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Even Remotely, Unity Preschool Observes Martin Luther King Day With Stories and Day of Service

For the past three years, Unity Nursery School has honored the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by having a day of service for the students and their families. “We would gather together and make lunches as a community for Connections for the Homeless,” said Director Daryl Johnson. This year, the families packed lunches […]

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ETHS Finance Department Recognized for Excellence

At the Jan. 11 District 202 School Board meeting, Superintendent Eric Witherspoon announced that the school’s finance team had again won awards from the Government Finance Officers Association for their clear financial reporting. For the 11th consecutive year, the association awarded the District a Certificate of Excellence, and for the eighth consecutive year, the District  […]

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ETHS Is Preparing for Hybrid Learning Before Year-End, Officials Hope

Evanston Township High School administrators and staff are preparing students, staff, and the building itself for the return of students in a hybrid-learning format, perhaps as early as mid-March. At the Jan. 11 School Board meeting, Director of Operations Clarence Gregory and Associate Principal Robbie Brown checked off a list of preparations they have made […]

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District 65 Board to Hold Special Meeting to ‘Discuss Our Safety and Security’

The District 65 School Board will hold a special closed-session meeting on Jan. 14 to discuss the safety and security of School Board members in the wake of the ransacking of the car of Board Vice-President Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan. Ms. Lindsay-Ryan, who is gay, said her car and personal belongings were ransacked and a message […]

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Despite Pandemic, Two Projects in Main-Chicago TIF Keep Rolling Along

Concerns that new projects could erode the economic stability of some businesses along Main Street tempered the good news that the projects are viable and in the works. News of a third project appears neutral. All three projects are located in the Chicago-Main tax-increment financing (TIF) district. 718 Main St., Vogue Fabrics Building Plans for […]

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West Evanston TIF Shows Progress

A partnership between Housing Opportunity Development Corporation (HODC) and Mount Pisgah Ministry could add mixed-income residences to the long-vacant corner of Church Street and Darrow Avenue. The parcel at 1805 Church St. is the former site of a gas station, said City Economic Development Manager Paul Zalmezak, which Chevron Corporation cleaned up after the City […]

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West Evanston TIF Expansion Could Trigger Selling of Civic Center

Approval of a study of the possibility of expanding the West Evanston tax-increment financing (TIF) district could come before City Council members early next year. The lengthy West Evanston TIF includes non-residential properties along Dodge Avenue and some along the cross streets between Emerson and Greenleaf Streets. With the proposed expansion, it could reach as […]