By AustinTalks | December 12, 2012
The 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15 event will be held at the Austin Public Library, 5615 W Race Ave. All ages are welcome to attend the workshop to discuss creative housing and neighborhood preservation in Austin.
By AustinTalks | December 11, 2012
The Illinois state representative is due to be arraigned in court Tuesday morning. Some West Side residents say they don’t believe he’s guilty of the 17 counts of bank fraud against him.
The Oct. 25 event was held at the Austin Town Hall Park. More fun is yet to be had on the West Side. Read more to learn where you can celebrate Halloween tonight.
The Rebuild Chicago initiative aims to crack down on crime associated with empty structures and help raise values by turning them into rental properties. West Siders can attend an Oct. 25 meeting to learn more.
Most of the legislation takes effect immediately.
The bill sponsored by West Side Illinois State Sen. Kimberly Lightford passed both the House and Senate; now it’s up to Gov. Pat Quinn to sign it.
West Side advocate and community development consultant Valerie Leonard is urging residents to take a stand against a bill she says will decrease funding for neighborhood public schools.
The bill aims to give first-time, non-violent offenders a second chance after completing requirements such as community service and restitution through a two-year probation program.
While Rep. Danny Davis cites personal and political reasons for his absences, he said he’s been present for the most important issues.
The deadline is 5 p.m. Dec. 9, and applications are available at Neighborhood Housing Services locations or one of the three Austin ward offices.