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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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Think twice before categorizing criminals who use guns as domestic terrorists

07.05.2015 Opinion

A longtime Austin resident says using such a label will only hurt communities like Austin; the answer lies elsewhere.

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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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See a movie in the park

06.26.2015 Community

“Step Up All In” will be shown at dusk June 27 in Columbus Park.

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Celebrate five years of Austin Coming Together

06.25.2015 Community

Several people will be honored at the June 26th event.

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New state budget could have dire consequences for West Side

06.25.2015 Community

The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus will hold rallies today to discuss how Austin families could be affected.

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Life after prison

06.24.2015 Community

State Rep. La Shawn Ford will host a free breakfast July 3 on how ex-cons can rebuild their lives.

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This isn’t the African-American dream

06.23.2015 Opinion

Racism persists and is a problem for everyone, not just blacks, writes columnist John W. Fountain III.

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