City plans more aid for non-English speakers

The number of Evanston residents with limited English languages skills has increased by 50 percent in eight years according to census survey data, and city officials plan to spend the next year developing a strategy to improve their access to city services.

Could Madison offer a housing model for Evanston?

While Evanston has struggled to produce a handful of affordable housing units in recent years, Madison, Wisconsin, has spent the past five years carrying out a $20 million plan with a goal of producing more than 1,000 units of affordable housing.