lead developer for the site.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 20

Rest in peace, Bill Hampton

Rest in peace, Bill Hampton

    Rest in peace, Bill Hampton
    One of the hardest things to do is to learn of someone's death and it is too late to adjust your schedule so that you can attend the service.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 20

Providence St. Mel's founder opens up on life mission

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    Providence St. Mel's founder opens up on life mission
    The Garfield Park neighborhood is home not only to Providence St. Mel School but also to its founder, Paul Joseph Adams III, a community activist fighting to improve opportunities for youth on the West Side.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 20

Bill Hampton laid to rest

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    Bill Hampton laid to rest
    Several hundred people filled the sanctuary of a Maywood church on Feb. 16, to pay their respects to William Edward Hampton.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 20

W. Side restaurant shines during Black Restaurant Week

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    W. Side restaurant shines during Black Restaurant Week
    For the past three years, Chicago Black Restaurant Week has spotlighted African-American-owned eateries throughout the city and its suburbs.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 20

After School Matters taking applications now

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    After School Matters taking applications now
    After School Matters is now accepting teen applications for its spring 2018 program session.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 20

CPS sells Key to private school

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    CPS sells Key to private school
    Some local residents are complaining that CPS kept them out of the loop about the recent sale of former Francis Scott Key Elementary to a private, Christian school.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 20

A one-man movement to help the homeless

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    A one-man movement to help the homeless
    They found Miss Bernice dead in a doorway. Forest Park resident John Netherly said he knew that would happen.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 19

The founding fathers remixed

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    The founding fathers remixed
    Providence St. Mel School students John Bonds III, left, and Erik Imathiu-Jones, perform a scene between Banneker and Jefferson last Wednesday.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 19

Feb 19

CPS sells former Key Elementary building to private Christian school

Some Austin resident are complaining about being left in the dark over the $175,000 sale, which the Chicago Board of Education approved last month. The Field School, now operating in Oak Park, is buying the property.

    CPS sells former Key Elementary building to private Christian school
    Some local residents are complaining that CPS kept them out of the loop about the recent sale of former Francis Scott Key Elementary to a private, Christian school. It has been vacant since CPS shuttered it and three other Austin schools in 2013. The Chicago Board of Education approved the $175,000 sale Jan.
    http://austintalks.org

Feb 17

Feb 17

Feb 16

Autistic student found dead on West Side

Autistic student found dead on West Side

    Autistic student found dead on West Side
    Brandon Porter-Young was found dead on Friday, at around 10 p.m., at an East Garfield Park hotel where he was staying temporarily.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 15

Indoor farmers market Sunday in Austin

Stop by St. Paul Lutheran School's gymnasium, 846 N. Menard Ave., from 12 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Free sampling from noon to 4 p.m.

    Indoor farmers market Sunday in Austin
    Stop by St. Paul Lutheran School's gymnasium, 846 N. Menard Ave., from 12 to 6 p.m. Feb. 18. Free sampling from noon to 4 p.m.
    http://austintalks.org

Feb 15

Feb 14

After School Matters accepting applications for spring

Some programs started this week, so Chicago high school students should apply as soon as possible for the more than 7,000 paid apprenticeship and internship opportunities across the city, including a number in Austin.

    After School Matters accepting applications for spring
    After School Matters is now accepting teen applications for its spring 2018 program session. More than 400 programs in the arts, communications and leadership, sports and STEM will be offered at nearly 150 Chicago public high schools, as well as the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library and community organization locations throughout the city.
    http://austintalks.org

Feb 13

Senior tax exemption deadline extended to March 2

Senior tax exemption deadline extended to March 2

    Senior tax exemption deadline extended to March 2
    Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced on Feb. 7 that his office has extended the deadline for filing renewal applications for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption for the 2017 tax year.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 13

J.B. Pritzker's unfortunate racial remarks

J.B. Pritzker's unfortunate racial remarks

    J.B. Pritzker's unfortunate racial remarks
    J.B. Pritzker's unfortunate racial remarks
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 13

