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Refugees Find a Home in Evanston
     A look at the lives of refugees who have found a home - and haven - in Evanston
Lyons to Become Aurora CFO
     Assistant City Manager/City Chief Financial Officer Martin Lyons has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and City Treasurer in the City of Aurora.  The Aurora City Council confirmed the appointment last night, Nov. 14.
Northwestern Students, Meals at Home Address Food Insecurity in Evanston
     The Evanston Public Library has partnered with Meals at Home, a meal delivery service that supports the homebound, the elderly, the disabled, and others unable to care for their nutritional needs, to present a series of events addressing the issue of food insecurity in Evanston.
Lease of Harley Clarke to Nonprofit Group in the Works
     The Harley Clarke debate took a step forward on Nov.13, as City Council voted to direct staff to prepare a 40-year lease for the Evanston Lakehouse and Garden (ELHG) group. Under the lease, the mansion would be used for environmental, arts, and other programming.
Split Council Votes To Settle Robinson Lawsuit
     A divided Evanston City Council voted 6-3 on Nov. 13 to approve a settlement of a lawsuit filed by former Director of Public Works Suzette Robinson in which the City, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz, Corporation Counsel Grant Farrar, and Human Resources Director Jennifer Lin were initially named as defendants.
Looking for Resolution About the Future of Family Focus Programs and Building
     Fears and rumors about the possible sale of the Weissbourd-Holmes Family Focus building collided at a Nov. 7 meeting about the future of the building, located at 2010 Dewey Ave.

Narrow 5-4 Vote Greenlights 15-Story Albion Development
Proposed Albion 273-unit building.
Rendering from City of Evanston

Proposed Albion 273-unit building.

Rendering from City of Evanston

In the face of an angry, rowdy, unruly crowd, Evanston City Council voted to approve a planned development at 1450-1508 Sherman Ave.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

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City News
• Lease of Harley Clarke to Nonprofit Group in the Works
• Split Council Votes To Settle Robinson Lawsuit
• Ra Joy Talks About Evanston, the Arts, and Social Justice
• Veterans Day Ceremony: Speeches of Remembrance and Support
• Binny's May Occupy Former Site of Whole Foods South
• City's Capital Needs Exceed Debt Cap
• Council Nuggets: Highlights from the Oct. 23 City Council Meeting
• Robert Crown Project Breaks $10 Million Fundraising Goal
• Openings Available for City of Evanston Boards, Committees and Commissions
• Orange Is the New Green

• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Neutron Stars Make Waves With Heavy Metal Light Show
• Greening the Lunchbox

• District 65 School Board Discusses Making Bessie Rhodes a Two-Way Immersion School
• ETHS SAT Scores Show Wide Gaps in Meeting Learning Standards
• ETHS Reports on Annual Student Achievement Measures
• Friction on the District 202 School Board
• EC2C Creating a Culture of Partnering to Help Children Succeed
• Administrators Recommend Establishing Two Strands of TWI at Bessie Rhodes
• ETHS Grads Accuse Former Teacher of Sexual Misconduct
• Navigating Diversity Session
• ETHS Continues to Increase Access and Success to AP Programs

• Wildkits Girls B-Ball Loses Season Opener
• ETHS Soccer Team Wins Sectionals, But Loses in Supersectionals
• Michelin Finds Calculated Risk Brings Big Reward
• Goncharova Completes Comeback with 2nd Place Finish
• Wildkits Football Decisively Beat Niles North
• Garron, Wilburn Earn Repeat Trips to State Track Finals

Art & Life
• Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off With Banner Dedication
• Teen Team Scores a Hit with Original Musical at The Musical Offering
• Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird Celebrate NaNoWriMo with Some Sage Advice
• Jason Narducy: Evanston's Kevin Bacon
• What Are Your Neighbors Reading? Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird
• Wilsons Establish Engagement Fund at Block
• NU Solar House Takes Two 1st Place Awards
• Northwestern Students, Meals at Home Address Food Insecurity in Evanston
• OSP 'Peacemakers' Empowers Children To Overcome Violence and Trauma
• A New Public Art Initiative Is Brightening Evanston's Streetwalls

• Keep Evanston Green
• Room for a View: Giving and Thanks
• Room for a View: Anger
• More Room: Men Behaving Badly
• Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens Creates Plan for ALL of Evanston
• Editorial: If They Had Just Left It Alone

RoundTable Magazine
• Refugees Find a Home in Evanston
• Transgender at ETHS
• Steve Hagerty: Making His Voice Count
• Life After Losing a Best Friend
• Aging Well in Evanston
• Downsizing Tips
• The Birth and Rebirth of Fountain Square
• Finding the Right Fit in Private Schools

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In an effort to restore and brighten the neglected streetwalls across Evanston, the Evanston Mural Arts Program is creating public art for everyone to enjoy.

Dr. Goren's Statement to the Community

2017 Referendum Thank You from Evanston/Skokie School D65 on Vimeo.

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