Free COVID testing this week

Walk-ups are welcome from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday at the North Austin library branch, 5724 W. North Ave. No IDs are required; free masks, hand sanitizer and community resources will be available.

Assessor offering information on property taxes

Schedule an appointment with staff from Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi’s office, who will be meeting with property owners on Tuesday, July 14 in state Rep. La Shawn Ford’s office, at 5051 W. Chicago Ave. Appointments will be scheduled between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Learn how to appeal your bill and make sure you aren’t missing any exemptions.

Beautify six corners in Austin this weekend

Meet at 9 a.m. July 11 at Adams on any of these six corners: Austin, Mason, Mayfield, Menard, Waller and Parkside. Rose bushes and annuals will be planted, and PPE supplies, light snacks and drinks will be available. Bring your garden tools, neighbors and friends!

Free mental health help available

Free screening and linkage to care is available at the Westside Community Triage and Wellness Center (WCTWC) at 4133 W. Madison. Walk-ins are welcome, or residents can call the 24-hour crisis line at (773) 745-2610. “If people are feeling sad, depressed or hurt I urge them to take advantage of the free mental health support,” said state Rep. La Shawn Ford.