Downtown planning schedule announced

All Evanston residents are invited to participate in this summer's planning process for Downtown Evanston.

The Downtown Design Charrette begins at 7 p.m. on Monday, July 16 at the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. The evening kicks off with opening presentations that resulted from the ideas suggested at previous community meetings.

Attendees will also be exposed to good design principles for downtowns, and the public will have the opportunity to illustrate some of their thoughts and ideas in detail.

Comments on Robert Crown at the last City Council meeting

The following are from the City Council meeting minutes - what I stated at the last council meeting:



Junad Rizki, stated this Council needs to put to rest the issue of structural problems at Robert Crown

Center. Recently, a new City employee asked if he had seen the problems at Robert Crown. It appeared to him that some

staff are still trying to build up political support to rebuild Robert Crown. When he approached the previous Council and

Get involved in National Night Out

The Evanston Police Department invites community members to get involved in the next National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 7.

Between 6 and 10 p.m., the EPD encourages residents to turn on their front porch lights and participate in neighborhood block parties, ice cream socials, flashlight walks, and schedule visits from the police and fire departments, or sponsor youth crime- and drug-free activities.

CTA track work ahead

The CTA will be tamping, leveling and aligning Purple Line tracks in Evanston this summer to smooth the ride for passengers.

Work is scheduled to begin from Howard Yard and will occur between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on the sections and dates provided below. There will be some noise generated from the engines required to power the tamping and sweeping machinery.