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Council Approves Lakefront Plan

The master concept plan for the City’s beaches and shoreline received City Council approval at the Jan. 28 meeting. The plan passed unanimously and without comment at the Council meeting, having been approved at a special Planning and Development Committee meeting the week before. Representatives from the landscape design company EDAW, the City’s consultants, presented […]

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Evanston Residents Reject Transfer-Tax Increase; Support Democrats

On Feb. 5 Evanston voters soundly rejected a proposed $1 hike in the City’s real-estate transfer tax. The election results, reported by the Cook County Clerk’s office, also reaffirm the City’s reputation as a Democratic stronghold. The $1 hike in Evanston’s real-estate transfer tax was opposed by 12,110 residents, or 58 percent of the voters, […]

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Human Service Committee Defers Vote on Immigration Resolution

In a packed Council chamber Monday night, the Human Services Committee heard public comments on three proposed immigration resolutions, but held its recommendation to the Council in order to allow more time for the City’s Law Department to conduct a thorough review of the proposals. The initial resolution, first introduced to the committee on Jan. […]

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Human Services Committee Defers Vote on Immigration Resolution

In a packed Council chamber Monday night, the Human Services Committee heard public comments on three proposed immigration resolutions, but held its recommendation to the Council in order to allow more time for the City’s Law Department to conduct a thorough review of the proposals. The initial resolution, first introduced to the committee on Jan. […]

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City Council Hears Opposition to Proposed Immigration Resolution

Residents from Evanston, Chicago and Oak Park voiced their opposition to the proposed immigration resolution at the Jan. 14 City Council meeting. The resolution, which is being held in the Human Services Committee for further discussion, calls for the humane and just treatment of undocumented persons in Evanston. “I don’t think [the resolution] encumbers us […]