Columbus Park project in running for major improvements from city

The Austin project is one of 21 proposals officials are considering as part of the $10 million Chicago Works Community Challenge. The Columbus Park project – proposed by Samantha Jordan – is vying with two others in the west region for up to $1.5 million in funding. A decision is expected by the end of this year.

Community summit set for Saturday

All Austin residents are invited to the community summit, where updates will be given on Austin’s quality-of-life plan. Celebrate the victories and investments, and discover how you can get involved. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 14 at Kehrein Center for the Arts, 5628 W. Washington Blvd.