The Daily Northwestern

Evanston lands $480K grant for protected bike lane

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 5, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston has secured nearly half a million dollars in federal money to build a protected bike lane along Dodge Avenue, a city official announced this morning. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said the $480,000 grant will...

Evanston aldermen take capital improvement tour

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 27, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston aldermen Saturday morning toured several sites throughout the city targeted for capital improvement. The three-hour tour was scheduled to visit 10 locations the city is eying for various renovations. City Council,...

Evanston Township plans next steps after supervisor resigns

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 24, 2013

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston officials began plotting the immediate future of the township this week, hoping to restore order following the abrupt resignation of embattled supervisor Gary Gaspard. The township board turned the first page Monday,...

City official: Evanston Township reinstates employee fired by former supervisor

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 24, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

One of two employees fired by former Evanston Township supervisor Gary Gaspard has been rehired, according to a city official. Rod Mitchell, who served as office manager before Gaspard let him go, was reinstated today, city...

Evanston looks to fill downtown arts panel

Edward Cox, Reporter

October 22, 2013

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The city is beginning its recruitment process for a committee that will decide whether a performing arts center in downtown Evanston is viable. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is looking to appoint nine members to staff the Downtown...

City manager Wally Bobkiewicz named interim Evanston Township supervisor

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 21, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston Township trustees tonight appointed city manager Wally Bobkiewicz to replace Gary Gaspard, the township supervisor who resigned abruptly last week. The trustees, who also serve as aldermen, voted 7-3 to name Bobkiewicz...