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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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Budget Update Food and Beverage Tax Proposed; Mental Health Board Budget Cut; Elms, Libraries OK

A series of new and increased taxes and fees, together with personnel and program cuts approved by City Council on Feb. 9 and 11 have brought the proposed hike in the City’s portion of the property tax somewhat below 10 percent. Some aldermen have said they would like to cut even more programs and services. […]

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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, […]