Hear from the mayoral candidates

All 14 candidates have been invited to the candidates forum, which will be held at 1 p.m. Feb. 9 at Malcolm X College. The forum is sponsored by the Chicago Westside chapter of the NAACP and Austin Coming Together.

Community will discuss violence

Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin, the Peace Makers Coalition and North Austin Council invite West Siders from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 5 at 5730 W. Division St. Special guests expected to participate in the event include Ald. Chris Taliafero, Congressman Danny K. Davis and state Rep. Camille Lilly.