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Chris Taliaferro

Chris Taliaferro
Chris Taliaferro

Chicago Avenue Upgrades Will Include Better Lighting, Public Seating To Bring Soul City Corridor To Life

Building on community-led plans, the city's transportation department is giving one of North Austin's main economic hubs a makeover.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

On The West Side, New Youth Hub Will Offer Space To Learn, Create And Grow: ‘Without Opportunity, A Community Can Lose Hope’

BUILD Chicago's new facility will have tech space, a commercial kitchen and café, an athletic facility with a basketball gym and a walking track for neighborhood seniors.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Rival Proposals To Let Civilians Run Police Department Could Be Merged In A Compromise Deal — But Lightfoot Delays Vote Again

Supporters of CPAC and GAPA, two proposals to create civilian oversight of the Chicago Police Department, are negotiating towards a compromise ordinance to fend off a third measure set to be introduced by Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

Citywide

Police Reform Proposal Requiring Detainees Get A Phone Call In First Hour Needs To Consider Exceptions, Chair Says

Police reform advocates are pushing the city to ban incommunicado detention by the end of the year. Ald. Chris Taliaferro said he is worried the proposed ordinance's "hard line" would lead to lawsuits.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Sears Building To Be Redeveloped Into Grocery Store After Luxury Apartment Plan Scrapped

Plans for the Sears building have changed after previous development on the site fell through due to the pandemic.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Police Reform Advocates Demand Aldermen Pass Law Requiring Detainees Get A Phone Call In First Hour

Just 2 percent of people arrested get access to an attorney while in custody of Chicago police. An ordinance could help change that, advocates said.

Citywide

What’s CPAC? Here’s What You Need To Know About A Local Push For Civilian Oversight Of Police

Aldermen say recent calls for increased police accountability have made the passage of the CPAC ordinance more pressing.

Downtown

Austin Seniors Will Get A Helping Hand With Home Improvements Thanks To An Army Of 100 Volunteers Saturday

The repairs and improvements, which include installing smoke alarms, shower benches and handrails, will target 22 homes in North Austin — including 68-year-old Verta Hill's home.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale