Officials warn Austin hospital in jeopardy

State Rep. La Shawn Ford, Congressman Danny K. Davis and others warned Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to Loretto Hospital closing. They pleaded for more funding for the hospital, the community’s largest private employer.

Austin food banks see big demand

West Side residents needing help feeding their families can visit weekly food banks operated by St. Martin de Porres Church, Hope Community Church and Fraternite Notre Dame. The Police Department’s 15th District has also been distributing food.

Davis wins Democratic primary once again

WIith 90% of the precincts reporting, Congressman Danny K. Davis easily won re-election. He garnered more than 60% of the vote, while challenger Kina Collins came in second with about 14% of the vote. Anthony Clark finished third, getting nearly 13%, and Kristine Schanbacher was fourth with almost 12%.

Photographer shares her portrayal of Austin

Photographer Sasha Phyars-Burgess recently discussed her work “UNTITLED,” a photographic exploration of race, class and space in Austin, at the Oak Park Public Library. The project was supported by a short-term summer fellowship from the Black Metropolis Research Consortium.