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April 23, 2019 



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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Judge Denies City's Motion for Preliminary Injunction in James Park Litigation
On April 9, United States District Court Judge John Z. Lee filed a 45 page written opinion in which he denied the City of Evanston’s motion for a preliminary injunction against Northern Illinois Gas Company and Commonwealth Edison Company in the James Park litigation. To date the amount spent by the City on investigation and testing, expert fees and legal fees is $8,148,237.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Court Sentences Woodson in Dajae Coleman Killing
Dajae, then 14, was shot as he walked with friends in the 1500 block of Church Street at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 22. Mr. Woodson then lived in the 1600 block of Ashland Avenue, a short distance from where the shooting occurred. Police arrested him within a few weeks of the shooting.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Aldermen Add New Rules to Control 'Disruptive' Speakers
“... the tenor and the tone have changed over the years, and I think at different times we have had this issue where we had someone who has been disruptive or disturbing, and the mayor has not had a tool to use ..."
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Office Building for Library Lot Back on the Table
Aldermen Eleanor Revelle said, “Alderman [Tom] Suffredin and I had a very good conversation with some of the stakeholders. I’m encouraged by what we heard, the way things are moving.”
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Aldermen Opt for Lease Over Sale to Harley Clarke's Next Occupant
Mayor Hagerty suggested that an addendum be added to the proposal that articulated the many uses for the building that were raised in recent community meetings sponsored by citizens groups.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Community Conversations on Chicago Avenue Redevelopment Begin
In his closing remarks, Mr. Fisher said he would take the suggestions to heart as he and the other principals thought about the highest and best use of the property within their own limitations.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Coyne Looks Like Winner Of Ridgeville Park District Seat
About another term, Mr. Coyne said, “I feel encouraged by the community, there is now light. And if we can turn Ridgeville into a 21st Century Park District that is great.”
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Evanston Police Seek Compliance with the City's Dog Leash Ordinance
The temperatures are increasing but unfortunately so are the complaints to the Evanston Police Department about unleashed dogs.
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Thursday, April 11, 2019
City of Evanston and Brink's Partner to Assist Seniors and Disabled with Transportation Needs
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Fire Department, AMITA Health Launch Community Health Outreach Initiative
Community members who frequently use emergency medical services in Evanston will be better connected with health care education and resources to improve their health and prevent future hospital visits as part of a new community health outreach initiative, the Evanston Fire Department and AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital announced earlier this month.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
'Clean Up, Evanston!' April 27
Community members are invited to participate in the City's annual Earth Day and Arbor Day community clean-up event, “Clean up, Evanston!," from 9 to 11 a.m. on April 27, at locations throughout the city.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Property Tax Workshops Help Homeowners Appeal Assessments
The increases in property assessments spurred hundreds of residents to a property tax workshop at the Morton Civic Center last month.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Study Casts Light on Needed Street Lighting Changes
Officials are not pushing, though, for a total replacement, pegging the cost at more than $81 million for all infrastructure replacement to meet proposed lighting levels.
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Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Aldermen Set Time Limits for Public Comment After AG's Ruling
At their Rules Committee meeting on April 1, City Council members recommended setting a 20-minute public comment limit for three of their committees – Rules, Human Services and Administration & Public Works.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Election Results: OCC Trustees From Evanston, Ridgeville Results Still in Doubt
Ridgeville Park District, a separate taxing district from the City and located in south Evanston, provided the closest race of the day.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Committee Recommends No Changes to Present Group Home Zoning
The five-member committee unanimously rejected one aspect of the proposal, which would have changed the zoning for the two categories of group homes.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Developers Float Ideas for Emerson-Jackson Development
 Under the concept proposal, parcels at 1403-1425 Emerson St., 1917-1925 Jackson Ave., 1323 Emerson St. and 1503 Emerson St. would be utilized for rental-apartment buildings. 
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Community Partners Bid an Emotional Farewell to Retiring Health Director
“I hope the public health system stays intact, because local control for public health is critical for our jurisdiction. When I think of clean air and safe food, that’s what we do,” she said. “People get it when there is a crisis, but in the absence of a crisis we’re just doing our work, assuring optimal health for others,” said retiring Health Director Evonda Thomas-Smith
Wednesday, April 3, 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
2019 Food and Yard Waste Collections
The City of Evanston began weekly food and yard waste collections this week. Collections will occur on residents’ regular refuse and recycling collection days through Dec. 12.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Ridgeville Pulls Mafia-Angel Game
Ms. Sallee said she was glad that Ms. Stare reached out and raised her concerns. “It allowed us to be agents for change to benefit the community,” she said.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Spring Bulk Trash Pickups April 5-26
The City of Evanston's Public Works Agency offers residents the free removal of up to six cubic yards of bulk garbage twice per year. Spring 2019 bulk trash pickups will take place on Fridays, April 5 through 26, and are scheduled according to residents' normal refuse pickup day.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Harley Clarke Meeting April 4 to Review Other Funding Success Stories
The Harley Clarke Community (HCC) invites Evanston residents to hear from experts and discuss strategies to fund the priorities identified at previous HCC gatherings for the Harley Clarke mansion and Jens Jensen Gardens as well as the funding of the restoration and maintenance of the house and gardens.
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Afternoon Basement Fire Displaces Residents
There were no reported civilian injuries and two cats saved from the structure. 
Sunday, March 31, 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
'Clean Up, Evanston!' - April 27
 Community members are invited to participate in the City's annual Earth Day and Arbor Day community clean-up event ...
Monday, April 8, 2019
2019 Season Beach Tokens Now Available
Evanston beach tokens are now available for purchase for the 2019 season. The City's public swimming beaches will open on Saturday, May 25.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
'Fast Wake' Update Set to Radically Improve Parking Boxes
“Revenue opportunities!” exclaimed Ms. LeBlanc. “We have a budget crisis, you know. Parking tickets can help solve our problem.”
Monday, April 1, 2019



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