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City's 2016 Parking Lot Improvement Project Begins Oct. 3
     The City of Evanston will be contracting parking lot improvements at three locations over the next six weeks.
Evanston Fire Department Member Retires
     Evanston Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic (FF/PM) Mike Hasanov will retire effective Monday, October 3.
The Cradle Ball, Oct. 15
     On Saturday, October 15, 2016, The Cradle Foundation will host its 22nd annual signature gala, The Cradle Ball.
Nominees for the Mayor's Award for the Arts
     The City of Evanston has announced the 2016 nominees for the Mayor’s Award for the Arts, which honors an individual and an organization that have had a positive and significant impact on the arts in Evanston.
NU Uses New Online Voter Registration Tool
     A new online voter registration tool, reframed especially for use at Northwestern University, contributed to a record-setting 96 percent voter registration rate for incoming freshmen this fall.
Clerk Orr Urges People to Register to Vote Now
     I am extremely disappointed that a US District Judge granted a preliminary injunction prohibiting Election Day Registration in precincts.

Negotiations to Continue at District 65 With Federal Mediator
Members of DEC hold a rally before the Sept. 12 District 65 Board meeting. Photo from DEC
Members of DEC hold a rally before the Sept. 12 District 65 Board meeting. Photo from DEC
District 65 teachers and administrators will continue their negotiations, soon with a federal mediator. On Sept. 8 the District notified the District Educators Council (DEC, the teachers’ union) that it agreed with DEC’s request for a federal mediator.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

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•  Re: Dodge Ave bike lanes and our opposition to them. From our own experiences and the experiences of...

•  Improve, Don't Remove Dodge Avenue Protected Bike Lane
Since the Dodge Avenue protected bike lane...

•  Review Info Before Voting
Representative Robyn Gabel has represented the 18th District of Illinoi...

•  Testing the Waters
Attending the second water meeting on Sept. 1, and with the continued RoundTab...

•  In response to the letter "Sees Something Very Wrong" on p.24 of the Sept. 8 issue from William Grah...

City News
• City May Seek Water Rate Increases
• Committee Hears Logan Report on Diversity and Inclusion at EPD
•  City Staff Propose Reducing Parking Requirements for TOD Developments
• Council Approves Next Steps For Harley Clarke Mansion
• City Points at Nicor/ComEd For Southwest Water Issues
• Committee Recommends Two Park Sites For Apiaries
• Young Man Shot on Sept. 8, Update
• Bike Lanes on Dodge Remain, Bollards Going
• WNV Still a Threat
• Dedication of Samuel Johnson Way

• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Earth Tilts Toward Autumn At the Equinox
• Hooked on Fishing: 'Post-Summer Fishing' Offers Special Rewards

• District 65 Approves Equity Statement, Hears Progress on Equity Audit
• No Resolution Yet on Nichols Assistant Principal
• District 202 Provides Update on Measures for College Readiness
• District 202 Board Passes Budget for2016-17, Plan B 'May Be Needed'
• Are ETHS Athletics a Carrot of Reward for Good Grades: Report Looks at Trends
• ACT Scores Previewed, Pending Interpretation
• Evanston Scholars Initiates Seventh Class of Scholars
• Board Member Asks Whether ETHS Fully Investigated Gym Wing Locker Thefts
• YAMO Student Revue at ETHS
• Still Time to Submit An Application to Fill Vacancy on D65 Board

• Wildkits Look to Keep Rolling in Second Half
• ETHS Football Loses to Barrington
• Kiwanis Honor ETHS Scholar Athletes
• Rosengarten Steps up in 3-1 Soccer Triumph
• Blue Stoners Hockey Team Wins National Pond Hockey Championship
• D65 Teacher Repeats Chicago Triathlon Win

Art & Life
• Hispanic Heritage Month Kicks Off With Banner Dedication
• A Month of Community Art-Making at The Big Draw
• Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird Fun, New, Interesting Books
• Savoyaires Star to Retire From Cast After This Year
• YWCA Co-Presents: 'Women Hold Up Half the Sky'
• 'Escape From Nigeria: A Memoir Of Faith, Love And War'
• Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird: Prepping For Election Day
• New Board Chair and Members at McGaw Y
• Studio5: A New Performing Arts Venue
• Mediterranean Replaces Southern on Church Street

• Editorial: ETHS Update on Measures for College Readiness: Some Positives, Some Concerns
• Room for a View: Shakespeare Still Speaks
• Room for a View: Something's Coming
• Guest Essay: Evanston's Best Idea for the Clarke Mansion: Lakehouse & Gardens
• Guest Essay: Saber es Poder/Knowledge is Power
• A Guest Essay:The Damage Done To Illinois

On Sept. 12, more than 100 people gathered outside the Church Street Barber Shop at 1905 Church St. to celebrate the dedication of that section of Church Street between Dodge Avenue and Brown Avenue with the honorary name “Samuel Johnson Way.”

State of the Schools Address, 2016
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