While firewood supplies last, the City of Evanston's annual firewood sale will be held 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays at 2310 Oakton St., Evanston (between the former Recycling Center and the Animal Shelter).
The rates for parking meters in all outlying business areas will increase from 25 cents per hour to 50 cents per hour. City Council approved the rate increase over a year ago to keep up with the expenses and growth of the parking system.
Developer Robert King is planning a 14-story rental apartment, townhouse condo and retail complex at 1890 Maple Ave. If approved by the city, it would become the first major new downtown rental development in several years.
Evanston's Environment Board and city staffers are exploring a proposal to require that new buildings in Evanston meet environmental certification standards.Research by city staffers suggest that such a requirement could add from 1.5 to 7 percent