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There's No Arguing the Growing Interest, Success of the ETHS Speech and Debate Team
     Evanston Township High School’s Speech and Debate team has a long, proud history. Students won the IHSA State Championship in Policy Debate as far back as 1968.  But over the past eight  years under Jeff Hannan, the team has grown in size, scope and success.
EC2C Ready to Move to Next Level
     At their July 20 meeting, partners of the Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) initiative reviewed revised goals and strategies to achieve the goals, the need for equity and equity assessments, and the process for distributing a new $172,500 grant awarded to EC2C by the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.
Moran Center Staff Take Comprehensive Approach to Helping Evanston Youth
      “About one in every 35 African American men, one in every 88 Latino men is serving time right now. Among white men, that number is one in 214,” said President Barack Obama in a speech before the NAACP in July of 2015.
Learning Bridge Early Childhood Center Receives National Award
     Learning Bridge Early Education Center (formerly Child Care Center of Evanston) received the Award of excellence for Preschool Teaching and Learning from ExceleRate Illinois, the state’s quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers.
End of an Era for Evanston Cotillion Dance
     After 63 years, the long white gloves have been put away for good: Cotillion has come to an end. This long-standing Evanston tradition – an invitation-only formal dance enjoyed by a select group of Evanston Township High School students – was cancelled permanently by its current Board earlier this summer.
EPL North Branch to Close July 29 through Sept. 5
     The North Branch of the Evanston Public Library, 2026 Central St., will close for construction Saturday, July 29, at 6 pm, and reopen Tuesday, September 5, at 10 am.

City Budget Falls into $3 Million to $5.6 Million Hole
Marty Lyons, Chief Financial Officer for the City, presented City Council with a Mid-year 2017 Budget Report on July 10 that projects the City will have a shortfall in its budget for 2017 in the range of between $3 million (under Scenario 1, pegged as the most likely scenario) and $5.6 million (under Scenario 2, a worst  case scenario).

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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City News
• Mayor Calls for Workshop on Sick Leave/Minimum Wage Ordinance
• Evanston 'Opts In' to Cook County Minimum Wage
• City Must Respond to AG By Monday About Possible OMA Violation
• City's Capital Project Needs Overwhelm Annual Budget
• An Unfinished History of Evanston's Harley Clarke Mansion
• State Rep. Gabel's Summary of the State Budget
• Harley Clark RFP Held for Revisions
• Rep. Fine's Summary of State Budget

• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Midsummer Fishing Season
• Summer Vampires: Mosquitos and Ticks Pose Extra Problems This Summer

• EC2C Ready to Move to Next Level
• There's No Arguing the Growing Interest, Success of the ETHS Speech and Debate Team
• Algebra Will Be Detracked at All Middle Schools
• ETHS Boosterpalooza Celebrates Five Years
• Candance Chow Named McCormick Foundation Executive Fellow
• District 65 Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacant Board Position
• Learning Bridge Early Childhood Center Receives National Award

• Evanston Girls Basketball
• McGaw YMCA Youth Triathlon Attracts 175 Youth
• Evanston Athletes Qualify for USATF Nationals
• Senior Olympic Basketball Teams Score
• Group Urges Public to Buy a Brick to Support 'Crown Jewel'
• Register for the Justin Wynn Fund SoccerFest

Art & Life
• Moran Center Staff Take Comprehensive Approach to Helping Evanston Youth
• End of an Era for Evanston Cotillion Dance
• Protecting the H.O.M.E.S.
• Artruck: For the Love of Conversation, Art, and Community
• Book Review: 'A Soft Place to Land'
• 'Funny Girl'
• ETHS Alum's Book Examines Native Nation Identity Issue
• Jim Craig Keeps the Hogeye Tradition Going Strong
• The Hidden Gem of Gilbert Park

• Editorial: Time to Hunker Down and Buy Local
• Room for a View: Emotional Maturity
• Room for a View: En México
• More Room:Ecclesiastes Got It Wrong
• Algebra I: When Should My Child Enroll?

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Driving down Emerson Street, it is difficult to notice a playground with giraffe heads poking out of the top. But, after taking a look around Gilbert Park, it is clear that this park is anything but ordinary.

Dr. Goren's Statement to the Community

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

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