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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

A developer’s proposal to build 12 efficiency homes on a narrow lot has faced blowback from residents before a City Council vote on Monday, Feb. 26.

In 7th Ward, plan for small homes causes big uproar

February 26, 2024

Just north of bustling McCormick Boulevard, residents walked their dogs and sauntered around a quiet Evanston neighborhood lined with townhomes, two-flats and single-family homes Sunday. But, a narrow,...

The sole resolution discussed at the special meeting would direct city staff to explore leases shorter than 15 years, but City Council rejected the resolution.

City Council rejects proposal to consider shorter leases for downtown civic center, sustain 15-year lease

February 23, 2024

City Council voted 5-3 at a special meeting Thursday to sustain the city’s plan to lease downtown office space for city government operations for 15 years, rejecting a superseding resolution that would...

PILOT programs allow nonprofit institutions that are exempt from paying property taxes to pay agreed-upon sums to the municipalities they operate in.

The Daily Explains: What is a Payment in Lieu of Tax — or PILOT — program?

February 22, 2024

At its next meeting Monday, City Council will decide whether to create a committee to explore the potential implementation of Payment in Lieu of Tax — or PILOT — programs in Evanston. PILOT programs...

Demolition crews rolled in about two weeks ago at Ryan Field, but the actual start of razing the football stadium remains up in the air.

NU officials face criticism about Ryan Field as residents challenge demolition

February 8, 2024

Northwestern officials showed up to Wednesday’s NU-City Committee meeting with plans to improve communications with residents — though they had few details on Ryan Field’s still-looming demolition. Ald....

The city is now poised to leave the Georgian Revival-style building at 2100 Ridge Ave. that has been the heart of Evanston civic life since 1979 before the end of the year.

Downtown lease sparks concerns over cost, transparency amid discussion on Civic Center’s future

February 7, 2024

Growing up in Evanston in the 1980s, Emilio Vargas remembers the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center as the building at the center of the city. His mother would bring him to art shows, book fairs and other...

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