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Westside Health Authority
Westside Health Authority

West, South Side Groups Are Getting A Share Of $75 Million To Support Gun Violence Prevention

Cook County is funding 37 community groups in Chicago to scale up programs that "address the root causes of violence and crime in our communities," board President Toni Preckwinkle said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Black-Owned Grocery Store Coming To West Side Wins $2.5 Million City Grant

Forty Acres Fresh Market will break ground this year on a Chicago Avenue store. In the meantime, the business is holding weekly community markets.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Drop-in Mental Health Center Opens On West Side To Give Peer Support To People In Crisis

The center uses a living room model that is an alternative to hospitalization, giving people a safe place to cool down and get support.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

A Special Tax District Could Fund Safety, Beautification Projects To Help A Struggling West Side Corridor Recover

Most locals support the special service area in West Garfield Park and the tax that would come with it. But some were frustrated the service provider would be based outside the community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Pop Courts Community Plaza Opens On West Side To Jump-Start Soul City Corridor Businesses

The plaza is a reminder people in Austin "deserve everything everyone else has in all these other communities. There's no reason we can't have this."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

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