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Visitors to Evanston’s lakefront will pay for parking under a pilot program approved Monday night by City Council

Pay stations and parking enforcement officers are heading to Evanston’s historically free lakefront with the Evanston City Council’s approving a pilot a parking program charging non-residents for parking along the area. With little debate, Council Members voted 6-3 in support of the staff-recommended program to institute the pilot program near or on lots adjacent to […]

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City to Bring in Outside Firm to Investigate Female Lifeguards’ Allegations of Sexual Harassment at Evanston Beaches

The City of Evanston will turn to an outside firm to investigate charges brought by more than 50 female lifeguards and beach staff in a petition given to the City in July 2020. The petition asked for City officials to address sexual harassment and other abuses at Evanston’s lakefront. The City’s response posted on July […]

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Emergency City Council Meeting Called After WBEZ Story of ‘Rampant Sexual Misconduct’ at Lakefront

Evanston City Council Members are scheduled to meet in a special executive session at 6 p.m. tonight, Saturday, July 17, to discuss a story reporting allegations of “rampant sexual misconduct” by the City’s beach staff over a period of several years, in a complaint brought last year by more than 50 female lifeguards and beach employees. […]

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2715 Hurd Church Building heads to Council for Local Landmark Designation

The City’s Preservation Commission has recommended that the Second Church of Christ, Scientist building and lot at 2715 Hurd Ave. be designated as a local landmark, with the role of prominent architect and lifelong Evanstonian Lawrence Perkins a major consideration in the nomination.  Board members voted 7-0 at their July 13 meeting in favor of landmark […]

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Police, Council Member Emphasize Community Role in Response to Recent Second Ward Criminal Activity

At a neighborhood meeting July 9 called after a wave of incidents in the Second Ward, Alderperson Peter Braithwaite and police officials stressed the role residents can play in helping quell criminal activity. At the meeting, held at the Robert Community Center, many of the roughly 40 residents who filled the room added their concerns […]