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Fourth of July Activities
     The Evanston Fourth of July Association has planned a terrific Independence Day celebration for Monday, July 4, 2016 with fun activities all day and evening.
West Nile Mosquitoes in Evanston
     The North Shore Mosquito Abatement District (NSMAD) has found the first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes to occur in their traps in Evanston this year.
Public Input Sought on Draft Energy and Water Benchmarking Ordinance
     The City of Evanston Utilities Commission, upon direction from the Evanston City Council, has launched a public comment period to receive input on a draft energy and water benchmarking ordinance.
Appointments at School District 65
      On June 13, the District 65 School Board appointed Michelle Cooney as the next principal of Lincoln Elementary School, and Stacy Beardsley as the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Opportunities for the Future
     “Opportunities for the Future,” sponsored by Northwestern’s Center for Talent Development (CTD), features workshops and programs for adults and children, ages preschool through 12th grade.
Special Olympic Programs this Summer
     The City of Evanston’s Special Recreation staff, in collaboration with the Evanston Fire Department, will provide training in the Special Olympics Unified Sports of Bocce and Flag Football this summer.

Fountain Square Now Has 'Preferred Design' for Renovation
Rendering of the north plaza of Fountain Square.Rendering from City of Evanston

Rendering of the north plaza of Fountain Square.
Rendering from City of Evanston

About 75 people attended a joint First and Fourth Ward meeting on June 7 to hear a presentation on the "preferred" design for a renovated Fountain Square.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    Community Forum     Recently Commented
•  Thank You, Central Street Business Association
I am writing this thank you as the person who brou...

•  ETHS Water Meets All
Due to nationwide concerns about drinking water quality in sc...

•  I want to extend a sincere thank you to the residents of Evanston and elsewhere in the 9th Senate Di...

•  I saw your article about the possible city loan to Dave Glatt for a new restaurant on Noyes. I was h...

•  We are ETHS parents whose trust and confidence has been shaken by the administrationís incomplete an...

City News
• City Alleges Water From Water Main Near James Park Contaminated
• Taxi Landscape Changing
• Neighborhood Meeting on How to Spend Waste Transfer Station Fees
• Main Street Improvements In the Planning Stage
• Special Olympics Torch Run Passes Through Evanston
• Anti-Gun-Violence Rally at Fountain Square

• The Traffic Guy hears ...
• Hooked on Fishing: Summer Fishing
• Dog Day Cicadas Sing a Summer Love Song

• District 65 Board Discusses Draft Equity Statement, Ongoing Equity Work
• Consultant to Conduct 9-Month Equity Audit at District 65
• D65 Board to Continue Industrial Arts at Haven for at Least One More Year
• District 202 Board Accepts Tentative Budget for 2016-17
• Park School Board Meets to Discuss Budget, Future
• Park School Mural Tells a Story of Love
• ETHS Students Help Represent U.S.
• ETHS Students Selected for Cross-cultural Summer Program
• NEMC Senior Awards
• Geometry in Construction Becomes House on the Move
• ETHS Students Showcase New Businesses

• Boys' Track Takes 12th at State, Amarteifio Excels
• Ridgeville Park District to Hold Second Annual Soccer Festival
• Pickup Soccer Pitch Comes to Evanston
• Blue Stoners Hockey Team Wins National Pond Hockey Championship

Art & Life
• Evanston Native Stars In NYSE Food Event
• Noticias Latinas/Latino News
• Art Imitates Water
• Remembering Ali
• Eagle Scout Leads Project in Eggleston Park for Ecology Center
• Teaching Teens That Philanthropy is More Than a Band-Aid
• Paul Janicki Architects and Stone Terrace Bed & Breakfast Win Preservation Award
• Garden Variety Diversity on the 2016 Evanston Garden Walk

• Waste Transfer Station Fees Should Mitigate Its Impact
• Words, Not Guns
• Right, Left and Righteousness
• Not In Vain
•  Thank You, Evanston, for Supporting Y.O.U.

Distinct, personal, and lively, the eight private gardens on the 27th annual Evanston Garden Walk on June 26 are anything but “garden-variety.”

State of the Schools Address, 2016
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-  Dr. Goren Opening Sc...

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