The new Sherman Plaza garage is now scheduled to open early next month, adding nearly 1,600 parking spaces to ease the downtown parking crunch. An update from the Daily Northwestern.
Northwestern University has suspended its women’s soccer team from all athletic activities after photos surfaced that appear to show hazing activities at a party attended by team members last year. Details from the Daily Northwestern, ChicagoSports.com and BadJocks.com.
Aldermen agreed tonight in response to a consultant’s report that they need to work on at least a partial rewrite of the city’s comprehensive plan and its zoning ordinance. The report, from Virchow Krause & Company, said the council should develop a vision statement that would guide staff and the city’s advisory review boards in […]
The City Council this evening holds a special meeting to review a report recommending changes in the city’s development review process. The report from consultant Virchow, Krause & Company of Chicago says the city needs to improve its approach to “ensure quality development that is aligned with community values.â€ The consultant says: The City Council […]
A mugging near campus and two dorm break-ins marred the weekend for Northwestern students. The story from the Daily Northwestern.
The Evanston Historical Society’s annual Mother’s Day house tour gave participants a chance to see how some of Evanston’s oldest homes have been adapted for life in a new century. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
The Evanston Historical Society holds its annual housewalk tour on Sunday, Mothers Day. Details from the Chicago Sun-Times.
A 25-year-old Evanston man faces up to 30 years in prison after being convicted of mugging a woman outside the Walgreens drug store on Green Bay Road. The story from the Chicago Tribune.
The city is considering selling the storefront it owns next to the north branch library to help raise funds for library improvements. The Daily Northwestern has the story.
Alderman Cheryl Wollin, 1st Ward, cautioned students about underage drinking and urged them not to give money to panhandlers during a meeting on campus. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
University police have arrested at 17-year-old Evanston youth and two juveniles in connection with the robbery of a Northwestern University student on campus Wednesday night. Details from the Daily Northwestern and the Chicago Tribune.
The Evanston Township High School board is considering imposing a $125 annual fee to pay stipends to teachers who supervise extracurricular activities. The story from the Evanston Review.
A real estate consultant to the city said costs for the proposed Darrow Corners rent-to-own affordable housing project are high, but not out of line, given the cost of land and other expenses. But, as the Evanston Review reports, the consultant also said affordable housing projects tend to be inefficient.
The defeat in the state legislature of a bill to extend the 7 percent cap on property tax increases may turn out to be expensive for Evanston homeowners. Details from the Evanston Review.
Peter Godwin, who lost his bid to replace Mayor Lorraine Morton last year, is leaving Evanston for a new job in California. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
The Evanston Plan Commission voted 5-3 tonight to reject developer Robert King’s proposal to construct an 18-story condominium building at 1881 Oak Ave. Several commisison members said the revised design for the Carroll Place project was far better than earlier designs, but most still felt the building would be too tall for the site. The […]