Posted inPublic Safety

High winds force closure of downtown Evanston streets

Evanston emergency personnel this afternoon have closed off parts of Evanston’s downtown to vehicle traffic and pedestrians. Church Street at Orrington Avenue was 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 say one person has […]

Posted inReal Estate

Teardown ordinance scheduled for tune up

Evanston aldermen will consider a revised teardown tax ordinance Monday night that the city’s legal staff believes fixes possible constitutional flaws in the original ordinance passed late last year. A teardown site at 2520 Isabella St. (Bill Smith photo) The ordinance asserts that teardowns reduce the stock of affordable housing in Evanston. It imposes a […]

Posted inReal Estate

Condo project planned for Prairie Avenue

Prairie Joe’s restaurant on the corner of Central Street and Prairie Avenue will get new neighbors to the north if a proposed four-story, 13-unit condominum building wins city approval. The project at 2607-2617 Prairie Ave. would replace what’s now a parking lot behind the Duxler Tire Center at 2620 Green Bay Road. The Evanston Plan […]

Posted inEducation

African-centered curriculum up for more discussion

The District 65 school board is scheduled to discuss the proposed African-centered curriculum plan for its elementary schools at a meeting tonight at the district offices at 1500 McDaniel Ave., along with proposals to expand the Spanish-English two-way immersion program. The District 65 school board is scheduled to discuss the proposed African-centered curriculum plan for […]

Posted inGovernment

Dumpster switcheroo coming to condos

Residents of Evanston’s nearly 5,000 condominiums will get a new garbage hauler next month, and city officials are hoping they can make the transition go smoothly. Residents of Evanston’s nearly 5,000 condominiums will get a new garbage hauler next month, and city officials are hoping they can make the transition go smoothly.

Posted inBusiness

NU dancers raise big bucks for charity

Six hundred Northwestern students danced for 30 hours straight while supporters in yellow shirts sought contributions on street corners around Evanston over the weekend. All together the Dance Marathon volunteers raised $686,377 for charity. The Daily Northwestern has an hour-by-hour recounting of the event — the last big campus draw before the rush to prepare […]