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.

Complete your census form today

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. government is still conducting the nation’s once-a-decade count of all residents. Complete your form today or risk having your community lose out on future federal funding of a variety of programs.

Early voting in full swing

Chicago residents can vote at any one of 51 sites that are open from now through Monday, March 16 – the day before the Illinois primary. Voters will be casting ballots in a number of races, including president, U.S. House and Senate, Cook County state’s attorney and local judges.

Columbus Park gets techie

A high school student is helping teach West Side youth ages 11 to 17 the basics of computer technology with the help of U.S. Rep. Danny K. Davis and Austin Peoples Action Center. There is room for anyone interested in taking the six-week course.