Design Evanston presents awards to eighteen different projects ranging from churches to bars at a ceremony Thursday evening. The awards recognize architectural, urban, landscape, graphic and merchandising design achievements. Three of the winning designs The awards ceremony will be held at one of the winning locations â€“ the Music Institute of Chicago, honored for its […]
Aldermen tonight consider two proposals to deal with what many residents see as an affordable housing crisis in Evanston. The Darrow Corners proposal for 27 units of rent-to-own housing targeted to persons earning 60 percent of the metro area’s median income and the Church Street Village proposal for 40 townhouses with prices starting at $360,000 […]
The District 65 School Board spent much of its meeting last night in angry debate about something that hadn’t even been on the agenda — the African-centered curriculum proposal it adopted at its previous meeting. The District 65 School Board spent much of its meeting last night in angry debate about something that hadn’t even […]
The Evanston Chamber of Commerce will honor Robert Heiberger, co-owner of Evanston Bond & Mortgage Co., with its Community Leadership Award, and Hecky Powell, owner of Heckyâ€s Barbeque, with the Small Businessperson of the Year Award at its 86th annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, at the Womanâ€s Club of Evanston. The […]
The City Council’s Human Services Committee voted 3-2 this evening to ban smoking in all Evanston bars and restaurants beginning July 1. The measure now goes to the full City Council for action. Alderman Elizabeth Tisdahl, 7th Ward, introduced the proposal with a Jan. 1, 2007, effective date but readily accepted an amendment from Alderman […]
Evanston Plan Commissioners are considering rezoning portions of downtown to prevent construction of new large-scale developments. Looking east two blocks toward the Sherman Plaza construction site from the intersection of Davis Street and Oak Avenue. The Downtown Plan Subcommittee of the commission has identified three areas â€“ the block on Sherman Avenue from Clark Street […]
The developer of the proposed Carroll Place at 1881 Oak Ave. is scheduled to bring a trimmed down version of his plan to the city’s Site Plan and Appearance Review Committee on Wednesday. Developer Robert King initially unveiled the project as an 18-story building last fall. It grew to 19-stories this winter to add more […]
A one-time Evanston resident who now leads environmental efforts in Portland, Ore., came back to town Sunday to offer advice on how to strengthen such efforts here. The Daily Northwestern has details.
Shani Davis made his second return visit to Evanston in a week Friday night. And, as the Chicago Tribune reports, a big crowd turned out to welcome the Olympian back to the Robert Crown Center.
Six weeks after being thrown from her bike by a hit-and-run driver in downtown Evanston, Archana Sriram is making progress in a lengthy recovery from her injuries. But, as the Daily Northwestern reports, it’s not clear how much progress police are making in finding the driver of the yellow Hummer that hit her.
A developer who has proposed a six-story, 38-unit condominium complex for the northwest corner of Ridge Avenue and Dobson Street will have a second meeting with neighbors next week. An architect’s drawing showing the south facade of the proposed development facing Dobson Street. The proposed building would replace three three-story brick buildings on the site […]
The mother of the Christian Science Monitor freelance reporter freed today after three months of captivity in Iraq said from her home at 1889 Maple Ave. in Evanston that she’s thrilled by news of her daughter’s release. Details from WBBM, Editor & Publisher and the Chicago Tribune.
Construction on Sherman Plaza, the 26-story condo, retail and public parking project downtown is entering its final months. Assistant City Manager Judy Aiello told the city’s Economic Development Committee at its last meeting that the parking garage should be ready to open sometime in May. The actual opening, she said, may be delayed until June, […]
The District 202 School Board has decided go give students more preparation for the American College Test and less for the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The Evanston Review says the decision is based on the increasing popularity of the ACT among colleges.
A Daily Northwestern reporter learns what life is like inside the Jeep with the folks who try to bring order to Evanston’s parking maze.
If you don’t have enough room for a garden this summer, the Evanston Ecology Center has the answer. The Center maintains four community gardens with plots available for rent. Useful for growing flowers, herbs or fresh vegetables, the four community garden locations are: James Park Gardens, south of Oakton between McCormick Blvd. and Dodge Ave.; […]