Construction began this week on The Grand Bend at Green Bay, a 49-unit condo project at 1228 Emerson St. The Daily Northwestern reports it took nearly a year after the City Council approved the project for the developer to finish demolishing the old structures on the site.
Evanston police cleared Brummel Park earlier this week after neighbors complained about a crowd of up to 200 teenagers gathering there, many armed with sticks and beer bottles. The Daily Northwestern reports three teens were arrested.
Northwestern University reportedly has plans to get 20 percent of its energy needs from wind power over the next four years. Details from Renewable Energy Access and the Daily Northwestern.
You might call it Mount McCormick â€“ that huge mound of rubble from the McCormick Boulevard repaving project now piled where Grant Street ends at Green Bay Road. You might call it Mount McCormick â€“ that huge mound of rubble from the McCormick Boulevard repaving project now piled where Grant Street ends at Green Bay […]
Northwestern University this week bought 1945 Orrington Ave., a single-family home on a block already occupied by dormitories and other university buildings. NU paid $600,000 for this house. (County Assessor photo) The move upset some neighborhood activists and prompted grumbling from City Council members. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
An advocacy group says catching the bus in Evanston can be difficult because many bus stops lack signs — and signs that do exist don’t provide enough information. City officials say they’re reviewing the groups suggestions. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
A Chicago man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges resulting from a car crash at Dodge Avenue and Main Street in Evanston that killed a 16-year-old girl. Details from the Chicago Tribune.
Police are seeking a sport-utility vehicle struck and injured a Northwestern University police officer as it sped away from a traffic stop in downtown Evanston Wednesday night. Details from the Chicago Tribune and Daily Northwestern.
Northwestern’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute gives retirees the chance to organize their own courses on topics of their choice. The director tells the Daily Northwestern the collaborative program lets participants learn from each other.
Evanston aldermen Tuesday pledged to reexamine rules for construction of new single family homes after a local architect described the situation she faces with much larger houses being build on either side of her home this year. A photo montage prepared by Elizabeth Beckman to compare sizes of homes on her block. Architect Elizabeth Beckman […]
Two Evanston youngsters — ages 8 and 10 — are among the nominees for a national food award for a food-focused web site they produce with their mom. And their TV-reporter father is up for another award in the same competition. Details from the Chicago Tribune.
The City Council’s Planning and Development Committee voted tonight name a special subcommittee to hash out a compromise on the Darrow Corners affordable housing project. The subcommittee, composed of four aldermen and three backers and three opponents of the project, will meet for the first time on Monday. It was directed to come up with […]
Twiggs Park along the canal will expand as the result of an agreement the city has reached with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District. The City Council tonight approved leasing the land on the south side of the canal from Ashland Avenue southeast to the existing park at Dewey Avenue. Twiggs Park along the canal will […]
Two affordable housing proposals and a tougher smoking ban are among the topics on the agenda for a rare Tuesday City Council meeting tonight. A preview from the Daily Northwestern.
Evanston police say two Sunday night robberies of taxi drivers in south Evanston may be the work of the same thug. Details from the
The Chicago Transist Authority’s board has approved a $3.3 million contract to replace the 98-year-old Church Street viaduct in Evanston. Details from a CTA news release.