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Three New Leaders at School District 65
     Keri Mendez will be Principal of Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies; Sharon Sprague will be Director of Early Childhood Programs and LaTarsha Green will be the  Executive Director of Black Student Success.
Raising Questions, Questioning Razing an Evanston Landmark
     Until recently, demolition of the Harley Clarke mansion seemed an unlikely answer to the question of what to do with this City-owned property. But when the City Council on April 9 turned down a request from the nonprofit Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens organization for a lease, demolition of the mansion became more of a possibility.
New Developments, Harley Clarke Center Stage at First-Ward Meeting
     First Ward Alderman Judy Fiske and City officials met with ward residents and other community members on June 5 to discuss two looming development projects, among other matters, as well as briefly discuss the tenuous fate of the Harley Clarke mansion.
Community Members: 'End Gun Violence'
     Evanston residents gathered at Fountain Square on June 2 to call for an end to gun violence. With them were survivors – including family members and friends left behind after a fatal shooting, speakers advocating for change, singers leading the crowd in traditional American songs, and dancers performing hip hop dance.
Mayor Hagerty Gives 2018 ETHS Commencement Speech
     Mayor Stephen Hagerty’s commencement speech for Evanston Township High School seniors on June 3, highlighted the themes of courage, empathy, persistence, and humor and laughter.
D65 Draft Tentative Budget for FY'19 Adds 16.5 Positions, Achieves Savings on Various Contracts
     At the June 4 meeting of School District 65’s Finance Committee, Kathy Zalewski, Business Manager, presented a draft tentative budget for 2018-19 (FY’19), as well as an estimate of how the District will do financially for the year ending June 30, 2018 (FY’18).

Aldermanic Demands Make Budget Cuts Difficult
City Council and residents have heard repeatedly from Evanston City staff about an impending budget crisis threatening service cuts or tax hikes or both in order to meet increasing capital needs and police and fire pension liabilities.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

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•  The D65 School Climate Team article, describing the development of custom plans at each school, neve...

•  Confusing Request for Compliance
As a law-abiding resident of Evanston who feels strongly about d...

•  Renegotiate the ELHG Lease
Open Letter to Mayor and Aldermen:
On behalf of the Design Evanston...

•  Where’s the Plan?
I am writing to express my concern over the accelerated process now underway re...

•  Preserve the Clarke Mansion
I am a 35 year resident of Evanston. My wife and I have raised our c...

City News
• Resolution Proposing 'Deconstruction' of Harley Clarke Mansion Referred to City Council
• Community Members: 'End Gun Violence'
• Raising Questions, Questioning Razing an Evanston Landmark
• New Developments, Harley Clarke Center Stage at First-Ward Meeting
• City Council Nuggets
• Clergy, Community Honor Police
• Crown Field Turf Surface Proves Costly
• City to Launch Summer Program on Nonviolence for ETHS Students

• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Weather Woes

•  D65 Draft Tentative Budget for FY'19 Adds 16.5 Positions, Achieves Savings on Various Contracts
• D65 School Climate Teams Will Each Develop a Customized Plan to Address Issues at Their Schools
• ETHS Expands Social Consciousness with Four Student Summits
• Mayor Hagerty Gives 2018 ETHS Commencement Speech
• Latino Parents Advocate to Close the Achievement Gap
• Dr. Witherspoon's Contract Extended to 2022
• Three New Leaders at School District 65
• Cradle to Career Celebrates Advocates for Action

• Wildkits Capture Regional Title, but Fall in Sectional Finals
• School Boards Honor State Track Champ
• Wilburn Takes State Title in Triple Jump
• ETHS Baseball Loses In Sectional Finals
• Bandits Beat City ICE in Memorial Day Tournament
• Girls Lacrosse Lose in Sectionals Semifinals
• Soccer Squad Bows Out with 3-0 Loss to New Trier
• ETHS Boys Track Run Away with Sectional Trophy
• 7-run Rally Sends Wildkits to Sectional Title Game

Art & Life
• "I am just you, darker; you are just me, lighter." In Annual Poetry Slam, Clutch Champions Edge Defenders of the Dream
• On, Above and Behind Sherman Avenue
• Three Gardens That Add up to One Doing the Math on the 29th Annual Evanston Garden Walk
• An Upholstery Class Connects with Connections For the Homeless
• Young Woman with Family in Evanston Risks Death if Deported
• Falcon Banding Draws a Squawking Spectacle at EPL
• A June Engagement
• Stacy Garrop Hits Right Notes Becoming a Freelance Composer
• Meals at Home Celebrates 50 Years
• 'Educated'

• Editorial: From the Cheering Section
• Room for a View: A 'What Is Love?' Lesson
• Room for a View: June in the U.S.A.
• More Room: Eating Is Forever
• How Preserving the Harley Clarke Mansion Will Help the Community

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Members of Advocates for Action, a community leadership council formed by Evanston Cradle to Career (EC2C), were honored and celebrated on June 6 at Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center with almost 100 people present.

Mayor Hagerty's State of the City Address
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