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Austin Coming Together
Austin Coming Together

West Siders Looking Forward To Blues Museum, Laramie Bank Overhaul — But Local Groups Want More Input Moving Forward

Neighborhood leaders said the city's selection process lacked enough input from the community and was too rushed to allow local groups to participate.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Health Center, Child Care, Affordable Homes Planned To Bring ‘Opportunities For Economic Growth’ To West Side

The project aims to build wealth among legacy West Siders and catalyze other community-driven initiatives in Austin.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Window Displays On Mag Mile Showcase ‘Richness Of Our Culture’

The window decorations draw attention to community-driven projects Austin residents are doing to improve their neighborhood.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

New Manufacturing Training Center Brings Opportunities For High-Wage Careers To West Side

"The West Side has a lot of manufacturing companies. And so we're able to recruit people from the West Side, train them on the West Side and put them in jobs on the West Side."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Cultural Center Seeking Input To Create Symposium On Structural Racism, Community Building

The symposium will feature panels, artists and musicians examining racial inequity and the work being done by West Siders to address it.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Projects Win Recognition At Neighborhood Development Awards

The Austin Quality of Life Plan, a blueprint for the neighborhood's future, and the Hatchery Chicago, a food business incubator, won awards.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Austin Group Wins Millions To Bring Community-Driven Projects To Life

Under a new program, the city will be directing $750 million to develop the South and West sides over the next three years.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Could Austin Be Chicago’s Next Small Business Hub? Plan Aims To Revitalize City’s Largest Neighborhood

More than 400 people helped put together a five-year plan for revitalizing Austin.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale