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Crime Watch: Austin Residents Speak Out at CAPS Meeting

Crime Watch: Austin Residents Speak Out at CAPS Meeting

Residents at a Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy (CAPS) meeting Tuesday night in Austin complained that crime in the neighborhood was rapidly rising. “I have to look over my shoulder everywhere I go,” said Gertrude Franklin, 82. Austin is located on the West Side of Chicago, and is the largest (by population) of the city’s 77 […]

Hunger: Austin Community Reaches Out With Food Pantry

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Hunger: Austin Community Reaches Out With Food Pantry

Rosheena Mack holds her grandmother’s hand as the two wait for their number to be called so they can pick up their free produce, meat and bread at the food pantry in the Martin St. De Porres Church in Austin. Mack, 25, said, “My family has fallen into hard times, and we now need places […]

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