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Austin student wins Bank of America award

07.06.2015 News

Recent Frederick Douglass Academy High School graduate Dontae Burton will work an eight-week internship and travel to Washington, D.C., this summer before heading to college in the fall.

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Food programs provide meals to youth during summer

07.01.2015 News

Free breakfast and lunch are available on the West Side for those 18 and under this month and next.

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Rally spoiled by budget veto

06.29.2015 News

State Democratic lawmakers say they’ll fight Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed cuts and remain hopeful a new spending plan will be approved this week.

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Youth group working to stop violence on West Side

06.28.2015 News

Jehovah Jireh #1 outreach ministry is holding weekly rallies every Wednesday in Austin this summer.

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Police chief’s “listening tour” coming to Austin

06.21.2015 News

The 15th District meeting will be held at 6 p.m. July 15 at Mars Hill Baptist Church.

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Participatory budgeting in 29th Ward put on hold

06.18.2015 News

New Ald. Chris Taliaferro says that kind of citizen input will have to wait for next year’s budget.

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Don’t be left in the dark about city’s next budget

06.17.2015 News

The Chicago Westside Branch of the NAACP will hold a community meeting June 23rd. The late Mayor Harold Washington’s budget director will be one of the featured speakers.

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Gun violence summit gets mixed reactions

06.16.2015 News

Many who attended the June 13 meeting agreed with Commissioner Richard Boykin’s plan to enforce the curfew law and get weapons off the streets, but some objected to his idea to charge defendants as domestic terrorists.

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Questions about police deployment remain as shootings on the rise

06.11.2015 News

A nearly 4-year-old lawsuit filed by the Central Austin Neighborhood Association and the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois continues to make its way through the courts.

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Too few organ donors for people of color

06.10.2015 News

Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-Chicago) recently hosted a town hall to address this major health issue that disproportionately affects minorities.

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