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September 19, 2018 

City Working Group Provides Roadmap To Make Evanston Carbon Neutral by 2050
To achieve carbon neutrality will require not only actions by the City, but participation by everyone in the community.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
No Firm Figures, But an Overview of Ways and Means
Since March, City officials have been cautioning that living in Evanston next year will be a little leaner and a little costlier. Projected expenses appear to outstrip anticipated revenues for 2019, leaving a shortfall of $7.4 million.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Council Bytes: Highlights From the Sept. 17 City Council Meeting
Divvy bikes, Harley Clarke, Mayor Lorraine Morton and more
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Seventeen Years Later, the Nation Still Remembers - and Mourns
A small but solemn crowd that gathered in Fireman’s Park for the annual Patriot Day Remembrance, which began at 7:30 a.m. Speeches by elected officials, chaplains and the Fire and Police chiefs evoked the horror of the attacks, the bravery of the first responders and the continued suffering and rising death toll of those who ran to the conflagration to help.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
New Station Adjustment Forms Designed for Clarity and Support for Juveniles Arrested by Evanston Police
Redesigned station adjustment forms can lessen the confusion for juveniles arrested by Evanston police officers and provide clarity about the next steps for the juveniles and their families in this unnerving process.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Hearings on James Park Environmental Case Conclude
As of January 2018, the City had spent $2.8 million on legal and expert consultant fees on the matter. Corporation Counsel Michelle Masoncup told the RoundTable that the City had spent $2.1 million in fees in 2018, bringing the total fees spent on the case to close to $5 million.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Residents Weigh in on Hiring of New Police Chief
Evanston residents met with City officials Sept. 5 to discuss potential hiring criteria for a new police chief, given the forthcoming retirement of Chief Richard Eddington, who will be stepping down at the end of the year.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Firefighters Win Grill-Off With Alarmingly Good Burger
For a couple of hours on Sept. 9, $10 would buy two of the best hamburgers in town: Evanston’s Finest Burger and the 5-Alarm Burger. Bacon and cheese topped the Finest Burger, while the 5-Alarm burger’s topping combined bok choy and other vegetables with vinaigrette.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Northwestern Raises $4.06 Billion, Sets Goal for $5 Billion
A major new commitment from Northwestern University trustee and alumnus T. Bondurant French and his wife, Hollis S. French, has pushed fundraising for We Will, The Campaign for Northwestern University, past the $4 billion mark and beyond its original goal of $3.75 billion, nearly two years ahead of schedule, said Northwestern in a press release.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
League of Women Voters To Host Candidate Forums
The League of Women Voters will hold candidate forums for five contested races on Oct. 20, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Wilmette Village Hall, 1220 Wilmette Ave. in Wilmette. The event is co-sponsored by the Evanston, Glenview/ Glencoe, Wilmette and Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth Leagues.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
RFP for Public Art at New Crown Center
A Request for Proposals (RFP) for public art installations has been issued for the new Robert Crown Community Center, Ice Complex and Library. The deadline to submit proposals is Oct. 12.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Good Morning, Evanston
Yom Kippur
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
Evanston Fire Department to Host MABAS Division 3 Night Dive September 20
 On Thursday, September 20, from 6:30 p.m. until 10 p.m., the Evanston Fire Department Dive Rescue Team will be conducting a MABAS Division 3 joint training exercise with area fire departments, Evanston Lifeguards and Chicago Fire Department Air and Sea Rescue at the Dempster Street beach area.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Schakowsky Statement on the Accusations Against Brett Kavanaugh
“The allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh are credible and disturbing. I applaud her courage for coming forward despite the chaos and frenzy that she will undoubtedly face because of it.
Monday, September 17, 2018
Schakowsky and Yarmuth Statement on Administration's Actions
Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip, and Budget Committee Ranking Member Rep. John Yarmuth, issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s recent actions regarding Israel, Gaza, and the West Bank:

Thursday, September 13, 2018
Bike the Ridge on Sept. 30
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 30.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Mayor Hagerty Joins UNHCR's 'Cities #WithRefugees' Campaign
Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty today announced his support for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) “Cities #WithRefugees” campaign ...
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Services for Lorraine Morton
Services for Lorraine Morton, former teacher and principal at School District 65, former Fifth Ward Alderman and former Mayor of Evanston have been schedules.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
In Memory of Lorraine Morton
The family has not finalized arrangements for a service for Mayor Morton.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Statement of Mayor Stephen Hagerty on the Passing of Former Mayor Lorraine Morton
"Lorraine H. Morton (December 8, 1918 - September 8, 2018) was not only Evanston’s first African American Mayor and our longest serving Mayor but a teacher, mentor, and friend to so many people." 
Sunday, September 9, 2018
City Seeks Public Input On Next Climate Action Plan
Aiming to establish a roadmap to achieve its ambitious climate action goals, the City of Evanston is asking the community to provide input on a draft of its next climate action plan.
Friday, September 7, 2018
Information on Voter Registration

Those who will be 18 on or before Nov. 6 can register and vote in the upcoming election. Even homeless people have the right to vote. 

Here are the requirements to register to vote: must be a citizen of the United States; must be 18 years old on or before Nov. 6, 2018; mMust provide two pieces of identification. One must include your current address. (A photo ID is not required.)

Wednesday, September 5, 2018
City Manager Signs MOU With Evanston Lighthouse Dunes
City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the group Evanston Lighthouse Dunes (ELD) concerning the potential demolition of the Harley Clarke mansion, 2603 Sheridan Road.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Evanston City Budget Outreach Set for Sept. 13
City officials and aldermen are hoping residents will tune in or stop by the Civic Center at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13 to hear a presentation on the City’s budget for fiscal year 2019.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Local Impact of the Opioid Crisis
Quantifying the exact extent of the problem locally is “a challenge,” said Maureen McDonnell, MPH, Executive Director of PEER Services, 906 Davis St.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Overview of the Opioid Crisis: Danger in the Medicine Cabinet
Despite marketing efforts by Purdue Pharma that said the opposite, the likelihood of addiction to OxyContin increased because the drug, which had been promoted as lasting 12 hours, wore off much sooner. As its efficacy waned, not only did pain return but also, patients began suffering some of the agonies of withdrawal.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Local Opiod Potency Warrants Caution From Responders
While there are only a handful of calls to police and other emergency-response personnel related to opioids each month, the gradual progression of the opioid crisis nationally has been enough to concern authorities.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Council Approves Rental Assistance to At-Risk Families
Aldermen at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting approved $300,000 to  provide stable housing for two years for up to 10 at-risk, underemployed Evanston families with children under the age of 18. The program, tenant-based rental assistance (TBRA), received an increase of $50,000 over last year’s amount because of the higher rental costs. The funding comes from the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Witenberg's Ethics Case Reinstated
On Aug. 21, the City of Evanston’s Board of Ethics decided to grant Misty Witenberg’s motion for rehearing in a case alleging that Robin Rue Simmons committed ethics violations.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Council Bytes Highlights From the Aug. 13 City Council Meeting
Near the beginning of the Aug. 13 City Council meeting, Mayor Stephen Hagerty noted that these are the dog days of summer. Traditionally during the dog days, when Sirius shines bright in the night sky, people left ancient Rome to escape the heat. And while it may not be the case that many Evanstonians have left town, the night’s meetings escaped the heated discussions that marked many other meetings this summer.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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