Austin residents add to CPD police consent decree

“There’s no versus them in this,” Deputy Chief Kevin Johnson said at a recent community forum. “We need your ideas, and we need your help. Whatever we can do to solve our problems, that’s what we need to do. We can’t point fingers anymore, we need to put on paper what we can do to make our community safer.”

Back to school celebration set for Wednesday

The Chicago Police Department and Chicago Public Schools are hosting today’s event from 2 to 5 p.m. in the 15th District’s west parking lot, 5701 W. Madison. There will be immunizations, dental exams, food, games, performers and more.

Family remembers missing Austin teen

Ten years after she was last seen, friends and family of 15-year-old Yasmin Acree said they still hold out hope they will discover what happened to the honors student who disappeared on Martin Luther King Day in 2008.

West Siders push for reform at police board meeting

A day before the third anniversary of teenager Laquan McDonald being shot to death by a Chicago cop, members of the Central Austin Neighborhood Association and activists from Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR) demanded changes of the city’s top law-enforcement officials.