1. College Prep, the first new Catholic high school on Chicago’s West Side in decades, opened its new building on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday.

2. Leah Ellis, 11, paints her mother Lillibeth’s fingernails as a group of neighborhood women and their daughters met at the community room of the District 15 police station in Austin to pamper themselves with salon products.(May 20)

3. Parishioners worship together during the first Sunday service of 2010 at the Temple of Life International Church, 5040 W. Madison. Bishop Alfondia Reese preaches from the pulpit (Jan. 7)

4. Joseph V. Mason and Deidra Gibson enjoy the music and beautiful surroundings of the Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park (July 22)

5. Several basketball teams from various neighborhoods competed in a weekend tournament called Hoops in the Hood, which was designed to promote a sense of community and non-violence (Aug. 26)

6. Austin High students celebrated their win over Manley High School at the school’s Homecoming dance (Oct. 21)

7. Austin cheerleaders do 28 pushups after the football team scored its 28th point

8. Adrianna Griffin with her one-week old daughter, Aaliyah, who was originally due in February (Dec. 16)

9. The mural at Chicago Avenue and Mayfield is called Austin Is Doing Something (May 27)

10. Homeowner Willie Cranberry gathers his wife’s mink coat among other household items damaged in July’s rain storm (Jul. 29)

11. Veronica Bell dances and waves while she works for Liberty Tax Service at Madison and Cicero in Austin; Bell passes out promotional material for the tax preparation company (Apr. 8)