Local school elections held this week

Parents, teachers and school staff will be able to vote Wednesday at elementary schools and Thursday at high schools. In Austin, there will still be vacancies on 12 of the 17 LCSs, which will be filled before July 1 when all members begin serving.

Attend candidate forum Saturday in Austin

Everyone running in the March 20 primary for Cook County assessor has been invited to the forum, which will be held at 11 a.m. March 3 at Sankofa, 5820 W. Chicago Ave. The Chicago Westside NAACP chapter organized the event.