Posted inGovernment

Evanston prepares to fight ash borer

With confirmation of the emerald ash borer infestation in Kane County last week, City of Evanston Forestry crews are monitoring the city’s ash trees for any symptoms associated with the beetle and plan to respond promptly to all suspected sightings. With confirmation of the emerald ash borer infestation in Kane County last week, City of […]

Posted inPublic Safety

Evanston bucks violent crime trend

The FBI this week reported that violent crime increased 2.5 percent nationwide last year, with the biggest increase, 5.7 percent, in the Midwest. However, violent crime in Evanston declined 15 percent last year, according to figures compiled by Evanston police that are submitted to the FBI. The FBI reported that property crime declined 1.6 percent […]

Posted inBusiness

Kendall: History and price diversity

Historic preservation activist Judy Fiske says the Plan Commission’s rejection of Smithfield Properties redevelopment proposal for Kendall College offers hope for saving buildings on the site. The century-old Kendall College administration building “It’s the first time we’ve heard from the plan commissioners that they are interested in preserving at least one of the buildings,” Ms. […]