West Side girls tap dance to a bigger world

Female dancers from Chicago’s West and South Sides recently performed at La Follette Park in Austin as part of the 2017 Peacebook Festival hosted by Collaboration Theater Company. They’ve performed in other Chicago neighborhoods, too.

West Siders push for reform at police board meeting

A day before the third anniversary of teenager Laquan McDonald being shot to death by a Chicago cop, members of the Central Austin Neighborhood Association and activists from Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) demanded changes of the city’s top law-enforcement officials.