To address parking problems in downtown Evanston, such as overly crowded street parking and largely empty parking garages, the City might increase or decrease parking prices based on supply and demand. The City, anticipating higher traffic and more crowded parking post-pandemic, discussed changes in parking rates at the Sept. 22 Economic Development Committee meeting. Lindsay […]
On Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6:30 p.m. until approximately 10 p.m., the Evanston Fire Department Dive Rescue Team will be conducting a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 3 joint training exercise with area fire departments and Evanston lifeguards at the Church Street boat launch area. These drills will focus on the location and rescue […]
Trees Forever, a nonprofit charitable organization, has announced a funding opportunity for Illinois communities to diversify their urban forests or recover from natural or man-made disasters, particularly emerald ash borer. Trees Forever is taking applications for “Recover, Replant, Restore!” tree planting grants. Grants of $500 to $3,000 are available to plant more diverse, disease-resistant and storm-resistant shade […]
The City of Evanston is holding a TIF public forum at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9 in the multipurpose room of the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. The City Council is seeking public input as it considers the creation of the proposed Tax Increment Finance District #9, also known as the Five-Fifths TIF. In a TIF district, […]
Boosterpalooza 9, the annual Evanston Township High School Boosters’ fundraiser, is a two-day event for 2021. “The Boosters support student activities across athletics, student groups, the arts, and other extra-curricular programs,” said Boosterpalooza Co-Chairperson Elizabeth Gallo. From 6 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, Boosterpalooza will be virtual again, focused on student engagement and […]
Fifth Ward Council member Bobby Burns would like to see Evanston consider burying the overhead transmission lines that bisect the Second and Fifth wards, opening opportunities to develop the area. At the Aug. 31 City Economic Development Committee meeting, Burns declared the lines represent “just a terrible use of space.” Burying the lines in the two […]
Thursday night’s marimba concert at Dawes Park was a hit, but don’t worry if you missed it. They’ll be back Friday night at 5:30, 6:00-8:30 or 9.
Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Superintendent Dr. Devon Horton has been appointed to the Illinois Inclusive American History Commission by the Illinois State Board of Education, the district announced Wednesday. The commission is charged with addressing deficiencies and inadequacies in the perspective and content of traditional history course material and instruction that affect students statewide. Signed […]
Evanston Township High School hosted an in-person evening Open House on Aug. 30 for parents and students that included sessions within racial affinity spaces, facilitated by the ETHS Latinx Staff Caucus, the Black Staff Caucus and the Asian Middle Eastern Staff Caucus, as well as an anti-racist session facilitated by racial and social justice trainer […]
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Here’s a summary of top stories and events throughout the City during the past week.