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September 22, 2019 



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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Library to Stay Put at CAMS - For Now
Evanston Public Library trustees pulled back from consideration of a move to close their Chicago Avenue/Main Street (CAMS) Branch and shift resources elsewhere, citing a lease at CAMS binding them another year.
Thursday, September 19, 2019
City Reparations Plan Moves Forward
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.

"There’s always the balance problem going on.  So I think we have to reach out and find sources of funds." -- one alderman
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Proposed Increase in Home Rule Sales Tax Will Hurt Local Businesses, Chamber Survey Says
Aldermen have not yet had a full-blown discussion on City staff’s proposal to increase the City’s home-rule tax by .25%. Staff has  put the issue on a fast track to meet an Oct. 1 filing deadline.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Northwestern Event Proposal Heads to City Council
The Evanston Plan Commission approved and sent along to the City Council a recommendation to accept a proposal that would allow Northwestern University to change the nature of “temporary” – or special – events that it holds in the U2 (university athletic facilities) district.
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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Library Board Mulls Weighty Scenarios Such as Closing CAMS and Shifting Resources
In a free-wheeling discussion at their Sept. 4 budget meeting, board members discussed the need to begin moving forward on recommendations made in last year’s Equity Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Needs Assessment report, calling for the equitable delivery of services.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Adding Armed Security Detail for Civic Center Raises Alarm for Some Residents
Evanston officials say they would like to add two armed security guards to patrol the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center during work hours as well as at night meetings, but aldermen have requested a closed executive session for more details about the request.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
City Begins Search for Next City Manager, Naming Storlie as Interim
Aldermen will turn to a search firm to help them find a successor to City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz, in a process which Mayor Stephen Hagerty called “arguably the most important responsibility” facing the Evanston City Council.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
18 Years Raw: Remembering 9/11
Perhaps because mass shootings in this country are occurring with terrible frequency, or because of the activism of Jon Stewart, comedian and former “Daily Show” host and others that drew attention to the continued toll on the first responders to the attack of Sept. 11, 2001, the atmosphere of this year’s 9/11 memorial service at Firemen’s Park was heavy with remembrance and care.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
City Awarded $700,000 In Grant Funding for Ridge Avenue Intersection Improvements
This funding will allow the City to complete a traffic flow and safety operations improvement project at seven intersections along Ridge Avenue ...
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Evanston
The Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control has confirmed that a bat has tested positive for rabies in Evanston.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Mash up Set for Sept. 18
The 10th edition of Evanston MashUp will honor and Penny Bender Sebring and Chuck Lewis with the Corrine Passage Spirit of Evanston Award.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
'Bike the Ridge' in Evanston September 29
Bicyclists of all ages are invited to pedal up and down Ridge Avenue during the City’s annual “Bike the Ridge” event on Sunday, September 29.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Remembering 9/11
Perhaps because mass shootings in this country are occurring with terrible frequency, or because of the activism of Jon Stewart and others that drew attention to the continued toll on the first responders to the attack of Sept. 11, 2001, the atmosphere of this morning’s memorial service at Firemen’s Park was heavy with remembrance and care.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Exhibit Shows History of Segregation and Redlining in Evanston
Unlike many suburbs that sought to exclude African Americans altogether, leading members of Evanston’s real estate establishment played a role in the growth of Evanston’s African American community, said historian Andrew Wiese in an article about segregation in Evanston published in the Journal of Social History in 1999. There was a major caveat, though. Mr. Wiese says, “Evanston’s white real estate brokers apparently developed a practice of informal racial zoning. In effect, they treated a section of west Evanston as open to African Americans, while excluding them from the rest of town.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Affordable Housing Project on Pitner Nearly Ready for Occupancy
The new two-story, 16-unit apartment complex at 1305 Pitner Ave. is a little rough around the edges – the landscaping has yet to be completed – but the inside is nearly ready for tenants.
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Wednesday, September 4, 2019
City Design Team Backs Northlight Proposal But Wants More Details on Parking
“The theater will bring a major new entertainment and cultural use to support the mixed-use pedestrian and transit-oriented nature of the downtown.”
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Civic Center Future Back in the Spotlight
With a completion date for the new Robert Crown Community Center in sight, City officials are not through dealing with issues at City buildings.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Hearing on Welsh-Ryan Rezoning Now Set For Sept. 11
NU is asking the City for a zoning ordinance amendment allowing the University to increase the allowed duration of events scheduled at the facility, as well as allow for-profit athletic events, among other facets. A number of residents have opposed the proposal, mainly citing traffic and parking concerns.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
City, NU Conduct Annual Joint Emergency Response Drills
As part of an ongoing partnership to improve public safety and emergency preparedness, the City of Evanston and Northwestern University recently conducted their fifth annual joint Emergency Response Drills on the University’s campus
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Air-Quality Sensors Churn Out Data, But Conclusions Are Still Far Off

A final report is to be issued in December of this year.

In the meantime, up-to-date information about the study, is available at cityofevanston.org/transfer station. The data analysis completed by RHP on collected air quality can be viewed at evanstonair.info.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019
City Clerk Facilitates FOIA Training
The federal FOIA does not apply to records held by state and local government officials, but many states, including Illinois (5 ILCS 140), have laws that provide public access to records of state and local government bodies upon request.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Fall Bulk Trash Pickups Begin Sept. 13
The City of Evanston's Public Works Agency offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage twice per year.
Monday, August 26, 2019
The Federal Housing Administration's Role in Segregating and Cutting Off Mortgage Financing for Black Families in Chicago, 1934-1960
This article examines FHA’s underwriting policies and practices that promoted segregation in Chicago, limited the supply of housing to Black people in Chicago, and cut off mortgage financing to Black people in Chicago between 1934 and 1960.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Man Charged With Burglary
On Sept. 9, at approximately 11:15 a.m. Evanston police detectives were in the area of the 100 block of Clyde Avenue when they observed a man take a FedEx package from the vestibule of 115 Clyde Avenue.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
EPD to Offer Active Shooter Response Training to Community Members
On Saturday, October 5, the Evanston Police Department will offer a FREE one day Active Shooter Response Training class.
Friday, September 6, 2019
Fall Bulk Trash Pickups Begin September 13
The City of Evanston's Public Works Agency offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage twice per year.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
End-of-Summer CommUNITY Picnic
The annual CommUNITY Picnic, held Aug. 25 in Ingraham Park just behind the Morton Civic Center, is one of the harbingers of summer’s end. Evanston Township High School began just days before, and District 65 schools opened the next day.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Evanston Police Explorer Standout Ready for Next Chapter
Police Explorer Jennifer Becerra, one of the founding members of Evanston Police Department Explorer Post 1863 who at one point  served as a post captain, graduated from Evanston Township High School with a 3.84 GPA making her a part of the “High Distinction” category at ETHS.
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Visit the 'Undesign the Redline' Exhibit at the Morton Civic Center
The “Undesign the Redline” exhibit, created by Designing the WE, has traveled to the 2nd Floor of the Morton Civic Center and will be on display for public viewing through October 20.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Starlight Movies in the Park Begin July 27
Eight Movies Featured at Evanston Locations Through August 24
Friday, July 19, 2019



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