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Posted inCity News

Distrust and documentation at the final TIF meeting before Council considers the proposal

One group came with documentation, one with determination. When the meeting at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center ended two hours later – at about 9 p.m. on Sept. 9 – it appeared that neither the small group of residents nor the City representatives had moved from their positions about the City’s newest proposed tax-increment financing, or TIF, […]

Posted inArt & Life

Marking a Year Without an Outbreak

July 6 was the one-year anniversary of the reopening of Learning Bridge Early Education Center. The preschool, like all Illinois schools, had closed in March by order of Governor J.B. Pritzker. When preschools could open as part of Phase 3 of the Governor’s plan, Learning Bridge welcomed back nearly 70 students. Children and staff adjusted […]

Posted inCity News

Police Department’s Use-of-Force Policy to Incorporate ‘Sanctity of Life,’ ‘Proportionality’ and Other Recommendations

The increased awareness of police shootings – particularly of unarmed Black and Brown people – would seem to make establishing trust between police and residents an uphill battle. It is, nonetheless, one that Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook says he sees as paramount to the department’s mission. “To establish a great relationship, we have to […]

Posted inArt & Life

artruckish Is Now Live

‘A Wondrous New Online Art Exhibition’ Artist Julie Cowan has reinvented her reinvention of an art gallery for all. artruckish is the temporary incarnation of artruck, the semi-annual community gathering of artists, art-lovers, and others on Ashland Avenue. The result is an online exhibit of works by more than 60 artists. Ms. Cowan embossed sheets […]