Rep. Ford calls for pause on utility shutoffs

In the wake of last weekend’s torrential rain that flooded hundreds of basements on Chicago’s West Side, state Rep. La Shawn Ford is urging ComEd and People’s Gas to temporarily stop utility shutoffs of those affected by the storms and also offer assistance.

Support Austin businesses

Stop by Jamaican Grill, at 5241 W. Chicago Ave., from 12 to 8 p.m. for its grand opening. Between 2:30 and 5:30 p.m. there will be black economic empowerment rally (B.E.E.R.) in the heart of the Soul City Corridor.