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 …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is among the more than 850 mayors in support of keeping illegal guns out of dangerous hands.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns ran a 30-second spot during the Super Bowl, calling for lawmakers to pass rules requiring background checks on guns. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, a member of Mayor Against Illegal Guns, joined Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and 22 other Illinois mayors last December to call for stronger gun control regulation after the Newtown tragedy, according to a City of Chicago news release. Mayors Against Illegal Guns is a coalition of more than 850 mayors that advocates for gun control laws. The coalition aims to protect the rights of Americans to own guns, while fighting to keep criminals from possessing guns illegally, according to the Mayors Against Illegal Guns website. What do you think of the ad? Tell us in the …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl issued a press release today outlining her support of a proposed assault weapons ban and calling for residents to join her.
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl issued a press release Thursday calling for residents to support a nationwide assault weapons ban. Tisdahl said she “wholeheartedly” supported the proposed Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, a bill that U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced in Congress Thursday. If passed, the bill would stop the sale, transfer, importation and manufacture of military-style assault weapons. “We have too many guns in our communities and we must work together to get them off the streets,” Tisdahl wrote in the press release. “As a mayor, I am bestowed with the duty to keep my community safe and these common sense solutions will help go a long way in fulfilling that solemn responsibility.” In her press release, Tisdahl urged …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl released a public statement after the shooting of Javar Bamberg, 23, on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Bamberg's shooting is the third shooting and second death in two weeks.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl released the following statement after the fatal shooting of Javar Bamberg, 23, on Tuesday, Dec. 12. His shooting was the third shooting in less than two weeks and the second fatal shooting. Fellow Evanston resident Justin Murray, 19, was shot and killed on Nov. 29, and a third young man was shot and critically injured on Dec. 8. STATEMENT FROM EVANSTON MAYOR ELIZABETH TISDAHL: The series of violent acts that have occurred in Evanston over the last couple of weeks are unacceptable. While we grieve with our local families over their losses, the entire Evanston community has been shaken. Our children are concerned for their safety and all residents are questioning this unusual period of events. The …
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…
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl hosted a community meeting in early October to discuss ways to promote nonviolence following the shooting death of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman.
Asked how to prevent violence in Evanston, residents say they want to offer more mentorship programs, increase job opportunities and create more programs for parents. Those ideas are among 16 different proposals to come out of a community meeting Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl hosted Oct. 2, following the shooting death of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman. Some 400 people packed the Fleetwood-Jourdain Center for the public discussion that night, meeting in small groups to share their ideas, then reporting back to everyone. Related: Nonviolence Meeting Brings Hundreds After Dajae’s Death Following the meeting, city staff gathered the input to determine major themes among the ideas proposed. They then posted the ideas discussed online at the city’s “…
Monday, October 22, 2012
Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and NorthShore University Health System, the Erie Family Health Center will serve Evanston and Skokie residents.
Local officials, including Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Skokie Mayor George Van Dusen, held a ribbon cutting for a new community health center in Evanston Monday. Operating temporarily out of the Lorraine Morton Civic Center at 2100 Ridge Ave., Erie Family Health Center Evanston/Skokie is one of 219 community health centers funded under President Obama’s Affordable Care Act this year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will provide a $650,000 annual operating grant, while NorthShore University HealthSystem has committed $600,000 in operating support over the next three years and $1.2 million toward opening a permanent location, according to a press release from Erie. Erie operates 12 health centers in the city of …
Friday, October 5, 2012
A look at presidential campaign donations shows that Obama far outraised Romney in Evanston. Read on for a list of major local donors to each candidate, including Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl.
It will likely surprise no one that if the presidential election were being decided by Evanston residents' campaign donations, Barack Obama would win in a landslide. According to a Patch database of presidential campaign donations compiled from Federal Election Commission data, Evanstonians made 4,183 separate donations to President Barack Obama’s campaign and 113 donations to challenger Mitt Romney’s campaign. Of the donations greater than $1,000, 273 were for Obama and 35 for Romney. Some notable locals who donated more than $1,000 include: Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl gave to Obama. Author Scott Turow gave to Obama. John Hewko, general secretary of Rotary International, gave to Romney. Michele Coleman Mayes, the recently retired general …
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Meeting in response to Dajae Coleman's death
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Amy Johnson
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The shooting death of Dajae Coleman Saturday is spurring the Evanston community to take action to make the streets safer. In response to the death of the 14-year-old Evanston Township High School student, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will host a community meeting next month. The meeting will focus on solutions for addressing the violence in Evanston. Read more: Dajae Coleman, The Story So Far It will be held from 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Fleetwoord-Jourdain Center, 1655 Foster St. All residents, community partners and youth-focused organizations are invited to attend. Additional details of the meeting will be released soon.
Friday, March 9, 2012
Owner says the bar now has better fake ID detection.
The Keg's owner Tom Migon announced yesterday that he would reopen his bar that day while his appeal of the mayor's decision to revoke his liquor license is pending before the Illinois Liquor Control Commission, The Daily Northwestern reported. His lawyer said that bar's have the legal right to do that while appealing a decision. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl revoked the bar's license Jan. 30, citing the 111 alcohol-related ordinance citations the bar has received since 2005. Related: Parody ideo shows Hitler inconsolable that the Keg closed. At the city Liquor Board hearing that preceded the decision, City Attorney Grant Farrar referred to a Twitter account that was run under The Keg's name and included texts alluding to the welcoming of under-…