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  By Bob Seidenberg Evanston City Council members were split in their first real discussion of the votes needed to remove a City Manager, with some maintaining a change in the rule could hurt the City’s chances of attracting candidates…
Police issue community alert over recent carjackings

Two recent carjackings and an armed robbery in southeast Evanston have prompted the Evanston Police Department to issue an alert to the public. On October 10, 2021, at 12:54 p.m., a 50-year-old male Evanston resident was sitting in his 2018…
Northwestern names new president

Rebecca M. Blank, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin’s flagship campus, has been named the next president of Northwestern University, Northwestern’s Board of Trustees announced today. She will become the University’s 17th president, effective in the summer of 2022.…
Lincoln Street Beach surfaces as possible dog park candidate

By Bob Seidenberg Acknowledging the City was at a crossroads on the issue, Evanston officials turned to Council members at their Sept. 20 meeting for direction on where the City’s second dog park should be located. The City is down…
Many options to spend $43 million in ARPA funds

By Bob Seidenberg Workforce development, hazard pay for employees, and climate action strategies are among the items on the table as Evanston City Council members weigh spending $43.1 million in federal COVID-19 recovery funds. Council Members are not ready to…