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Council weighs which way to go on pension funding issue

Fire Pension Board member Jack Mortell’s research shines light on tax supposed to go for pensions By Bob Seidenberg Evanston City Council members may consider a small property tax increase to firm up the plan to fund police and fire…
Creating a new ward map for the city a real balancing act

By Bob Seidenberg Wards 8 and 9 sit next to each other on the southern edge of the city. Ward 8, with 8,845 people, according to the 2020 Census, weighs in at just above the average population for Evanston’s nine…
Evanston Public Library statement acknowledges land’s indigenous history

Evanston Public Library statement acknowledges land’s indigenous history Statements should be a start for further work with the Indigenous community: Mitchell Museum director By Bob Seidenberg Evanston Public Library officials led off their regular Board meeting at the main library…
AMC announces Evanston movie  theaters to open Nov. 9

The long wait for Evanston’s downtown movie theaters to open is over. AMC Theatres announced in an email yesterday that AMC Evanston 12 was to open today, Wednesday, Nov. 9, just in time for the holiday season. Here is the…
Make Truth in Taxation hearing a true public hearing: CABG

By Lesley Williams This Monday, November 7th, Evanston holds a Special Council Meeting in addition to the Truth in Taxation Hearing.  The Community Alliance for Better Government is writing to express our concern that this be a true hearing, with…
Late-night basketball games don’t play well with NU neighbors

By Bob Seidenberg  Northwestern University officials assured residents Thursday, Oct. 27 that they would take steps to manage noise spilling into the neighborhoods from the school’s Foster-Walker complex. At the first fall meeting of the Northwestern-City Committee, NU officials responded…