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Posted inArt & Life

Pay Stations and Parking Tickets May Greet Future Visitors to Evanston’s Lakefront

Parking along Evanston’s lakefront has historically been free for visitors to the area, but that would change under a staff plan that received backing from a City committee June 14. Members of the City Council’s Administration & Public Works Committee spoke in general support of a pilot program that would require payment by non-residents for […]

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Interest Remains High in Bringing Movie Theater Back to Church Street Plaza

Evanston officials have received strong response from parties interested in bringing back movies to the former Century 12/Cinemark Theatres space and are optimistic the theater could reopen under new ownership in another year. In the wake of the announcement of the theater’s closing in February, Annie Coakley, Executive Director of downtownevanston.org, which provides marketing and […]

Posted inCity News

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), […]