The Daily Northwestern

Council approves high-rise project, Chicago/Main TIF district revitalization

Jia You, Assistant City Editor

January 29, 2013

Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

City Council approved an amended plan for a high-rise project on Emerson Street and established a special taxing district to revitalize the Chicago/Main area Monday night. Property owner Robert King and developer Fifield Companies...

Evanston City Council approves 3 percent raise on water rates

Olga Gonzalez Latapi, Reporter

November 30, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Evanston City Council unanimously approved a 3 percent water rate increase at its Monday meeting. For the average single family home, one that consumes approximately 86,000 gallons a year, the annual water bill will increase...

Schapiro endorses proposed ‘brothel law’ changes, calls for more reforms

Marshall Cohen, Print Managing Editor

November 29, 2012

Filed under City, Politics

University President Morton Schapiro said Tuesday that proposed reforms to Evanston’s over-occupancy law are a “good first step” but do not go far enough to solve the problem. “You don’t want to have laws that don’t...

Evanston 311 leads city to ‘citizen-engaged community’ recognition

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

November 27, 2012

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston has been named a “citizen-engaged community” for its excellence in  communicating with residents, the city announced Tuesday. The Public Technology Institute, a technology non-profit for municipalities, awarded...

Evanston aldermen pass budget by unanimous vote, discusses ‘brothel’ changes

Rachel Janik, Reporter

November 27, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston City Council voted Monday on the budget for the 2013 fiscal year and briefly discussed future changes to the city's controversial over-occupancy law. After a brief discussion on an amendment to Evanston's 2013 budget,...

Evanston budget hearings wrap up, mental health position slashed

Susan Du, City Editor

November 12, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston City Council adopted four changes to the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2013, ending deliberations following its Saturday meeting. Previously scheduled Nov. 13 and 19 budget hearings have been canceled because...

Proposed staff addition met with questioning from Evanston aldermen, Mental Health Board member

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

November 8, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

After Evanston aldermen questioned last week the need to create a new crisis intervention coordinator position, at least one member of the city’s Mental Health Board expressed similar concerns. “For me, they never documented...

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...