The space may be interim offices or another faculty use for two to three years, pushing back the decision on what will go into the building permanently.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Thursday, December 22, 2011
As the school moves to its recently-renovated building, a carpenters union says the school has hired contractors who are helping to undercut 'area-standard wages.'
A Chicago-based carpenters union has been protesting the ongoing construction at Roycemore Private School's new building, saying that one of the construction companies hired for the project is paying substandard wages. As Roycemore staff packed up boxes and furniture last Thursday in anticipation of its weekend move to its new location at 1200 Davis St., members of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters protested outside the school’s old 640 Lincoln St. building, alleging that The Edge Construction, a Bartlett-based company subcontracted for the school’s carpentry work, threatened “area-standard wages” by undercutting the competition and paying its employees less. Richard Aldrecht, director of organizing for the Chicago Regional …
Friday, July 8, 2011
The other day in the car, my 8-year-old announced, “Someday this summer, could we take a trip?” I wondered if he had a particular place in mind. Yosemite? The Grand Canyon? Disneyworld? “Where would you like to go, Buddy?” I asked. “Well,” he said, “I was thinking…” His voice trailed off, and I tried to imagine all the places he’s never been. As a mom, I can’t help but try and anticipate what he’s thinking. Visions of a long road trip, paused only by stretch-breaks, gas stops and souvenir shopping, filled my head. Nah, I thought. He’d definitely prefer something more exciting and exotic, something requiring an airplane or a souped-up RV. “Mom,” he said. “I think it might be fun to go to Skevanston.” Ah, Skevanston. If you’ve never …
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
As Northwestern University prepares to take control of the Roycemore School building, Evanstonians are concerned about some possible property uses.
Evanston residents at Tuesday night’s 1st Ward meeting were blunt in their opposition to the possibility of Northwestern University fraternities, sororities, or dormitories moving into the soon-to-be vacant Roycemore School building. The Roycemore School, a private pre-kindergarten through 12th Grade school located at 640 Lincoln St., will move to a new building at 1200 Davis St., likely sometime later this year, after a 96-year stay at its current location. In 2008, Northwestern University, which owns the land on which Roycemore currently sits, decided not to renew Roycemore’s 99-year lease, eying the 68,000 square-foot building as ideal for potential future expansion. Such expansion is what worries nearby residents, though, who fear …
Friday, March 18, 2011
Topics for your consideration.
Ever have one of those days...the kind where your mind overflows with observations and questions in no particular order? If not, consider yourself warned: it's bound to happen at least once. Today's my day for a mishmash of musings. I'd love to know your thoughts on any of the topics below: Whew…glad that’s over! Northwestern University’s winter quarter exams end today and spring break officially begins. Hitting the road A friend of mine whose daughter is enrolled at Giordano Dance School reports the school announced last week it's moving to Chicago. Another Evanston institution, Roycemore School is also on the move…though it will remain in Evanston. The school's original site is 640 N. Lincoln and the new site is at 1200 Davis …