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Austin (Chicago, Illinois)

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  • West Garfield Park: Chicago's highest homicide rate, lowest life expectancy

    West Garfield Park: Chicago's highest homicide rate, lowest life expectancy
    On a recent Friday night, Gary Thomas threw an outdoor party at a hotspot in his West Side neighborhood. There were no crowds or Solo cups or blaring stereos, though, on the corner of Kostner and Maypole avenues. And when a police officer arrived to say...
  • Roseland logs 2 homicides in 2 days

    Roseland has logged two gunshot homicides in the past week, a RedEye analysis of preliminary police data found. On Sunday, a 16-year-old boy was fatally shot in the 11100 block of South Lowe Avenue, police said. One day earlier, a 15-year-old boy was...
  • Authorities ID 2 men killed in overnight shootings

    Authorities ID 2 men killed in overnight shootings
    Authorities have identified two men killed in overnight shootings in the River West and Englewood neighborhoods. One of the men, 33, crashed his SUV on Chicago Avenue near the Kennedy Expressway after getting shot in the River West neighborhood. The...
  • Obit: The Rev. Thomas J. White, founded Wheaton parish

     Obit: The Rev. Thomas J. White, founded Wheaton parish
    The Rev. Thomas J. White, a priest with Catholic congregations in DuPage County for 45 years, was the founding pastor at St. Daniel the Prophet Church in Wheaton. "He took on big challenges," said the Rev. Ed McLaughlin, a retired Catholic priest who...
  • Village with a vision

    Village with a vision
    When Larry Hallock and his partner decided to move from Chicago's vibrant Lakeview neighborhood, they never imagined they would consider living in the Austin community on the city's beleaguered West Side, let alone wind up in a bidding war over a six-flat...
  • 1 killed, 10 injured in city shootings

    1 killed, 10 injured in city shootings
    One man has been killed in the Humboldt Park neighborhood and 10 other people injured in attacks on the South and West sides since midmorning Saturday, authorities said. Ronnie Amos, 42, was pronounced dead at Mount Sinai Hospital at 9:26 a.m. following...
  • CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route

    CTA proposes speed measures on busy bus route
    Ever been on a bus and thought that you could walk faster because the bus appeared to stop every few feet to pick up riders? The CTA may be tackling this problem of too many stops on one of its most popular east-west routes. The CTA is proposing...
  • West Side street renamed in honor of Nelson Mandela

    West Side street renamed in honor of Nelson Mandela
    Gov. Pat Quinn took part in a ceremony Friday morning to name a West Side street in honor of Nelson Mandela on what would have been the late South African leader's 96th birthday. The governor joined other officials at the corner of Chicago and Cicero...
  • Study: Los Angeles is second-most facial-hair friendly city in U.S.

    Study: Los Angeles is second-most facial-hair friendly city in U.S.
    According to grooming gear maker Wahl, Los Angeles is the second-most facial-hair friendly city in these United States -- ranking just behind Boston and a whisker ahead of Miami.  Rounding out the top 10 were Chicago; Salt Lake City; Minneapolis;...
  • Police seek missing 11-year-old on West Side

    Police seek missing 11-year-old on West Side
    Chicago police are seeking an 11-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday on the city's West Side. Police said Roberto Rosalio was last seen around noon near Hartgrove Hospital, 5730 W. Roosevelt Road, in the Austin area. Roberto is described as a...
  • Mississippi man charged in 2013 slaying on West Side

    Mississippi man charged in 2013 slaying on West Side
    A Mississippi man has been charged in a 2013 shooting that killed a 25-year-old man on the city's West Side in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. Randon Walker, 23, of the 300 block of Mulberry in Lexington, was charged with first-degree murder in the...