Salvation Army retreats; Christian Scientists threaten fight

The Salvation Army reportedly has dropped plans to buy the Second Church of Christ, Scientist, building in northwest Evanston. Meanwhile, the Christian Science group is arguing that city denial of its plans to relocate to a commercial building on Central Street would be illegal.

NU wins OK for special events at Welsh-Ryan Arena

The Evanston City Council gave final approval Monday night on a 5-4 vote to a zoning change that will permit Northwestern University to hold commercial sports and entertainment events at Welsh Ryan Arena on up to 13 days over each of the next two years.

Recap: City Council

Here's recap our live coverage of this evening's Evanston City Council meeting. Aldermen are scheduled to take a final vote on whether to allow a limited number of professional sports and entertainment events at Northwestern University's Welsh Ryan Arena and to continue their discussion of next year's city budget.

Recap: Administration and Public Works Committee

Here's a recap of our live coverage of the Evanston City Council's Administration and Public Works Committee meeting. The committee had nearly two dozen items on its agenda this evening, including amendments to the city code to deal with the state's legalization of recreational marijuana and changes to the Howard Ridge tax increment financing district to clear the way for construction of new subsidized senior citizen housing.