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Restorative housing: What to know about the application process

Sept. 21 is the start of something new in Evanston. The online application for the first step of local reparations – the restorative housing program – was scheduled to go live on the City website. The goal is to increase Black homeownership, revitalize and preserve Black owner-occupied homes in Evanston and build intergenerational equity among […]

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Council members defer Interim City Manager hiring decision that is drawing heat

Evanston City Council members on Sept. 13 pushed back their vote to appoint an Interim City Manager to fill Erika Storlie’s position. The proposed appointment is already receiving plenty of attention from a residents’ group opposed to the choice. Council members had been scheduled to vote on the appointment of Deputy City Manager Kelley Gandurski […]

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Revised Ethics Board proposal returns residents to decision-making role

City residents would once again be given a role deciding ethics violations brought against public officials under a revised staff proposal that was backed by the City Council’s Rules Committee members at their Sept. 7 meeting, held in person and also broadcast over the City’s cable channel 16. Staff had previously recommended that the Ethics Board, composed […]