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Friday’s community celebration postponed

The annual event, organized by BUILD, has been postponed due to weather. The "summer of opportunity" celebration will be held Friday, Aug. 17.

    Friday's community celebration postponed
    The annual event, organized by BUILD, has been postponed due to weather. The
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West Side residents help set guidelines for businesses at City Hall meeting

Alleging that three businesses along the same strip of Madison Street in Austin neighborhood allow an environment of loitering, drug dealing, gambling and public indecency, community members met last week with city officials and the business owners to create a plan to resolve the issues.

    West Side residents help set guidelines for businesses at City Hall meeting
    Alleging that three businesses along the same strip of Madison Street in Austin neighborhood allow an environment of loitering, drug dealing, gambling and public indecency, community members met last week with city officials and the business owners to create a plan to resolve the issues.
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3rd Wednesday Monthly Community Meeting Tomorrow

Join us at Shriners Hospital @ 6 pm to discuss community concerns and developments in the 29th Ward.

4 days ago

Cuts for a cause

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    Cuts for a cause
    Master barbers Alexander "Great" Fowles and Joshua "Kool" Kruel gave teenagers, ages 13 to 18, free haircuts at the Austin Branch.
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4 days ago

'Red Table Talk' is talk we need

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    'Red Table Talk' is talk we need
    Facebook Watch recently premiered a new series online featuring Jada Pinkett Smith, her mother, Adrienne Banfield-Norris, and her 17-year-old daughter, Willow Smith.
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4 days ago

A social media campaign seeks to show Austin in better light

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    A social media campaign seeks to show Austin in better light
    During a Quality of Life Plan Summit, part of a series of public meetings Austin Coming Together has held to gather community input one theme kept cropping up.
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4 days ago

Protestors' message amplified by Parkland students

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    Protestors' message amplified by Parkland students
    When the Chicago City Council voted on May 25 to approve roughly $29 million in funding required to help build a new $95 million police and fire training academy West Garfield Park.
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4 days ago

On Father's Day, officials decry West Side violence

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    On Father's Day, officials decry West Side violence
    Members of the West Side Black Elected Officials spent part of Father's Day on a scorching Sunday afternoon attempting to create some awareness about the area's violence.
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4 days ago

Glamour girls

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    Glamour girls
    Students bask in applause last Friday, during the annual Exclusive Spring Fashion Show at Ella Flagg Young in Austin.
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4 days ago

Can the West Side turn around?

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    Can the West Side turn around?
    Chicago is a tale of two cities. Let the mounds of socioeconomic data and anecdotal evidence speak for themselves.
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4 days ago

Unite against violence on Wednesdays in Austin

Give an hour each Wednesday in June and July to stand with others in the community. There are four locations in the 25th Chicago Police District where residents, wearing red, will be meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. starting June 20th.

    Unite against violence on Wednesdays in Austin
    Give an hour each Wednesday in June and July to stand with others in the community. There are four locations in the 25th Chicago Police District where residents, wearing red, will be meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. starting June 20th.
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5 days ago

1 dead, 4 wounded in city shootings

In another South Austin shooting, a 28-year-old man was shot in the chest around 7:55 p.m. in the 100 block of North Parkside Avenue, police said.

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Anthony Perry, 30, was shot in the chest and stomach around 1:35 p.m. in the 500 block of North Laramie Avenue in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Perry, of the 4300 block of West Lexington Street, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, but he was pronounced dead at 1:58 p.m.

Most recently, a 30-year-old man was shot in the torso while sitting in a vehicle with two friends around 10:45 p.m. in the 3400 block of West Montrose Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said. The shooter had approached on foot.

He was on foot in the 200 block of West 107th Place when the shooter approached him, police said. He refused medical treatment on scene.

