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First female Evanston mayor dies after battle with leukemia

Tori Latham, City Editor

March 23, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Former Mayor Joan Barr-Smith died Saturday at the age of 75, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz told Evanston media in an email. Her cause of death is believed to be leukemia, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said. Barr-Smith was born...

Evanston to take part in day of service

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

September 24, 2014

Filed under City, Local

Evanston is making its own contribution to a national community service day by hosting a volunteering event next month. The United Way Evanston Day of Caring, which will be held Oct. 25, is sponsored by the city, Northwestern,...