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$5.1 million McCormick repaving project starts

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 […]

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CTA trimming Yellow Line trees

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 […]

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Planners decide to shrink downtown

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 – that’s controlled by the zoning code. But it may make a difference in what areas get special services like frequent […]

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Council hikes recycling fee

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, […]

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High winds keep downtown streets closed

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 […]

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Council approves Mather project

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 […]

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High winds force closure of downtown Evanston streets

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 […]