The city will resume weekly yard waste collections on Monday, April 3. Yard waste pickups will continue on regular refuse/recycling collection days until November 30. To comply with state laws, yard waste must be collected separately from the rest of the household waste. City Public Works Director David Jennings says residents have four options for […]
Work to rebuild McCormick Boulevard from Emerson Street to Green Bay Road in Evanston moves into high gear starting Monday, March 27. The work includes roadway reconstruction, storm sewer/drainage structure installation, and traffic signal modernization. The storm sewer installation will include three new outfalls into the North Shore Channel. The project is scheduled to be […]
About 200 people rallied at the Fountain Square Veterans Memorial in Evanston this noon to protest the war in Iraq on the third anniversary of the start of the American invasion. About 200 people rallied at the Fountain Square Veterans Memorial in Evanston this noon to protest the war in Iraq on the third anniversary […]
The CTA has announced that its contractors will be trimming trees branches overhanging the Yellow Line, or Skokie Swift, tracks in Evanston from Chicago Avenue to Dodge Avenue, and removing small trees next to the right of way between Dodge and McCormick Boulevard, for the next three weekends. The CTA has announced that its contractors […]
Evanston aldermen this week declined a request from organizers of Saturday’s anti-war rally at Fountain Square to waive the $150 in city fees for the event. But the aldermen, meeting as the Administration and Public Works Committee, did ask city staff to develop an amendment to the city’s rules that would let organizers of a […]
The District 65 school board has decided to spend half a year or more examining how to provide for its burgeoning Spanish-speaking population. The Evanston Review reports the delay comes just days before the board was scheduled to vote to expand its two-way immersion bilingual program.
The Evanston Plan Commission late this evening voted 6 to 0 to approve plans for a four-story, 13-unit mixed use condominium complex at 2607-2617 Prairie Ave, just north of the Prairie Joe’s building. The Evanston Plan Commission late this evening voted 6 to 0 to approve plans for a four-story, 13-unit mixed use condominium complex […]
Evanston Plan Commissioners this morning informally decided to trim six-and-a-half blocks from the city’s downtown area. City planners say the change would have no direct impact on what can be built in the area â€“ that’s controlled by the zoning code. But it may make a difference in what areas get special services like frequent […]
Olympic speed skating gold medalist Shani Davis is scheduled to be back in Evanston later this month for a round of events celebrating his victory. Evanston Recreation Director Doug Gaynor says Mr. Davis has agreed to appear at the next City Council meeting at 8:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27. Mr. Gaynor said the Olympian […]
The Evanston City Council voted Monday to boost the recycling fee by 30 percent, from $2.86 to $3.72 per month. The fee is added to city water bills, whether residents fill up their orange recycling bins or not. A month ago the aldermen postponed action on the fee hike after Alderman Cheryl Wollin, 1st Ward, […]
Evanston Police Chief Frank Kaminski, who was one of six finalists earlier this year for the job of police chief in Rockford, lost out in the competition when that town’s police commission selected David Purdy, a former deputy chief in Kalamazoo, Mich., for the job. Evanston Police Chief Frank Kaminski, who was one of six […]
The Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation won City Council approval Monday to demolish its 50-year-old, two-story building at 303 Dodge and replace it with a three-story building.
Opponents of the Church Street Village proposal for the former Hines lumber yard at 1613 Church St. told aldermen Monday night they’ve collected signatures of 77 nearby residents who oppose the project. Architects drawing of the redeveloped 1613 Church St. Joan Safford of 1618 Wesley Ave. said the development proposal doesn’t meet legal standards for […]
Evanston emergency personnel kept parts of downtown closed to vehicle traffic and pedestrians late into the night Monday. Church Street at Orrington Avenue is one of several downtown streets police closed off. (Bill Smith photo) Construction debris from the Sherman Plaza development created dangerous conditions with falling and flying materials. Police Chief Frank Kaminski said […]
The Evanston City Council voted unanimously late this evening to approve Mather Lifeway’s proposal to replace Mather Gardens and the Georgian with two new continuing care retirement facilities at Davis Street and Hinman Avenue. The vote came after more than two years of community debate on the plan to build 245 independent living residences, 24 […]
Evanston emergency personnel are keeping parts of downtown closed to vehicle traffic and pedestrians through the evening rush hour. Church Street at Orrington Avenue is one of several downtown streets police closed off. (Bill Smith photo) Construction debris from the Sherman Plaza development has created dangerous conditions with falling and flying materials. Police Chief Frank […]