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Austin (Chicago, Illinois)

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  • Interview: Odd jobs made David Koechner a comedic Champ

    Interview: Odd jobs made David Koechner a comedic Champ
    You don't spend nearly a decade in Chicago pursuing a career in improv comedy without working a couple of jobs to sustain yourself — just ask David Koechner. The actor and comedian best known as Champ Kind in the “Anchorman” films...
  • Man arrested in connection with Oak Park shooting

    Man arrested in connection with Oak Park shooting
    Police have made an arrest in connection with an April 2 shooting at an apartment complex on the 400 block of North Austin Boulevard. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives arrested Kelsey Jones, 37, at his Chicago home Saturday...
  • 2 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings

    2 dead, 8 wounded in city shootings
    Two men were killed and at least eight people were wounded in shootings across the city Monday, police said. One of the men fatally shot was a 21-year-old man killed by police after allegedly moving toward police "in an aggressive manner" with a knife...
  • Police warn Austin residents after third armed robbery

    Police warn Austin residents after third armed robbery
    Chicago police are warning residents of the Austin community to be on alert following reports of three separate early morning armed robberies in as many months. In all three incidents, a single male with his face covered has approached residents of...
  • Cops: No charges for man with concealed carry permit who fired at armed male

    Cops: No charges for man with concealed carry permit who fired at armed male
    A 53-year-old South Austin man with a valid concealed carry permit was able to shoot at two men who tried to accost him outside of his home early this morning. The incident happened about 2:40 a.m. on the 5400 block of West Van Buren Street, said...
  • Heartland Café announces benefit for SXSW victim

    Heartland Café announces benefit for SXSW victim
    A Chicago bar and an eatery have announced details of a fundraiser to help a former staff member who was badly hurt and whose wife was killed March 13 in a crash at an Austin, Texas, arts festival. Evan West, 28, is still recovering after breaking his...
  • Ft. Hood lockdown lifted; shooting leaves 4 dead, at least 11 hurt

    Ft. Hood lockdown lifted; shooting leaves 4 dead, at least 11 hurt
    KILLEEN, Texas - Four people were dead, including a gunman, and at least 11 others were wounded in a shooting at Ft. Hood, officials said Wednesday. The base was locked down for about four hours, until a siren sounded shortly before 9 p.m. to end the...
  • Another coup for Alma's Ari Taymor: Food & Wine's best new chefs list

    Another coup for Alma's Ari Taymor: Food & Wine's best new chefs list
    This has been a year Ari Taymor will probably never forget. First, Alma, the downtown Los Angeles restaurant he runs with his partner Ashleigh Parsons, was named the best new restaurant of the year by Bon Appetit magazine. And now Tuesday, he was named...
  • Family: Man killed in Green Line accident 'loved life'

    Family: Man killed in Green Line accident 'loved life'
    A typical Sunday for Charles Watkins Sr. is spent at church, with donuts, teaching Scripture and listening to his son and namesake play drums in the choir. But this past Sunday, he was instead surrounded by family, mourning the death of 31-year-old...
  • Edna Pardo, 1921-2014

     Edna Pardo, 1921-2014
    Edna Pardo worked tirelessly to improve her community, focusing much of her effort on the inequities of Illinois school finance in her longtime role as a leader of the League of Women Voters of Chicago. "Edna was a very optimistic lady, and she really...
  • 2014 Mr. Basketball of Illinois voting

    NOTE: Schools and media outlets in the state voted. Players are awarded five points for a first-place vote, three points for a second-place vote and one point for a third-place vote. NAME, SCHOOL, TOTAL (1ST) Jahlil Okafor, Whitney Young, 492 (64)...