Monday, May 13, 2013
Members of Evanston's city council, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, city clerk Rodney Greene and new Evanston Township Supervisor Gary Gaspard were sworn in to new terms Monday night.
Evanston aldermen, the mayor, the city clerk and the township supervisor were sworn in for a new term Monday night. All nine members of the city council, as well as Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and city clerk Rodney Greene, were re-elected during April's elections. Incoming Evanston Township Supervisor Gary Gaspard was elected to replace outgoing Supervisor Patricia Vance, who decided not to run for re-election. The swearing-in ceremony ushered in four-year terms for all city elected officials, running until 2017.
The Evanston City Council is expected to consider the repairs Monday.
Evanston City Council members are scheduled to consider a $1.07 million contract for roof and chimney repairs at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, according to the city council’s meeting packet. The project will include fixing the nine chimneys by rebuilding brick and replacing the chimney caps; replacing the roof; repairing the existing wood deck and rafters and providing attic ventilation. New lighting protection system will also be added as well as rebuilding the basement stairs on the south façade of the building. City staff have recommended postponing other repairs such as repairing stepped cracks in brick facades and removing existing ivy from the face of the brick walls due to budget limitations. The repairs will be funded by city capital…
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Cook County State’s Attorney’s office says the rules established by Evanston City Council are reasonable and give the public the right to participate in meetings.
Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s office has rejected Padma Raa’s challenge to restrictions on citizen comment at Evanston City Council meetings, writing that the City Council’s rules are reasonable and give the public the right to take part in meetings, Evanston Now reported. The letter from the State’s Attorney’s office cites court decisions in other communities that upheld three-minute time limits per speaker and concludes that the City Council’s enforcement of the rules do not violate the state’s Open Meetings Act, Evanston Now reported. Related Coverage
Monday, April 22, 2013
A commercial landscape waste transfer station has been proposed for the former auto junkyard site on Oakton Street.
Evanston aldermen will consider a proposed zoning change tonight that could allow the creation of a commercial landscape waste transfer station at 2535 Oakton St., according to a city council agenda packet posted online. Jim Seckelmann and Scott Schoeller want to open The Mulch Center of Evanston, which would sell landscape materials and operate a yard waste transfer facility, according to city documents. They would target landscape contractors who could drop off materials such as grass clippings, branches and trimmed greenery and purchase supplies at the same site. Seckelmann and Schoeller say the waste would be trucked away at least once if not twice a day, in contrast with the city’s former compost site at James Park, where waste was …
Monday, March 11, 2013
Evanston City Council will be recognizing Sean O’Brien Monday night at Morton Civic Center.
The Evanston City Council will be recognizing Sean O’Brien, an Evanston police officer who rescued a 7-year-old boy from the Des Plaines River while off-duty, according to a press release. “Officer O’Brien’s observation skills and quick actions saved the child’s life,” according to the release. “His actions are commendable to both the people of Des Plaines and the City of Evanston.” Evanston City Council and Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington will be recognizing O’Brien, who's been with Evanston Police Department for four years, after 7 p.m. on Monday at Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center of Evanston, 2100 Ridge Ave. On March 5, while O’Brien was driving home with his girlfriend, he saw a young boy running in the street with no adult …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Evanston residents can participate in the 4th annual Evanston Day in Springfield on March 13.
Want to reach out to state elected officials and discuss issues relevant to Evanston residents and organizations? Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Evanston Day in Springfield. The event will be held on March 13 and offers Evanston residents a chance to speak directly with key policy makers and leaders of the State of Illinois, according to a press release. Last year 55 people participated in the event, which was headed by Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Evanston City Council members and Northwestern President Morton Schapiro. To register for the event, visit: CityofEvanston.wufoo.com or contact Matt Swentkofske, Evanston’s intergovernmental affairs coordinator at 847-859-7835. Schedule for 2013 Evanston Day in Springfield …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The city seeks to regulate door-to-door soliciting to daylight hours only.
Evanston is looking at tighter restrictions on panhandlers and solicitors, the city’s aldermen recently voted to introduce an ordinance that could limit door-to-door soliciting to daylight hours only, Evanston Now reported. The city prohibits panhandling or begging in business districts and requires merchants who sell from carts or vehicles to have license but the city does not an ordinance restricting people who come to your door, Evanston Now reported. In 2010, Evanston passed a late-night ordinance allowing food trucks to operate in town, with certain limitations. Related Coverage
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
So far, Evanston Ald. Ann Rainey (8th Ward) and Mark Tendam (6th Ward) are the only council members whose seats are being challenged in 2013. Election filing continues until Dec. 26.
After the first day of filing for the 2013 local elections, it appears that Evanston’s current crop of local elected officials will face challengers on the city council, District 65 school board and Evanston Township High School board. Read on to see who has filed nominating papers for election so far. Candidates have until Wednesday, Dec. 26, to file to appear on the ballot in the April 2013 election. City of Evanston Elected Officials All seats are up for election in the city of Evanston, and most incumbents have already filed papers to seek another term in 2013, according to city clerk Rodney Greene. That includes Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Ald. Judy Fiske (1st Ward), Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd Ward), Ald. Don Wilson (4th Ward), Ald. …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The city council voted down a resolution to approve a $700,000 increase in police and fire pension contributions, approved an $80,000 Youth Job Center agreement and more during Tuesday night's meeting, 'Evanston Now' reports.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Evanston City Coucil met Tuesday night and voted down a $700,000 increase in contributions to police and fire pensions, Evanston Now reports. The council did, however, give the thumbs up to an agreement with Youth Job Center to help prepare area youth for adulthood through job training and support. Residents also expressed concerns over a potential tax increase, and a business owner reported an employee was threated by a neighboring business owner, according to Evanston Now.
Monday, September 17, 2012
The city council meets Tuesday, Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. Following is a summary of planned topics to be addressed.
The Evanston City Council has a number of public matters they plan to address at Tuesday's meeting. They include: City Council will consider: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave. Future city meetings: Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6 p.m. Minority, Women & Evanston Business Enterprise Participation (MWEBE) Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m. Citizen Budget Input Session Information obtained through the City of Evanston website.