40 hours ago

Don’t miss family night on Friday

Doors open at 4 p.m. April 20 at the Austin Community Family Center, 501 N. Central Ave. Other groups sponsoring the free event - open to all in Austin - include BUILD, Communities Partnering 4Peace, Westside Health Authority and the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago.

    Don't miss family night on Friday
    Doors open at 4 p.m. April 20 at the Austin Community Family Center, 501 N. Central Ave. Other groups sponsoring the free event - open to all in Austin - include BUILD, Communities Partnering 4Peace, Westside Health Authority and the Institute for Nonviolence Chicago.
    http://austintalks.org

2 days ago

One-time lawn mowing needed

Hi neighbors! We need our front and back lawn mowed to start the season. Must have your own lawn mower. We have an old school manual mower (blade kind, no power) that does ok with keep up, but we really need someone with a power mower to do the first cut. Willing to pay $30 OBO. The front and back are split by a gate.

2 days ago

Lost Dogs Illinois added a new photo.

Lost! #Chicago #IL #WestHumboldtPark (Division & Cicero) Button - Male Poodle Mix. White. Call 630-965-0502. Friendly. Cook County. 60651. Missing 04/17/2018. More Info, Photos and to Contact: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=2287380 To see Button's location on the HelpingLostPets Map: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/v2/?pid=2287380


3 days ago

Local school elections held this week

Parents, teachers and school staff will be able to vote Wednesday at elementary schools and Thursday at high schools. In Austin, there will still be vacancies on 12 of the 17 LCSs, which will be filled before July 1 when all members begin serving.

    Local school elections held this week
    Parents, teachers and school staff will be able to vote Wednesday at elementary schools and Thursday at high schools. In Austin, there will still be vacancies on 12 of the 17 LCSs, which will be filled before July 1 when all members begin serving.
    http://austintalks.org

4 days ago

New Moms breaks ground on affordable housing project

New Moms breaks ground on affordable housing project

    New Moms breaks ground on affordable housing project
    It's a day Laura Zumdahl, president and CEO of the Austin-based New Moms, Inc., thought she would never see, but the nonprofit that provides housing for low-income moms broke ground
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Remembering two of our freedom fighters

Remembering two of our freedom fighters

    Remembering two of our freedom fighters
    The world lost a heroine when Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela died on April 2.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Experts, elected officials spotlight opioid crisis

Experts, elected officials spotlight opioid crisis

    Experts, elected officials spotlight opioid crisis
    State Rep. La Shawn Ford expressed what others in the Austin neighborhood, hit hard by the opioid crisis, also wanted to make clear: "We're here on the West Side today because we don't want you to forget us."
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Artist sculpts ode to Gwendolyn Brooks

Artist sculpts ode to Gwendolyn Brooks

    Artist sculpts ode to Gwendolyn Brooks
    An Oak Park artist is partnering with students at Gwendolyn Brooks Middle School, along with various Chicago literary organizations, to raise funds to have a bronze portrait of the school's namesake.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Professor's new film tackles Dixon fraud

Professor's new film tackles Dixon fraud

    Professor's new film tackles Dixon fraud
    Rita Crundwell stole more than $53 million in taxpayer funds during her 20 years as comptroller for the city of Dixon - a town of fewer than 16,000 people.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

West Siders chime in on police reform

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    West Siders chime in on police reform
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced that her office would hold a series of Consent Decree Community Roundtables throughout the city.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Nathan Nash, housing attorney

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    Nathan Nash, housing attorney
    Patients at PCC Community Wellness Center can get free legal services thanks to a new partnership the Austin health clinic has with the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH).
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Biz incubator has residents concerned

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    Biz incubator has residents concerned
    West Side residents and community leaders expressed concerns about the outreach efforts of the three entities that own The Hatchery.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

City's gang database under scrutiny

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    City's gang database under scrutiny
    Since Benny Lee got out of jail 33 years ago, the Austin native has dedicated himself to helping young people with criminal records start productive lives.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

State reps call for changes to gun control bill

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    State reps call for changes to gun control bill
    State Rep. La Shawn Ford and Rep. Camille Lilly say changes need to be made to a gun control measure pending in the Illinois General Assembly before they can support it.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

4 days ago

Smash-and-grab thieves target Gamestop on West Side

The incident happened at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of N. Cicero in the city’s North Austin neighborhood.