Autistic student found dead on West Side

Autistic student found dead on West Side

    Autistic student found dead on West Side
    Brandon Porter-Young was found dead on Friday, at around 10 p.m., at an East Garfield Park hotel where he was staying temporarily.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 13

1st District candidates spar in Austin debate

1st District candidates spar in Austin debate

    1st District candidates spar in Austin debate
    Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin faced off against his Democratic primary challenger Brandon Johnson on Feb. 3 at a raucous debate moderated by the Chicago Westside Branch of the NAACP.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 13

Tribune report focal point of exchange between assessor candidates

Tribune report focal point of exchange between assessor candidates

    Tribune report focal point of exchange between assessor candidates
    One day before a hearing officer's recommendation shook up the Democratic Primary race for Cook County Assessor, three candidates for the office met face-to-face in Melrose Park.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 13

A West Side artist's inspiration begins at home

A West Side artist's inspiration begins at home

    A West Side artist's inspiration begins at home
    Artist Alexandria Eregbu grew up in Iowa, but she and her family would often travel to her great-grandparents' house in East Garfield Park.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 13

New police oversight body meets in Austin

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    New police oversight body meets in Austin
    More than 50 people turned out on Feb. 6 at Hope Community Church, 5900 W. Iowa St., to learn more about the city's new police accountability office.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Feb 08

Updated Feb 12

Car Stolen

On February my car was stolen on February 6, 2018 it was my only way to hospitals for my appointment. I at the hospital just about everyday my walker and handicappe sticker was in it. It is a white mini van with license plate number E989640 if any one seen it park or stripe in the area please call 872-218-3010 or the police there will be a small reward. If you are the one who took it please bring it back.I am afraid that you do not know that this making me very sick which is taken a turn on my health. Again Please bring it back or put it where the police can see it

Feb 12

Free help available to low-income Chicagoans filing their 2017 returns

If you an individual who earned up to $30,000 last year or a family that made up to $55,000, you may be eligible to work with trained tax preparers at now cost to you. The city of Chicago in partnership with the Center for Economic Partnership and Ladder Up is providing the assistance citywide through mid-April.

    Free help available to low-income Chicagoans filing their 2017 returns
    If you an individual who earned up to $30,000 last year or a family that made up to $55,000, you may be eligible to work with trained tax preparers at now cost to you. The city of Chicago in partnership with the Center for Economic Partnership and Ladder Up is providing the assistance citywide through mid-April.
    http://austintalks.org

Feb 10

Snow removal

Thanks to all the great neighbors out plowing and shoveling their neighbors who need help.

Feb 09

Police accountability office urges West Siders to know their rights

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) held a community meeting earlier this week at Hope Community Church; the new city office will be back in Austin Feb. 13 to educate more residents about the work its doing to investigate police misconduct in Chicago.

    Police accountability office urges West Siders to know their rights
    The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) held a community meeting earlier this week at Hope Community Church; the new city office will be back in Austin Feb. 13 to educate more residents about the work its doing to investigate police misconduct in Chicago.
    http://austintalks.org

Feb 09

Feb 08

West Side children invited to Valentine’s Day party

Children ages 3 to 12 and their parents or guardians are invited to the free event Feb. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.

    West Side children invited to Valentine's Day party
    Children ages 3 to 12 and their parents or guardians are invited to the free event Feb. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Austin Town Hall, 5610 W. Lake St.
    http://austintalks.org

Feb 07

Crime

Helicopters hovering over madison and central now..whats going on?

Feb 07

29th Ward meeting Wednesday in Austin

Ald. Chris Taliaferro will host the Feb. 7th meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. Victoria Vann of the Illinois Housing Development Authority will be a guest at the monthly get together.

    29th Ward meeting Wednesday in Austin
    Ald. Chris Taliaferro will host the Feb. 7th meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. Victoria Vann of the Illinois Housing Development Authority will be a guest at the monthly get together.
    http://austintalks.org

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