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Evanston officials to propose amending controversial ‘brothel law’

Marshall Cohen, Print Managing Editor

November 20, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston officials are preparing to propose changes to the city’s so-called “brothel law,” the controversial occupancy ordinance at the center of recent town-gown tensions. The proposal would relax limits on the number...

Evanston budget hearings wrap up, mental health position slashed

Susan Du, City Editor

November 12, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston City Council adopted four changes to the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2013, ending deliberations following its Saturday meeting. Previously scheduled Nov. 13 and 19 budget hearings have been canceled because...

Evanston aldermen to consider land lease for Northwestern visitors center

Susan Du, City Editor

November 12, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Northwestern’s proposed visitors center continues to draw community criticism even as the Evanston City Council nears final deliberation over leasing city property for its construction. The council is scheduled to vote tonight...

Proposed staff addition met with questioning from Evanston aldermen, Mental Health Board member

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

November 8, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

After Evanston aldermen questioned last week the need to create a new crisis intervention coordinator position, at least one member of the city’s Mental Health Board expressed similar concerns. “For me, they never documented...

Evanston Democrats sweep races

Susan Du, City Editor

November 7, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Skokie) and State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) all won by a wide margin Tuesday night against Republican challengers Timothy Wolfe, Glenn Farkas and Eric Lieberman....

Biss beats Farkas in landslide victory for state Senate seat

Manuel Rapada and Jia You

November 7, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Skokie) beat Republican challenger Glenn Farkas by a nearly two-to-one margin Tuesday for the 9th District Illinois state senate seat to be vacated by retiring state senator Jeffrey Schoenberg. A...

State lawmakers address pensions at local discussion

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 31, 2012

Filed under City, Politics, State

Two Illinois state lawmakers met with constituents Tuesday for a discussion on health care and pension reform. About 20 people attended the discussion led by State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Skokie) and State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston)...