4804-4899 W. Le Moyne St.

    Smash-and-grab thieves target Gamestop on West Side
    CHICAGO -- Chicago police are looking for a team of smash-and-grab thieves who rammed a stolen vehicle though the entrance of a GameStop store. The incident happened at 4:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 1500 block of N. Cicero in the city's North Austin neighborhood.
    http://wgntv.com

4 days ago

Burglars crash car into GameStop store on West Side

The burglary occurred around 4:25 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Cicero Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood, police said.

    Burglars crash car into GameStop store on West Side
    Burglars crashed a car into a GameStop store on the West Side Tuesday morning, then ran off with an unknown amount of merchandise, according to Chicago police. The burglary occurred around 4:25 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Cicero Avenue in the North Austin neighborhood, police said.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

4 days ago

Is our government for or against us?

State Rep. La Shawn Ford says we all must continue our fight for justice and change the bad public policies that continue to hurt African Americans in Austin and elsewhere.

    Is our government for or against us?
    In April 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. told a group of striking sanitation workers in Memphis, "We've got to give ourselves to this struggle until the end. Nothing would be more tragic than to stop at this point in Memphis. We've got to see it through."
    http://austintalks.org

5 days ago

5 days ago

Inspector general seeks transparency in Chicago Police Department’s gang database

City official Joe Ferguson is collecting information from the public as he works on a report about the gang database. Some West Side residents shared their concerns at a meeting last week about how inclusion in the database - said to number more than 100,000 people - could be hurting innocent people as well as those who've turned their lives around.

    Inspector general seeks transparency in Chicago Police Department's gang database
    City official Joe Ferguson is collecting information from the public as he works on a report about the gang database. Some West Side residents shared their concerns at a meeting last week about how inclusion in the database - said to number more than 100,000 people - could be hurting innocent people as well as those who've turned their lives around.
    http://austintalks.org

Apr 12

Share your thoughts about ‘Gang Girl’

Austin Coming Together will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary at 5:30 p.m. April 13, followed by a discussion. It will be held in the Austin community hub at 5049 W. Harrison.

    Share your thoughts about 'Gang Girl'
    Austin Coming Together will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary at 5:30 p.m. April 13, followed by a discussion. It will be held in the Austin community hub at 5049 W. Harrison.
    http://austintalks.org

Apr 11

Plato Learning Academy facilities to be consolidated

The public is invited to testify April 11 at a public hearing, being held by Chicago Public Schools.

    Plato Learning Academy facilities to be consolidated
    Plato Learning Academy wants to merge its two campuses in Austin, according to a legal notice the Chicago Public Schools placed last week in the Chicago Sun-Times. It is unclear which campus will remain open; the K-4th grade campus is located at 5545 W.
    http://austintalks.org

Apr 11

Apr 10

On the West Side, Airbnb is rising

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    On the West Side, Airbnb is rising
    Tanya Petty, a 65-year-old who lives on Warren Blvd. and California in East Garfield Park, usually meets her guests with a warm greeting and a ceremonial house tour.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Apr 10

Richard Townsell, on King and the South/West divide in Chicago

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    Richard Townsell, on King and the South/West divide in Chicago
    Richard Townsell, the executive director of the Lawndale Christian Development Corporation, spoke about the political significance of the Dr. Martin Luther King's 1966 Chicago campaign.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Apr 10

Of 'Black Panther' and progress

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    Of 'Black Panther' and progress
    I sat in the movie theater transfixed. Here was a cast and a film crew featuring African Americans.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Apr 10

'It's racist!' is losing its meaning

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    'It's racist!' is losing its meaning
    I am amused at how the term "racist" is now bandied about by everyone as the arbitrary response to any kind of critique or criticism.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Apr 10

