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Council member sees better alternative to overhead power lines in 2nd, 5th wards

Fifth Ward Council member Bobby Burns would like to see Evanston consider burying the overhead transmission lines that bisect the Second and Fifth wards, opening opportunities to develop the area. At the Aug. 31 City Economic Development Committee meeting, Burns declared the lines represent “just a terrible use of space.” Burying the lines in the two […]

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Rethinking police: Evanston public safety changes could follow Minnesota city’s lead

Evanston’s Reimagining Public Safety Committee may draw inspiration from a Minneapolis suburb’s effort to rethink its police department. Representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union involved in the Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, reforms spoke at a Tuesday meeting of the Evanston committee. In April 2021, a police officer in Brooklyn Center shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte […]

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Evanston small businesses navigate pandemic with adaptation, community support

Despite some initial business closures, the Evanston small business community worked its way through a challenging year and a half using fast adaptations and creative pivots. Local business groups credit strong community support and the creation of two Facebook groups for softening the impact of the pandemic. “There was a mad dash to figure out […]