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.

Austin library branch reopens Monday

Check out the faster computers, teen space, new front desk and more starting at 12 p.m. Feb. 5, 5615 W. Race Ave. At 3:30 p.m. Feb. 7, there will be refreshments, book giveaway for kids, button and craft making, followed by a concert at 4 p.m.