29th Ward meeting Wednesday in Austin

Ald. Chris Taliaferro will host the Feb. 7th meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Columbus Park Refectory, 5701 W. Jackson Blvd. Victoria Vann of the Illinois Housing Development Authority will be a guest at the monthly get together.

Free community event at Austin Town Hall

Monterrey Security – in partnership with BUILD Chicago and The Resurrection Project – invite West Side residents to participate in a live art contest, enjoy music and food, and take part in other activities the evening of Nov. 15.

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.