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Budget may be on track for surplus at end of the year

By Bob Seidenberg City budget revenues were looking “pretty stable, pretty strong,” at the mid-year mark, including some areas that were previously down because of COVID,  the city’s top financial officer told Council members in a presentation at the Aug. 8 City…
City parts company with lone finalist in city manager search

By Bob Seidenberg The city isn’t moving forward with City of Urbana administrator Carol Mitten, the lone finalist in Evanston’s city manager search,  in a mutual decision that she was “not the right fit,” officials said Aug. 3. The city…
Evanston city manager decision now in Council’s hands

By Bob Seidenberg Evanston City Council members are next up, deciding where they stand on city of Urbana administrator Carol Mitten as the city’s next City Manager, in a process that has already resulted in two failed searches. Council members…
Message from the Mayor: Reflecting over the past two weeks

I’m shaken by two terrible events that happened in Evanston in the last few weeks. On the evening of July 14, a young man who was walking with his daughter near McCormick Boulevard was shot and killed. Then, this past Monday evening,…