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Scenes from our Spring Cleanup

March 25, 2011

  CANA conducted a street by street cleanup throughout our 16 blocks. We were joined by neighbors and students from Christ the King High School here in Austin. Many neighbors that were not able to clean the entire neighborhood came out to take care of their blocks.
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CANA Monthly Meeting Tuesday March 15th

March 8, 2011

  Please join C.A.N.A. on    Tuesday, March 15th 2011 from 6:30pm-8pm 301 North Mayfield Avenue  Chicago, IL 60644        The Central Austin Neighborhood Association (C.A.N.A.) seeks to bring together members of our community to be advocates for improvement. Our members pool their time, expertise, and resources to accomplish our goals and...
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CANA on WVON’s African Diaspora radio program this past Sunday

March 1, 2011

CANA’s president appeared Sunday February 27th  on WVON’s”African Diaspora” radio program. She represented a community view on the role of police officers in predominately African American communities. The program explored the way officers interact with our community and especially our youth. There is tremendous room for improvement by all officers, and particularly from African American...
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CANA Elevates Police Response Time Issue on Fox News

March 1, 2011

Your neighbors have once again focused attention on a major issue for many Chicago neighborhoods.  We appeared on Fox News again last night. http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/investigative/chicago-911-diversion-program-311-police-calls-burglaries-fill-out-reports-online-20110228# The lack of police response  to certain types of 911 calls in our neighborhood has contributed to a diminished quality of life in Chicago’s less affluent wards and districts.  We...
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CANA’s Work mentioned on local NPR affiliate WBEZ91.5

February 25, 2011

CANA’s work was mentioned in a news story on WBEZ, 91.5 last week. If you missed it, you can also hear or read the report at: http://www.wbez.org/story/24th-ward/crime-issue-boils-some-ward-races-simmers-others    
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BGA Citizen Watchdogs and CANA Sound Alarms Over 911 Response

February 3, 2011

    Hey Watchdogs!   Check out the latest Watchdog Wall Post!   http://watchdogwall.bettergov.org/     Ron and Serethea Reid came to the Citizen Watchdog Training Session in Austin.  Now, they’re making news and making a difference as they fight for faster 911 response times in the Austin neighborhood.      What have you...
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CANA’s work was featured on FOX evening news on Monday.

February 3, 2011

Click on the link below to view. http://www.myfoxchicago.com/dpp/news/metro/austin-neighborhood-police-response-times-911-chicago-cops-20110131      The filming took place at the January CANA meeting as well as at the January Police Board meeting. If you weren’t there you missed an opportunity to speak out to the entire city of Chicago about the issues we face in Austin.   You...
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CANA Members and Family Attend the Better Government Association’s “Citizen Watchdog Training”

December 4, 2010

On November 29, 2010 the venerable “Better Government Association (BGA)” conducted part one of the “Citizen Watchdog Training” course on Chicago’s West Side, the first time it has been offered in this part of the city.  The training focuses on creating citizens who understand government and how to hold officials accountable. CANA was well represented with...
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Issues Raised at Nov 18th Police Board Meeting

December 4, 2010

Ron Reid representing the Central Austin Neighborhood Association I spoke last month about the moral imperative to address the epidemic levels of “nuisance crimes” that have devastated the quality of life in the Austin Community. We have seen some improvement in reducing levels of loitering and public drinking on a few of our corners....
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CANA Designs War Room, A Place to Coordinate Austin Revitalization Efforts

November 23, 2010

The CANA Think Tank has begun to explore and plan for a “War Room” .. a place where all efforts can be coordinated and managed for the long term community revitalization efforts. This permanent place will  house all the tools and project management for the many organizations and individuals who want to work toward...
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Summary of Issues Raised at the Police Board and with District Management

October 25, 2010

The Central Austin Neighborhood Association, CANA, represents 16 blocks in the 015ThDistrict. Our mission is to unite institutions and residents to build and protect an excellent place to live, work, play, raise children, run a business and worship. Our goal is to identify, strategize, and organize around significant community issues To improve the physical...
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CANA Cleans up the Neighborhood

