Land sale to help build community center in Austin

A $25 million community center would be developed in Austin through a city-owned land sale recently introduced in the Chicago City Council. The proposed North Austin Community Center would be constructed on five acres of vacant, city-owned land at North Laramie Avenue and West Moffat Street.

Dozens attend rally in Austin after deadly weekend

People gathered for a rally to remember a toddler and 13-year-old who were killed in separate shootings over the weekend in Austin. They were two of more than 100 people injured or killed in shootings in Chicago over Father’s Day weekend. Faith leaders and community groups are offering a $13,000 reward for information leading to the person who killed 3-year-old Mekhi James.

Free COVID-19 testing in Austin

Walk-up testing is available June 23 and 24 for anyone wanting to be tested for the coronavirus. The testing site will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the Austin Health Center, 4814 W. Chicago Ave.

Join Austin’s day of action

Several elected officials, including Gov. J.B. Pritzker, will be in Austin Thursday afternoon for a day of action. Stop by Cicero and Monroe from 3 to 5 p.m. June 4. Masks, food and water will be available.