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Harley Clarke mansion lease ‘built on quicksand’

By Bob Seidenberg After a tumultuous city Administration and Public Works Committee meeting earlier this month, the board members of the Artists Book House “looked at each other and said, ‘We need a board meeting,’ ” explained Audrey Niffenegger, the group’s…
A lot of pieces in play in 5th Ward school plan

By Bob Seidenberg Add Evanston Public Library to the list of groups with an interest in the plans for a Fifth Ward school and possible changes to Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. City of Evanston and School District 65 officials convened a…
EDC supports funding  for two businesses with big plans

By Bob Seidenberg rseiden914@gmail.com One is a popular ice cream store and small grocery on the corner across from Evanston Township High School. The owners, currently tenants, would like to purchase the property and make it a “Mecca” to surrounding…
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…