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January 20, 2019 

Schakowsky's Response to President Trump's Tuesday Night Address
Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, a Senior Chief Deputy Whip and Vice Chair of the Democracy Reform Task Force, offered the following response following President Trump’s Tuesday night address:
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Free Parking in Downtown Garages for the Weekend, Snow Parking Regulations
To assist plowing operations and to make parking more convenient for residents, the City will open all three downtown parking garages for free parking beginning today, Fri., Jan. 18 at noon through Mon., Jan. 21 at 11:59 p.m.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Evanston Taking Steps to Assist Residents Affected by Federal Shutdown
With the partial federal shutdown in its fourth week, city of Evanston officials are taking to steps to identify and help those who might be affected.
Thursday, January 17, 2019
Community Celebrates the Life of Faith Temple Evanston's Bishop Carlis L. Moody, Sr., 'a Man of Missions' Throughout the World
The church has planned a number of services. A viewing will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. on Jan. 17 at the church, 1932 Dewey Ave., with services planned for 6 p.m.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
City Moving Forward on Talks to Bring Deluxe Climbing Facility to James Park Site
Evanston City Council members authorized staff on Jan. 14 to move forward on negotiations with a developer proposing to build a premier climbing complex at the site of the City’s former recycling center in James Park, at 2222 Oakton St.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
EPL Brings Kanopy Movie Streaming to Evanston
The Evanston Public Library is now offering free access to Kanopy, an all-movie streaming service.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Assistance Available to Furloughed Federal Employees In Evanston
Evanston residents who are employed by the federal government and are not receiving their paychecks may qualify for the City's Emergency Assistance program.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Levy Senior Center Closed January 21-24
The Levy Senior Center will be closed Monday, January 21 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, and will remain closed Tuesday, January 22 through Thursday, January 24 for new carpet installation.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Evanston Man Charged With Aggravated Battery to Police Officer
The driver put his car in reverse and rammed the Evanston police car parked behind him and then fled, said the Commander.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Levy Senior Center Closed Next Week
The Levy Senior Center will be closed Jan. 21 for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and will remain closed through Jan. 24 for new carpet installation. The facility will reopen for normal hours on Jan. 25.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest
The gray backpack contained $2500 USC, a trace amount of suspect cannabis, and a loaded Glock 19 9mm handgun, said the Commander.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Evanston Groups Have Plenty on Their Plates for the New Year
Volunteers at other facilities throughout the City were also playing key roles as Evanston returned to normal life last week after the holidays.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Aldermen Seek to Review Police Video
Some aldermen on the City Council’s Human Services Committee are requesting to watch a video of a citizen-officer interaction in August to determine whether the tone and language the officer used should have been subject to discipline.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Senior Exemption Applications Due Feb. 6
Cook County Assessor Fritz Kaegi announced that his office has mailed Senior and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications for tax year 2018. The application deadline is Feb. 6, and an annual renewal is required. 
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
New Parking Fees and Fines
The City of Evanston has announced changes to parking fees in 2019 as part of the City’s Fiscal Year 2019 Budget. Some changes will go into effect later in the year, but the following updates went into effect on Jan. 1.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Committee Approves Social Service Allocations
City Council’s Human Services Committee members recommended in favor on Jan. 7 of allocations for a wide range of social service programs serving at-risk populations, including three that had not received funding in recent years.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
New Evanston Police Chief Sworn In

A large crowd attended the ceremony, including Chief Cook’s colleagues from the South Suburban Association of Chiefs and fellow members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement (NOBLE), of which Chief Cook served as vice president from 2013 to 2018.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019
City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz Is a Finalist for County Administrator Job in Oregon
Wally Bobkiewicz,  Evanston’s  City Manager  since August 2009, is one of  five finalists under consideration for a new County Administrator  position in Clackamas County, Oregon, according to information posted on that County’s website on Dec. 26.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Aldermen Pinpoint Gaps in Acessibility
A wide range of public and private accessible transportation providers currently serve the City’s mobility impaired. But there are still some gaps in service, City officials indicated in a report to the council’s Human Services Committee on Jan. 7.
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
AG Madigan Joins Coalition to Appeal Decision re ACA
AG Lisa Madigan joins coalition to appeal ruling that the Affordable Care Act is unconsititutional.
Friday, January 4, 2019
Christmas Tree Pick Up Starts Dec. 31
Trees should be placed on the parkway, in between the street and the sidewalk.
Sunday, December 30, 2018
City to Offer Expedited Building Plan Review Services
Beginning January 1, 2019, the City will offer expedited services for those seeking an accelerated review of building plans and permits for construction projects.
Friday, December 28, 2018
Report on Evanston's TIF Districts
The Joint Review Board held its annual meeting on Dec. 13 to hear how well Evanston’s six tax-increment financing (TIF) districts performed in 2017.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Firefighters Remember Deadly 1905 Inferno
About 50 people, including two great-grandchildren of Mr. Stiles, gathered at Evanston Plaza, the site of the former wrought-iron pipe factory.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Rules Committee to Revisit Ethics Policies With Broad Discussions
At the Dec. 3 City Council, Evanston resident Clare Kelly presented an overview of what a lobbying ordinance could look like for Evanston and where it is working elsewhere.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Two Men Plead Guilty to Two Different Homicides
Matthew A. Dubose, 28, has pled guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Cardereon Preister; and Dominic Connerly, 27, has pled guilty to conspiracy to commit first-degree murder of Floyd Gilbert. 
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
NU, City Announce Good Neighbors Fund Allocations
Support for Evanston Fire Department paramedic services, job training and library programs are among the services and projects that will be funded by this year’s $1 million donation from Northwestern University to the City of Evanston's Good Neighbor Fund.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Firefighters Battle Early Christmas Morning Fire in the 1700 Block of Brown Avenue
 At 3:51 a.m. on Dec. 25, Evanston fire companies responded to the 1700 Block of Brown Ave. following the report of a structure fire in a single-family residence.
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
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
James Park Litigation Near $2.8 Million So Far This Year
According to the City, it has spent just under $2.8 million in legal fees and expenses in the first nine months of 2018 on the James Park environmental litigation. The total fees and expenses spent on the matter thus far exceed $6.2 million.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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