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Evanston TIFs will likely see increased activity in 2023

By Bob Seidenberg How are Evanston’s Tax Increment  Financing Districts faring? There was no definitive answer yet as Evanston officials said at the city’s annual Joint Board meeting Dec. 19 they are still awaiting more current revenue figures from Cook County.…
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…
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…