Homeowners' horticultural habits face new constraints

If you want to plant anything but lawn grass in the public parkway outside your home you'll need to get a permit from the city under an ordinance scheduled to be discussed by aldermen Monday.

And don't even think about attaching a swing to a parkway tree -- that will be completely banned.

Recap Planning and Development Committee

Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting. On the agenda -- a planned 13-story office tower downtown, a single-family home on a small lot in northwest Evanston and special use permits for two restaurants.