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Kumar Jensen appointed as city’s sustainability coordinator

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor

May 24, 2017

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Kumar Jensen was appointed as Evanston’s sustainability coordinator Tuesday, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced in a news release. Jensen will report directly to Bobkiewicz and will be responsible for the city’s environmental...

Summer resurfacing work to affect traffic on four street segments

David Fishman, Summer Assistant Editor

June 20, 2016

Filed under City, Local

Summertime marks a period of improvement for many, and Evanston is no exception. Beginning the week of June 27, the city will contract resurfacing work on four street segments, affecting traffic along portions of Brown Avenue,...

Despite anti-immigrant sentiment from politicians, refugees continue migrating to state

David Fishman, Reporter

April 6, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, National

Home to more than 2,400 new refugees from 29 nations that migrated in the past year, residents say Illinois has historically been an open and welcoming place for asylum-seekers and immigrants alike. “Illinois is easier to resett...

Evanston receives over $40,000 in federal grant for senior meal program

Robin Opsahl, Reporter

October 6, 2015

Filed under City, Local

Evanston’s Human Services Committee has renewed funding for the city’s senior meal program, giving more than $40,000 this year to the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and the Levy Senior Center. This is the fifth year...

Parks and Recreation Board votes to rehabilitate rather than redesign Penny Park

Robin Opsahl, Reporter

October 2, 2015

Filed under City

Evanston’s Parks and Recreation Board unanimously voted last week to formally recommend City Council decide to rehabilitate Penny Park to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards rather than demolish the park’s curr...

Evanston begins Instagram contest to stand against tobacco

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 11, 2015

Filed under City, Local, National

An Evanston department has started an Instagram contest to oppose tobacco use, the city announced Wednesday. The Health & Human Services Department’s #NotAReplacement Instagram contest began Wednesday and will continu...

District 65 schools, Evanston Township High School closed Wednesday

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

January 6, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Township High School and schools and centers in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 will close Wednesday due to below-freezing temperatures with extreme wind chills, ETHS and District 65 announced Tuesday. The National...

Church organizes temporary shelter for homeless during Evanston winters

Madeline Fox, Reporter

November 3, 2014

Filed under City, Local

When the temperature drops below 5 degrees this winter, a local organization will open a shelter for Evanston’s homeless population to provide them with a place to sleep and protection from severe weather. Interfaith Action...