Whither the Civic Center?

With Evanston's aldermen scheduled to discuss plans for the Civic Center again Jan. 10, the Chicago Tribune reports this morning that the Friends of the Civic Center have gathered "dozens" of petition signatures calling for a referendum urging that the city rehab the existing building rather than move.

Recycle your Christmas tree

The City of Evanston will collect Christmas trees for recycling during January.All trees should be placed on the parkway, the grassy area between the sidewalk and curb in front of your house. They will not be collected from alleys or private property. Trees will be picked up on the same day of the week that refuse and recycling collections occur in your neighborhood during the weeks of Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. During the week of Jan.