Local neighborhood papers these days are rare, but since I've had the privilege of writing a blog and news articles for the Austin Weekly News. Mainly I write about people, arts and culture of the West Side of Chicago. Austin is located on the far west of the West Side. It turned very quickly from a white working class area into a Black neighborhood in 1970, right as the Great Migration era was ending and jobs were beginning to leave the city. People here have survived in a slow economy ever since. The blues is still here. .