Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl asked the city manager to consider new criteria to decide artists will be evicted from Noyes Cultural Arts Center as Piven Theatre expands.
One week after the Evanston Children’s Choir learned that the group might lose its space at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center for a $2.2 million expansion of Piven Theatre, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl stepped in. The children’s choir was one of two tenants expected to lose space to make room for Piven’s planned expansion in the city-operated building. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz used the criteria of seniority within the building to make the decision that Evanston Children’s Choir would have to go, based on the fact that it was the newest tenant in the building. At Monday’s city council meeting, however, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced that the Noyes plans should go back to the drawing board. Earlier: Evanston Children's Choir Faces …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The video features Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl. What do you think of the remix?
What did you think of Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro’s rendition of Justin Timberlake’s song featuring Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl? Related Coverage
Friday, April 12, 2013
Wine Goddess owner Diana Hamann recently told the city’s Liquor Control Board that the tax is unfair.
One Evanston business owner is hoping the city will give businesses a liquor tax break because nearby Skokie and Chicago don’t impose a 6 percent tax on retail liquor sales, Evanston Now reported. Wine Goddess owner Diana Hamann recently told Evanston’s Liquor Control Board that the tax is unfair but Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, the city’s liquor commissioner, said the city relies on the $2 million in revenue the liquor tax brings, Evanston Now reported. For the full story, visit: EvanstonNow.com
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
In 2012, Evanston revoked The Keg of Evanston's liquor license because of underage drinking violations. The Keg reopened after the bar's owner appealed the ruling, but the lease runs out this March--and may not be renewed.
The Keg of Evanston’s lease is set to expire at the end of March, and while the bar’s owner says he is negotiating the lease, an Evanston official says the lease on the property at 810 Grove St. will likely not be renewed, the Daily Northwestern reported. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl revoked the popular watering hole’s liquor license in early 2012 because of underage drinking violations, but the Keg has remained open while the legal battle has dragged on. While the bar is popular among Northwestern University students, Evanston residents and officials say the tavern endangered local youth—there have been two major incidents at the bar, one where a 22-year-old was fatally shot inside the bar and another where an underage customer was …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will be hosting the event from noon to 1 p.m. on March 27.
Have a suggestion or recommendation to share with the City of Evanston but can’t attend a meeting in person? Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will be hosting the first “Facebook Town Hall” meeting from noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, according to a press release. “As the city continues to search for new and innovative ways to engage its residents, social media continues to be at the forefront of this new wave. This is part of a series of events in which the city hopes to engage residents via a social media platform,” the city said in a statement. Starting March 20, Evanston residents can submit their questions at:www.facebook.com/CityofEvanston or by sending an email to: email@example.com. The Mayor will be …
Friday, March 15, 2013
Tio Hardiman is director of Cure Violence Illinois (formerly CeaseFire), a national group that seeks to end violence by treating it like an infectious disease. He hosts a Violence Prevention Community Forum in Evanston March 28.
Tio Hardiman of Cure Violence (formerly CeaseFire), a national group dedicated to ending violence, will address Evanston residents during a community forum this March. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl hosts the event, titled a "Violence Prevention Community Forum," from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster Street. The event is free and open to the public; no registration is required. Cure Violence was founded in 2000 by Gary Slutkin, a Chicago doctor who treated infectious diseases and believed the same approach could be taken to violence prevention. The group was made famous by the PBS film The Interrupters, which documented its method of training people (often former gang members) to …
Monday, March 11, 2013
In February, the Wildcats and the Chicago Cubs entered into a five-year marketing agreement to host many of NU’s athletic events at Wrigley Field.
Northwestern University recently confirmed that it would keep six football games a year in Evanston, the Daily Northwestern reported. In February, the Wildcats and the Chicago Cubs entered into an agreement to host more athletic events at Wrigley Field, including five football games. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl says Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro has promised to keep six home games a year at Ryan Field and games played at Wrigley will not be against a marquee team that sells out, the Daily Northwestern reported. The five-year marketing agreement between Northwestern University’s athletic department and Chicago Cubs, a professional franchise is the first of its kind and will benefit many Northwestern teams and Cubs…
Friday, March 8, 2013
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl recapped the ups and downs of 2012 and stressed the importance of economic development and jobs for young adults in her state of the city address Friday.
Looking forward, economic development and jobs for young adults will be critical for Evanston, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said during her state of the city address on Friday. Looking backward, Tisdahl described a year of highs and lows, including the tragic shooting deaths of three young men, the opening of a new health center, groundbreaking on a planned Trader Joe’s and a $1 million state grant to create ultra high-speed internet access along Chicago Avenue. “It’s been the best of times and the worst of times,” Tisdahl told a crowd of more than 200 members of the Chamber of Commerce gathered to hear her address in the Hilton Orrington Hotel. Touching upon the tragic shooting death of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman last September, Tisdahl said …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Artist Richard Halstead unveiled a portrait of former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton, 94, before a packed crowd at the civic center Monday. "When you get my age...how many folk have this?" Morton said.
Former Evanston Mayor Lorraine Morton, 94, giggled and waved to an adoring crowd as she waited for city officials to unveil her portrait at the civic center Monday. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl asked Evanston artist Richard Halstead to paint Morton’s portrait in commemoration of her 16 years of service to the community as mayor from 1993 to 2009. Morton made history as the city’s first black mayor and served as fifth ward alderman for nine years before she was elected mayor. When she retired, the city renamed the civic center as the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center in her honor. Halstead, who donated his time and the painting to the city, said he was inspired by Morton’s warmth and vitality. “For years I prided myself on having a particularly …
Friday, February 22, 2013
RHINO Poetry and Penny Rotheiser will both be recognized at the Evanston Chamber of Commerce/ State of the City luncheon on March 8.
An Evanston-based poetry journal and literary website, and an Evanston resident will receive the 2012 Mayor’s Award for the Arts, which recognizes contributions to the community through excellence in the arts, according to a press release. RHINO Poetry, an award-winning poetry journal and literary website, was founded some 37 years ago and acts as a poetry hub, serving and nurturing emerging and established writers and their readers. The all-volunteer organization hosts free monthly workshops at the Evanston Public Library, a poetry reading series at the Brothers K Coffee House and a host of other events. Penny Rotheiser will be recognized for her commitment to and work for the Evanston arts community since 1998. The Evanston resident …