|Legislative Update from Rep. Robyn Gabel|
Below, I've highlighted some legislative accomplishments thus far and a selection of bills I am actively working to pass in Springfield.
|Editorial: Women Still Suffer at the Hands of Men - in Iran and Elsewhere|
The story of this year’s Women’s History Month will end with a grim sentence: 33 years and 148 lashes. The Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh received the new prison term after reportedly having been found guilty of “colluding against the system, propaganda against the system ... disrupting public order” and several other counts – and the sentence of corporal punishment for appearing in court without the hijab, Islamic head covering “and other offenses.”
|High Lake Levels Again Place Use of Dog Beach In Question|
The area experienced a record 15 years of low lake levels starting in the late 1990s. The low levels allowed the City to establish a dog beach to the north of the Church Street boat launch. But wet conditions in 2013 and 2014 brought an end to that trend, with levels rising since then.
|Merion Owners to Propose Chicago Avenue Luxury Rental Property|
The new development, named The Legacy, would feature 33 studio, 120 one-bedroom, 82 two-bedroom and five three-bedroom units ranging from 593-2,193 square feet, according to company officials. The Legacy would also contain 3,524 square feet of retail space on the ground floor.
|City Health Director to Leave|
Of all her accomplishments for the Evanston community, Dr. Thomas-Smith told the RoundTable she is “most proud of the private public partnership that established the First Federally Qualified Health Center for Evanston, Erie Evanston Skokie Health Center. They are now expanding and will be the largest FQHC ever.”
|Aldermen Close Book on Library Lot Project|
Much of the previous public discussion of the proposal had been devoted to height and bulk of building and impact on two historic structures. At the March 18 meeting, discussion turned to the busy alley that bends around the property line.
|Black Business Tour and Expo Highlight African Americans' Impact on Local Business Scene|
“Rather than going it alone, the idea came up, not only should we be talking to one another, but what if all businesses talked to one another, networked, shared challenges, so forth.”
Left to right, Clarence Weaver and Wendy Weaver, owners of C&W Market, with Jean Murphy and Larry Murphy, owners of YoFresh Yogurt Café, created the Tour de Noir and Black Business Expo.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019