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January 18, 2018 




New Trier Democrats Endorse Biss for Governor
“We’re so excited to endorse Daniel Biss for governor,” said New Trier Democrats President Judy Mandel.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Mail Carriers Complete Their Rounds, But Main Post Office Building Shivers
Evanston residents patronizing the main Post Office at 1101 Davis St. over the past several weeks know that even the inside workers were struggling against adverse weather to complete their tasks.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Even With Deficits, Active TIFs Are for the Most Part Productive
In a TIF, the tax increment – the difference between the taxes on the property at the time the TIF was created (the “base”) and the taxes on the increased value of the property while the TIF is in effect – remains within the TIF to be used for public improvements.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Two Aldermen Appointed to NLC Positions
Fifth Ward Alderman Robin Rue Simmons and Ninth Ward Alderman Cicely Fleming will participate in forming policies for the National League of Cities (NLC).
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Panel Discussion on Opioid Crisis Scheduled for Jan. 18
Experts from the City of Evanston’s Police, Fire and Health and Human Services Departments will join PEER Services and NorthShore University HealthSystem for a panel discussion on opioid prevention, treatment, and outreach hosted by the Evanston Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Preventing Frozen Pipes
During cold weather, property owners should take precautions to prevent the water service line from freezing:
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Candance Chow Runs for 17th District State Representative
As President of the District 65 School Board and a member of its Finance Committee, Candance Chow helped lead last year’s grassroots effort to pass the District 65 referendum. Ms. Chow hopes to bring the same determination to tackle tough problems with her to Springfield in her bid for 17th District Illinois State Representative.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Affordable Housing Discussions Continue
Topics included an overall work plan, the proposed Evanston rental assistance program, assistance for landlords renting affordable units, homebuyer assistance, accessory dwelling units (coach houses), occupancy limits, and vacation rental licenses.
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Legal Bills Cross $2.8 Million In Dodge-Oakton Water Quality Lawsuit
A lawsuit filed by the City of Evanston against Northern Illinois Gas Company and Commonwealth Edison Company (the “Utilities) has now generated more than $2.8 million in legal fees and consultant reports, wrote City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz in an email to the RoundTable.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
City to Acquire Church Street Site Of Former Shore School
City Council voted on Jan. 8 to enter into a 50-year lease for the former Shore School property, at 2525 Church St. from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. Rent totals only $10 per year, but the lease requires the City to spend up to $400,000 to demolish the existing school building within five years. The lease also limits the use of the property to recreational uses and requires a stormwater management plan, which, according to a report by City staff, is expected to be a rain garden.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
The Officer and Gentlemen Academy Returns
On Dec. 14, the Officer and Gentlemen Academy (OGA) hosted an orientation at the Evanston Fire Department headquarters for the students selected for the class of 2018.
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Biss Campaign Raises Funds
Daniel Biss’ grassroots campaign for governor raised $1.095 million in the fourth quarter of 2017, bringing the total cash on hand to more than $3.1 million.
Monday, January 8, 2018
2018 Evanston Special Event Permit Applications Due January 31
Groups and organizations that wish to hold special events in the City of Evanston in 2018 will need to submit a Special Event Permit Application by Wednesday, Jan. 31.
Friday, January 5, 2018
EPD Responds to Structure Fire in 2800 Block of Sheridan Pl.
The response was upgraded to a 3-alarm fire, bringing in fire companies from nearby communities for assistance
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Financial Empowerment on Wheels
Free financial empowerment services are pulling up on wheels and community members are invited to get on board to take steps toward greater financial stability.
Thursday, January 4, 2018
AG Issues Consumer Guide to Purchasing Used Vehicles
Attorney General Lisa Madigan today announced that a new law in Illinois will better protect consumers buying used cars
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Downtown High Rise Free-for-All
Two recent votes on proposed downtown Evanston high-rises have again raised questions about Evanston’s planning process and about what guidelines are in place to govern the process and avoid the appearance of arbitrariness.
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Senior Taxicab Coupon Program Changing
Evanston’s Human Services Committee members received a report detailing proposed changes to the Subsidized Taxicab program at their Dec. 4 meeting.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
City's Capital Needs Exceed Debt Cap
A self-imposed cap on capital debt – issued in the form of general obligation (GO) bonds repayable primarily through property taxes – will soon push the City past its stated debt limit of $113 million if proposed capital projects are ultimately approved, according to a presentation from City and Library staff at the Oct. 23 City Council meeting.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017



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