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How should Evanston spend $43M in COVID-19 aid? Council mulls ‘a significant enough decision’

Workforce development, hazard pay for employees and climate action strategies are among the items on the table as the Evanston City Council weighs spending $43.1 million in federal COVID-19 recovery funds.  Council members are not ready to make decisions quite yet. With a long list of community needs to consider, they indicated at their Sept. […]

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Northwestern announces $480 million gift, plans to redevelop Ryan Field

Northwestern University has received a $480 million donation, the largest single gift in its history, from the Patrick and Shirley Ryan family. The university says it will use the money, which it called the capstone of its $6 billion “We Will” fundraising campaign, to support research and education and redevelop its football stadium, Ryan Field. […]

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Council moves forward on west side Five-Fifths TIF district

Evanston City Council members now have the pieces in place to pass the newest tax-increment financing (TIF) district for the City. Council members solidly backed the introduction of ordinances at their Sept. 13 meeting related to creation of the Five-Fifths Project TIF – the City’s ninth – despite strong criticism of the proposal leveled from some […]