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February 21, 2019 

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Design Change for Library Lot Building
A developer’s proposal for an office building on an odd-shaped lot next to the library at 1714-20 Chicago Ave. is moving forward, thanks to a late design change that attempts to address concerns leveled at the project.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Group Says Private Users Should Share More of the Cost of New Crown Center
A group of residents, concerned about the hefty price of the new Robert Crown Community Center, pressed officials at a Feb. 13 meeting on how the City intends to pay off the 25-year bonds for the project.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Ethics Ordinance to Be Updated
“We need to give the distinction between ethics and morality,” said Ald. Wilson. 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Alderman Says City Manager's Uncertain Job Status Has Placed the City in a 'Holding Pattern'
Sixth Ward Alderman Thomas Suffredin has called for Mayor Stephen Hagerty and the City Council to have an open public discussion about the future of the position of City Manager.
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Mayor Says City Manager's Job Searches Have Not Diminished Performance
A majority of Evanston City Council members feel City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz is meeting or exceeding expectations.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Two City Employee Groups Agree to 0% Increases in First Year of New Contracts
The City has reached contract agreements with two key employee groups that call for zero percent increases  in 2019 and a low wage increase the year after, in what one official called a “huge step forward” in helping the city improve its financial situation.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Custer Townhome Development Proposal Advances
Developer Kevin Lee of Evanston Custer also asked the Commission for a recommendation to rezone his property at 910-938 Custer Ave. to MXE, Mixed Use Employment District, and to grant a special use for a Planned Development in the MXE Mixed Use Employment District.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Free Tax Preparation 2019
The Evanston Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., will serve as a tax site for the Center for Economic Progress through April 13. 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Schakowsky Statement on National Emergency Declaration
“The President’s declaration of a national emergency on the southern border is not only a cruel political stunt, but also a clear violation of Congressional intent.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Passing of Joe Levy
The flag at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave., will fly at half-staff until the funeral.
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Schakowsky Statement on Appropriations Agreement Averting Government Shutdown
This is not the bill I wanted, nor one I like, but a yes vote was the best of three bad options.
Friday, February 15, 2019
Evanston Man Charged with Criminal Sexual Assault
The Cook County State's Attorney's office has approved a charge alleging criminal sexual assault against an Evanston man in connection with an incident involving a 17-year-old girl.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Evanston Police Announce Fourth Town Hall Meeting
Evanston Police will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on February 21, 2019, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Monday, February 11, 2019
Arguments Held In City's James Park Contamination Case
After eight-days of evidentiary hearings that were completed last year on Sept. 7 and after the parties filed 125 pages of legal briefs summarizing their positions, on Jan. 23 Judge John Z. Lee heard oral arguments on the City of Evanston’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Northern Illinois Gas Company and Commonwealth Edison Company (the “Utilities).

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Support for Howard Street Senior Development
The entire project would be on the tax rolls and would add an estimated $65,000 to $70,000 annually, of which about 20% would be the City’s portion, staff reported.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Harley Clarke Mansion: Plenty of Ideas But Finding Money the Next Challenge
Harley Clarke mansion supporters invited the community to have a conversation about the next chapter for the lakefront property.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Council Members, Citizen Groups Moving On Separate Tracks for Mansion
“The community is moving forward [saying] ‘Listen to us,’” said Mayor Hagerty. “At the end of day it’s the folks up here at this dais who are the stewards of this City asset.”
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Sherman Avenue Garage Looking at a Brighter Future: Council Approves a Lighting Upgrade
If it seems like downtown’s Sherman Parking Garage is a little dimmer these days, well, that’s not your imagination. “The lights that are in there have been in there since 2013,” Assistant City Manager Erika Storlie told aldermen on the City Council’s Administration & Public Works Committee at the group’s Jan. 28 meeting. 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Evanston Man's Death Ruled a Homicide
Larry Cox, a 56-year old resident of Evanston, was shot on Dec. 30, 2018 in the 1900 block of Foster Street. He died on Jan. 26. The gunshot wound was ruled a contributory factor to his death, and his death was ruled a homicide by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Three Police Cars Rammed in Four Months
On Feb. 3, 2019, at 1:50 p.m., Evanston police arrested the man in Chicago, and he was charged with aggravated battery of a police officer and other offenses, said Cmdr. Glew. The man is 31 years old and a resident of Evanston.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Council Agrees to $1.25 Million Settlement in Crosby Case
The $1.25 million payment is not an admission of liability, said Corporation Counsel Michelle Masoncup, in the accompanying memo to the settlement resolution.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Six New Development Projects in Planning Stage
As 2019 kicks off, a number of ongoing development proposals are scheduled for or have passed through City commissions and committees.
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
IHDA: Evanston's Number of Affordable Units Up As of 2016
According to a December 2018 report published by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), Evanston had total of 4,993 affordable housing units in 2016 – including both rental apartments and owner-occupied homes. This amounted to 17.5% of Evanston’s total year-round housing units.
Wednesday, January 23, 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
Free Tax Preparation 2019
The Evanston Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., will serve as a tax site for the Center for Economic Progress through April 13. 
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Cultural Fund Grant Applications Due April 1
rts organizations are invited to apply to the City of Evanston’s Cultural Fund Grant Program. The Cultural Fund, administered by the Evanston Arts Council, supports artistic excellence throughout the community by providing financial assistance to not-for-profit arts organizations for operational costs or projects. Applications must be submitted online at by 5 p.m. April 1.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
MWRD Offers Advice to Prevent Winter Flooding
With temperatures warming up after record-breaking cold the past few days, snowmelt and rain can lead to flooding in the Chicagoland region.
Friday, February 1, 2019
Firefighters Battle Fire and Cold Temperatures in the 2000 Block of Foster Avenue
At 11:07 p.m. on Jan. 27, the Evanston Fire Department responded to 2017 Foster Ave. following the report of a structure fire in a two-story multi-family residence.
Monday, January 28, 2019
Schakowsky Statement on Deal to Temporarily Reopen the Government
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Vice Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, released the following statement regarding the deal to temporarily end the partial government shutdown:
Friday, January 25, 2019
Celebrate Black History Month in Evanston
Evanston community members are invited to celebrate Black History Month at a variety of events in Evanston this February.
Friday, February 1, 2019

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