|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.