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April 19, 2018 




City Revises Floodplain Ordinance
As the waves and currents of Lake Michigan reconfigure its shoreline, the 42 residents of Evanston whose homes are on the lakefront have taken varying measures to protect their property. All of these properties sit in an area the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has designated as a floodplain.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Council Bytes: Highlights From the April 9 City Council Meeting
Evanston's current City Council is now one full year into its tenure after being elected last April. Under the leadership of Mayor Steve Hagerty, and with three new aldermen, the Council appears to be rounding into shape and gathering its own personality. Many aspects of City government remain unchanged, though.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Purchasing Equity: Grant to Fund Minority Position at Mudlark
City Council approved an “equity in the arts” grant awarding $25,000 to Mudlark Theater “to hire additional administrative staff.” The new staff member must “belong to a minority class as defined by the EEOC.”
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Groundbreaking for 811 Emerson St. Development
On April 12, Chicago-based developers CA Ventures and Focus broke ground for their nine-story, 241-unit development at 811 Emerson St. The building will be U-shaped, with the legs of the U facing Emerson.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Evanstonians and Elected Leaders Consider Possibilities for Campaign Finance Reform
In a crowded Evanston Township High School classroom on April 7, Evanstonians heard from a line-up of speakers about the possibilities for campaign finance reform in Evanston. They also had the chance to ask detailed questions of officials and organizers, and to hear from one another.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
No Lease for Harley Clarke
It is back to square one for the Harley Clarke mansion, as aldermen voted 7-2 on April 9 to reject a proposed lease of a portion of the grounds to the Evanston Lake House and Gardens not-for-profit.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
EPD Introduces Axon Citizen, Allowing the Public to Upload Videos
The Evanston Police Department is introducing 'Axon Citizen' which allows citizens to upload videos or other media relevant to an on-going investigation.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
EPD Introduces Axon Citizen, Allowing the Public to Upload Videos
The Evanston Police Department is introducing 'Axon Citizen' which allows citizens to upload videos or other media relevant to an on-going investigation.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
EPD to Step of Enforcement of Ban on Using Cell Phones While Driving
The Evanston Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists that if they drive with a phone in one hand, they can expect a ticket in the other.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
What 'Budget Crisis'?
The Council of "Yes" continues. You would not know there was an impending budget crisis based upon Council debate and votes. 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
No Lease for Harley Clarke
It is back to square one for the Harley Clarke mansion as Council voted 7-2 to reject a proposed lease of a portion of the grounds to the Evanston Lake House and Gardens not-for-profit last night.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Mayor Hagerty Hears Residents' Concerns
The water pumping station controversy and Dodge Avenue bike lanes were among the issues on Evanstonians’ minds at an April 3 town hall meeting held by Mayor Stephen Hagerty at the Levy Center. Those two items dominated the discussion, which found some residents complaining of a lack of transparency in City decision-making. Issues ranging from local zoning controversies and streetlights were also touched upon.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
City Blocks Appeal Challenging Water Pumping Station
The City’s approval of a water-pumping station at 2525 Church St. has upset neighboring property owners who say they did not receive adequate notice of the project and a chance to voice their concerns before City Council approved it on Feb. 12.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
EPD Stops More Blacks than Whites Using 'Intelligence-Based' Policing, Says Chief
Evanston Chief of Police Richard Eddington told City Council that the fact more victims of crime are Black, and more criminal suspects are Black, leads to a policy resulting in more Blacks than Whites being stopped and at times frisked.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Movement Targets Evanston As First Midwestern City to Adopt Campaign Finance Reform
All Evanston residents, as well as local and state officials, are invited to a rally and free luncheon that will take place at 11 a.m. on April 7 at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
City of Evanston, Northwestern University Complete Joint Emergency Response Tabletop Exercise
The City of Evanston and Northwestern University on Wednesday completed a joint emergency response tabletop exercise as part of ongoing efforts to ensure public safety and facilitate collaboration and coordination in the event of an emergency.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Evanston to Be a Site for New 'Drone Transit' Pilot Project
Evanston has been selected as one of only three sites for a new pilot project testing the feasibility of using drones to transport people from place to place.

This is an April Fool story.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Church Street Boat Ramp and Dempster Street Launch Facilities Certified As Clean Marinas
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources' Coastal Management Program has certified the City of Evanston’s Church Street Boat Ramp and Dempster Street Launch Facility as Clean Marinas.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Spring Bulk Trash Pick-ups Begin April 20
The City of Evanston's Public Works Agency offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage twice per year. Spring 2018 bulk trash pick-ups will take place on Fridays April 20 through May 11, and are scheduled according to residents' normal refuse pick-up day.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
2018 Season Beach Tokens Available April 2
Evanston beach tokens are available for purchase for the 2018 season. The City’s five public swimming beaches open on May 26.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Food and Yard Waste Collection Begins April 2
The City of Evanston has begun its weekly yard waste collections for the 2018 season. Food waste now can “ride along” with grass clippings and leaves in yard waste carts. This practice will help conserve vanishing landfill space.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Public Input Sought on Storm Water Management Plan
The City of Evanston has completed the 2018 Stormwater Management Plan and is requesting public review and comments.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
EPD Executes Search Warrant in Skokie
The search led to the recovery of a loaded Smith and Wesson model 539 semi-automatic handgun and 11 pills of hydrocodone, said police.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
EPD Town Hall Meeting on April 26
The meeting will focus on Social Media, Crime Prevention and Community Policing.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Homeless Man Charged With Attempted Murder
The victim was stabbed several times by the offender. The victim sustained life threatening injures to the abdominal area, said police.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Police Recover Handgun During Traffic Stop
Officers investigated the odor and located a loaded Taurus 9 MM semi-automatic handgun inside the vehicle, said police.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Schakowsky Statement on Passage of the Omnibus Funding Bill
“The omnibus bill passed by the House earlier today includes many hard-won Democratic priorities, but it leaves major issues unresolved. 
Friday, March 23, 2018
COMMUNITY PEACE CIRCLE
The Evanston Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association and the Evanston Police Department are proud to host a Community Peace Circle on  March 7, 2018 at  at the Levy Senior Center.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Police Seek Questions for Third Town Hall Meeting
Police ask for questions on the topics of Social Media, Crime Prevention, and Community Policing.
Friday, March 30, 2018
2018 Season Beach Tokens Available April 2
Evanston beach tokens will be available for purchase for the 2018 season starting Monday, April 2. The City's five public swimming beaches open on Saturday, May 26.
Wednesday, March 28, 2018



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