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‘Mission drift?’: Council members seek info, accountability for Cradle to Career’s $50,000 funding request

Evanston Cradle to Career, an organization created to address inequity in the community by pulling together resources from partner organizations throughout Evanston, offered a long list of highlights at the Oct. 11 City Council meeting in its request for an annual contribution from the city. The organization draws on resources from more than 40 partner organizations, […]

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Council approval caps long work on 1012 Chicago Ave. project

Evanston City Council members on Oct. 11 unanimously approved a five-story, 116-unit mixed-use planned development for 1012 Chicago Ave. The approval brought to a close a complex project that involved several years of discussion and will result in the ultimate replacement of a longtime business, Autobarn-Nissan at 1012 Chicago Ave., with the new development. The […]

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Pay to park

Non-residents would have to pay parking fees year-round to park close to Evanston’s  lakefront under a proposal that moved forward at the Oct. 10 City Council meeting. Evanston City Council members voted 6-3 in favor of introducing an extension of the pilot program, launched in August, to being year-round, charging non-residents for parking in areas close to Evanston’s […]

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Pagar para estacionar

Los no residentes tendrían que pagar tarifas de estacionamiento durante todo el año para estacionar cerca de la orilla del lago de Evanston según una propuesta que avanzó en la reunión del Concejo Municipal del 10 de octubre. Los miembros del Concejo Municipal de Evanston votaron 6-3 a favor de introducir una extensión del programa […]

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With eviction orders on way, Council member Bobby Burns presses for greater notice to tenants

With the Illinois moratorium on evictions ended on Oct. 3, an Evanston Council member is calling for the City to receive early notice of potential evictions of Evanston residents and pass that information along to renters that they might have to vacate their buildings.  Fifth Ward Council member Bobby Burns’ comments came during a discussion […]

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How many votes to fire a city manager? Council members undecided about whether to ease rule.

Evanston City Council members were split in their first real discussion of the number of votes that should be needed to remove a City Manager, with some maintaining a change in the rule could hurt the City’s chances of attracting candidates for the now-open position.  At the Oct. 4 Rules Committee meeting, Council members discussed […]