The Daily Northwestern

City uses Web to promote eco-consciousness

Katie Park

April 14, 2010


Filed under City

Evanston residents interested in going green can contribute to the city's sustainability efforts with just a few clicks of a mouse.The city offers sustainability resources on its Web site as a way of making the Evanston Climate Action Plan more accessible to residents, said Sustainable Programs Coordinat...

Unemployment continues to plague Evanston, nation

Grace Johnson

April 14, 2010


Filed under City

Gone are the days when long lines of unemployed Evanston residents twisted out the door of the city's unemployment services center, but officials say the city's unemployment rate remains high.In recent months, fewer are claiming unemployment for their first time at the workNet Center, 1615 Oak Ave.,...

City Council puts finances first in windmill consideration

Rebecca Cohen

April 14, 2010


Filed under Local

As Evanston examines the logistics of building a wind farm in Lake Michigan, city officials say they are eager to learn more about the project's potential economic impact.The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the Office of Sustainability issuing a "Request for Information" about how...

Evanston targets minorities in census outreach efforts

Alex Rudansky

April 14, 2010


Filed under City

As the drive continues to count every Evanston resident for the 2010 U.S. census, officials are working to increase participation among the city's Hispanic and Haitian communities.Sixty percent of minority households in Evanston have completed the census, said City Planner Craig Sklenar, who is the ac...

Council praises benefits of Lake Michigan wind farm

Brittney Wong

April 12, 2010


Filed under City

Evanston should look into building a wind farm in Lake Michigan, the city council agreed at its meeting Tuesday night.In a unanimous vote, the council asked the Office of Sustainability to submit a Request for Information about the possible project. The RFI would gather information and make developer...

Local Olympic skater glides into history as council dubs April ‘Shani Davis Month’

Katie Park

April 12, 2010


Filed under City

Evanston's City Council declared April 2010 to be Shani Davis Month at its meeting Tuesday.Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl first announced Shani Davis Month during a celebration for Davis on March 18, and the council on Tuesday made it official.Davis, an Olympic speed skater raised on the South Side of Chicago,...

Blotter: April 12

S.K. Dachowitz

April 10, 2010


Filed under Crime

Laptop stolen from D65 elementary classroomSomeone stole a laptop from an unattended elementary school classroom Tuesday, police said.A teacher from Oakton Elementary School, 436 Ridge Ave., discovered at 8 a.m. Wednesday that a laptop belonging to Evanston/Skokie School District 65 was missing, said Eva...

Community center hosts first-ever spring flea market

Brittney Wong

April 10, 2010


Filed under City

The item David Jewell was happiest to sell at Evanston's first-ever spring flea market wasn't one of his grandmother-in-law's century-old lace tablecloths. It wasn't the silver teapot or his wife's watercolor of sailboats berthing on the shore of Lake Michigan."It was a Life magazine from 1951 with Harr...

Evanston revises city’s refuse and recycling fees

Alex Rudansky

April 7, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), City

In their efforts to reduce Evanston's environmental impact and generate much-needed revenue, city officials are turning to an unlikely source: garbage.In changes that took effect April 1, the Evanston Public Works Department restructured the city refuse, recycling and yard waste fee structure.Previously, families paid $6...

Updates from Evanston City Council

Brittney Wong

April 2, 2010


Filed under Local

Short of revenue, the City of Evanston has made controversial decisions in the name of balancing its budget. It has laid off 28 city employees. It has ended funding for branch libraries. It has hacked $150,000 out of its contributions to community media. Such measures may mean a more balanced budget...

Visiting Evanston training facility of Olympian Shani Davis

Zack Ellis

March 3, 2010


Filed under City

Gold medalist speed skater Shani Davis trained with the Evanston Speed Skating Club as a youth....