Co-owners Malcolm Brown, Shrone Conaway and Marnell Brown

Nelson Mandela Community Center coming to Austin this fall

The center will be housed in a building, located at Madison Street and Cicero Avenue, that lifelong West Side residents Shrone Conaway and brothers Marnell and Malcolm Brown purchased. The center will provide resources on violence prevention, HIV/AIDS testing, housing, job coaching and support for people experiencing substance use disorders.

Get vaccinated, get tested, stay safe

Chicago health officials announced Thursday that there were 5,216 confirmed cases of COVID in the city, the most detected in a 24-hour period. Residents are being urged to get vaccinated, wear their masks and get tested, especially before and after holiday gatherings.

Free flu, COVID-19 shots

The Chicago Department of Public Health will be giving free COVID-19 and flu shots from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at 4924 W. Chicago Ave. For more information, call the 37th Ward office at (773) 379-0960.