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City Cleans up After Flood

Mayor Lorraine Morton signed a disaster declaration on Monday, proclaiming a state of emergency in the City of Evanston after heavy rainfall produced flooding conditions over the weekend. The declaration will help the City and county receive any assistance or funding that becomes available. The Evanston Water Plant recorded 7.21 inches of rainfall during the […]

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City to Consider Mandatory Hiring of Evanston Residents on Certain City Projects

Under a local-employment initiative proposed by the City, certain projects involving City funds would be required to have Evanston residents perform part of the labor. At a special City Council meeting on Sept. 4, Lloyd Shepard, business development coordinator for the City said, “The purpose of this local-employment program is to address the lack of […]

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Subcommittee Looks into Getting Money from Local Not-For-Profits

At its Sept. 4 meeting, the Rules Committee of the City Council continued its discussion about ways to obtain revenue from institutions in Evanston that are legally exempt from paying property taxes. About 45 percent of Evanston’s land is off the tax rolls: property owned by the City (including public parks, sidewalks, rights-of-way and City […]

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9-11 Remembered

Evanston firefighters and policemen attended an early morning ceremony on Sept. 11 at Fire Station #1, 1332 Emerson St., to remember the first responders and other victims who lost their lives in the terrorist attack seven years ago. Fire Division Chief Samuel Hunter told the RoundTable, “This event is in remembrance of a historic and […]