Sweet Homes Chicago workshop Saturday

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.

Community stands by Rep. Ford

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.