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Parents of 16-year-old basketball player to be honored

06.23.2014 News

Jermaine Cullum Jr.’s mom and dad donated his organs after he collapsed at a tournament last month.

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Community advocates want to see new life in closed schools

06.20.2014 News

Four Austin buildings remain empty as CPS decides what to do.

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West Side children visit their dads in prison

06.19.2014 Community

Last weekend’s trip to the Sheridan Correctional Center highlights the importance of kids maintaining contact with their incarcerated parents.

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Free summer activities starting for youth

06.18.2014 Community

The Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Haven and LunchStop programs run through early August.

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Is politricks killing our community?

06.17.2014 Opinion

West Sider Renna Thomas wants fellow residents to demand more of elected officials.

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Long-time minister leaving historic Austin church

06.16.2014 News

Members hope its community involvement will continue to grow as Rev. Brian Covell’s tenure ends. Jennifer Nordstrom will take over in August.

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A goodbye to James Deanes

06.12.2014 Opinion

West Sider Dwayne Truss remembers his mentor and civic father.

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Summer program for middle school students and new freshman

06.12.2014 Community

The application deadline for NEIU’s Beyond the Bell, B.L.A.S.T. and JumpStart programs is June 13.

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Free community fair Saturday

06.11.2014 Community

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. (Tau Gamma Omega chapter) is putting on the six-hour event, which will include presentations, prizes and health screenings.

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Activist urges politicians to choose Blake Seryce

06.11.2014 Opinion

Jim Allen wants the Austin resident and lawyer to replace state Rep. Derrick Smith, who was convicted Tuesday of bribery and will lose his seat in the Illinois House.

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