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Chicago Man Charged with Armed Robbery
     When the offenders approached the employees, the male offender opened up a pocket knife and held it out in front of his chest, said the Commander.
Former Evanston Fire Chief, Sanders 'Sam' Hicks Passes Away
     On June 16 former Evanston Fire Chief Sanders "Sam" Hicks passed away at home of complications related to Parkinson's disease. Chief Hicks started his career in 1950 as Evanston's first African American firefighter.
Police Recover Loaded Handgun in Vehicle
     While searching the vehicle, officers recovered a loaded Glock 40 caliber handgun with an extended 30 round magazine from the driver’s side floorboard, said the Commander.
Schakowsky Sues President Trump
     Today, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, a Chief Deputy Whip, joined nearly 200 Representatives and Senators as plaintiffs in a lawsuit against President Donald Trump ... 
Biss Unveils HOME Plan for Property Tax Fairness and Relief
      Today, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Daniel Biss unveiled his HOME plan for property tax fairness and relief, an approach to address Illinois’ system of property tax valuation, assessment, and appeals.
New Interactive MWRD Webpage Makes Waterway Data Accessible
     The MWRD recently introduced a new mapping tool to help the public understand the health of the Chicago area waterways ...


District 65 Board De-tracks Algebra Classes
On June 12, the District 65 School Board approved a recommendation presented by administrators to eliminate tracking of students in algebra classes at Chute, Haven and Nichols middle schools by consolidating Algebra 8 into Algebra 1.  Algebra 1 will be a mixed-level class, with class sizes projected at between 25 and 29 students next year. The recommendation will be phased in at one or more schools for the 2017-18 school year, and at any remaining schools in 2018-19.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


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City News
• 'Metrics' the Key to Library's Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Study
• Council Approves 831 Emerson Project
• Some Park Drinking Fountains Shut Off for Lead Contamination
• Fraternity-Owned House Could Be Landmarked Against Its Will
• Library Trustees Discuss Recent Equity Criticisms
• Delayed Fleetwood AC Projects Faces Further Delays
• Groundbreaking for Solar-powered House by Northwestern
• A Weed is a Weed is a Weed. Or is it?
• IDOT to Shut Down Local Projects

Columns
• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Lake Fishing Better Than River

Schools
• District 65 School Board Considers Equity Report/Recommendations
• Reaching an 80% Vote Supporting the Referendum, a Retrospective
• 'Thirteen Reasons Why': Evanston Parents and Teens React
• Chute Turns 50
• Students Gravitate to Career-Technical Ed As More Jobs Lure H.S. Grads
• 'Nichols Has Heart'
• King Arts Eighth Grader Conducts Original Symphony
• ETHS Announces NEMC, Cunningham Honorees
• ETHS Philanthropy Club Gives Funds to Local Nonprofits

Sports
• Wildkits Baseball Wins Regionals, Falls Short in Sectionals
• An Evanston First? A Female Pro Boxer
• ETHS Girls Softball Team Wins Regionals, But Falls in Sectionals
• Superstar Garron Leads Kits to 8th at State Track Finals

Art & Life
• Evanston's Green Curmudgeon
• These Poets Are Young But Not Shy
• Literary news you can use from Evanston Public Library's blog The Book Bird Equity and the EPL Collections: Contemporary Fiction
• Evanston Legislators Discuss Springfield Budget Impasse
• The Justin Wynn Fund Honors 24 Students
• Evanston's Starlight Concert Series Returns for Summer 2017
• Lions Club Honors ETHS Senior
• Fidelity Investments Opens in Evanston
• North End Mothers Club Scholarship Recipients Recognized
• Medical Cannabis: More Than Just a High Road to Relief

Opinion
• Room for a View: Time-Line
• Room for a View: Not Rolling Stones
• More Room: The Mysteries of Existence
• Library Lot Development Should Respect Historic Context
• More Room: The Six Pillars



With subtle signs in its frosted windows, Evanston’s only medical marijuana dispensary is easy to miss while strolling the Maple and Church shopping district. Entry into the austere PharmaCannis facility, located in the public parking garage at 1804 Maple Ave., requires a state-issued medical cannabis card and a security check.


Dr. Goren's Statement to the Community

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

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