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Artist Blessing Hancock Seeks Public Input for Art Installation Design at New Robert Crown Community Center
     Artist Blessing Hancock, will create a public art installation for the new Robert Crown Community Center and is seeking public input to be incorporated into the design.
City Council Meet Cancelled
     City Council has cancelled its Oct. 21 meeting.
Wildkits, Bowen Run Past Winless Niles West
     There were times Friday night that it looked like Jamarhe Bowen was auditioning for a spot on “Dancing With The Stars” against the Niles West football team.
Ethics Board Finds in Favor of Ald. Braithwaite on Ethics Complaint
     On Oct. 15, the City’s Board of Ethics held a hearing on a complaint filed by Trisha Connolly and Albert Gibbs against Alderman Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward.
Sidewalk Riding Part of a Bigger Issue
     Evanston officials have long grappled with what to do about cyclists riding on sidewalks in some areas, placing pedestrians at risk.
Officials Take First Steps to Allow Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries
     Evanston aldermen last month offered some initial directives for allowing a dispensary for recreational marijuana use to open next year – making the operations subject to special use zoning provisions and recommending a limit on their initial number.


Stage Getting Set for Northlight's Return
Rendering of proposed Northlight Theatre building from City of Evanston materials
Rendering of proposed Northlight Theatre building from City of Evanston materials
City Council on Oct. 14 approved unanimously and without comment a special use permit that would allow Northlight Theatre to build a 37,800-square-foot cultural facility at 1012-18 Church St.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


    Community Forum     Recently Commented
•  Central Street is one of the best neighborhoods in the country, as recognized by the American Planni...

•  Opposes Closing CAMS
As a senior, without my own car and with increasing difficulty in walking, i...


•  Concern Over Ethics Complaint Against Alderman
Open Letter to City Officials:
I was shocked an...


•  Ping Pong It Is
You may be surprised as I was that my letter to the editor got great results. I r...


•  Reparations Can Be Divisive
I thought Evanston was an Inclusive Community.
Alderman Robin Rue...



City News
• City's Proposed FY20 Budget Has Increases in Some Fees, Possible Property Tax Hike But No Layoffs
• Residents Criticize City's Spending Decisions in Budget's First Airing
• Officials Take First Steps to Allow Recreational Marijuana Dispensaries
• Council Stands Behind Supermajority Needed to Remove City Manager
• Sidewalk Riding Part of a Bigger Issue
• Ethics Board Finds in Favor of Ald. Braithwaite on Ethics Complaint
• Council Bytes
• Deja Vu All Over Again? City May Need To Hold Referendum to Establish a Practice in Use for Decades
• Council Endorses Petition for New Tax Status of Howard Street Building
• 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 ...
• Hooked on Fishing: The Wind and the Rain and the Fish

Schools
• District 65 Committee Considers Revised Role for School Resource Officers, Increasing School's Capacity to De-escalate Situations
• Concerns Raised About Opting Out of Curriculum During LGBTQ+ Equity Week
• D65 Policy Committee Discusses Proposal to Prohibit Discrimination And Harassment Based on an Employee's Sexual Orientation
• School District 202 Board Hears Proposed Course Changes
• District 65 School Board Urged to Prohibit Harassment and Discrimination of LGBTQ Staff
• High School Presents Plan for E-Learning Days
• Annual Pumpkin Patch Supporting ESCCA Once Again a Success
• D65 Senior Leaders' Statement on Halloween Celebrations
• Kids' Guernica, a Message of Peace at Roycemore
• MAP Normative Data Shows Significantly Higher Achievement Levels for CPS Students than NAEP or PARCC

Sports
• Wildkits Gearing Up for Postseason Soccer
• Loss Knocks Wildkits Football Out of IHSA Playoff Picture
• Hooked on Fishing: For Fall Fishing, Take a (Current) Break or Go With the Flow
• Wildkits, Bowen Run Past Winless Niles West
• Victory Sets Up Winner-take-all Soccer Showdown

Art & Life
• An Afternoon of Stories and Jazz
• 'The Healer's Daughters'
• A Taste for the International: Children's Books Overseas
• The Sweetest Sound An Interview With The Co-Founders Of Honey Butter
• OAKtober Event Celebrates More Than Trees
• Celebrating 150 Years in Evanston
• Justin Wynn Fund Honors Three at Red Tie Soirée
• Back to Bolivia Solidarity Bridge Makes 100th Trip

Opinion
• Editorial: Parking Problems
• Room for a View: Water Allergies
• Room for a View: Wisdom
• More Room: Hidden Treasure
• The City Should Uphold Its Zoning Standards
• Tell Your Alderman to 'Say No To Pro At NU'
• The Legislature Should Approve the Clean Energy Jobs Act



On Oct.  10, the audience at Evanston Township High School heard experts in hate speech – how to recognize it, how to respond to it, what it portends and what our legislators are doing to combat it. The event had been organized by the ETHS Speech and Debate Team, the ETHS Student Senate and the Democratic Party of Evanston.


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