    1 dead, 2 wounded in city shootings
    One man was killed and two others were wounded in shootings on the South and West sides on Monday, Chicago police said. Anthony Perry, 30, was shot in the chest and stomach around 1:35 p.m. in the 500 block of North Laramie Avenue in the West Side's South Austin neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
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5 days ago

1 dead, 2 wounded in city shootings

Most recently, also in the South Austin neighborhood, a 28-year-old man was shot in the chest around 7:55 p.m. in the 100 block of North Parkside Avenue, police said.

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Anthony Perry, 30, was shot in the chest and stomach around 1:35 p.m. in the 500 block of North Laramie Avenue in the West Side’s South Austin neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Perry, of the 4300 block of West Lexington Street, was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition, but he was pronounced dead at 1:58 p.m.

    1 dead, 2 wounded in city shootings
    One man was killed and two others were wounded in shootings on the South and West sides on Monday, Chicago police said. Anthony Perry, 30, was shot in the chest and stomach around 1:35 p.m. in the 500 block of North Laramie Avenue in the West Side's South Austin neighborhood, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner's office.
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5 days ago

Opioid addiction causing problems across West Side

PCC Community Wellness Center hosted health providers and others earlier this month to discuss how the opioid crisis is affecting them, their employers and their communities.

    Opioid addiction causing problems across West Side
    Bob Urso's nephew got mixed up with drugs several years ago. "He was a lost soul, in and out of treatment centers," says Urso, president and CEO of PCC Community Wellness Center. But when Urso's nephew became a dad, he "really turned his life around."
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29th Ward Updates

The National Weather Service in Chicago has issued a Excessive Heat Watch. Residents can use various cooling centers throughout the City including 10 S. Kedzie and CPD locations (24 hours). Also, please note our summer hours. Friday's the office will close at 2:30 pm and open on Saturday's at 9 am.

Jun 15

Juneteenth celebration kicks off this weekend

Veterans and victims of gun violence will be honored Saturday at the Golden Dome Field House, followed by three days of activities the following weekend.

    Juneteenth celebration kicks off this weekend
    Rickie Brown, CEO and founder of the West Side Historical Preservation Society (WSHPS), has been fighting to raise awareness for Juneteenth since he first saw it celebrated in Chicago in 1995. "I didn't know anything about Juneteenth," Brown said. "I happened to see something I hadn't seen in a long time, and it was a red, black and green flag ...
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Taliaferro's senior safety ordinance passes

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    Taliaferro's senior safety ordinance passes
    Anyone caught carrying an illegal gun within 500 feet of any senior housing in Chicago will face fines and, if they do it more than once, possible jail time ranging from 30 days to six months.
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  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    This is GREAT NEWS! Now lets see if we can get the 11th District to ENFORCE THIS LAW!!!!!!

    Anybody else have trouble getting 11 to answer 911 calls? Please say your experience here.

  • Ms. Spice of Life Community Volunteer/Domestic Violence Subcommittee

    That's Horrible if you're calling and the calls are being ignored! That's dangerous and not to mention deadly! We have to protect ourselves out here.

  • gpblight 22 Yr East Garfield Resident

    YES we are escalating the fact CPD does NOT answer 911 calls in Beat 1123. Lets see if the REFORM efforts can make some inroads.

Jun 14

Team 8 Tour gives Austin College and Career Academy a makeover

Forty volunteers - half of them students and the rest from UnitedHealthcare, arrived last week to make improvements around the building. CBS EcoMedia Inc. and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation also helped fund last week's work at the West Side high school.

    Team 8 Tour gives Austin College and Career Academy a makeover
    Forty volunteers - half of them students and the rest from UnitedHealthcare, arrived last week to make improvements around the building. CBS EcoMedia Inc. and the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation also helped fund last week's work at the West Side high school.
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Jun 14

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    REPLACED FRONT AND REAR WOOD PORCHES IN KIND. FRONT PORCH DEEMED DANGEROUS AND HAZARDOUS PER INSPECTION. EXISTING A-1 RESIDENTIAL BUILIDNG, NO CHANGE IN USE.

    121 S. Menard Ave. Issued June 12, 2018 Comment

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