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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.
Community Schools Model on the Ropes at District 65
     School District 65 needs a strong community partner to take the lead role on its community schools initiative, or it needs to consider another way to provide some community services at the schools.
District 65 Implementing New MTSS Tool to Address Needs of Striving Learners
     Branching Minds contains a universal screener that identifies students who need help early on, and it then uses all the information to recommend possible interventions or supports for a particular student.


Black Business Tour and Expo Highlight African Americans' Impact on Local Business Scene
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. Submitted photo

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.
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“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.”

Wednesday, March 20, 2019


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City News
• Aldermen Close Book on Library Lot Project
• Robert Crown Project Debt, Harley Clarke Dominate Discussion at Mayor's Town Hall Meeting
• City Health Director to Leave
• Council Sets Nine Month Time Frame for New Uses for Harley Clarke
• Merion Owners to Propose Chicago Avenue Luxury Rental Property
• High Lake Levels Again Place Use of Dog Beach In Question
• Chicago Avenue Business Owners Alert City to Possible Changes
• YMCA Grant Raises Questions About Future of City's Victim Services Program
• The Federal Housing Administration's Role in Segregating and Cutting Off Mortgage Financing for Black Families in Chicago, 1934-1960
• Evanstonian Leads Tree Assessment After Tornado Damage

Columns
• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Tough Fishing These Days

Schools
• School District 65's K-3 Literacy Program
• District 65 Implementing New MTSS Tool to Address Needs of Striving Learners
• Community Schools Model on the Ropes at District 65
• Dawes Parents Ask for More Supports
• 'Black Parents of King Arts' Hosts Town Hall Meeting on Test Scores
• D65 Board Approves Capital Projects for 2019 Summer
• Anxiety and Depression, Overeating and Vaping Are Main Concerns at ETHS Health Center
• District 202 Recognized as a 'Project Lead the Way' Distinguished School
• District 202 School Board Approves Student Travel Plans
• MAP Normative Data Shows Significantly Higher Achievement Levels for CPS Students than NAEP or PARCC

Elections
• Profile of Slaney Palmer, Candidate for School District 202
• Profile of Monique Parsons, Candidate for School District 202
• Profile of Elizabeth Rolewicz, Candidate for District 202 School Board
• Profile of Stephanie Teterycz, Candidate for District 202 School Board
• District 202 Candidates Speak at OPAL Forum
• League of Women Voters Guide for Oakton Community College
• Election Update: Early Voting Underway and Continues Through April 1

Sports
• Wildkits Baseball Team Finish Second in State
• ETHS Boys LaCrosse Team Wins First of Season
• ETHS Recognizes State Champions
• Justin Wynn Celebrates 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
• Wildkit GirlsCounting on Soccer Newcomers
• Garron, Wilburn Earn Repeat Trips to State Track Finals

Art & Life
• Flamenco Dancer's Passion is Authentic, Mohawk Aside
• Spring Garden Cleanup with Pollinators in Mind
• Dino Robinson Shares History of African Americans on North Shore with Levy Lecture Crowd
• The Reused Muse: Satire in Past Voices
• The Moran Center for Youth Advocacy Takes the Lead in Building a Restorative Community
• Wax Museum at Willard
• Local Authors Take Note The Evanston Literary Festival Needs You
• Chessmen Club Honors Four
• Spring Student Art at Three Crowns Park
• Two Evanstonians to be Honored By Chicago Audubon Society

Opinion
• Editorial: Women Still Suffer at the Hands of Men - in Iran and Elsewhere
• Room for a View: A Woman
• Room for a View: Short Essay on Growth
• More Room: The Second-Worst Sin
• Guest Essay: Achievement and School Board Elections - By the Numbers
• Guest Essay: Triennial Reassessment Could Mean Changes to Next Year's Property Tax Bills



When a large tornado touched down in Taylorville, Ill., about three hours southwest of Chicago, in early December, it not only injured 26 people and damaged more than 500 buildings, but also significantly damaged more than 100 trees. About 25 of those trees needed to be removed, and the rest of them required extensive care.


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