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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

The new Robert Crown Community Center. Friends of Robert Crown will advance $637,500 towards the new community engagement center.

Friends of Robert Crown advances funds to ease COVID-19 budget stress

May 26, 2020

Friends of the Robert Crown Center will transfer $637,500 to the city to assist with debt payments for the new Robert Crown Community Center amid the pandemic. The funds will cover the costs of the...

The Robert Crown Center at 1701 Main St. Although Beacon Academy withdrew funding from the project, the Friends of the Robert Crown Center is in no rush to finance the rest of the project.

Robert Crown funding still on track, set to open in January

September 26, 2019

Although Beacon Academy withdrew $500,000 from funding the Robert Crown Community Center in August, the Friends of Robert Crown Center remain confident in their ability to finance the project. When...

The current Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main Street. Residents express concern about the price of renovating the building.

Residents fight increased costs of Robert Crown, even after construction has begun

February 28, 2019

When Evanston first decided to replace the 45-year-old Robert Crown Community Center, many residents agreed to use $30 million to fund the project. Since this initial estimate in 2015, the cost has jumped...

City manager Wally Bobkiewicz at a meeting. Aldermen on Monday will discuss the proposed fiscal year 2019 budget.

Aldermen to address proposed 2019 budget following resident concerns

October 21, 2018

Aldermen on Monday will discuss the city’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget, which has garnered concerns from both residents and council members. The proposed budget sets to fill an estimated $7.4...

Ald. Donald Wilson (4th) at a city meeting. Wilson and other aldermen voted on Monday to increase the city’s debt limit to help fund renovations to the Robert Crown Community Center.

Aldermen vote to raise debt limit to help fund Robert Crown renovations

June 28, 2018

Aldermen voted Monday to raise the city’s debt limit in order to help fund the renovation of the Robert Crown Community Center in west Evanston. The new debt limit will be raised to $150 million in...

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