October 20, 2010
CANA Cleans up the Neighborhood

CANA Members begin Anti-Litter Campaign by picking up trash throughout the neighborhood! Twelve neighbors and members joined Facilitator Marvin Marshall picking up trash along Austin, Mason, Mayfield and Menard this past Saturday morning. Yes we can make a difference! Working to make our neighboorhood beautiful! The team relaxes after a full day at 3rd Unitarian Church...
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Neighborhood Trash Pickup Day – Sat Oct 16th 9:00 AM

October 15, 2010

 LET’S PICKUP OUR NEIGHBORHOOD  BY PICKING UP THE TRASH COME LEND A HAND AS CANA EMBARKS ON  A  NEIGHGORHOOD BEAUTIFICATION CAMPAIGN. SATURDAY OCTOBER 16, 2010,  BEGINNING AT 9:00AM THRU 1:00PM Meet at Corner of Madison and Austin  REFRESHMENTS WILL BE SERVED AT THE CONCLUSION OF THIS EVENT.  ALL ARE WELCOME Any questions, contact Marvin...
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CANA Neighbors and business owners attend Ahmad Jamal concert at Millennium Park

September 17, 2010
CANA Neighbors and business owners attend Ahmad Jamal concert at Millennium Park

Neighbors and CANA area business owners attend Ahmad Jamal concert at Millennium Park concert.
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CANA Holds Successful 2nd Public Meeting

September 15, 2010

  We had another great turnout with several new attendees. This meeting focused on building out the committees and gaining committments from a number of neighbors to lead and work for improvements in our community.
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Public Relations

September 8, 2010

This committee will manage our image with the Austin community, the City of Chicago and the Country at large. If you are interested in working on this committee, please contact Diana Carpenter @ 708 524 0576
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CANA Meeting Flyer

September 1, 2010

Please review the flyer and comment or add input! CANA Meeting Flyer – PDF
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The Future of Policing in our neighborhood

September 1, 2010

Participate in a meeting and discussion of the systemic problems in adequate policing in the Austin community. Police response times and inability to stop drug dealing has grown to epidemic levels. We are looking for solutions … response time standards for the police, litigate failure to respond to calls in our neighborhood, bring back...
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CANA Anti Litter Campaign

September 1, 2010

We need your help in putting together and anti-litter campaign for our community and our schools.  Please contact Ron Reid or Marvin Marshall for more information and to help!
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Free gardening flowers, tools and equipment

September 1, 2010

Can we check with the City and IDOT? We have been told that both can supply seed, mulch, flowers,  rent mowers, trimmers and other equipment to aid our neighborhood clean up efforts.
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Lets adopt a highway?

September 1, 2010

Interested in adopting a stretch of hi-way? Give back and get some recognition for our organization with a sign on that hi-way. See IDOT program below: Illinois Adopt-A-Highway Program The Illinois Adopt-A-Highway (AAH) programs brings citizen volunteers into partnerships with the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) to pick up trash and keep our roadsides...
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Let’s bring recycling to Austin

September 1, 2010

If you are interested in working to bring recycling to the Austin community, please let us know and we can start a committee. Perhaps our CANA community can become a test area?
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ComEd opens “Innovation Corridor”

September 1, 2010

ComEd has opened an “Innovation Corridor” near us to provide testing for solar panels and power monitoring software and systems. The equipment provided during the test will given to participants at no charge. Lets discuss how to bring this to our area and become part of the new Green Economy! See the Tribue article...
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CANA Meeting Flyer for Reveiw and Comment

August 30, 2010

Please open and post your input or approval CANA Meeting Flyer
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Web site test

August 30, 2010

Title: Web site test Location: Virtual Meeting Start Time: 09:30 Date: 2010-08-30 Please comment below with your thoughts, likes dislikes. Many thanks, Ron  (708) 308 8985
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