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The Evanston Township High School District 202 Board voted 6-1 Monday night to eliminate class ranking at the school and by a 5-2 vote to implement that decision immediately with the Class of 2014.

Post date: June 25, 2013 - 10:36am
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Evanston aldermen voted to introduce an assault weapons ban Monday night despite threats from gun lovers to sue to overturn it.

Swayed by testimony from residents who had lost children to gun violence, the City Council moved the ordinance toward expected adoption in two weeks.

Post date: June 25, 2013 - 10:29am
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Long-time Evanston city planner Dennis Marino attended his final City Council meeting Monday before his retirement and was praised as someone who'd played a key role in improving the city.
City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz said that there's hardly a corner in Evanston where you can't see something that Dennis Marino touched.
He noted that Marino, who started working for the city in 1990, was part of the team that transformed the downtown.

Post date: June 25, 2013 - 8:32am
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Devotees of all boundary-crossing performing arts can catch a one-night only, sneak preview world premiere by Jump Rhythm® Jazz Project (JRJP), led by artistic director and Northwestern University Charles Deering McCormick Professor of Teaching Excellence Billy Siegenfeld.

“Jump Inside” will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 28, in the Ballroom Studio of the Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center, 10 Arts Circle Drive, on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.

Post date: June 25, 2013 - 6:23am
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Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council meeting.
A packet with information on tonight's agenda items is available online.
Meeting called to order at 7:40 p.m.
Aldermen Grover and Wynne are absent tonight.
Presentation on the occasion of city planner Dennis Marino's retirement.
Fourth of July Association leaders announce plans for next month's celebration. Fireworks display will have 2,300 shells ... $10K more fireworks than last year.

Post date: June 24, 2013 - 7:35pm
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About 200 ComEd customers were left without power this evening after a fast moving thunderstorm swept through Evanston.
Most of the outages were reported in three areas -- around Dodge Avenue and Emerson Street, around Golf Road and Forestview Avenue and near Isabella Street and Girard Avenue.

Post date: June 24, 2013 - 7:20pm
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Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting.
A packet with information on tonight's agenda items is available online. (.pdf)
Meeting called to order at 7:20 p.m.
Honorary Street saign "Dr. Richard E. Lyons Way" for Austin Street between Asbury and Barton. Approved.
Wholesale warehouse for Few Spirits at 2310 Main St. Approved.
Special use for Leonidas Chocolate Cafe, 1907 Central St. Approved.

Post date: June 24, 2013 - 6:48pm
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Here's a recap of our live coverage of this evening's Evanston City Council Administration and Public Works Committee meeting.
A packet with information on tonight's agenda items is available online. (.pdf)

Post date: June 24, 2013 - 5:47pm
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A pickpocket stole a wallet Sunday night at the Davis Street CTA station. This and other stories in the weekend roundup of criminal acitivity from Evanston police.

Post date: June 24, 2013 - 3:42pm
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Evanston police plan to focus on drunk and/or unbuckled drivers during the upcoming July 4 holiday period.
Cmdr. Jay Parrott says the intensified enforcement effort will center around late-night hours, as statistics show a disproportionate number of traffic deaths occur late at night and involve a drunk driver or an unbuckled motorist.

Post date: June 24, 2013 - 2:02pm

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