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Airbnb signs tax agreement with city

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:27:00 +0000

The City of Evanston and hospitality company Airbnb have finalized a tax agreement that will allow the company to collect and remit taxes on behalf of its Evanston hosts.

How can the city get the most affordable housing?

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 15:17:41 +0000

Members of a City Council subcommittee Wednesday night suggested at their first meeting that creating subsidized housing units in new downtown high-rises isn't the best way to maximize the amount of affordable housing in Evanston.

Oak Park bails, but Evanston to stick with Divvy

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:09:44 +0000

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz says he'll ask aldermen next Monday to approve a one-year extension of Evanston's agreement with the Divvy bike-sharing service.

Gym bag stolen on CTA train

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 19:56:27 +0000

A 60-year-old Chicago man told police that someone stole his gym bag while he was on a train at the Main Street Chicago Transit Authority station.This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Panel to begin affordable housing review

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:46:22 +0000

A special City Council subcommittee is to begin its review of Evanston's inclusionary housing ordinance tonight.

School board discusses declining test scores

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:24:37 +0000

On the heels of a report showing student test scores have fallen in the past year for Evanston/Skokie District 65 students, school board members spent a couple of hours at Tuesday night's board meeting talking about how that happened.

ETHS Board on resolution: Oops…never mind

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:07:17 +0000

The Evanston Township High School District 202 Board unanimously rescinded Tuesday night a resolution it had passed last month that would have restricted the ability of its members to share internal memoes with outsiders.

Retail: Barbeque and barbers

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:07:36 +0000

Two new businesses are on the way to downtown Evanston.

Chevy stolen in south Evanston

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:44:56 +0000

A 2006 Chevrolet was stolen at Elmwood Avenue and Howard Street in south Evanston.This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Evanston ranks 20th in Livability list

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:13:10 +0000

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Another website thinks Evanston is pretty great. The city ranks 20th in's 2018 listing of the 100 best places to live.