Most Austin schools expect increase in 20-21 budget

All but four Chicago Public Schools in Austin could see an increase in their budgets for the 20-21 school year. The Chicago Board of Education still needs to approved the school district’s $2.8 billion budget; that’s expected to happen sometime this summer.

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.

Officials warn Austin hospital in jeopardy

State Rep. La Shawn Ford, Congressman Danny K. Davis and others warned Tuesday that the coronavirus pandemic could lead to Loretto Hospital closing. They pleaded for more funding for the hospital, the community’s largest private employer.

Austin groups receive grants

Youth Can Chicago, Broader Urban Involvement & Leadership Development, and Hope Institute Learning Academy are among 20-some Chicago organizations working with youth to receive funding from the Emerson Collective.