Monday, April 8, 2013
See who's on the ballot and read about the issues facing voters in city council races, school board races and the contest for township supervisor.
Despite the fact that every spot on the city council, as well as the mayor's seat, is up for election in 2013, there are just a few contested races in Evanston. Voters in the first ward and sixth ward have a choice between two candidates on the ballot, while fifth ward voters have the opportunity to choose a write-in candidate. The position of township supervisor is also up for grabs. When it comes to local school districts, eight candidates are running for four seats on the Evanston Township High School District 202 School Board. The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 race is uncontested, however. First Ward Candidates: Judy Fiske, Edward Tivador Local business owner and incumbent Ald. Judy Fiske is running against newcomer Edward …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Incumbent Ald. Delores Holmes and write-in challenger Carlis Sutton are running for a spot on the city council in the fifth ward. The two answered questions from reporters in an Evanston Community Television forum last week.
Incumbent Ald. Delores Holmes (5th Ward) and write-in challenger Carlis Sutton answered questions from reporters in an Evanston Community Television forum last week. Click on the video above to hear what the candidates had to say about a city program designed to address foreclosures in the fifth ward, the problems of gentrification and the delicate relationship between police and residents.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and other local officials called for an end to violence at the funeral of Justin Murray, 19, who was fatally shot last week.
Speaking at the funeral of a 19-year-old Evanston man who died in a shooting, just a few hours after another Evanston man was shot and critically injured, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl described the situation as “a tragedy of Shakespearean proportions,” and called for an end to violence. “Let us have peace on the streets of the city of Evanston,” she exhorted a crowd of several hundred who gathered Saturday morning at Faith Temple Church of God in Christ in Evanston. “The city cannot stop the violence, not alone. We cannot do it without the community.” Tisdahl was one of several people who spoke at the funeral of Justin Murray, a 2011 Evanston Township High School grad who was shot and killed in front of his grandmother’s home in the 1800 block…
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
In a letter submitted to the city council Monday, the Evanston Baseball and Softball Association says it can’t afford to pay market rates to lease the vacant city property, as some aldermen have requested.
The Evanston Baseball and Softball Association announced Monday that it would withdraw its proposal to build an indoor sports facility at the former site of Evanston Recycling Center. In a letter to the Evanston city council, members of the Evanston Baseball and Softball Association (EBSA) board of directors wrote that they did not believe they could afford to pay market rates to lease the site, as some city council members had suggested at a meeting earlier this summer. “We started this out on a community partnership basis,” said Greg Clarke, a spokesperson for the group. “They have made it very clear they want it to be a moneymaker.” Related: Why Evanston Needs An Indoor Sports Facility Along with other local sports groups, EBSA first…
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Boocoo’s Sunday fundraiser failed to bring in large donations but started discussions about the future of the cultural center.
The Boocoo Cultural Center and Cafe’s Sunday afternoon fundraising event was about more than just accepting donations. The event was an opportunity for supporters to engage in an honest discussion about the surrounding neighborhood, what Boocoo’s presence means to Evanston’s 5th Ward, and how the center can reorganize to remain open and become vibrant. Located at the intersection of Church Street and Dodge Avenue, across the street from Evanston Township High School, Boocoo is a combination coffeehouse, eatery, recording studio, meeting space, music and dance school, garden, live-performance stage and art gallery that opened in July 2007, but which recently announced that it might be forced to close due to financial burdens. The fundraiser…