Austin school tests positive for lead in the drinking water

Spencer Elementary Technology Academy is the first school in our West Side community to have samples come back above the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s actionable levels. CPS is still testing other campuses in the neighborhood.


Arts, cultural campus planned for Austin

Several groups, led by the Austin Chamber of Commerce and with 29th Ward Ald. Chris Taliaferro’s backing, are working on the project, which would be located at Austin Town Hall and include other nearby buildings such as the Austin Branch Library and Frederick Douglass Academy High School.