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July 16, 2019 



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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Evanston Does Not Expect ICE Raids, Reassures Residents
Evanston does not appear to be a main target of the threatened raids by the federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Officials here say they are standing by the welcoming ordinances approved by City Council and both school districts.
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Council Delays Vote on Proposed Agreement About Lincoln Street Beach
Rachel Torbert, Deputy Director and Assistant Chief of Staff for Communications at IDNR, confirmed Mr. Smith’s interpretation.  She told the RoundTable, “IDNR is working with the City of Evanston to provide an intergovernmental agreement to allow Evanston to use the beach. … Our position is that the State owns the beach, and, as such, IDNR is working on a management plan.” She added, “The City did reach out to us early this month, and we will provide that as soon as it is ready.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
City Tables Vote on NU Request for Liquor at Welsh-Ryan
At their regular Council meeting on July 8, aldermen pushed back action on the proposal to a later date, tying consideration to another request by the University to hold more special events at Welsh-Ryan.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
City Lifts Parking Restrictions That Never Really Existed
Evanston officials are expected to issue refunds on tickets issued to drivers who parked in the Sheridan Square area over a several-year period, where signs incorrectly listed restrictions that were never officially approved.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Davis Street Project Plans Under Review
Chicago-based developers Davis Street Development Company 2015 and Vermilion Development are proposing a 19-story mixed-use development at 601-611 Davis St. and 1604-1610 Chicago Ave., according to City records. The University Building, a vacant lot and a Chase Bank drive-through facility are currently at the site.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Council Members Hold Off on a Temporary Closing of Elgin Road
Members of a City Council committee applied the brakes June 24 to an alderman’s proposal for a temporary closing of Elgin Road just north of the downtown later this summer for a pilot traffic study, after extensive public comment in which residents raised strong objections to the move.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
With Dog Beach Under Water, Officials Lay Out Plan for New Dog Park
With Evanston’s dog beach down for the count this year and beyond, City officials have laid out a plan to find a new dog park somewhere off shore.
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Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Hot Pavement, Sizzling Burgers at the Annual Police-Fire Grill-Off

Barely one week into the summer, one of Evanston’s largest picnics took place on June 29 in the parking lot of Valli Produce in Evanston Plaza. Ten dollars bought two sliders, a bag of chips, a bottle of water and a ticket to vote for the favored burger.


Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Two Evanston Property Tax Appeal Seminars - July 18 & 23
Local elected representatives are presenting two property tax appeals seminars at which property owners can learn how to appeal their property assessment with the Cook County Board of Review. 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Library Board Meeting at Fleetwood-Jourdain on July 17
The Evanston Public Library’s July Board meeting will take place on July 17 at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Man Charged with Unlawful Use of Weapon
When officers arrived, a 33-year old male employee of Burger King told them that a man had displayed a handgun and threatened him ... 
Monday, July 8, 2019
End of Regular Legislative Session Recap
The 2019 regular legislative session began in January with a strong sense of optimism and resolve. We got right to work on bold legislation to...
Friday, July 5, 2019
Rockford Man Charged with Weapons Offenses
A search of the man and the satchel he was carrying revealed that he was in possession of a Rock Island Armory M1911 A1 - MS 45 caliber handgun, said the Commander.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Swedish Covenant Health and NorthShore University HealthSystem Agree to Form Partnership
NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and Swedish Covenant Health (SCH) announced that they have signed an agreement to form a new partnership to advance clinical care and patient outcomes in Chicago’s North Side communities.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
City of Evanston Shows Its Pride with Inaugural Pride Fest, July 25
 In an effort to extend Pride celebrations past the month of June, the City of Evanston will host an inaugural Evanston Pride Fest on Thursday, July 25,
Saturday, June 29, 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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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
Evanston Earns Community Wildlife Habitat Certification
The City of Evanston continued its long history of environmental stewardship by becoming the first Illinois city to achieve certification as a Community Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Evanston Property Tax Appeal Seminar
You are invited to two property tax appeal seminars to learn how to appeal your property assessment with the Cook County Board of Review.  Note:  The same content will be presented at each seminar.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Police Charge Chicago Man in Two Robberies and a Burglary
On June 27, Evanston Police charged a 45-year-old resident of Chicago in three separate incidents, two robberies and a burglary.
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Pavement Patching on Chicago Ave. and Green Bay Rd. the Week of July 1, 2019
This project will entail removing the top distressed and failing asphalt surface and replacing it with a fresh, smooth asphalt surface coarse material.
Saturday, June 29, 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
'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
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
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



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