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Evanston Restaurant Gets City's Help Finishing Patio

Evanston Restaurant Gets City's Help Finishing Patio

The Peckish Pig got help from the city to finish its outdoor patio before it got too cool to enjoy it.
Slain Photojournalist James Foley Remembered in Chicago with Respect and Admiration

Slain Photojournalist James Foley Remembered in Chicago with Respect and Admiration

Foley earned a masters degree at Northwestern University in 2008 and taught at the Cook County Jail before terrorists took his life.
What Changes Do You Want in Evanston’s Public Transportation?

What Changes Do You Want in Evanston’s Public Transportation?

The city is conducting a survey to get public feedback.
City Hosts Bike Ride, Bike Lane Discussion Saturday

City Hosts Bike Ride, Bike Lane Discussion Saturday

The discussion will focus on the proposed Chicago Avenue-Sheridan Road bike lane and street improvement project.
Evanston’s Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Sent Back to Committee

Evanston’s Proposed Plastic Bag Ban Sent Back to Committee

Several residents spoke out against it.
Unused Medication Accepted at Evanston's Recycling Fair Saturday

Unused Medication Accepted at Evanston's Recycling Fair Saturday

Unused prescriptions and expired over-the-counter drugs will be accepted for disposal.
68K-Square-Foot Sports Dome Proposed for Oakton

68K-Square-Foot Sports Dome Proposed for Oakton

The indoor recreation facility comes before a city commission Wednesday.
Talk About Crime, Jobs With Evanston's Mayor

Talk About Crime, Jobs With Evanston's Mayor

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will meet with residents during a town hall meeting Wednesday.
Cast Your Vote in Evanston's Beach Instagram Contest

Cast Your Vote in Evanston's Beach Instagram Contest

Ballots can be cast until July 15.
Evanston Won’t Go After CARE for Funds

Evanston Won’t Go After CARE for Funds

The City Council voted to cooperate with a state investigation instead.
Put Down That Phone, Evanston Drivers! Penalties are Getting Stiffer

Put Down That Phone, Evanston Drivers! Penalties are Getting Stiffer

Fines for riding a bike on sidewalks in certain areas are also going up.
City and CARE at Stalemate Over Money

City and CARE at Stalemate Over Money

The group that was running the Evanston animal shelter is not interested in meaningful talks about its $1.3 million in assets, the city manager says.
Answers to Why Some Evanston Trees Don't Look So Hot

Answers to Why Some Evanston Trees Don't Look So Hot

They may actually just be late bloomers, or they may really be sick.
Levels of Methane at Evanston Park Not Worrisome

Levels of Methane at Evanston Park Not Worrisome

The fire department chief told the City Council the levels are ‘negligible.’
City Considers Fencing at Garage to Prevent Suicide

City Considers Fencing at Garage to Prevent Suicide

A 22-year-old jumped to his death from the Sherman Plaza garage last fall.
Evanston Plastic Bag Ban Forum Set for June

Evanston Plastic Bag Ban Forum Set for June

Alderman discussed the issue this week and are bringing to the public next month.
Evanston Aims to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20 Percent

Evanston Aims to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 20 Percent

The city council unanimously adopted the Evanston Livability Plan Monday night.
Should Evanston Regulate Plastic Shopping Bags?

Should Evanston Regulate Plastic Shopping Bags?

The City Council is taking up the question at its Monday meeting.
Evanston Opposes Minimum Fire Dept. Staffing Bill

Evanston Opposes Minimum Fire Dept. Staffing Bill

The proposal could cost the city up to $76 million and take away local control from the fire chief, the city says.
Evanston Gets $275K in State Funds for Construction Projects

Evanston Gets $275K in State Funds for Construction Projects

The money will go toward curb, gutter, sidewalk and drainage work around the city.