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.
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.
Friends of the Robert Crown Center and seven allied groups supporting the construction of the new library, turf park and community center sold enough $500 personalized bricks in their initial “Brick Bomb” campaign this week to raise $61,000 in just 61 hours.