The Daily Northwestern

Pensions, mental health services dominate Evanston budget discussion

Jia You, Reporter

October 30, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Members of the Evanston City Council discussed potential allocations for pension debt repayment and mental health services during Monday night’s presentation on the proposed 2013 budget. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz and...

Illinois to vote on pension-related constitutional amendment

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 26, 2012

Filed under City, Politics, State

Illinois voters will decide in less than two weeks the future of a proposed amendment to the state constition regarding the threshold needed to pass pension increases. The amendment, HJRCA 49, would require a three-fifths...

Approved visitors center to reflect city, community suggestions

Ina Yang, Reporter

October 24, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

After lengthy negotiations and collaborative planning between Evanston and Northwestern, the approved visitors center construction plan now reflects the needs of both while following city codes and regulations. Throughout the...

Evanston City Council overturns ruling against Northwestern construction plans

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 23, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston aldermen voted Monday to ignore the Preservation Commission’s recommendation and grant Northwestern’s appeal to proceed with plans to construct a new visitors center on Sheridan Road. The 6-2 vote came after ...

Evanston moves to dismiss Chicago food truck’s lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 17, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

The legal conflict between a Chicago-based food truck and Evanston escalated recently when the city moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the vendor. Beavers Coffee and Donuts is protesting an Evanston ordinance that says mobile...

Evanston Preservation Commission votes against proposed Northwestern visitors center

Susan Du, City Editor

October 17, 2012

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics

The city’s Preservation Commission unanimously declined to support Northwestern in its plan to build a new visitors center on Sheridan Road at their Tuesday meeting. Seven commissioners voted against the plan and two abstained. The...

Evanston, Skokie to share fire training facility

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 15, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Evanston City Council will vote Monday on an intergovernmental agreement between the city and Skokie that would allow Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services to use Skokie's training facility. The Skokie Village Board approved the agreement Oc...