Austin

News of a walk-in-only jab site at an Austin community center for Black and Brown LGBTQ youth has brought in people from different parts of the city — and state — searching for the monkeypox vaccine.
The public outdoor plazas will be funded by the Chicago Recovery Program. Eight out of 10 of the proposed plazas are on the city’s South and West sides.
Chicago Area Runners Association received $25,000 to fund free 5Ks and neighborhood running clubs formed in honor of Ahmaud Arbery.
Austin office to drive volunteer recruitment, with hopes of finding mentors for 130 more kids in the near future.
Last year on Independence Day, Chicago reached a level of air pollution four times the hourly average of a normal summer day. “By 10:30 at night, it’s just a hazy fog and smoke everywhere that you can see,” one resident said.
The 19-year-old had a son three weeks ago and “was figuring life out” after the pandemic upended his basketball career, a former coach says.
A federal lawsuit said the seventh grader who ran away from an allegedly stolen car was shot in the back, posed no threat.
The $19.5 million PCC Primary Care Pavilion will offer a gym, dance center, demonstration test kitchen, community meeting spaces and a community garden and urban farm to Austin residents to help lower the life expectancy gap.
The rapper from Austin shaped the “Few Good Things” songs by talking to his grandfather about his experiences and sensing “a stronger connection” to himself.
On Thursday, Life Is Work will host its first Chicago Trans Visibility Pageant in an effort to “uplift trans community leaders across the Chicagoland area.”
Keyon Hayes, 20, is accused of shooting the man in the 1100 block of North Massasoit Avenue last Saturday night.
Chicago Austin Youth Travel Adventures works to expose youth from underprivileged neighborhoods to other cultures, the city and career opportunities. But at its core, it’s an anti-violence program.
The officer driving was taken to the hospital in good condition.
Travis Andrews didn’t fire the shot that killed 54-year-old Melinda Crump, but he fired the first in an exchange of gunfire that left her dead from a stray bullet, prosecutors said.
The West Side branch of the Chicago Public Library system has closed its doors after multiple staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
Antonio Ruiz, 23, was charged with aggravated DUI causing death and reckless homicide for the crash that claimed the life of 67-year-old Frances Poole in Austin.
Latinos are the second largest racial group in the city of Chicago, in Cook County, and in the State of Illinois.
The teen was walking in the 1000 block of North Lockwood Avenue when a blue sedan drove by and someone inside fired shots.
Laquan Jernigan was in another car with Davion Fountain’s ex-partner and another person when he was shot in the chest on Oct. 13, prosecutors said.
Only 11 of the 48 banks contacted responded — even after City Treasurer Melissa Conyears-Ervin reached out to community banks and convinced the City Council to make it easier for smaller banks to compete for city funds.
Community leaders in Greater Englewood and Austin think a concerted effort to close the gaps in homeownership, wages and life expectancy between Black and white Chicagoans could stem the city’s loss of Black residents.
Chicago has been losing Black residents for decades — some with hopes of finding better economic opportunities, and others seeking easier access to basic resources like grocery stores.
The man was sitting in a car with the boy and another child in the 5200 block of West Madison Street when shots were fired, according to Chicago police.