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June 26, 2019 



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Saturday, February 16, 2019

City Agrees to Dismiss James Park Litigation Against Utilities
City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz told the RoundTable that the City and the utilities agreed to end the James Park litigation, with each side to cover their own costs. He said the City will receive no payment, and the case will be dismissed with prejudice.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Evanston Officials Believe New Robert Crown Center Will Make Possible Expanded Uses
Walking through the building still under construction and looking down at the rink, minus ice at this point gives an appreciation of the new Crown Center.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Neighbors Remain Critical of NU's Plans to Increase Special Events at Welsh-Ryan Arena
Northwestern University officials have made some changes to their original proposal,  but neighborhood opposition continues to run strong against the proposal to expand the number of special events at Welsh-Ryan Arena.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Aldermen to Seek Other Interests in Library Lot Site
At their June 24 meeting, aldermen approved a staff request that they file a resolution on a contract to sell the building at 1714-20 Chicago Ave., in effect terminating their contract with a developer looking   to develop an 11-story office building on the site.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Public Safety, Public Vehicle and Very Public Concerns About Cook County DHS Vehicle at Custer Street Fair
While it was not the vehicle’s first visit to Evanston, this unified command post (UCP) was new to the festival and to many of those who attended the fair.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Firefighters Douse Blaze at Main and Dodge
Evanston firefighters brought a June 20 fire under control in a building that houses a beauty supply store and laundromat at 838 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
City to Terminate Lease for Howard Street Café
Johanna Leonard, Community Development Director for the City, informed City Council members last week that the City has decided to terminate the lease with Sweet Vendome, Inc., doing business as Café Coralie at 633 Howard St., and initiate eviction procedures.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Action Steps To Prevent Mosquitoes
After the wettest May on record for northern Illinois since 1871, the City of Evanston’s Health & Human Services Department and the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) are taking action to control the mosquito population.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Police Close Case on Threat Against Former City Clerk
Evanston police have closed their investigation into a death threat that former City Clerk Rodney Greene said he received on his cell phone on May 30.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
'Let's Play' Through Sept. 2
The Parks, Recreation & Community Services’ Let’s Play Mobile Recreation Trailer offers organized recreation activities in City parks, at neighborhood block parties, and at other special events that are free and open to the public. A team of recreation staff will be traveling throughout the City over the summer to provide fun, supervised activities.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Lost In Translation
In Evanston’s southwest Ninth Ward, Alderman Cicely Fleming has arranged for a Spanish version of her newsletter to go out to about 50 ward residents who speak that language, bringing them the same information about City policies and services and ward developments that English-speaking residents get.
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Evanston to Host a Recycling Event on Saturday, July 6
On Saturday, July 6th, the City of Evanston will host its eighth annual “Evanston Recycles” event from 9 a.m. to noon at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Avenue
Monday, June 24, 2019
Evanston Police Reintroduce the Community to the Text-A-Tip Program
Text-A-Tip is a separate program from the emergency telephone number 911 system that lets citizens anonymously submit information about criminal activity such as ...
Monday, June 24, 2019
Mayor Hagerty's Statement on ICE Enforcement
The Evanston Police Department is unaware of any enforcement action planned here. ICE has in the past conducted enforcement activities in Evanston without our knowledge or cooperation. We expect no prior knowledge of any enforcement.  
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Saturday, June 22, 2019
City Affirms Commitment to Address Racism, Equity
City Council members approved a resolution on June 10 that affirmed the City’s commitment to addressing racism and ensuring equity in City operations, recognizing in unusually frank terms the City’s coming to grips with its own history of discrimination and racial injustice as part of the process of moving forward.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Climbing Gym Wins OK
Evanston’s one-time recycling center will find new life as a premier climbing gym under a move that was described by the alderman in the area as a “big win-win” for the developer but a “big lose-lose” in terms of the revenue returned.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Library Lot Update
Alderman Melissa Wynne, 3rd Ward, said, “Extending the contract for the third time would be fruitless. I move that we hold this matter and look at other possibilities.” 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
City Bails Out Canal Shores But Golf Course Loses Revenue to Northwestern
Canal Shores Golf Course got another hole on June 10, this one in its budget. The City of Evanston will help offset some of the cost caused by differing interpretations of certain leases, but the golf course has lost a stream of revenue.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Aldermen Take Steps to Curb 'Disruptive' Behavior
City officials are moving forward on rules to foster greater decorum at public meetings, including establishing guidelines for the banners and posters which local activists have been placing around City Council chambers in recent months highlighting their positions.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
City Implements Alternatives to Criminal Justice System for Juveniles
The City’s Administrative Adjudication hearing process has been pretty much on an island of its own in recent years but that's likely to change soon, particularly in regard to juveniles.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Officials Discuss Relationship Between Evanston and Northwestern
Mayor Stephen Hagerty addressed the need for both the City and the University to best leverage their assets together, focusing at length on the City’s infrastructure
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
City-Wide Initiative Encourages Sustainability on All Levels
The City of Evanston announced that businesses taking action to reduce their environmental impact can receive support from the City as well as recognition for their efforts as part of a new sustainable business recognition program.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Northlight Theatre Receives State Funding to Kick Off Return to Evanston
Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, Artistic Director BJ Jones and the Northlight Theatre Board of Directors have announced that Northlight has been appropriated $927,500 from the State of Illinois for the construction of its new building in downtown Evanston
Wednesday, June 5, 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
City and Utilities Agree to End James Park Litigation
On June 25 the Court entered an order pursuant to the settlement stating, “This case is dismissed with prejudice with each side to bear their own costs and fees.”
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Illinois Attorney General Announces Crackdown on Illegal Robocalls
 Attorney General Kwame Raoul, in cooperation with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), today announced a major crackdown on illegal robocalls.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Attorney General Raoul Highlights Resources for Immigrants in Illinois
 Attorney General Kwame Raoul today highlighted resources available to help immigrants, consulate offices and non-profit organizations to educate immigrants on their legal rights.
Monday, June 24, 2019
Police Investigate Threat Against Former City Clerk
Evanston police are investigating a death threat that former City Clerk Rodney Greene said he received on his cell phone on May 30.
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Lost in Translation
Starting in February of this year, staff in the City Manager’s office began research on the City’s current practices to create greater language access to the City’s policies, said Paulina Martinez, an assistant to the City Manager, in report to the committee.
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Police Investigate May 25 Shootings
Shootings on the 1800 block of Darrow Avenue and the 2000 block of Jackson Avenue
Sunday, May 26, 2019



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