|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).