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Aldermen get affordable housing hot potato

Evanston aldermen Monday night will face a challenging decision about affordable housing. The affordable housing project would occupy this vacant corner lot that once housed a gas station, and the two aging apartment buildings behind it to the right. The Planning and Development Committee is scheduled to review a proposal for 27 rent-to-own affordable housing […]

Posted inEducation, Government

NU plans addition to health center

Northwestern is planning a 15,000-square-foot addition to its Searle health center. Ron Naylor, the university’s associate vice president of facilities management, said the expansion is needed to comply with new federal health information privacy regulations and other new rules. Mr. Naylor said the addition to the center, located on the northeast corner of Orrington Avenue […]

Posted inBusiness, Government

Committee approves neighborhood business grants

Evanston’s Economic Development Committee this evening recommended the City Council approve five $10,000 grants to improve neighborhood business districts. The Central Street Merchants Association asked for $10,000 to begin development of a streetscape improvement plan. Ald. Edmund Moran, 6th Ward, said a full streetscape improvement project could cost a thousand times that amount. Ald. Melissa […]

Posted inGovernment

It’s primary election day

Today is primary election day. The the governor’s race, presidency of the Cook County Board and numerous other contests are on the ballot. Polls are open until 7 p.m. tonight. You can locate your polling place in Evanston by entering your address here. Voters will use a new ballot system this year. Details are available […]

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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 […]