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.
A package containing electronics was stolen from an apartment complex in the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue, while mailboxes were damaged in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue. These among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.
Evanston aldermen Monday are scheduled to approve spending nearly $89,000 for a lighted sculpture called "Stitch" to be installed beneath the Union Pacific viaduct at the intersection of Emerson Street, Ridge Avenue and Green Bay Road.
Evanston officials have disclosed that the city's former adult services librarian, Lesley Williams, was paid $110,000 in severance to resign her position after she'd twice been suspended by the library director.
If you look closely as you walk or drive by the old railroad retaining wall on the south side of Church Street east of Darrow Avenue in Evanston, you can just see the outline of a new mural planned to be painted there this summer.