Asking about population growth rate doesn't make sense until you first decide on a target; who talks about how fast they want to drive before deciding on where you want to go?

The question is only useful as a conversation starter about the larger question of what population size is optimal or sustainable; the City hasn't really had that community-wide conversation.

Evanston isn't sitting in the middle of open land and can't annex, the city limits have been fixed for the better part of a century, so population growth necessarily means greater density.

Post date: February 3, 2017 - 9:12am

I support steady, moderate population growth for Evanston.

Post date: February 3, 2017 - 9:10am

Update 2 p.m.: Only one of the five cars stolen this morning from the Autobarn dealership on Chicago Avenue is still missing at this hour, police say.

Post date: February 3, 2017 - 6:18am

A federal court judge this week rejected City of Evanston efforts to have all claims dismissed against police officers who shot and killed a dog after responding to a domestic violence call last year.

The incident happened on April 26, 2015, when officers responded to Trinette Lark's 911 call asking them to help break up a verbal altercation at her home at 2043 Darrow Ave. between her fiance, Clarence Cavines, and her adult daughter.

Post date: February 2, 2017 - 8:16pm

An appearance in Evanston by best-selling author Wes Moore, scheduled for next Tuesday, has been cancelled “due to events beyond our control,” according to the Evanston Public Library.

Post date: February 2, 2017 - 4:52pm

An unlocked garage at a home in the 2200 block of Madison Place provided an opportunity for burglars to steal three bicycles. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: February 2, 2017 - 2:07pm

Early voting for the Feb. 28 primary election in Evanston starts on Monday, Feb. 13.

There are still opportunities to register to vote in the primary.

Cook County Clerk David Orr says anyone wishing to register in person can visit the County Clerk’s office downtown, the City Clerk's office, or one of the County Clerk’s offices located at the five suburban Cook County courthouses.

Post date: February 2, 2017 - 8:55am

Freshman Jamie Otwell earned a fifth place finish on balance beam Wednesday night at the Mundelein Regional meet and qualified for next week’s sectional meet at Stevenson.

Otwell was the only Evanston automatic qualifier with her top 5 finish, with at-large qualifiers to be determined later this week.

She scored an 8.5 on beam.

As a team, ETHS finished fourth with 128.000 points behind Mundelein (138.975), Deerfield (137.65) and Vernon Hills (130.525).
Stevenson will host the IHSA Sectional next Monday at 6 p.m.

Post date: February 1, 2017 - 9:06pm

Paid Post: Downtown Evanston is home to over 90 restaurants, making it the “Dining Capital of the North Shore.” But, it’s not just the number of restaurants, it is the extraordinary range of cuisines and styles that make it so.

Post date: February 1, 2017 - 4:03pm

An unlocked 1999 Dodge in the 1800 block of Monroe Street was accessed by burglars, who stole cash and tools. This among the stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Post date: February 1, 2017 - 11:10am