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Barely Seated, New Alderperson Devon Reid Places Proposals for Free Beach Tokens, Hazardous Pay Increase for Employees on Council’s Next Agenda

New Eighth Ward Alderperson Devon Reid wasted little time putting his agenda into action, asking officials at the City Council’s inaugural meeting May 10 to consider making beach tokens free and establishing hazardous pay for retail employees who have been working at the City’s larger retail stores during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ald. Reid made his […]

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New Council, Clerk Sworn In

Mayor Daniel Biss and members of the 81st Evanston City Council were officially sworn in to office in a special ceremony at the May 10 City Council meeting. Along with Mayor Biss, the new members are Clare Kelly, 1st Ward; Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward; Melissa Wynne, 3rd Ward; Jonathan Nieuwsma, 4th Ward; Bobby Burns, 5th […]

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Firmer Discussions About an Oakton Community College Satellite in Evanston

The City of Evanston and Oakton Community College are discussing the possibility of building an Oakton satellite campus in Evanston. In order to ensure the satellite would meet all the needs of Evanston residents, representatives from Oakton have spoken with members of the community as well as to administrators at Evanston Township High School (ETHS), […]

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District 65 2020 Achievement Report: More Limited in Scope, But Same Trends

At their April 12 meeting, District 65 School Board members discussed the District’s 2020 Accountability and Achievement Report. Due to limitations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the report provides more limited data: the percentage of students meeting the 50th percentile on the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) test given in the winter of the 2019-20 […]

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ETHS to Begin Hybrid Instruction on April 14

 At the April 12 District 202 Board meeting, Peter Bavis, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, described the Evanston Township High School hybrid learning plan that will go in effect on April 14. In this new instructional mode, teachers will simultaneously instruct virtually and in-person. Students who opted for in-person learning are split into four […]