Columbus Park project in running for major improvements from city

The Austin project is one of 21 proposals officials are considering as part of the $10 million Chicago Works Community Challenge. The Columbus Park project – proposed by Samantha Jordan – is vying with two others in the west region for up to $1.5 million in funding. A decision is expected by the end of this year.

Check out Austin art showcase

Stroll along Austin’s Soul City Corridor, which runs on Chicago Avenue between Cicero and Austin, to see artwork produced by local artists. The Austin Art Showcase ends Sept. 30.