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September 26, 2017 




Daniel Biss Responds to Rauner's Condemnation of NFL Protests
"So let’s be clear—protests at NFL games this weekend and over the past year are responding to police brutality and institutional racism, and there isn’t anything more fundamentally American than that."
Monday, September 25, 2017
Schakowsky Calls on Illinois Republicans to Oppose Graham-Cassidy Bill
“The Graham-Cassidy bill is by far the worst proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act that we have seen yet."
Friday, September 22, 2017
Three Juveniles Charged with Aggravated Robbery
One of the unknown subjects grabbed one of the victims in a headlock and pushed an object into his back, telling him it was a handgun.
Friday, September 22, 2017
National Voter Registration Day is Sept. 26
Community members are invited to attend one of several local voter registration events: at the Evanston Public Library, the YMCA, a Metra station, or at the City Clerk’s Office in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. Primary races are just around the corner.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Council Nuggets: Highlights From the Sept. 11 City Council Meeting
With the start of the school year comes the start of the unofficial Evanston year. Thoughts turn to budget, policy, and building projects as Council chambers fill with concerned and vocal residents. After a summer lull and August break, Council returned on Sept. 11 to a full agenda.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Affordable Housing Project Gains Recommendation for City Funding Despite Neighbors' Continued Concerns
A proposal for a three-story, 16-unit affordable housing structure to be built at 2215 Dempster St. cleared another hurdle earlier this month when the City’s Housing, Homelessness and Human Relations Commission (HHHRC) voted unanimously to recommend the project for City funding.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Evanston Stands With Dreamers
DACA made things better for more than 800,000 DREAMers across the country. With 42,400, Illinois has the third largest population of DACA recipients in the country. On Sept. 5, President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that DACA will be phased out. No new applications will be accepted. No travel outside the country will be permitted. Some current DACA holders will be allowed to renew their applications within a narrow window that closes Oct. 5. For the rest, their DACA status will terminate on their expiration date with no recourse for renewal.
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Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Plan Commission Approves Sherman Avenue Development
The City’s Plan Commission, on Sept. 13, recommended the approval of a planned development that includes 286 dwelling units at 1452-1508 Sherman Ave. after a nearly four-hour meeting.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Ordinance Permitting Sale of Library Parking Lot Introduced
On Sept. 18, aldermen voted 7-2 to introduce an ordinance permitting City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz to finalize the sale of the parking lot east of the main branch of the Evanston Public Library for $4 million. The sale would clear the way for an 11-story office tower to be built at the location.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
City and EPD Express Regret Over Arrest of 12-Year-Old
Nearly the entire Sept. 6 Human Services Committee meeting and apparently most of the Special City Council meeting held in executive session that same evening were dominated by a single issue: the detention and arrest of a 12-year-old youth for riding on the back pegs of a bicycle.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
City May Hike Charges for Waste Collection
Council will debate significant increases to garbage and yard waste collection fees during the Sept. 25 City Council meeting. On Sept.  11, Council received reports and proposed increases from Director of Public Works Dave Stoneback setting the stage for Monday’s upcoming debate.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Candance Chow Running for State Representative
During her tenure as Finance Chair and President of the District 65 School Board, she recently guided the District through a period of significant financial uncertainty, helping pass a referendum to support the schools with an overwhelming 80% approval.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
9/11 Memorial Ceremony Held at Fireman's Park
On Sept. 11, about 100 Evanston police officers, firefighters, elected officials, and community members gathered from 8:15 to 9:20 a.m. at Fireman’s Park.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
It's Fall: Pests, Yard Waste, and Leaf Blowers
As autumn approaches, the City of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department and Public Works Agency are issuing seasonal reminders about pests, yard waste, and the leaf blower ordinance to help keep community members safe and comfortable.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Affordale Housing Debate Barely Gets Started
City Council’s efforts to tackle Evanston’s affordable housing crisis barely got off the ground on Sept. 18, as a looming lengthy executive session meeting, extensive citizen comment, and a presentation by City staff pushed the topic far too late for robust and thorough discussion.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Guilty Verdict in Murder of Dajae Coleman
On Sept.15, after a trial by jury at the Cook County Circuit Courthouse in Skokie, Wesley Woodson, 25 years old, was found guilty in the murder of Dajae Coleman, said Commander Joe Dugan of the Evanston Police Department.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Northlight Theatre Unveils Downtown Proposal
Officials from Northlight Theatre, along with officials from Chicago-based Farpoint Development, unveiled plans Sept. 5 to move the theater company, currently based in Skokie, back to Evanston, where it was founded in 1974.
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Monday, September 11, 2017
African American Leaders Discuss Arrest of 12-Year Old
Almost 100 people, the vast majority of whom were African Americans, gathered at Reba Church on Aug. 31, and voiced their frustration and anger about the July 14 arrest of Iain Bady, a 12-year old African American youth.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Long Vacant Building at Twiggs Park May Remain So
In a joint meeting of the City’s Plan Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals, both bodies voted to recommend against the proposed restaurant planned for 1829 Simpson St. on the edge of Twiggs Park. The typical concerns carried the day as residents and committee members warned of rodents and other pests attracted by discarded foods, trash in the park, traffic congestion, and parking struggles.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
'Evanston's Finest Slider' Wins Annual Grill-Off
Breaking a three-year losing streak, the Evanston Police Department won the annual grill-off against the Evanston Fire Department. The mid-day contest drew hundreds of people to the parking lot of Evanston Plaza.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Class Action Lawsuit Against the City Certified
A lawsuit brought by two individuals arrested by the Evanston Police Department will be allowed to proceed as a class action under an opinion and order issued Aug. 30.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Biss to Seek New Runnning Mate
Carlos Ramirez-Rosa and I have reached a difficult decision about our ticket. As of today, I’ll be moving forward with a new running mate. 
Thursday, September 7, 2017
Rep. Gabel's Update on Legislation
Last month, the general assembly passed an education funding reform bill that will change the future funding formula and provide additional funds to low funded schools.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
NorthShore University HealthSystem President and CEO Mark Neaman To Become Executive Chairman of the Board
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
EFD Engine 23 Discovers House Fire
Engine 23 proceeded to park and walk up and down Ridge Avenue, finding a 2- story single family residence with activated smoke detectors and full of smoke.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
POLICE SEEK PUBLIC'S HELP IN MISSING JUVENILE INVESTIGATION
Update: The missing juvenile has been located.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Biss Picks Running Mate
Before a crowd of nearly 200 people, Daniel Biss announced Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate and choice for lieutenant governor at a rally in Logan Square tonight.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Central Street Bridge Project
The City of Evanston will hold an open house public meeting concerning the Central Street Bridge Reconstruction Project.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Legislation Dealing With Pre-existing Conditions Signed into Law
Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Laura Fine, D-Glenview, to protect individuals from losing access to health insurance due to pre-existing conditions was signed into law late last week.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
City Seeks Participation on Budget
The City of Evanston will host a Multi-media Community Budget Meeting on Wednesday, September 13, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017



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