The Daily Northwestern

Evanston reorganizes public works, parks departments to focus on forestry

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 22, 2013

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

Evanston will re-organize two of its departments to focus more on forestry, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced Monday. The Department of Public Works will assume responsibility for forestry operations, park maintenance,...

Evanston economic director Steve Griffin stepping down

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

April 11, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston's top economic official is stepping down after accepting a position in a coastal Alabama town, the city announced today. Steve Griffin, Evanston's director of community and economic development since 2010, will become...

Bowling alley unlikely to come to Dempster and Dodge, owner says

Edward Cox, Assistant City Editor

April 8, 2013

Filed under City, Local

A community push to bring a bowling alley to Evanston Plaza looks unlikely to come to fruition. Bonnie Investment Group, a real estate investment firm that purchased the property at 1968 Dempster St. out of foreclosure last...

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...