West siders push to change Columbus Park’s name

Three women have started an online petition to rename 135-acre park in Austin. They hope to soon have a name to recommend to the Chicago Park District, which has the power to make the change. Columbus Park was named a National Historic Landmark in 2003. If the park board approves a name change for Columbus Park, it would be the second – after the renaming of Douglass Park after abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Coronavirus victim Adrew Betts remembered

Longtime Austin resident, lover of barbecue and community leader Adrew Betts has died from complications of the coronavirus. The longtime member of Greater St. John Bible Church leaves behind three children, six grandchildren and many friends.

How we can honor Kobe Bryant

Daryl Satcher shares his feelings about the NBA great’s time here on earth and his legacy after dying in a helicopter crash last month. His 13-year-old daughter Gigi was also killed in the crash.

The War on Poverty wages on

Gaping disparities still exist between the rich and poor. West Side residents Sunday reflected on what has to change for Rev. Martin Luther King’s dream to be realized.