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Housing Commission Seeks Volunteers for Task Force to Create a Comprehensive Affordable Housing Plan

The Evanston Housing Commission has been charged by the Planning and Development Committee with forming a task force to create a comprehensive affordable housing plan for the City. The goal is to develop a plan that will contain specific objectives, both citywide and by ward, to guide City staff and housing development organizations. The plan […]

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Council Approves Changes to Accommodate Trader Joe’s at Emerson/Maple

The excitement over the possibility of a Trader Joe’s grocery store coming to Evanston galvanized City Council members into approving changes to the planned development ordinance governing the project proposed for 1890 Maple Ave., at Emerson Street. Developer Robert King of Carroll Properties proposes a 14-story mixed-use high-rise rental building for the site. Timing and […]

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Groot Wins Solid Waste Franchise

At the Aug. 11 City Council meeting, aldermen approved a Citywide solid-waste disposal franchise for businesses and multi-unit residential buildings not serviced by the City and designated Groot as the sole franchisee for seven years, beginning next March. Groot presently holds the residential recycling contract with the City. The ordinance contains an opt-out provision for […]

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Chance to Dump Bulk Trash

The City’s Streets and Sanitation Division will make bulk trash pick-ups for free throughout Evanston. The date of the pick-up is different in different parts of the city, and depends on the day residents have their normal trash collection. The dates are as follows: • Sept. 19 for residents whose trash is normally picked up […]