Evanston can seem lacking in natural drama for those who are used to mountains and oceans. The county’s smallest forest preserve, an artificial waterway, a fairly tame lake … where can a person craving natural drama go? The person who loves birds never has this problem. Birds provide beauty and fascination throughout the seasons: […]
Evanston City Council members are moving forward with a commission’s recommendation on reparations, including property tax relief and housing assistance for the City’s black residents, to address the wealth and opportunity gap those citizens have experienced because of past discriminatory practices. Aldermen voted 9-0 at their Sept. 9 meeting in favor of accepting the recommendations. […]
During July, Reclaim Evanston and Joining Forces for Affordable Housing held meetings with residents in each of Evanston’s nine wards to get resident input and support for new policies that will increase affordable housing in Evanston. More than 150 residents attended the nine ward meetings. The campaign had three goals: educate residents about the housing […]
1. The grass lawn is an unnatural landscape invention from Europe. The first lawns were created in 17th- and 18th-century England and France as status symbols by wealthy landowners displaying that they had land to waste on non-agricultural use, as well as sheep or scythe-wielding servants to keep the grass shorn. Grass lawns were first […]
Residents of Evanston are facing a housing crisis. It is not a crisis that causes sirens to sound or lights to flash. But it is a crisis nonetheless. The reality of the crisis is clear when we reflect on how Evanston has been changing in recent years: that the new housing being built in Evanston […]
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We support establishing a K-5 or K-8 school in the “central core,” the triangular area bounded by the North Shore Channel, Green Bay Road and Church Street. We think a new school will help to address the projected space needs of the District. In addition, if it were designed as a K-8 magnet school with […]