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Water Testing at School District 65
     District 65 has received the results from testing completed at all K-5 and magnet schools. While not required, testing will be conducted in middle schools after winter break.
District 202 Board's Resolution May Lead to Possible Legal Challenge
     A resolution establishing a procedure for how and when Board members may share email or written communications from the Superintendent or Board President passed 5-2 at the Dec. 11 District 202 School Board meeting despite the possibility of a legal challenge from the ACLU.
Editorial: We Believe District 202's Resolution Restricts Free Speech
     On Dec. 11, the District 202 School Board, by a 5-2 vote, adopted a Resolution that we think violates the First Amendment.
Bessie Rhodes Will Transition To An All TWI, Global Studies School
     On Dec. 4, the District 65 School Board unanimously decided to approve converting Bessie Rhodes magnet school to a Two-Way Immersion, global studies school on a phased-in basis, starting with kindergarten next year, and then adding one grade level year by year.
Library Budget Passes Despite Scare
     By a 6-2 vote, City Council passed the ordinance permitting the Evanston Public Library’s tax levy for next year, ensuring the Library’s operating budget will be funded in 2018.
City Clerk Demands Additional Funds, Receives Some
     Bolstered by a robust weekend email campaign, City Clerk Devon Reid said the 2018 budget for the City Clerk’s Office should  receive only the 4% cut mandated for all City departments.

Aldermen Approve Balanced Budget for FY '18
Amid accusations, defenses, and concerns about the Library’s proposed expenditures – both capital and operating – and about the perceived reduction in the City Clerk’s budget, aldermen on Dec. 11 approved a $280.5 million budget for fiscal year 2018.

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City News
• City Clerk Demands Additional Funds, Receives Some
• Plan Commission Rejects Vermilion Tower Proposal
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• Library Budget Passes Despite Scare
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• Bessie Rhodes Will Transition To An All TWI, Global Studies School
• District 202 Board's Resolution May Lead to Possible Legal Challenge
• District 65 Forced to Prioritize and Limit Capital Expenditures
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• Rotary Promotes Leadership and Service Opportunities for Evanston Youth

• Wildkits Football Bounce Back Against Fremd
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Art & Life
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• Editorial: The 12th Month
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• Room for a View: Gifts That Keep on Giving
• Editorial: We Believe District 202's Resolution Restricts Free Speech
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Nearly every Wednesday evening, the Soup Kitchen at Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster St., serves some 100 guests in need of a hot meal. The Wednesday before Thanksgiving is always a Soup Kitchen night, and for the last five years one man – with the support of his family and a cadre of returning volunteers – “owns” the Soup Kitchen.

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