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DEC Ratifies Teachers Contract
     Paula Zelinski, President of the District Educators Council (DEC, the teachers union), told the RoundTable that DEC’s membership ratified today the tentative agreement with the District 65 School Board. She said 680 teachers voted. Of those 579, or 85%, voted to accept the agreement; 101 voted no.
Smylie Brothers' Takeover of the Former Recycling Center Fermenting
     City Council voted 8-1 on Nov. 28 to introduce an ordinance under which the City would lease the former recycling center to Smylie Brothers Brewing Company.
No Room for Hate But 'Room for Defiance and Resistance'
      Rallies at Fountain Square and the Unitarian Church of Evanston on Nov. 20 – one convened by clergy, the other by politicians – had in common a concern for immigrants, women, persons of color, and others targeted during the campaign season.
EC2C Adopts Equity Statement, Considers Ways to Give More People a Voice in the Process
     On Nov. 18, representatives of many partnering organizations in the Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) initiative met at Evanston Township High School and approved an EC2C Equity Statement.
Council Commits to $1.4 Million Toward Howard Street Theater
     The theater concept for Howard Street took one of its steps forward at the Nov. 28 City Council meeting, as aldermen voted to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding with Theo Ubique.
Police Escalate Seeking Nominating Petitions into Charges
     The police officer asked Mr. Reid what he was doing, and Mr. Reid told the RoundTable that he told the officer he was petitioning to get on the ballot, which he said is a right guaranteed under the First Amendment.

Council Reaffirms Evanston a 'Welcoming City'
City Council members hear community support for the ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance.   RoundTable photo

City Council members hear community support for the ‘Welcoming City’ ordinance.   
RoundTable photo

Like many cities across the country, Evanston is taking a protective stance against potential pressure to use local law enforcement officials to help federal immigration authorities ferret out undocumented persons.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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City News
• City Council Continues Discussion On Proposed 2017 Budget
• Amidst Confusion, Candidates Rush to File Nominating Petitions
• Police Escalate Seeking Nominating Petitions into Charges
•  No Room for Hate But 'Room for Defiance and Resistance'
• Speak Out' Against Library Book Defacement
• $246.9 Million FY '17 Budget Approved by City
• Council Commits to $1.4 Million Toward Howard Street Theater
• Smylie Brothers' Takeover of the Former Recycling Center Fermenting
• Council Bytes: Highlights From the Nov. 30 City Council Meeting
• Simmons, Fleming Kick off Aldermanic Campaigns
• Evanston Honors Veterans

• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Bill and Eleanor Revelle Honored by Bulletin of Atomic Scientists for Environmental Work
• Hooked on Fishing: Fishing for Presents? Presents for Fishing

• District 65 and DEC Reach Tentative Agreement
• Enrollment at ETHS is Highest in 30 Years
• EC2C Adopts Equity Statement, Considers Ways to Give More People a Voice in the Process
• ETHS Receives Funding for Urban Agriculture
• ETHS Dancers Partner with NIU
• Kiwanis Recognizes Scholastic Bowl Students
• 'WE' Foundation Launches Program at ETHS
• Evanston/Skokie Schools Collaborate with NU's Science in Society Center

• Wildkits Capture Thanksgiving Tournament Title
• Bench Boosts ETHS Girls B-ball to Sixth Straight Triumph
• Lucy Hogan Places Second in State
• Hogan, Wildkit swimmers Finish 2nd in CSL South
• Blue Stoners Hockey Team Wins National Pond Hockey Championship

Art & Life
• Small-scale Magic at Mill Creek Miniatures
• Justin Wynn Leadership Academy Holds 9th Annual Food Drive
• 'Love Don't Pay the Rent' More Than a Slogan For Connections
• How Do Evanston's Reading Habits Compare to the Country's? Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird
• Red Cross, Fire Department Install Smoke Alarms
• Walking Tall to Aid Assault Victims
• Exhibits at EAC
• Emmy Nomination for City Producer
• DAR Honors Willard Association Director
• NorthShore Pledges $900,000 to Help Erie Family Health Center Expand

• Editorial: Law and Order in the Welcoming City
• Room for a View: Hey! Hey! What D'Ya Say?
• Room for a View: Everyday Moments
• More Room: Only Explore

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) has pledged $900,000 to Erie Family Health Center to go in part to Erie’s planned expansion of its health center in Evanston.

State of the Schools Address, 2016
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