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Editorial: This Is the Color of Racism
     We join many other publications and individuals who are appalled and concerned by President Donald Trump’s attack on four Congresswomen of color. His racism is becoming more vile, and he continues to remain unashamed and unapologetic.
Evanston Does Not Expect ICE Raids, Reassures Residents
     Evanston does not appear to be a main target of the threatened raids by the federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Officials here say they are standing by the welcoming ordinances approved by City Council and both school districts.
Council Members Hold Off on a Temporary Closing of Elgin Road
     Members of a City Council committee applied the brakes June 24 to an alderman’s proposal for a temporary closing of Elgin Road just north of the downtown later this summer for a pilot traffic study, after extensive public comment in which residents raised strong objections to the move.
Davis Street Project Plans Under Review
     Chicago-based developers Davis Street Development Company 2015 and Vermilion Development are proposing a 19-story mixed-use development at 601-611 Davis St. and 1604-1610 Chicago Ave., according to City records. The University Building, a vacant lot and a Chase Bank drive-through facility are currently at the site.
City Lifts Parking Restrictions That Never Really Existed
     Evanston officials are expected to issue refunds on tickets issued to drivers who parked in the Sheridan Square area over a several-year period, where signs incorrectly listed restrictions that were never officially approved.
City Tables Vote on NU Request for Liquor at Welsh-Ryan
     At their regular Council meeting on July 8, aldermen pushed back action on the proposal to a later date, tying consideration to another request by the University to hold more special events at Welsh-Ryan.


Council Delays Vote on Proposed Agreement About Lincoln Street Beach
Rachel Torbert, Deputy Director and Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications at IDNR, confirmed Mr. Smith’s interpretation.  She told the RoundTable, “IDNR is working with the City of Evanston to provide an intergovernmental agreement to allow Evanston to use the beach. … Our position is that the State owns the beach, and, as such, IDNR is working on a management plan.” She added, “The City did reach out to us early this month, and we will provide that as soon as it is ready.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019


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City News
• Evanston Does Not Expect ICE Raids, Reassures Residents
• City Tables Vote on NU Request for Liquor at Welsh-Ryan
• Council Members Hold Off on a Temporary Closing of Elgin Road
• City Lifts Parking Restrictions That Never Really Existed
• Public Safety, Public Vehicle and Very Public Concerns About Cook County DHS Vehicle at Custer Street Fair
• With Dog Beach Under Water, Officials Lay Out Plan for New Dog Park
• Hot Pavement, Sizzling Burgers at the Annual Police-Fire Grill-Off
• City to Terminate Lease for Howard Street Café
• Lost In Translation
• The Federal Housing Administration's Role in Segregating and Cutting Off Mortgage Financing for Black Families in Chicago, 1934-1960

Columns
• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Caspian Terns, Beautiful and Bountiful
• Hooked on Fishing: Boundary Waters Alert
• The Bite and Buzz about Mosquito Spray

Schools
• District 65 School Board Adopts New Discipline Policy
• District 65 School Board Amends Wellness Policy
• Recap of a Year of Student Summits
• UNITY is About More than Scholarships
• Evanston Scholars Helps Underserved Kids Blaze a Trail to College Graduation
• Early Childhood Next Focus for FAN
• MAP Normative Data Shows Significantly Higher Achievement Levels for CPS Students than NAEP or PARCC
• From House to Home

Sports
• 'Beast from the East': The Ramin Abraham Story
• New Camp Aims to Encourage Diversity in Golf
• Oz Relay Raises $26,000 to Help Kids Swim
• Kits Adapt to New Cage Roles in Summer School
• Summer Campaign Plants Seed for Girls' Success

Art & Life
•  Ernest W. Jackson Way Named to Honor 'Pillar' of His Community
• Levy Foundation Team Wins Gold at National Senior Games in Albuquerque
• After 11 Years, Happy Husky Bakery On Central to Close in Mid-July
• D65 Green Teams Tackling Waste in Schools:
• Please Don't Stop the Music: What Evanston Won't Read
•  Williams Shoes Owner to Retire, But Offers Hope that Store May Remain
• The Fat Babies Delight the Levy Senior Center Crowd with 1920s Jazz Standards
• First Graduates of YW Culinary
• Celebrating 35 Years, CUB Releases Summer Utility Tips List
• Justin Wynn Fund Honors Three at Red Tie Soirée

Opinion
• Editorial: What We Would Like to See in a Lincoln Street Beach MOU
• Room for a View: Honoring Caregivers
• Room for a View: America, the Not So Beautiful. (A Story)
• More Room: Putting the 'I' Back in Love
• The City Needs a Parking Study and a Parking Policy
• Make Evanston Affordable



On the evening of July 19, the parking lot of the Family Focus building, 2010 Dewey Ave., will be transformed into a farm to table community dining experience. Approximately 100 guests will gather under fairy lights at communal tables overlooking the Foster Street Garden that sits on a narrow plot at the north end of the parking lot.


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