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May 26, 2019 

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

EPD Invite Public to Presentation of the Police Data Dashboard
The Police Dashboard, available at, was created to increase transparency and public awareness.
Friday, May 24, 2019
Chicago Man Charged in Shooting on May 15
During a verbal altercation, the man pulled out a Bryco 380 semi-automatic handgun and fired a shot into the air, said police.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
EPD Announces Roadside Safety Checkpoint for Memorial Day Weekend
This Memorial Day Weekend the Evanston Police Department will be conducting a roadside safety checkpoint.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Evanston Wins $250,000 Grant to Support Affordable, Climate Resilient Housing
Partners for Places, a project of the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities, today announced $250,000 in grant funding to support a City-led project to remove barriers to climate-resilient affordable housing in Evanston.

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Apply to The Evanston Police Department 2019 Youth Citizen Police Academy.
Applications are now being accepted for the Evanston Police Department Youth Citizen Police Academy.
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Jesse Jackson Statement on Trump Plan to Take Money From Pell Grants
The scheme by the Trump administration to diminish the American Dream for millions of our sons and daughters by redirecting $1.9 billion in desperately needed federal Pell Grant funds to an effort to put astronauts back on the moon is an absolute disgrace.
Friday, May 17, 2019
New Cook County Housing Authority Proposal Targets the 'Missing Middle'
Officials at the Housing Authority of Cook County (HACC) as well as the City of Evanston see the need to create more affordable housing for the “missing middle” – a term referring to individuals with middle incomes who are not eligible for subsidies but who also cannot afford market-rate rents in the area. HACC officials believe they can achieve that goal with a building they have proposed just south of their 11-story Jane Perlman Apartments at 1900 Sherman Ave., but it will take a sizeable increase in building height to achieve it.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
The Barnacle Parking Enforcement System
All the driver has to do to remove the Barnacle is pay the $125 immobilization/remobilization fine, plus the amount of the unpaid parking tickets, including penalties – even if the driver plans to appeal them – plus a $200 deposit by calling the phone number on the Barnacle and giving the person on the other line a valid credit card number.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
City OKs Extended Parking Limits
Areas outside of downtown that are currently zoned for two-hour on-street parking will now allow for four-hour parking after 5 p.m. The change will be implemented immediately on the ParkEvanston App as well as the Pay Stations, staff said.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Climbing Gym for Former Recycling Center Moves Another Rung Closer
Evanston officials are moving closer to selling the City’s former recycling center to a developer for conversion to a climbing gym, but the alderman in the ward continues to hold deep reservations about the project.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
City Air Quality Study Centered on Church Street Waste Transfer Station
Long a concern among residents, air quality around the Church Street Waste Transfer Station will be the focus of a six-month City air quality study to determine whether the facility is a potential source of contaminants.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
City Clerk Sues City, City Manager and Corporation Counsel
There is yet another lawsuit against City officials, and this one has arisen in-house. On May 7. City Clerk Devon Reid sued City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz and Corporation Counsel Michelle Masoncup in a dispute over the handling of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Two Men Charged in May 8 Shooting Incident
On May 8, at 3:22 p.m. an Evanston police officer was on patrol in the area of Simpson Street and Dewey Avenue when he heard approximately five gunshots coming from the east alley of the 2100 block of Dewey.
Monday, May 13, 2019
James Park Litigation Scheduled for a Settlement Conference
At an April 24 status hearing in the City of Evanston’s environmental contamination case against Northern Illinois Gas Company and Commonwealth Edison Company, the Court set a settlement conference for June 21

Wednesday, May 8, 2019
Racial Equity Task Force Seeks Community Participation
The Evanston Public Library (EPL) is launching a Racial Equity Task Force to help guide future Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) efforts at the Library. The Library is seeking community members interested in applying to serve on the Task Force.
Sunday, May 5, 2019
City of Evanston to Host Job Fair May 23 at the Levy Center
The City of Evanston has partnered with the Youth Job Center, National Able Network, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership and the Illinois Department of Human Services to host a job fair on May 23.
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Council Members Reject Alderman's Call to Delay Issuing $18 Million in Bonds for Robert Crown
Evanston City Council members authorized the issuance of $18 million in bonds at their regular April 22 meeting to finance the continuing construction of the new Robert Crown Community Center, overriding an alderman’s attempt to hold over the measure to look at other options.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Officials Move Forward on Parking Changes
“You know we can get the best information possible and still make bad policy,” said Alderman Thomas Suffredin. “But if we don’t get complete information it pretty much guarantees we’re going to make bad policy, and I think the approach of a one-size-fits-all parking policy is probably not appropriate for the City of Evanston.”
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Residents Press Cases for CAMs in Library Board Stop at Branch Library
Taking their show on the road, Evanston Public Library trustees found a group of citizens eager to share their concerns with them.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Too Big - Committee Quashes Reese Avenue Proposal
For more than three years, residents living in or near a vacant corner lot at 2626 Reese Ave. have dutifully trekked to City zoning and committee and Council meetings to raise objections to a builder’s plans to build a nearly 2,000-square-foot house on the property. The neighbors were at the April 22 Planning & Development Committee meeting, too, but this time they walked out with some finality.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
'Clean Up, Evanston!'
A barrage of wintry weather did not keep community members of all ages from coming out for the City’s annual Earth Day and Arbor Day “Clean up, Evanston!” on April 27. Community partners for this event include School District 65, District 202, Northwestern University, Canal Shores, Friends of the Chicago River, the Alliance for the Great Lakes, Downtown Evanston, and the Ridgeville Park District.
Wednesday, May 1, 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
Schakowsky Votes to Confront Climate Crisis
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip and a subcommittee Chair of the Energy and Commerce Committee, voted today in favor of H.R. 9, the Climate Action Now Act.

Friday, May 3, 2019
Spring is arriving and your thoughts may be turning to that dreaded ritual of spring cleaning.  With it comes a timely reminder to keep your home safe from the threat of fire. In an effort to make this "Spring Cleanup" a fire safe one, the Evanston Fire Department provides the following safety tips:
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Community Meeting On Robert Crown Community Center and Library Project
Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz will host a community meeting to provide an update on the Robert Crown Community Center and Library Project on Monday, May 20, 7 p.m., at the Morton Civic Center, James C. Lytle City Council Chambers, 2100 Ridge Ave. 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
EFD Welcomes New Firefighters
The Evanston Fire Department announced two newest members of the department, Jasmine Sandora and James Brown.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
EPD Issues Alert For Phony Arrest Warrant With 'Spoofed' Number
The Evanston Police Department has reported that since April 22, four residents have reported being contacted by somebody who falsely claimed to be Sergeant Joe Bush of the Evanston Police Department and told them that they have a a warrant for their arrest for missing a jury summons.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Evanston Property Tax Appeal Seminar
Evanston properties are being re-assessed by the Cook County Assessor. You are invited to a Property Tax Appeal Workshop to learn how your assessment was determined and to file an appeal with the Cook County Assessor.
Friday, March 15, 2019
Evanston Celebrates Women in Public Office Day March 19
The City of Evanston has joined governments and elected officials across the nation in celebrating Women in Public Office Day on Tuesday, March 19, 2019.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Register for Mayor Hagerty's Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair
The event will take place on Sat., March 16, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Evanston Township High School.
Monday, March 11, 2019

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