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Mental health advocates push for more federal ARPA funds from Evanston, describe system in crisis

Evanston Mental Health Task Force members are calling on the City Council to increase the federal relief dollars they said are currently allocated for mental health, describing a system under increased need because of COVID-19. At the November 1 council meeting, members of the task force asked the council to reconsider city staff’s recommendation to […]

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Council holds off on request for $1 million in ARPA funds for Aux Black business hub, seeks fuller picture

Evanston City Council members at their November 1 meeting deferred acting on a request for $1 million in federal American Recovery Plan Act funds from local entrepreneurs to create The Aux, a commercial hub for Black business groups.  Several council members praised the uniqueness of The Aux’s plan to transform the vacant E.Z. Spuds property at 2223 […]

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Council approves $367,000 study to examine options for Civic Center, Police/Fire headquarters 

Is it time to leave?   Evanston City Council members approved a $367,000 contract with a Chicago firm Oct. 25. They hope the resulting study will provide answers to that question for two major buildings – the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center at 2100 Ridge Ave., and Police/Fire Headquarters at 909 Lake St./1454 Elmwood Ave. The contract […]

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After Thin Blue Line experience, Evanston Public Library officials will require more staff OK for exhibit signage

Take a walk along the second floor of Evanston’s main public library and you’re likely to come across some small exhibits, usually books artfully arranged around a table, drawing attention to a subject. One such exhibit accomplished just that earlier this month, but not for reasons Library officials would have preferred. A display of materials […]

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Council approves West Side TIF district without agreement on Fifth Ward school

Evanston City Council members on Oct. 25 approved a tax increment financing (TIF) district for a large swatch of the City’s West Side, creating a mechanism officials are hoping will bring more economic development initiatives to the area. Among the TIF-related items approved was a resolution that described several high-priority items for spending funds generated […]

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Desde el mantenimiento de edificios hasta el control de ratas, los funcionarios proponen a los miembros del Consejo más personal

Desde las grietas en el piso del Centro Comunitario Robert Crown hasta las solicitudes de permisos que se acumulan en el departamento de construcción de la ciudad, los funcionarios de la ciudad proporcionaron algunos ejemplos vívidos en una audiencia sobre el presupuesto de la ciudad el 18 de octubre sobre la necesidad de aumentar la […]