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CANA Public Meeting 3/21/17 @ 6:30 PM @ 301 N. Mayfield

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March 20, 2017
CANA Public Meeting 3/21/17 @ 6:30 PM @ 301 N. Mayfield

Title: CANA Public Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield Description: CANA Meeting Agenda – ACLU Will give a status of our Police Response Time case – Austin Ascending and Oak Park Regional Housing Center will discuss funds available for re-habbing you – Activities for 2017 – Little Free Library – Programming for Children in our...
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POLICE BOARD MEETING: Taking our concerns to the top

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February 21, 2017
POLICE BOARD MEETING: Taking our concerns to the top

On Thursday, February 16, 2017, ten members of CANA attended the Chicago Police Board Meeting. The Chicago Police Board is a nine member, civilian body that oversees certain activities of the Chicago Police Department. It holds monthly public meeting that provide members of the public the opportunity to present questions and comments directly to...
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CANA Meeting Tuesday February 21 @ 6:30 PM

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February 20, 2017

Title: CANA Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield – 3rd Unitarian Church Description: Please join us for this CANA meeting. We will discuss our recent visit to the Police Board and the Status of our Response time case. Safety after the recent shootings will also be discussed.  Planning for upcoming events will be discussed. Your...
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Pictures and Memories from our Big Block Party/Festival

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September 9, 2016

WOW. What an event. Our largest and best event yet.  We hope this gallery of pictures bring back fond memories as the summer here in Chicago winds down. Our kids are back at school and hopefully relaxed and engaged.    
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CANA Festival Planning Meeting -July 21, 2016 @ 6:30 PM

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July 13, 2016

Title: CANA Festival Planning Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield Description: Last Planning Meeting before the Big Block Party! Please come out and let us know how you want to help. We have lots of volunteer jobs to fill. Assignments will be given. We need you! Your neighborhood needs you! Contribute to a better community...
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CANA Community Meeting June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at 301 N. Mayfield

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June 21, 2016
CANA Community Meeting June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at 301 N. Mayfield

Title: CANA Community Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield. Chicago IL 60644 Description: Title: CANA Community Meeting Tuesday June 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at Third Church (301 N. Mayfield) We are planning our annual neighborhood Festival/Big Block Party for July 30th We need your input and support to make this year’s community building event...
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CANA Big Block Party Coming July 30, 2016 !!!

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June 17, 2016

Ok it’s that time of year again. Yes!!! CANA with support from you and your neighbors will have our Fifth Annual Block Party for our 16+4 blocks and beyond.  We have another fun filled day planned for all.  Come out and join us from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the corner of Mason and...
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Make Informed Choices For Judges

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March 5, 2016

JUDGES IMPACT OUR LIVES EVERYDAY. WE NEED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SELECTION PROCESS. RESEARCH THEIR QUALIFICATIONS AND MAKE YOUR OWN DETERMINATION. The website listed below is one which offers evaluations for judges by their peers, associations of lawyers. It is a great place to start your research of elected officials who can exercise so much...
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CANA Community Meeting Tuesday 2/16/16 at 6:30 PM

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February 12, 2016

Title: CANA Community Meeting Location: 301 N. Mayfield. Chicago IL 60644 Description: This new year has had an explosive start. It hasn’t all been good. Are you content with: · Murders at double the rate of last year’s pace · Mini casinos potentially in your neighborhood · Inspector generals that cannot investigate aldermen ·...
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CANA Members Featured on Better Government Association Video

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October 21, 2015

The venerable Better Government Association has featured members of our team on a recent video that speaks to the mission and challenge of better governance. The video was featured at their recent Luncheon.   Many of us have attended BGA Watchdog training, particularly their FOIA classes. This has helped our organization shine a light...
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Another Successful Big Block Party!!!

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July 22, 2015

CANA’s Fourth Annual Big Block Party (16+4 blocks) was a raving success. On Saturday, July 18, 2015, the Central Austin Neighborhood Association celebrated 5 Years of Positive Community Impact.   Pony Rides, CANA Grillmaster BBQ Contest, Petting Zoo, Cake and Ice Cream, Senior Bingo, Watermelon, Face Painting, Rickshaw Rides, Free Raffles and More Fun....
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CANA Neighborhood Big Block Party Kicks Off Saturday July 18, 2015 (Mason & West End)

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July 10, 2015
CANA Neighborhood Big Block Party Kicks Off Saturday July 18, 2015 (Mason & West End)

CANA with support from your neighbors will have our Fourth Annual Block Party for our 16+4 blocks and beyond.  We have a fun filled day planned for all.  Come out and join us from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM at the corner of Mason and West End  (5900 block of West End – near Austin)...
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CANA CAMPAIGN UPDATES

