Town-gown in the tropics

Evanstonians looking to learn more about troubled town-gown relations could combine their research with a Florida vacation this month.The Miami Herald reports that disputes between Coral Gables and the University of Miami have held up construction projects on campus for over three years, a delay that university officials say has cost the school over $50 million.

'Safer Evanston' workshop set for Feb. 3

Evanston city and school officials are preparing to begin a citywide discussion of ways to create safer neighborhoods. Residents, religious organizations, block clubs, businesses and other organizations are invited to "Partnering Toward a Safer Evanston," a workshop from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 3, in the auditorium of Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.