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Sen. Biss Speaks on Campaign Financing, Tax Reform, School Funding
     At a meeting hosted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group Action for a Better Tomorrow (ABT) on July 23, Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current State Senator Daniel Biss spoke about Illinois’ unfair tax system and its broken political system, both of which, he said, harm many Illinois residents.
City Struggles to Fill Budget Gap
      City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz warned a wary City Council Monday night, July 23, that staff layoffs may be looming as the best and only way to fill an anticipated $3.3 million 2017 budget shortfall and other ongoing budget challenges.
Delving into Property Tax Bills
     Many residents have been hit with large increases in their property tax bills. While a significant portion of the increase is due to District 65’s $14.5 million referendum that was approved on April 4, a significant portion of the increase for some property owners is due to the Assessor’s 2016 triennial reassessment of property in Evanston and in School Districts 65 and 202.
EC2C Ready to Move to Next Level
     At their July 20 meeting, partners of the Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C) initiative reviewed revised goals and strategies to achieve the goals, the need for equity and equity assessments, and the process for distributing a new $172,500 grant awarded to EC2C by the United Way of Metropolitan Chicago.
Moran Center Staff Take Comprehensive Approach to Helping Evanston Youth
      “About one in every 35 African American men, one in every 88 Latino men is serving time right now. Among white men, that number is one in 214,” said President Barack Obama in a speech before the NAACP in July of 2015.
End of an Era for Evanston Cotillion Dance
     After 63 years, the long white gloves have been put away for good: Cotillion has come to an end. This long-standing Evanston tradition – an invitation-only formal dance enjoyed by a select group of Evanston Township High School students – was cancelled permanently by its current Board earlier this summer.


Council Approves $2 Million Subsidy For Chicago-Howard Development
 At its July 24 meeting, City Council voted to approve a nearly $2 million forgivable loan to a developer for a 24-unit mixed use development along the stretch of Chicago Avenue just north of Howard Street.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


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City News
• Delving into Property Tax Bills
• City Struggles to Fill Budget Gap
• No Increases in Parking Ticket Fines
• Sen. Biss Speaks on Campaign Financing, Tax Reform, School Funding
• EPD Pilots Use of Body Cameras
• Library Board Hears Equity Update, Honors Delores Holmes
•  ADS, City Address Some Transfer Station Problems
• Evanston Recycles
• Harley Clark RFP Held for Revisions
• Rep. Fine's Summary of State Budget

Columns
• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Midsummer Fishing Season
• Summer Vampires: Mosquitos and Ticks Pose Extra Problems This Summer

Schools
• EC2C Ready to Move to Next Level
• There's No Arguing the Growing Interest, Success of the ETHS Speech and Debate Team
• Algebra Will Be Detracked at All Middle Schools
• ETHS Boosterpalooza Celebrates Five Years
• Candance Chow Named McCormick Foundation Executive Fellow
• District 65 Seeks Applicants to Fill Vacant Board Position
• Learning Bridge Early Childhood Center Receives National Award

Sports
• Evanston Girls Basketball
• McGaw YMCA Youth Triathlon Attracts 175 Youth
• Evanston Athletes Qualify for USATF Nationals
• Senior Olympic Basketball Teams Score
• Group Urges Public to Buy a Brick to Support 'Crown Jewel'
• Register for the Justin Wynn Fund SoccerFest

Art & Life
• Moran Center Staff Take Comprehensive Approach to Helping Evanston Youth
• End of an Era for Evanston Cotillion Dance
• The Fun of the Find at Secret Treasures
• Shakespeare Returns to the Ridge With an All-Female 'The Taming of the Shrew'
• Artruck: For the Love of Conversation, Art, and Community
• 'God of Isaac' Still Funny After All These Years
• 'Funny Girl'
• ETHS Alum's Book Examines Native Nation Identity Issue
• Jim Craig Keeps the Hogeye Tradition Going Strong
• The Happy Palate

Opinion
• Editorial: Time to Hunker Down and Buy Local
• Room for a View: Emotional Maturity
• Room for a View: En México
• More Room:Ecclesiastes Got It Wrong
• Algebra I: When Should My Child Enroll?



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Driving down Emerson Street, it is difficult to notice a playground with giraffe heads poking out of the top. But, after taking a look around Gilbert Park, it is clear that this park is anything but ordinary.


Dr. Goren's Statement to the Community

2017 Referendum Thank You from Evanston/Skokie School D65 on Vimeo.

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