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April 24, 2015

Our last meeting was full of information you could use. Here is a brief summary of some of the discussions. CANA CIVIC ENGAGEMENT CANA members, to expand our impact, spent the month of March working with and engaging others in the community, city, and county. CANA members volunteered to serve and to learn means...
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CANA Encourages Engagement with Elected Officials in March

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March 18, 2015

CANA, in place of a meeting, encouraged everyone to go out into the community, attend a meeting, engage an elected official and learn more about conditions affecting our community. Having identified several events through reading a local newspaper, I decided to attend an event presented by our recently elected Commissioner, Richard Boykin. There were...
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Impactful Leadership Forum, February 5, 2015

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January 7, 2015

Within the next month, February, Austin residents will be choosing, and placing their trust in, individuals to represent their interests in the city of Chicago. The members of the group Advocates for Neighborhood Development and Empowerment, ANDE, believe that the delivery of better information to the Austin community will help constituents: Recognize and utilize...
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Celebrating 5 Years of Impact

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January 7, 2015

Best Wishes for the New Year We begin the fifth year of operation of the Central Austin Neighborhood Association. 2015 Activity Schedule Six Visible Action Events Ten CANA meetings 2015 Objectives Increased civic engagement Celebration of achievements Positive impact on quality of life   Next Meeting:                        Tuesday, January 20, 2015, 301 N. Mayfield  ...
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CANA Joins TUC and OPRF Community of Congregations for ‘Black Lives Matter’ March and Rally

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December 16, 2014
CANA Joins TUC and OPRF Community of Congregations for ‘Black Lives Matter’ March and Rally

CANA members joined the Third Unitarian Congregation in a march from TUC in Austin to Scoville Park in Oak Park. This event took place this past Sunday and led by Pastor Jennifer Nordstrom and several congregtion members. CANA had 6 members that marched and a dozen additional members that joined at th rally. The...
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CANA Holiday Celebration at TUC

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December 16, 2014
CANA Holiday Celebration at TUC

We celebrated the holiday season with friends and neighbors this past Saturday at Third Unitarian Church. The celebration this year had dishes provided by numerous neighbors and friends. Ornament making crafts for the kids were a hit.    
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CANA begins celebration of its fifth year with a night at the opera

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December 16, 2014
CANA begins celebration of its fifth year with a night at the opera

  More than 65 CANA members enjoyed the kick-off to its fifth year of impact and influence, by attending a performance of Porgy and Bess, an American classic, at the Lyric Opera. Set in the 1930s in a fictitious African-American Charleston neighborhood known as Catfish Row, Porgy and Bess, a Gershwin opera, is the tragic...
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Preparing our corner plantings for Winter with help from neighbors and friends

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October 21, 2014

This past Saturday  CANA was joined by several neighbors, ours friends and Third Unitarian Church, Christ the King High School and Jahmal Cole of the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. While the weather was bit harsh, the students of Christ the King were ready to work regardless. We started the day off with a little...
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CANA MEETING TUESDAY OCT 21

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October 13, 2014

Our next meeting is           Tuesday, October 21, 2014                         at 301 N. Mayfield, corner of Mayfield and Fulton We start on time at 6:30pm and finish at 8:00pm.. We invite you to participate.
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Another Successful Neighborhood Block Party!

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August 19, 2014
Another Successful Neighborhood Block Party!

Our third annual big block party succeeded in bringing our community together for family friendly activities. Our efforts to build community were on full display Saturday July 19th. The Pictures are worth a thousand smiles!!!
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CANA Third Annual Block Party/Festival Kicks off Saturday July 19 @ 12:00 Noon

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July 17, 2014
CANA Third Annual Block Party/Festival Kicks off Saturday July 19 @ 12:00 Noon

CANA with support from your neighbors will have our Third Annual Block Party for our 16+4 blocks and beyond.  We have a fun filled day planned for all.  Come out and join us from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM at the corner of Mason and West End  (5900 block of West End – near Austin)...
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General Meeting Tuesday, February 18th at 6:30pm

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February 12, 2014

The future of Austin is in our hands. Based upon the community discussions and activity taking place around Austin, we continue to be confident and encouraged about what we can achieve as a community. We must, however, put in the work to create the quality of life to which we all are entitled. The...
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FELON-TIF FUNDS-LIQUOR STORE: Are you outraged ?

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October 3, 2013

On Sunday,  September 29,2013 , the Chicago Tribune published a front page, above the fold, article on the state of economic development and the quality of life in South Austin. It is an important piece of research and history on Austin. www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met-south-austin-liquor-store-20130929,0,1042994.story chicagotribune.com Blinking beer sign illuminates Austin’s problems Liquor store with ties to felon...
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