The micro-aggressions of Arlene Jones

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    The micro-aggressions of Arlene Jones
    I am a huge fan of the work you all produce that highlight the great things going on in and around the Austin community. I always look forward to picking up your paper and reading your articles.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Apr 10

29th Ward alderman gets challenger

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    29th Ward alderman gets challenger
    The race for 29th Ward alderman may be roughly a year away, but the incumbent, Ald. Chris Taliaferro, has already attracted a challenger.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Apr 10

Fifty years later

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    Fifty years later
    An April 4 wreath-laying ceremony in front of a statue of King outside of the Westside Health Authority's Austin headquarters.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Apr 10

Alliance forms to strengthen W. Side arts scene

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    Alliance forms to strengthen W. Side arts scene
    The founders of a new alliance are looking to improve the landscape for up-and-coming artists on the West Side.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Apr 10

Retired postal worker still in service business

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    Retired postal worker still in service business
    Henry Farmby may have retired from the U.S. Postal Service after nearly five decades, but he won't stop serving the West Side.
    http://www.austinweeklynews.com

Apr 10

State reps say they won’t support gun control bill unless amended

Lawmakers La Shawn Ford and Camille Lilly discussed the proposed Lethal Violence and Order of Protection Act last weekend at a town hall organized by Congressman Danny Davis.

    State reps say they won't support gun control bill unless amended
    State Rep. La Shawn Ford and Rep. Camille Lilly say changes need to be made to a gun control measure pending in the Illinois General Assembly before they can support it. The two lawmakers, who represent Austin in the Illinois House, voiced concerns about the proposed Lethal Violence and Order of Protection Act during a town hall organized last weekend by Congressman Danny K.
    http://austintalks.org

Apr 09

Elected officials, health experts put spotlight on opioid crisis

On the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti and state Rep. La Shawn Ford discussed the ongoing epidemic, which has hit Austin and other parts of Chicago's West Side especially hard.

    Elected officials, health experts put spotlight on opioid crisis
    Pointing out the window of the sixth floor of Loretto Hospital, state Rep. La Shawn Ford expressed what others in the Austin neighborhood, hit hard by the opioid crisis, also wanted to make clear: "We're here on the West Side today because we don't want you to forget us."
    http://austintalks.org

Apr 08

Apr 06

Longtime Austin resident wants to lead 29th Ward

Dwayne Truss hopes to raise at least $100,000 for his campaign. The incumbent, Ald. Chris Taliaferro, plans to seek reelection in February 2019.

    Longtime Austin resident wants to lead 29th Ward
    A longtime Austin resident and community advocate is running for the 29th Ward aldermanic seat. Dwayne Truss, a 54-year-old auditor for the state of Illinois, announced his candidacy to several dozen residents as they voted in the March 20th primary. "There is a need for me to run.
    http://austintalks.org

Apr 05

Austin clinic helps patients improve housing conditions to live healthier lives

Patients of the PCC Community Wellness Center can get free legal services thanks to a new partnership PCC has formed with the Lawyers’ Committee for Better Housing.

    Austin clinic helps patients improve housing conditions to live healthier lives
    Patients at PCC Community Wellness Center can get free legal services thanks to a new partnership the Austin health clinic has with the Lawyers' Committee for Better Housing (LCBH). Attorney Nathan Nash has been on site at PCC Austin Family Health Center, 5424 W. Lake St., since August and helped nearly 50 patients.
    http://austintalks.org

Apr 04

Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

State Rep. La Shawn Ford, Loretto Hospital, the West Side Heroin Task Force and Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti are hosting a breakfast April 4th, 50 years after the civil rights leader was assassinated. Fighting the West Side's heroin epidemic will be the focus of this morning's event.

    Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
    State Rep. La Shawn Ford, Loretto Hospital, the West Side Heroin Task Force and Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti are hosting a breakfast April 4th, 50 years after the civil rights leader was assassinated. Fighting the West Side's heroin epidemic will be the focus of this morning's event.
    http://austintalks.org

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