March for peace Saturday

Residents from Austin, Garfield Park, West Humboldt Park and North Lawndale are invited to take part in the July 17th peace walk, which starts at 10 a.m. The walk will end at Garfield Park Music Court at Madison and Hamlin with a celebration from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Register for Wednesday’s wealth-building seminar

The Austin United Alliance will hold a wealth-building webinar – “A Blueprint for Accessing the Capital We’ve Been Waiting For” – at 10 a.m. June 16. The focus will be on how to narrow the racial wealth gap that impacts Austin and other West Side communities.

Homicides down in Austin in 2019

Mirroring a trend across Chicago, Austin reported 10 fewer homicides in 2019. Forty-seven people were killed, down from 57 in 2018, according to the Chicago Sun-Times homicide tracker.