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Council Bytes – April 14

City Council met for the first time since the recent municipal elections April 14 carrying a heavy but largely non-controversial agenda. Newly elected members Mark Tendam, Jane Grover and Don Wilson joined the meetings, but on the audience side (newly elected Alderman Judy Fiske was spotted down the hall in the Preservation Committee meeting). On […]

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Carroll Properties Asks City for Another Change to PUD, $1.9 Million in City Funds

The City’s Planning and Development Committee was scheduled to consider last night a request from developer Robert King of Carroll Properties to amend the planned-unit development (PUD) proposal for 1890 Maple Ave. Another request by the developer, not on last night’s agenda but expected to be considered later this month by the City’s Economic Development […]

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D65 Election Results

Andrew Pigozzi, Tracy Quattrocki, Jerome Summers and Kim Weaver won seats on the District 65 School Board in the April 7 election. The fifth candidate, Christopher Hawker, was 230 votes shy of capturing a seat on the Board. According to Cook County Election Department, the unofficial results are: Quattrocki – 6,719 votes Weaver – 4,929 votes Summers […]

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April 18 Ten Thousand Villages Earth Day Celebration, 719 Main St. Noon: “It’s Our Children’s Earth” story hour. Bring used children’s books to donate to the Evanston Library. 1-3 p.m.: “Hints for Houseplants,” repotting demonstration. Susanne Donoghue will narrate a display of newspaper-coiling techniques used by craftswomen in Baguio City who make table mats and […]

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Editorial: Keep the TIF Funds in the Public Sector

Carroll Properties has had control of the Oak-Emerson-Maple parcels north of downtown for several years, with plans to construct a high-rise rental apartment complex at 1890 Maple Ave. and a high-rise condominium building at 1881 Oak Ave. The developer, Robert King of Carroll Properties, has obtained concessions in the form of zoning relief and construction […]