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.

Get counted!

The United States is in the midst of its once-a-decade count of all U.S. residents. You may complete the 2020 Census online, by mail or by phone. You do not need the code that was mailed to your house earlier this spring to complete the census online, just go to To complete the census by phone, call (844) 330-2020. All responses are kept private by federal law.

Most Austin schools expect increase in 20-21 budget

All but four Chicago Public Schools in Austin could see an increase in their budgets for the 20-21 school year. The Chicago Board of Education still needs to approved the school district’s $2.8 billion budget; that’s expected to happen sometime this summer.