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NU Third Annual Community Picnic on July 21
     The Community Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 3 to 6 p.m. on the East Lawn of Norris University Center, 1999 Campus Drive on NU's Evanston campus.
Food Truck Festival and Starlight Concert at Brummel Park July 17
     Community members can sample menu items from ten food trucks and enjoy the music of South Boulevard Band at Brummel Park on Tuesday, July 17, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
World Arts and Music Festival at Dawes Park July 21 and 22
     Community members are invited to travel the world without leaving town at the World Arts and Music Festival at Arrington Lakefront Lagoon at Dawes Park on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, from noon to 7 p.m.
 City and Smylie Brothers Reach Agreement on Termination of Lease
     Smylie Brothers and the City of Evanston walked away from the recycling center venture on July 9, each with some gain, some loss, and, on the City’s side, relief and disappointment.
Aldermen Approve Up to $85 Million in Bonds For Crown, Other Projects
     With some spoken reservation but ultimate unanimity on July 9, aldermen approved the issuance of bonds to pay for the new Robert Crown complex, infrastructure improvements throughout the City and development on Howard Street.
Increase in Real Estate Transfer Tax Still a Possibility
     On July 9, City Council continued discussing a possible increase to the real estate transfer tax as one way to reduce the City’s projected budget deficit. Council members discussed various approaches, but did not reach a decision.


Good Morning, Evanston

Good Morniing, Evanston


It’s July 15 the 196th day of 2018; 169 days remain in the year.

The National Weather Service reports the water temperatures of Lake Michigan yesterday were 75 at the Chicago shore, 61 at the Chicago crib and 73 at the Wilmette buoy.

The Central Street Business Association’s annual sidewalk sale resumes at 10 a.m.

Likewise, the World Arts and Music Festival beckons all to the Lakefront Lagoon at Dawes Park today – noon to 7 p.m. Free.

In history:

1979 Jimmy Carter speaks about a national “crisis in confidence”

In the sky: The Delta Aquariid meteor shower rambles along steadily from about July 12 to August 23 each year, with its nominal peak in late July, according to Earthsky.org. This year a full moon will drown out these rather faint meteors at the nominal peak night on July 27-28. 



Sunday, July 15, 2018


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City News
• Police Chief Announces Resignation
• Aldermen Approve Up to $85 Million in Bonds For Crown, Other Projects
•  City and Smylie Brothers Reach Agreement on Termination of Lease
• Increase in Real Estate Transfer Tax Still a Possibility
• Fountain Square and Robert Crown: Two Projects, Two Processes
• Politicians Speak Out at DPOE Immigration Town Hall
• Committee Readjustments
• Alderman Rue Simmons Moves to Vacate Default Judgment
• Local Employment Job Fair for the New Roberty Crown Center, Ice Complex & Library
• Kimberly Richardson New Deputy City Manager

Columns
• The Traffic Guy Hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: At Least It Is Summer

Schools
• Redesign of Oakton Elementary School Focuses on Project Based Learning and STEAM
• ETHS Still 'Organized for Improvement' Says Latest 5Essentials Survey
• District 202 School Board Approves Tentative Budget for FY'19
• Early Childhood Experiences Have an Enormous Impact on How a Child's Brain Develops
• ETHS Puts Equity Work on Display For Visiting School Administrators
• From Parking Lot to Vacant Lot
• SLC Brick Garden Raises Money for PreSchool Scholarships
• F65 Welcomes New Board Members, Launches Executive Director Search
• Sarah Hartwick, New Executive Director of ED-RED

Sports
• ETHS Wraps Up Strong Spring Sports Season
• Garron, Wilburn Earn Repeat Trips to State Track Finals
• Nearly 5,000 Turn Out for Race Against Hate

Art & Life
• Lorraine Morton's Worthwhile Life Documented by Local Historians
• Evanston Lighthouse Lamp Prisms Shine With Preservation and New Light
• Chute Student Stories, Music and Art Explore Big Ideas
• When the Travel Section Starts To Look Peaky
• Mudlark Kicks Off Outdoor Theater Season With a Study of Anger and Power
• Canal Shores' Ecological Restoration Efforts Honored
• Y.O.U. and the Talking Farm Celebrate Community Day
• Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Delivers Dreams, Cleans Playground, Honors Scholarship Recipients
• Second Repari Clinic at the Evanston Rebuilding Warehouse
• What's Big, Green and Eats Books by the Carload

Opinion
• Editorial: We Urge City Council to Preserve Social Services, and Explain Cost Increases on Crown Center
• Room for a View: Breakthrough
• Room for a View: Joy
• Room for a View: The Nature of Relationships
• Mayor Stephen Hagerty's ETHS Commencement Speech



The beach at the lighthouse did not always belong to Evanston and historically there were no dunes. When the Lighthouse Service decommissioned the lighthouse in 1935, the North East Park District of Evanston, now the Lighthouse Park District, noticed that the federal government was no longer using the lighthouse grounds or the beach.


Mayor Hagerty's State of the City Address
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