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Custodian Finds Gun on Roycemore School Grounds
     On November 7, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. Evanston Police responded to Roycemore School located in the 1200 block of Davis St. for an incident of a gun found on school grounds.
Schakowsky statement on the ousting of Attorney General Jeff Sessions
     Today Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky released the following statement after President Trump ousted his Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with Matthew Whitaker a day after the midterm election ...
Unofficial Election Results Nov. 7
     Both local referenda approved: the binding increase in the real estate transfer tax and the advisory referendum to preserve the Harley Clarke mansion.
No Firm Decision on Budget, But Fire Station 4 Inches Toward Safety
     City Council members at the Nov. 5 Special City Council meeting indicated some of their preferences for and opposition to certain specific items in the proposed City budget for 2019, but they took no action – not even straw votes.
Racial Slurs at Lincolnwood School Being Addressed
     "I must share that I am deeply concerned that a crucial portion of our student body, specifically our Black students, are being made to feel unwelcome. I cannot allow this.”
Tug of War Over Youth and Young Adult Program Changes
     Several residents questioned the motivation behind breaking up the division (See story by Larry Gavin on this website.) Paul Barker said, “The attitude seems to be, ‘If it ain’t broke, let’s break it.’”

The Federal Housing Administration's Role in Segregating and Cutting Off Mortgage Financing for Black Families in Chicago, 1934-1960
This article takes a look at the Federal Housing Administration’s role in creating the dual housing market in Chicago, in which most Black people were confined to older segregated areas of the City and deprived of mortgage financing.  There have been many articles and books on the FHA’s discriminatory policies and redlining practices, and about the Contract Buyers League case, which challenged FHA’s practices. What this article adds is a discussion of some additional provisions of FHA’s Underwriting Manuals. It also collects research and evidence from many sources summarizing the impact of FHA’s discriminatory policies in Chicago.

In addition, the article presents testimony of several FHA officials given in the CBL case about the Chicago office’s redlining policies and practices, and it presents the results of a study conducted by a CBL team that analyzed where FHA insured mortgages in Chicago in 1960 and 1961. The study found that in the years 1960-1961 there was only a handful of FHA-insured loans in Black areas north of 55th Street in the entire City of Chicago.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

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•  Landmarks Illinois: Preserve the Mansion
Landmarks Illinois is urging Evanston residents on Novem...

City News
• Pushback Over Proposed City Budget Cuts
• Tug of War Over Youth and Young Adult Program Changes
• OPAL Says Budget Cuts Target Most Vulnerable Residents
• Is the 2019 Budget Equitable? 'Yes' and 'No' Says Equity Officer
• Board Finds Alderman Rainey Violated Ethics Code
• Proposed Road Threatens Canal Shores Golf Course
• Referendum to Increase Real Estate Transfer Taxes
• Referendum on the Harley Clarke Mansion
• OPAL Says Proposed City Budget Cuts Will Impact Vulnerable Residents the Most
• James Park Litigation Near $2.8 Million So Far This Year

• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Harbingers of Fall: Dark-eyed Juncos
• Hooked on Fishing: Big Mistake

• School Boards Want Additional Data to Measure Progress on Joint Reading Goal
• Equity Report Touts Increased Awareness, Access, Success of ETHS AP Courses
• Garden Club Prepares to Turn 90, Digs New Gardens with ETHS
• Racial Slurs at Lincolnwood School Being Addressed
• Disciplinary Incidents, Suspensions Down at ETHS
• District 65 Welcomes New Director of Research, Accountability, and Data

• Wildkits Come Up Short Against Edwardsville
• ETHS Soccer Loses in Sectional Finals
• ETHS Girls Take 3rd in Deerfield Invitational
• A Tale of Resilience That Ends with a Kicker
• Garron, Wilburn Earn Repeat Trips to State Track Finals
• Road on 10th Hole of Canal Shores Golf Course Up for Vote on Nov. 1

Art & Life
• Evanstonians Remember Victims of Pittsburgh Shooting
• Park School's Playground - It Took a Village
• Building Community Through the Arts
• A New Addition to Evanston's Literary Landscape
• And Now For Everyone's Favorite Game: What's In That Dropbox?
• 'A Bright Night for the Arts' at Block
• Fundraiser for ECF
• Annual Storytelling Festival This Weekend
• Change Maker Sarah Co Named'Working Mother of the Year'
• What's Big, Green and Eats Books by the Carload

• Editorial: Equity May Be Possible, Even Without a Clear Definition
• Room for a View: Moved
• Room for a View: Your Vote, Your Voice
• More Room: Perseverance
• More Room: Music Lessons
• Healing Financially After Domestic Violence
• Southeast Evanston Association's Position on the Lincoln Street Beach

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