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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.
Rep. Schakowsky's and State Senator Biss's Statement on the U.S. Senate's Vote on Health Care
     “By the narrowest of margins – requiring Vice President Pence to break a tie –Senate Republicans have voted to move forward on their dangerous health care proposals.
Larry Martin Loecker, 1943-2017
     Larry Martin Loecker, 74, of Evanston, Illinois passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
James Park Renovations
     The City of Evanston is contracting improvements at James Park over the next five months.
Period to File Property Tax Appeals Opens Aug. 1
     On Aug. 1, the Cook County Board of Review will begin accepting appeals from property owners in the Evanston for 2017 assessments, payable as taxes in August 2018.  
Statement from Clerk Orr Regarding the Assessment Process
     Below is a statement by Cook County Clerk David Orr given to Cook County Commissioners yesterday afternoon in lieu of today's hearing with Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios. July 18, 2017


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
• Harley Clarke Goes Back Out for Bid
• City's Capital Project Needs Overwhelm Annual Budget
• Robert Crown Fundraising Efforts Continue
• 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

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

Schools
• New Report Finds Race and Income Are Still Strong Predictors of Achievement, But School Effectiveness Makes a Difference
• Walking in Their Shoes: Moran Center Staff Attend Workshops on Trauma-Informed Care
• ETHS Students and Teacher Receive History Fair Awards
• UNITY Celebrates Scholarship Recipients
• Impact of D65's Referendum on 2nd Installment Property Tax Bills
• District 65 Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacant Board Position

Sports
• 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
• Reporter's Memoir Captures Dangerous, Illustrious Career
• Local Human Services Agencies 'Joining Forces' to Address Affordable Housing
• Northwestern Outlines Plan for Community Involvement
• Protecting the H.O.M.E.S.
• Fingerprints Welcomed at This Tantalizing Window
• Book Review: 'A Soft Place to Land'
• House By Northwestern Sheds Light on Residential Solar Panels
• July 18 - Food Truck Festival And Starlight Concert
• Library Offers Safe and Informative Viewing of Solar Eclipse
• The Hidden Gem of Gilbert Park

Opinion
• 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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