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  • Council Pulls Back From Closed-Door Discussion About City Manager Search
    Evanston City Council members pulled back from a closed-door meeting with the head of GovHR USA, the executive search firm chosen to find the City’s next City Manager, after an alderman questioned the basis for the meeting and why it would not be held in public.
  • Northwestern to host 2020 Global U7+ Summit
     Northwestern University will host the second annual U7+ Summit June 2-3, 2020, convening presidents and top leaders from universities in G7 nations and other countries to explore solutions to the world’s most pressing issues, Northwestern President Morton Schapiro announced today.
  • Statement on Trump’s “Peace Plan”
    “Today’s White House announcement is not a peace plan, but rather a peace scam. The timing of its roll-out was not designed to facilitate a sustainable peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but rather was a desperate attempt to advance the political fortunes of a President and Prime Minister consumed by scandal.
  • Celebrate Black History Month in Evanston
    Evanston community members are invited to celebrate Black History Month at a variety of events in Evanston this February. Additional community events are being held at the Evanston Public Library and Northwestern University. Event details and more information can be found at cityofevanston.org/blackhistorymonth or by calling/texting 847-448-4311.
  • Group Discusses Sunday Bus Service Cost Estimates
    Members of a City Committee are exploring the feasibility of adding Sunday bus service along the Dodge Avenue corridor, weighing different cost estimates for providing the service.
  • ‘Part of the Solution’
    With affordable senior housing a big need, the City took a small step in that direction Jan. 21, approving developers’ plans to build a four-story addition, including 60 affordable units for older residents, on Howard Street.
  • Double Exposure: Officials’ Names Should Not Headline City Programs During Election Season: Alderman
    An alderman is urging colleagues to adopt a policy on whether events and programs in the City of Evanston should bear the name of elected officials.
  • Fleetwood-Jourdain Renovations Highlight the Importance of Place
    The Evanston community has many reasons to celebrate the newly renovated Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center at 1655 Foster St. The renovation is an investment in the care and preservation of Evanston’s oldest community center, a place that embodies our local history and inspires a sense of belonging to a greater community.
  • A Weekend of Celebrations of Dr. King’s Legacy
    Starting with the Officer and Gentlemen Academy kickoff and ending with the candlelight vigil at Alice Millar Chapel, the community of Evanston observed the legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in words, music and action.
  • After Rejection by Evanston’s Electoral Board, Quinn et al File for Judicial Review
    By 2-1 votes on each objection filed by Evanston residents, the City’s Electoral Board on Jan. 15  sustained the two objections to a referendum question posed by other Evanston residents that would have altered the way City ordinances can be enacted. On Jan. 17, former Governor Pat Quinn, who represented the Evanston Voter Initiative before the Electoral Board, filed   a petition in the Cook County Circuit Court for judicial review of the Electoral Board’s decision.
  • Council Stays Local on Search Firm for Next City Manager
    Evanston City Council members are sticking with a local firm that includes several former City insiders among its top officers to conduct the search for the City’s next City Manager, despite concerns raised by some about the process.
  • Interim Public Health Manager Greg Olsen has been appointed Public Health Manager. He  will be responsible for managing the department’s public and environmental health programs and staff, including restaurant inspections, food safety, lead poisoning prevention, vector and rodent control, beach water safety, tobacco cessation, emergency response and health and wellness initiatives.
  • Thompson Appointed Community Services Manager
    Health & Human Services Director Ike Ogbo has appointed Audrey Thompson, regional ombudsman and program manager for the City’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program, Community Services Manager. She is a licensed Master Social Worker and serves as an adjunct professor in the Social Work Department of Northeastern Illinois University.
  • Evanston Reparations Subcommittee Will Have Three Aldermen as Members
    Council unanimously appointed Ald. Braithwaite to serve as the third member of the subcommittee, and decided not to add any additional members. The expectation is that the subcommittee will gather necessary input from the community and from experts to assist them to form a proposal on how to use the Reparations Fund created by City Council in November.
  • Guest Essay #5: Choose Affordable Housing!

    On January 21, a key topic at the Evanston City Council meeting will be progress on creating more affordable housing in our community. Joining Forces for Affordable Housing is guest-authoring five editorials to inform and engage our community around this issue, which affects wellbeing and future opportunities for all of us.

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