17 hours ago

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

17 hours ago

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

18 hours ago

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

18 hours ago

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

18 hours ago

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

18 hours ago

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

18 hours ago

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

18 hours ago

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

45 hours ago

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

2 days ago

2 days ago

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

3 days ago

5 days ago

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

5 days ago

5 days ago

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

Jan 21

Updated 6 days ago

4 killed, 16 wounded in Chicago shootings, including 4 shot at West Side birthday party

A 65-year-old man was riding a CTA bus in the 5600 block of West Division Street in the North Austin neighborhood around 6:05 p.m. when he heard gunshots and...

This article has 11 other Chicago locations (Show)

Four people were shot at a birthday party around 1 a.m. Sunday in the 3200 block of West Division Street in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, according to police and witnesses.

The first fatal shooting happened around 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the bus stop outside the 69th Street station, 15 W. 69th St., police said.

In the double homicide, two men, 25 and 19, were shot around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 6000 block of West Belden Street in the Belmont Central neighborhood, police said.

Earlier, a 41-year-old man was fatally shot multiple times in the upper body around 2:20 a.m. while driving his vehicle in the 12900 block of South Halsted Street in the Far South Side’s West Pullman neighborhood, police said.

...and the 30-year-old woman were shot about 7:10 p.m. in the 2000 block of North Laramie Avenue, police said. The girl suffered a gunshot wound to the left arm and had her...

...man was shot in the lower back around 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the 5300 block of North Western Avenue in the Arcadia Terrace neighborhood on the Far North Side, police said. He was driving...

...year-old man was stabbed in the abdomen and wrist at a gathering in the 10500 block of South Wentworth Avenue in the Fernwood neighborhood on the Far South Side. The men were both stabilized at...

A 29-year-old man was shot in the knee around 2:45 a.m. in the 2300 block of South Oakley Avenue in the Heart of Italy neighborhood on the West Side, police said. He was transported to Stroger Hospital in good condition.

Around 1:20 a.m., a 24-year-old man accidentally shot himself in the foot in the 6300 block of South Morgan Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. He was in good condition at St. Bernard Hospital.

...lower back around 11:40 p.m. Saturday while sitting in his vehicle in the 3900 block of South Indiana Avenue in the South Side’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Police said he was shot by someone in...

...old man was shot in the left leg about 2:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of West Arthington Street in the Lawndale neighborhood, police said, correcting earlier information that the man might have been...

    4 killed, 16 wounded in Chicago shootings, including 4 shot at West Side birthday party
    A quadruple attack on the West Side brought the total of the city's shooting victims to 20, including one man who was fatally shot at a bus stop outside of a CTA Red Line station and two men killed in a double shooting on the Northwest Side.
    http://www.chicagotribune.com

  • Michael McDonough Resident of BelCragin

    You wouldn't want to do that .

  • RAKARWOWSKI RETIRED CITY WORKER, CLEANING UP HUMBOLDT PARK

    I would not. I have higher morals than that but I know a couple that lives a few blocks away who does.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 12

Feb 10

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 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 08

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

Feb 07

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