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Nevins-Moon Project Held in Committee
     Albion’s proposed 287-unit building spanning much of the block now containing the Tommy Nevin’s and Prairie Moon restaurants was held in the Planning and Development Committee on Sept. 25 over concerns expressed by three aldermen about the mix of units, the precedent set, the scale of the building, and the lack of a “ziggurat” setback at the southern corner of the building.
FOIA/Next Request System Issues Near Resolution
     The way Evanston processes Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and releases information to the public erupted into controversy recently when but came close to a resolution at the Oct. 16 Rules Committee meeting. 
City Needs to Make up $6.1 Million to Balance Its Budget for 2018
     As a starting point, the budget documents contain a “baseline budget” showing an operating deficit of $6.1 million in the City’s General Fund.
ETHS Continues to Increase Access and Success to AP Programs
     Participation in AP classes is up 120% since 2006-07. Each subgroup has made gains, but gaps in access and success persist, said Dr. Bavis.
Additional Fall Street Cleaning Dates
     The City of Evanston’s Public Works Agency has announced additional street cleaning dates in November and December to help clear streets of leaves and other debris.
Evanston Youth Arrested on Gun Charges
     On Oct.11, at approximately 8:11 p.m., an Evanston police officer conducted a traffic stop in the 400 block of Asbury Avenue due to the vehicle speeding, said Commander Joe Dugan of the Evanston Police Department.


City Needs to Make up $6.1 Million to Balance its Budget for 2018
The budget documents contain a “baseline budget” showing a deficit of $6.1 million in the City’s General Fund, its main operating fund. The budget also  incorporates many budget balancing strategies that, if adopted by City Council, would balance the General Fund and leave a surplus of $667,859.

Friday, October 6, 2017


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City News
• City Needs to Make up $6.1 Million to Balance Its Budget for 2018
• FOIA/Next Request System Issues Near Resolution
• Nevins-Moon Project Held in Committee
• Council Clears Path For New Restaurant At Simpson and Dodge
• Ald. Rainey Opposes Combining Levy and Chandler Managers
• Evanston and Skokie Fight Over Charges for Water
• Plans to Proceed With HOW Project
• Committee Reviews 601 Davis St. Proposal
• City Settles Lawsuit Over Dog Shot by Police
• Howard Street Redevelopment Touted As City Success

Columns
• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Fish Know It's Fall, Even if the Trees Are Green
• Hooked on Fishing: Lawn Fertilizer Runoff Can Be A Serious Problem

Schools
• Recommended Site(s) For Two TWI Strands to Be Presented on Nov. 6
• District 65 Declines in Four of Five Areas on 5Essentials Survey
• Policy Change Reframes Extracurriculars as Intervention Strategies, Sports Report Provides Encouragement
• District 202 Approves Budget
• D65 Committee Looks at Free, Reduced-Fee, and Complimentary Lunch Program Policies
• Manufacturing Day Helps High School Students Plan for Their Future
• Blessings In a Backpack Day
• Annual ETHS Boosterpalooza a Rooftop Gala
• Evanston Scholars Welcome Class of 2019, 12 Students and Their Mentors
• Legality of Confiscating Pot Stories Leads to Blunt Discussions About Censorship

Sports
• Wildkits Capture Homecoming Victory
• Defense Delivers First Conference Win For Wilkits in Football
• ETHS Girls Swimming
• Wildkits Take a Knee for Social Justice
• Weber Touches Out Foes in Breaststroke Victory
• Garron, Wilburn Earn Repeat Trips to State Track Finals

Art & Life
• Domestic Violence: A Crime That Shatters Lives
• Rotary International Donates Eight Trees To Clark Beach Street Bird Sanctuary
• Home Is Where The Heart Is: Evanston's Welcoming City Ordinance Aligns With Illinois TRUST Act
• Field Ready High-Tech Innovations for On-the-Ground Disaster Relief
• Brain Fitness Preventing Dementia and Boosting Brain Health
• Ada Lovelace Day Honors The World's First Computer Programmer
• Introducing the Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)
• Terrain Biennial Evanston Brings Public Art to Private Homes
• Imagine U Season Takes Flight With 'Stellaluna'
• Purple Purse Challenge

Opinion
• Editorial: City Council Should Support Police Social Services
• Room for a View: The Best Game in Town
• Room for a View: One's Place
• More Room: Alone Together
• National Disability Employment Awareness Month



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The staff of Evanston Township High School’s student-run newspaper accused the school administration of violating their right to free speech by confiscating an issue of the paper and not providing a reason in a timely manner as required by law. The Sept. 22 issue of The Evanstonian contained a two-page spread in the “In Depth” section of...


Dr. Goren's Statement to the Community

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

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