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SPAARC Approves New Condo Project at 2536 McDaniel Ave.

The Site Plan and Appearance Review Committee (SPAARC) recently approved final plans for a six-unit condominium at 2536 McDaniel Ave. Dan Pontarelli, developer and president of Farmview Builders, Inc., presented material samples and made a few small adjustments to the plans for construction of the multi-family dwelling at an October meeting of SPAARC. This approval […]

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Tentative Budget: 15-Percent Hike in City’s Portion of Property Tax to Cover Pension, Debt and Operations

The City Manager’s tentative budget for 2008-09, presented to City Council members on Dec. 31, calls for a 15.15-percent property tax increase and adds new fees and increases existing fees and fines. Expenses, adjusted for interfund transfers, are pegged at $182.9 million, up $17 million or 10.2 percent over the previous year. By City accounts, […]

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Committee Considers Resolution in Support Of Undocumented Immigrants

A resolution calling for humane and just treatment of immigrants and their families was proposed at the Human Services Committee meeting on Jan. 7. The resolution aims to clarify the community’s support for the local immigrant population and offers specific guidelines to ensure that immigration status is not a barrier to receiving social services or […]

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Eight From ETHS Among ‘Those Who Excel’

District 202 School Board member Mary Wilkerson was among 38 individuals and teams of people from around Illinois to receive top honors from the Illinois State Board of Education for their outstanding contributions to education.    In addition, seven Evanston Township High School faculty members – math teacher Richard Kaplan, counselor Brian Cadogan, and the Spanish Heritage […]