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Boys & Girls Club Will Be Built On Police Academy Campus After City Council Approval

The plan will bring the West Side a much-needed youth center. But critics said it's inappropriate to build a youth center at the controversial police training facility.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Controversial Plan To Build West Side Youth Center On Police Academy Campus Gets Key City Approval

If approved by the full City Council, the facility would be the first new Boys & Girls Club in decades. The club would be on the same site as the $95 million Joint Public Safety Training Academy.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Boys & Girls Club Will Open At Controversial Police Academy On West Side. Critics Say It Will ‘Traumatize’ The Kids It Aims To Help

Youth organizers think the center's location at the policy training campus is an attempt to make the "Cop Academy" more palatable to critics.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Side Organizers Battled To Block A $95 Million Police Training Academy. Now They’re Sharing What They Learned To Help Other Activists

The No Cop Academy toolkit aims to show other young organizers how they can take collective action on issues impacting their communities.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

As City Fights To Keep Police Academy Documents Hidden, Judge Wants Them To Explain Why

A No Cop Academy lawsuit will force the city to explain why 400 documents related to the $95 million training academy plan are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Ald. Emma Mitts Tells Opponents Of Police, Fire Training Academy To Mind Their Own Business As Plan Advances

If residents of the 37th Ward opposed the training facility, Ald. Mitts would not have won without facing a runoff, Ald. David Moore said. "The community’s vote is their voice."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale