The Daily Northwestern

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...

Evanston releases proposed 2013 budget

Susan Du, City Editor

October 14, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz released the proposed budget for next year on Friday. City officials say the budget gap in 2013 will be the smallest in years, due to the city's continued efforts to slash excess expenditu...

Frustration, understanding after Evanston aldermen punt on ordinance vote

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

Evanston residents and Northwestern students expressed mixed reactions to the Evanston City Council’s decision Monday night to postpone voting on a proposed rental licensing ordinance. As written, the ordinance would require...

Evanston aldermen delay vote on landlord licensing ordinance

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 9, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Evanston City Council chamber was standing room only on Monday as city officials debated a controversial rental licensing ordinance that would require Evanston landlords to obtain special licenses to operate. Property...