What are you plans for the 4th of July holiday, and what would you like to declare your independence from?

Around Town

Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter

Roger Carter

"My plan is just to be with family. I'd like to declare independence from the street violence that we are having here in Chicago. That's what I am praying for and we all should be praying that God just comes down and touch Chicago, bringing us peace in these streets." 

Ronnie Evans

"I would like to be independent from the mismanagement of government." 

Lakesha Boyd

"I just want all the violence to stop. Just stop all the killing. That would be great for Independence Day. I don't know what I am going to do yet for the holiday. I'll probably just be with family and friends."

Teeaira Harper

"I'm taking my godchildren downtown to Nay Pier to see the fireworks."

Ceree Jones

"I really don't have any big plans. I probably will be working. I hope we have no violence that day. It would be just fantastic not to hear news that someone else got shot or killed. It would be great to just have a peaceful holiday."

Willie Daniel

"I am going to celebrate at home in my backyard with family and hope everyone stays safe."

Love the News?

Become our partner in independent community journalism

Thanks for turning to Austin Weekly News and AustinWeeklyNews.com. We love our thousands of digital-only readers. Now though we're asking you to partner up in paying for our reporters and photographers who report this news. It had to happen, right?

On the plus side, we're giving you a simple way, and a better reason, to join in. We're now a non-profit -- Growing Community Media -- so your donation is tax deductible. And signing up for a monthly donation, or making a one-time donation, is fast and easy.

No threats from us. The news will be here. No paywalls or article countdowns. We're counting on an exquisite mix of civic enlightenment and mild shaming. Sort of like public radio.

Claim your bragging rights. Become a digital member.

Donate Now

Reader Comments

No Comments - Add Your Comment

Note: This page requires you to login with Facebook to comment.

Comment Policy

Facebook Connect

Answer Book 2019

To view the full print edition of the Austin Weekly News 2019 Answer Book, please click here.

Quick Links

Sign-up to get the latest news updates for Austin and Garfield Park.

MultimediaContact us
Submit Letter To The Editor
Place a Classified Ad