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Evanston aldermen pass panhandling amendment, discuss water sale plan

Sophia Bollag, Reporter

February 12, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics

City Council approved an amendment on Monday night to the city code limiting hours for legal panhandling. The amendment, which passed unanimously, will limit panhandling — the practice of asking for money, loans or gifts i...

ETHS “detracking” curriculum changes hot topic at school board candidate forum

Edward Cox, Reporter

February 11, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics

Three Evanston school board candidates met with residents at an Evanston cafe Sunday to discuss their campaign platforms in an election that will include four hotly contested District 202 seats. Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) said...

City receives $580,000 state grant to fix west Evanston trail

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

February 6, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Illinois Department of Transportation granted Evanston $580,000 last week to restore a west Evanston trail. Evanston’s grant is part of a total $50 million given to local transportation projects in Illinois. Gov. Pat...

Erin’s Law to mandate sexual abuse curriculum in Illinois public schools

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

January 30, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics, State

Three years ago, Erin Merryn quit her job to try to pass a law that legislators told her no one would touch: child sexual assault. Today, Erin’s Law has been passed in five states and is spreading quickly around the count...

Council approves high-rise project, Chicago/Main TIF district revitalization

Jia You, Assistant City Editor

January 29, 2013

Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

City Council approved an amended plan for a high-rise project on Emerson Street and established a special taxing district to revitalize the Chicago/Main area Monday night. Property owner Robert King and developer Fifield Companies...

Evanston considers programs to aid homeless families

Sophia Bollag, Reporter

January 27, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics

In its first meeting of the new year, the Evanston Housing and Homelessness Commission considered several proposals to provide aid for homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless. The Commission focused on...