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Chicago Wins Moody’s Upgrade, Exiting Years in Junk Status

Chicago has shed its junk status for the first time in more than seven years marking a major win for Mayor Lori Lightfoot as she seeks re-election. Moody’s Investors Service on Tuesday raised the city’s rating by one notch to Baa3, freeing Chicago from its one...

Crime rates drop as Austin anti-violence program teams up with CPD

Mayor Lori Lightfoot was in Austin last week to talk about recent strategies she said have helped reduce violent crime on the West Side. At the meeting – which included Lightfoot, 15th District Police Commander Andre Parham and representatives from the Institute for...

INVEST South/West has given a boost to Austin, Auburn-Gresham

As leaders of Austin’s African American Business Networking Association (AAABNA) and Greater Auburn-Gresham Development Corporation (GAGDC), we have spent decades fighting against disinvestment in our South and West Side communities… Now, we can honestly say our...