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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


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‘Doom and gloom’ no more? City Council tackles financial future, tax changes

May 30, 2024

Dire warnings of a fraught financial future for Evanston have long underlied issues ranging from a benefits pact with Northwestern over its Ryan Field rebuild to the specifics of municipal balance sheets. But...

The Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center

City Council maintains gas leaf blower ban, explores alternative support for small landscaping companies

March 12, 2024

City Council voted against pausing Evanston’s gas- and propane-powered leaf blower ban at its Monday night meeting. The proposal arose after many local landscaping businesses said they have faced challenges...

The Evanston Labs development has neared completion, and negotiations continue with potential tenants for the office and laboratory space, officials said.

Evanston Labs building nears completion as downtown’s newest high-rise

January 30, 2024

Wrapped in glass and 10 stories tall, a new laboratory and office space nearing completion stands as the newest addition to the downtown Evanston skyline. Evanston Labs, set for completion this year,...

City Council approves $435 million budget for 2024, keeps property tax rate unchanged

City Council approves $435 million budget for 2024, keeps property tax rate unchanged

December 12, 2023

City Council unanimously approved Evanston’s Fiscal Year 2024 budget at its Monday night meeting. The final budget totals about $435 million, down from the $449 million proposed in the initial budget. When...

City Council questioned city staff about the proposed budget on Monday but ultimately tabled the decision to Dec. 11. The council later approved a complete ban on flavored tobacco sales, which will go into effect April 1.

Evanston bans flavored tobacco sales, approves utility rate hike

November 29, 2023

City Council voted to prohibit all flavored tobacco sales starting this spring during its Monday meeting, where it also raised utility rates and postponed a final decision on the city budget. The council...

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