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New Trier Democrats Endorse Biss for Governor
     “We’re so excited to endorse Daniel Biss for governor,” said New Trier Democrats President Judy Mandel.
Defense Delivers Overtime Triumph for Boys B-ball Team
     Lance Jones didn’t hang his head when teammate Blake Peters missed a potential game-winning 3-point shot in the waning moments Friday night at New Trier.
Wildkit Girls Fight Past New Trier in Fourth Quarter
     Now the Wildkits are the team that nobody wants to play, and Kayla Henning is the guard nobody can guard man-to-man.
Even With Deficits, Active TIFs Are for the Most Part Productive
     In a TIF, the tax increment – the difference between the taxes on the property at the time the TIF was created (the “base”) and the taxes on the increased value of the property while the TIF is in effect – remains within the TIF to be used for public improvements.
Evanston Knitters Help Create a Different, Warmer Kind of Immigrant Wall
     The 10 members of the Evanston Knitters for Peace (EKFP) are no strangers to yarn shops or the concept of giving back.
Candance Chow Runs for 17th District State Representative
     As President of the District 65 School Board and a member of its Finance Committee, Candance Chow helped lead last year’s grassroots effort to pass the District 65 referendum. Ms. Chow hopes to bring the same determination to tackle tough problems with her to Springfield in her bid for 17th District Illinois State Representative.

City to Acquire Church Street Site Of Former Shore School
Proposed rendering of Splash Pad. Rendering from City of Evanston
Proposed rendering of Splash Pad. Rendering from City of Evanston
City Council voted on Jan. 8 to enter into a 50-year lease for the former Shore School property, at 2525 Church St. from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Rent totals only $10 per year, but the lease requires the City to spend up to $400,000 to demolish the existing school building within five years. The lease also limits the use of the property to recreational uses and requires a stormwater management plan, which, according to a report by City staff, is expected to be a rain garden.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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•  Questions Linger Re: Arrest of 12-Year Olds
The recent report (Dec. 28 Roundtable, p. 3) that pol...

•  Kudos and More for ‘High Rise Free for All’
Editor:Kudos and more. Ellen Galland’s article in the...

•  Opposes $10 Million Renovation of EPL
Why is the main library, which is a building that is only 2...

•  Aghast at Amount of Legal Fees: In reading the Dec. 14 RoundTable, I was aghast at seeing Shawn Jone...

•  As small business owners in Evanston, we’re writing to urge the City Council to support and approve...

City News
• Legal Bills Cross $2.8 Million In Dodge-Oakton Water Quality Lawsuit
• Affordable Housing Discussions Continue
• Even With Deficits, Active TIFs Are for the Most Part Productive
• Candance Chow Runs for 17th District State Representative
• Mail Carriers Complete Their Rounds, But Main Post Office Building Shivers
• Two Aldermen Appointed to NLC Positions
• The Officer and Gentlemen Academy Returns
• Preventing Frozen Pipes

• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Ice Fishing Advice

• District 65 School Board Approves $14.5 Million Operating Referendum
• ETHS Still 'Organized for Improvement' Says Latest 5Essentials Survey
• District 65 Forced to Prioritize and Limit Capital Expenditures
• Early Childhood Experiences Have an Enormous Impact on How a Child's Brain Develops
• Oakton to Screen Sex Trafficking Film

• Widkits Girls B-ball Team Steals Victory Against Loyola
• Wildkit Girls Fight Past New Trier in Fourth Quarter
• Nelson Breaks Through Against State's Elite Divers
• Dillon's Return Boosts Swimmers at ETHS Invite
• Beacon Academy Pledges $500,000 For New Robert Crown Center
• ETHS Girls Gymnasts Score Season Best at ETHS Invite
• Defense Delivers Overtime Triumph for Boys B-ball Team
• Baseball Team Provides Lessons On and Off the Field

Art & Life
• Evanston Knitters Help Create a Different, Warmer Kind of Immigrant Wall
• Spot On Co-founders Dan Noonan And Sarah Whitney Hit the Right Note With 'Blue Over You'
• 'Resilient Families,' Part 2 Trauma-Informed Approaches That Build Resilience
• 'Resilient Families,' Part 1 The ACE of Racial Bias, and the New Jim Crow
• Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird What Are You Trying to Say? Library Book Displays
• Shorefront's 'Legacies' on Display at Civic Center
• Charles M. Blow to Keynote MLK Observance at Northwestern University
• Artemis Singers Presents 'Rise Up' Concert
• Preparing Young Adults With Special Needs to Live Independently

• Editorial: Daniel Biss for Governor
• Room for a View: Is It Well
• Room for a View: Prescription for a Better (Y)ear
• More Room: Shifting Gears

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January not only ushers in a new year but its cold temperatures spur early thoughts of spring. For many, the countdown to baseball season has officially begun.  Among those looking forward to spring ball are players and fans of last year’s local Little League team the Shambees.  The anticipation is not so much due to their won-loss record...

Dr. Goren's Statement to the Community

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

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