The Daily Northwestern

Evanston aldermen establish Americans with Disabilities Act board

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 15, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Evanston City Council established the Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Board on Monday to help city government identify ways to make Evanston more accessible to individuals with disabilities. The city's Parks, Recreation...

Proposed TIF district to develop office building

Ina Yang, Reporter

November 14, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston held a public hearing Monday to discuss the proposed Chicago/Main tax increment finance district, following state statutes as part of the procedure to move forward with this project. The process started when a newly...

Evanston aldermen to consider land lease for Northwestern visitors center

Susan Du, City Editor

November 12, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Northwestern’s proposed visitors center continues to draw community criticism even as the Evanston City Council nears final deliberation over leasing city property for its construction. The council is scheduled to vote tonight...

Pensions, mental health services dominate Evanston budget discussion

Jia You, Reporter

October 30, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Members of the Evanston City Council discussed potential allocations for pension debt repayment and mental health services during Monday night’s presentation on the proposed 2013 budget. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz and...

Approved visitors center to reflect city, community suggestions

Ina Yang, Reporter

October 24, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

After lengthy negotiations and collaborative planning between Evanston and Northwestern, the approved visitors center construction plan now reflects the needs of both while following city codes and regulations. Throughout the...

Evanston City Council overturns ruling against Northwestern construction plans

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 23, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston aldermen voted Monday to ignore the Preservation Commission’s recommendation and grant Northwestern’s appeal to proceed with plans to construct a new visitors center on Sheridan Road. The 6-2 vote came after ...

Evanston City Council overturns ruling against Northwestern construction plans

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 22, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Evanston City Council accepted Monday night an appeal by Northwestern that will allow the University to move forward with plans to build a new visitors center on Sheridan Road. Aldermen voted 6-2 to overturn a decision...

Evanston nears final decision on Robert Crown reconstruction

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 21, 2012

Filed under City, Local

Evanston city officials are considering proposals for a new Robert Crown recreational center to be built and managed by a private owner because much-needed repairs for the old center would be too costly a burden for the city. ...

Frustration, understanding after Evanston aldermen punt on ordinance vote

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 11, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

Evanston residents and Northwestern students expressed mixed reactions to the Evanston City Council’s decision Monday night to postpone voting on a proposed rental licensing ordinance. As written, the ordinance would require...