The City Council’s Planning & Development Committee has delayed its review of the proposal to build 41 townhouses on the former Hines Lumber site at 1613 Church St. The discussion, originally scheduled for tonight, now will take place at the committee’s March 13 meeting. The reason for the delay is that the court reporter’s transcript […]
Evanston’s aldermen are facing a deadline. They have to approve the city’s 2006-07 budget before March 1. So, the proposal — which includes a 3 percent hike in real estate taxes — is at the top of their agenda for tonight’s meeting. More from the Daily Northwestern.
Construction on the new Sherman Plaza multi-use project is moving toward scheduled completion this summer. All but a few condos are sold, and residents are expected to start moving in in July. The Daily Northwestern has an update from atop the construction site.
Property sales in Evanston lagged year-ago levels for the last four months of 2005, but perked up again in January. City real estate transfer tax receipts for the last eleven months now are running 4 percent below year-ago levels. Unless the numbers for February improve, it appears the city will just barely meet its goal […]
Evanston aldermen are scheduled to review the proposed Church Street Village townhouse project when they meet as the Planning and Development Committee Monday night. Revised drawing of the Church Street Village project submitted to the Plan Commission on Feb. 8. (Cyrust-Hines, LLC image) The proposal won unanimous support from the Plan Commission Feb. 8 after […]
At was chilly Thursday, not fat Tuesday, but some Evanston residents, including Mayor Lorraine Morton, marched around downtown to celebrate Mardi Gras last night. The Daily Northwestern reports that this year participants couldn’t help but have the troubles of New Orleans on their minds.
Evanston aldermen voted Wednesday night to reduce the size of this year’s property tax increase by dipping into the city’s cash reserves. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
Evanston Police Wednesday asked for the public’s help in identifying a Yellow Hummer that was involved in a hit-and-run accident last week that left a Northwestern student hospitalized with serious injuries. Evanston Police Wednesday asked for the public’s help in identifying a Yellow Hummer that was involved in a hit-and-run accident last week that left […]
A power failure hit portions of downtown Evanston and the Northwestern University campus Wednesday afternoon. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
The District 202 school board announced today that its members reached “an informal, unanimous consensus” at an executive session of the board Tuesday night to name Eric Witherspoon the new superintendent of Evanston Township High School. The District 202 school board announced today that its members reached “an informal, unanimous consensus” at an executive session […]
A consultant hired by the District 65 board Tuesday night gave the board 14 suggestions for improving the district’s middle schools. Details from the Daily Northwestern.
Oakton School parents will meet Thursday night to discuss proposals to create an African-centered curriculum at the school. Some parents fear the new curriculum would end the Oakton’s role as a walk-to neighborhood school for the community and others have voiced doubts about the educational effectiveness of the new proposal. The Daily Northwestern takes a […]
The Evanston Township High School board holds an executive session tonight at which it’s expected to confirm its decision to hire Des Moines School Superintendent Eric Witherspoon to be ETHS’s new leader. The Daily Northwestern reports board members got encouraging reports about Witherspoon on a visit to Des Moines last week.
The City Council’s Human Services Committee asked Police Chief Frank Kaminski on Monday to continue efforts to reach an understanding with the parents of two youngsters who were arrested last summer outside the Century Theater complex downtown. The City Council’s Human Services Committee asked Police Chief Frank Kaminski on Monday to continue efforts to reach […]
Evanston’s crime rate decreased 6.4 percent in 2005, but rose 76 percent last month. The annual figures compiled by the police department dropped for the eighth year in a row, to their lowest level since sometime before 1970. Evanston’s crime rate decreased 6.4 percent in 2005, but rose 76 percent last month.
Over 400 people turned out for an anti-war gathering at an Evanston church Saturday night featuring activist Cindy Sheehan. Details from the Daily Northwestern.