The Daily Northwestern

City Council approves Evanston Public Library property tax levy

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

December 2, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Aldermen voted Monday night to increase residents' annual property tax to benefit the Evanston Public Library during a special City Council meeting, after previously delaying the vote to allow for more discussion on the issue. The ordinance, which passed in a 7-to-2 vote with Ald. Ann Rainey...

Evanston City Council passes 2015 budget, raising water rate by 10 percent

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 25, 2014

Filed under City, Local, Politics

City Council passed the proposed 2015 budget Monday after it narrowly approved an amendment to include a 10 percent increase in the water utility rate for Evanston residents. The passed budget stands at $257,268,137, d...

Evanston City Council rejects proposal to extend time for construction

Paige Leskin, Reporter

November 26, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston City Council on Monday night rejected a proposal that would have given the developers of a controversial 35-story tower more time to start construction. The resolution, put forward by the city’s Planning and Development...

Davis Street construction nears completion, 4th Ward alderman says

Paige Leskin, Reporter

November 7, 2013

Filed under City, Local

Ald. Donald Wilson (4th) reassured residents Wednesday night that “disruptive” Davis Street construction is close to completion. Weather permitting, Davis Street construction should finish by Nov. 16, projected Rajeev...

Evanston City Council passes moratorium on drones, debates zoning ordinance

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

May 28, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Evanston City Council narrowly approved a resolution Tuesday night that bans unregulated drone technology in the city. The move makes Evanston one of the first U.S. cities to pass legislation restricting the use of drones...