A strike across the metro area by laborers union members has halted construction at the Sherman Plaza development in Evanston, but it didn't interfere with Thursday's scheduled opening of the city's new parking garage at the site.
Evanston businessman and community activist Chuck Remen died Friday at the age of 75. Mr. Remen served with distinction for six years on The Evanston Chamber board of directors, was involved in the Governmental Affairs Council and in other areas of the organization.
Aldermen Monday night got a look at the design for one of the way-finding signs to be hung in the elevator lobbies on each floor of the city's new Sherman Plaza garage that's scheduled to open next month.
The east side of the 1600 block of Orrington Avenue -- which has faded as a retail center since the Borders bookstore moved out three years ago -- is expected to get new life this summer with the opening of two new restaurants.