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Evanston in No Hurry to Sign Franchise Extension with ComEd

4 hours 13 min ago
Aug. 12   Evanston City Council members are not planning to sign an extension of their contract with Commonwealth Edison when it comes up for renewal next month.

Some City Buildings Could Be Up for Sale As Evanston's COVID-19 Response in 2021

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 18:12
Aug. 11    Anticipating that the City will continue to receive diminished revenues because of COVID-19 in 2021, officials are considering selling off some of the City’s assets — including the Civic Center and Church Street garage — in a possible realignment of resources.

Aug. 11: Evanston Had 2 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Suburban Cook County Had 557, and the State 1,549

Tue, 08/11/2020 - 17:33
Aug. 11  IDPH reported there were 557 new COVID-19 cases in Suburban Cook County today, and 227 in Chicago. The seven-day average for Suburban Cook County shows an upward trend.

Aug. 10: Evanston Has 2 New Confirmed Covid-19 Cases, The State has 1,319

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 16:28
Aug. 10  Evanston had 2 new COVID-19 cases today, with an average of 5.4 case in the last 7 days. The State reported 1,319 new cases today, the second day in the 1,300s. In the prior two days, the State’s new cases were in the 2,000s.

Black Male Alliance Rally Kicks Off Five Weeks of Action to Prevent Gun Violence in Evanston

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 13:55
Aug. 10   “We are specifically responding to the recent loss of Evanston Black males through gun violence,” Nathan Norman told a diverse group of community members who attended the Aug. 7  Black Male Alliance Rally for Hope.

Three Men Charged in July 26 Murder on Hartrey

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 12:42
Police have arrested three men – two from Sauk Village and one from Evanston – in connection with the July 26 shooting death of Andrew Williams, said Commander Brian Henry of the Evanston Police Department in a prepared statement. Police have alleged that all three participated in the crime and have been charged with first degree murder.

COVID-19 Resources Update

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:59
Aug. 10    The City of Evanston has provided the following information about resources available to help individuals, families and businesses get through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Sun, 08/09/2020 - 07:39

Ethics Board Finds No Violation by Alderman, Sets September Date for Hearing Complaint by Clerk Against Mayor

Sat, 08/08/2020 - 12:01
Aug. 7  At its Aug. 5 meeting, the City’s Board of Ethics found that comments made by Eighth Ward Alderman Ann Rainey at a City meeting on April 1, 2019, “did not constitute a prohibited political activity or a campaign for an elected office,” as had been alleged by complainant Dan Coyne.

More on the Peace Rally at Church/Dodge

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 19:07
Speakers say

Love and Hope at the Peace Rally

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 19:06
"Love is stronger than hate." "Humanity gives me hope." "Be real and honest" with those you mentor.

Traffic Stop Leads to Aggravated Unlawful Use of Weapon Arrest

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:40
 Aug. 7  During a cursory search of the passenger floor board, officers noticed the frame of a handgun protruding from underneath the seat.

Aug. 7 Brings a Disturbing Trend: Evanston Had 12 New COVID-19 Cases, Suburban Cook County Had 535, and the State Had 2,084

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 15:34
Aug. 7  Evanston had 12 new COVID-19 cases today, following up on three relatively high days, with 5, 5 and 6 new cases. The State reported 2,084 new cases, 194 more than yesterday. Gov. Pritzker Takes New Action

Committee Begins Discussion on Alternative Ways to Provide Service Beyond Police

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:55
Aug. 7  Some cities have found that "a majority of the [911] calls do not require response from a sworn officer,” said Alderman Eleanor Revelle.

Next Q&A and Discussion on Policing

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:36
Aug. 7  The next will take place on Mon., Aug. 10, at noon, and will focus on Police Calls for Service.

Council, City Clerk Spar Over Number of Missing MInutes

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 18:20
Aug. 6   Evanston City Council members are pressing City Clerk Devon Reid to produce missing meeting minutes and recordings, some dating back to 2018.

Aug. 6: Evanston Had 6 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Statewide There Were 1,953 New Cases

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 16:25
Aug. 6   In the State there were 1,953 new confirmed COVID-19 cases today. The number of cases in the State has been trending upward. The test positivity rate is also trending upward.  

Aug. 5: Evanston Had 5 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Statewide There Were 1,759 New Cases

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 17:23

Aug. 5  “Otherwise, it will only be a matter of time before the State of Illinois will be forced to step in on a regional basis and impose resurgence mitigations like closing bars, indoor dining and more to reduce the spread of the virus. Without local action even more stringent regulations restricting public interaction or, in the extreme, another stay at home order might be in your future."

Aldermen May Look at Other Ways to Prevent Confederate Flag Displays in the Future

Wed, 08/05/2020 - 13:48
Aug. 5   Corporation Counsel: With an ordinance it too broad, "we will open ourselves to federal lawsuits and First Amendment challenges and temporary restraining orders as a prohibition of free speech.”