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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) at a City Council meeting. Fleming said aldermen should wait until after the budget to consider a referendum on nonpartisan elections.

City delays drafting referendum to codify nonpartisan elections practice

November 15, 2019

Aldermen at an Administration and Public Works meeting on Monday delayed a decision to vote on a referendum that would formally allow the city to hold its established practice of nonpartisan elections. City...

Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) at a City Council meeting. Rue Simmons had questions about the city legalizing recreational cannabis.

Aldermen introduce a rule making recreational cannabis legal

November 12, 2019

Aldermen on the Administration and Public Works Committee unanimously voted to introduce an ordinance Monday that makes it legal for anyone who is 21 or older to possess recreational cannabis in Evanston. However,...

Ald. Eleanor Revelle speaks at a City Council meeting. Revelle advocated for allowing non profits to submit proposals for the 2222 Oakton St. during the new qualification/request for proposal process approved on Monday.

City Council reaches agreement with Smylie Brothers, moves forward with new proposal process

July 11, 2018

City Council approved a resolution terminating the lease between the city and Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. at 2222 Oakton St. at a Monday meeting. Aldermen voted 5-2 to pass the resolution with Ald....

Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) speaks at a City Council meeting. Rainey suggested the city only accept lease proposals for the 2222 Oakton St. property after the anticipated termination of the Smylie Brothers lease.

Aldermen hold discussions on Oakton St. property in committee

June 27, 2018

Aldermen decided to hold off on further discussion about the former recycling center while city staff continue to speak with Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. about ending a previous lease. The city approved...

Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) speaks at City Council, where she said holding onto the Smylie Brothers lease would prevent the property from reaching its full potential.
 
“I don’t have much interest in trying to negotiate with a business that has decided that they don’t want to move forward,” she said. “I do want to know more about the businesses that have some interest in joining our community.”

Aldermen delay action on termination of Smylie Brothers lease

May 15, 2018

The future of 2222 Oakton St. remains uncertain after Monday’s Administration and Public Works meeting, in which aldermen delayed action on the termination of the location’s current lease with Smylie...

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