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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.

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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 […]

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Aldermen review their budget performance

Evanston aldermen, reviewing their performance developing the just-passed city budget, are thinking about bringing back an old tool for monitoring spending — the budget policy committee. Details from the Daily Northwestern. Evanston aldermen, reviewing their performance developing the just-passed city budget, are thinking about bringing back an old tool for monitoring spending — the budget […]

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Optima Promenade plan draws cheers and jeers

The proposed Optima Promenade planned development at 1515 Chicago Ave. drew strong support at a Plan Commission hearing Wednesday from the Chamber of Commerce and Design Evanston. But neighbors opposed to the 18-story project objected that it would eliminate views from older condominium buildings nearby and voiced fears it would depress prices for their units. […]

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City considers new energy code for buildings

Evanston aldermen are scheduled to vote March 13 on adopting energy conservation rules for new construction in town. The 2003 International Engergy Conservation Code would close a gap in existing regulations, Assistant Community Development Director Carolyn Brezinski told the Planning and Development Committee Monday. Evanston aldermen are scheduled to vote March 13 on adopting energy […]

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Aldermen seek Civic Center usage study

Members of the Evanston’s Civic Center Committee voted Tuesday to hire a consultant to study how space in the building is used, as they continue to look for a site for a new headquarters for local government. More from the Daily Northwestern. Members of the Evanston’s Civic Center Committee voted Tuesday to hire a consultant […]

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Afrocentric curriculum debate heats up in D65

Sharp divisions emerged over the proposed Afrocentric curriculum for Evanston elementary schools at a meeting of the District 65 committee considering the proposal. Details from the Daily Northwestern. Sharp divisions emerged over the proposed Afrocentric curriculum for Evanston elementary schools at a meeting of the District 65 committee considering the proposal. Details from the Daily […]

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All quiet on the intelligent design front

Teachers in Evanston schools tell the Daily Northwestern they’ve faced no demands that schools here teach intelligent design, the hot concept among those who reject the theory of evolution. Teachers in Evanston schools tell the Daily Northwestern they’ve faced no demands that schools here teach intelligent design, the hot concept among those who reject the […]

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Church Street Village debate delayed

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 […]