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Live: City Council

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 01:26:13 +0000

Here's our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council meeting. Key issues on the agenda include the Harley Clarke mansion, proposed budget cuts and city aid for a proposed development project on Chicago Avenue just north of Howard Street.




Live: Administration and Public Works Committee

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:09:36 +0000

Here's a recap of our live coverage of this evening's Evanston City Council Administration and Public Works Committee meeting.




Stolen bikes, gunshots, graffiti dominate weekend crimes

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 18:59:12 +0000

Six stolen bikes, four reported gunshots, and three graffiti incidents were investigated by Evanston police over a busy weekend.  These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin.




City workers' wages grow, while residents see declines

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:17:34 +0000

Evanston city employees have seen wage increases of 2.5 percent or more annually in recent years, while the earnings of Evanston residents have generally declined.




Tight deadline planned for Harley Clarke proposals

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:38:47 +0000

Under a plan scheduled to be approved by Evanston aldermen tonight, non-profit groups interested in leasing the lakefront Harley Clarke mansion will have just over two months to prepare a detailed response to a city request for proposals for the property.




Shop ‘til you drop at the Sidewalk Sale

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 13:30:03 +0000

Paid Post: Shoppers, get ready to hit the sidewalks of Downtown Evanston and Main-Dempster Mile from Friday, July 28 to Sunday,




Aldermen to vote on Chicago Avenue 'gateway' project

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:53:10 +0000

Evanston aldermen tonight are scheduled to vote on spending nearly $3 million in city funds toward a $7.8 million project to redevelop the blighted stretch of Chicago Avenue just north of Howard Street.




Clerk objects to planned parking fine increase

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:47:14 +0000

Evanston City Clerk Devon Reid says he's opposed to a planned doubling of parking meter fines up for consideration by aldermen Monday night.




Ice cream social draws a crowd to history center

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 01:46:50 +0000

Evanston History Center officials say they had a record turnout this afternoon for the annual ice cream social on the Dawes House lawn.




City plans hiring freeze

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:35:48 +0000

Faced with a projected $4.3 million general fund revenue shortfall, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz will recommend to aldermen Monday a citywide hiring freeze and trimming the projected pay raise being anticipated for new union contracts.