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Committee holds benchmarking ordinance

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

July 27, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Aldermen held a benchmarking ordinance in the Administration and Public Works Committee meeting Monday night after questioning the ordinance’s usefulness, processes and possible penalties. The ordinance would require building... Read more »

Branches cleared, power restored after violent thunderstorm

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

July 22, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Trees and branches that came down in three locations across Evanston after a thunderstorm Thursday have been cleared. The storm, which was relatively short, also took down a ComEd power line, which cut power for 200 to 700... Read more »

Businesses to receive equal opportunity with Rauner’s executive order

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

July 22, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed an executive order last Wednesday to ensure all Illinois businesses looking to contract with the state will receive equal opportunity. According to the governor’s news release, the executive order... Read more »

Illinois drops PARCC college readiness exam

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor

July 13, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, State

Illinois high school students will no longer take the short-lived PARCC college readiness exam after parents, teachers and administrators said it distracted from regular class instruction, the State Board of Education announced... Read more »

Council refers salary changes for elected officials to Rules Committee

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

July 12, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Aldermen agreed Monday night to send ordinances concerning salary changes for themselves, the mayor and the city clerk to the Rules Committee to be reviewed. A city-appointed Compensation Committee recommended a 23.1 percent... Read more »

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