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Articles Posted in: March 2011

A Day in Springfield Evanston Style

Posted by Wally Bobkiewicz on Mar 31, 2011 at 6:59 AM in Events

Over 75 Evanston residents and business leaders visited Springfield on Wednesday for the Second Annual Evanston Day in Springfield.  The group was led by Mayor Tisdahl and included Aldermen Braithwaite, Burrus and Grover, board members and superintendents from Districts 65 and 202 as well as leaders from many of the city's non-profit organizations. In addition, NU President Morton Schapiro and Athletic Director Jim Phillips were also in Springfield with us meeting with key leaders.  The day's activities were important for…

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Topics: Springfield

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted by Wally Bobkiewicz on Mar 26, 2011 at 10:02 AM in General Announcements

All links are Adobe Acrobat PDF. No Planning and Development Committee Meeting. Full City Council meeting is scheduled to begin at 7:15 PM. 1. Community and Economic Development Committee staff will give an update on NSP 2 and other affordable housing initiatives. 2.  Review of plan for three year schedule for public elm tree injection program. This is follow up from direction during FY 2011 budget deliberations. 3.  Consideration of subdivision of former Kendall College site.  Staff expects that the…

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Topics: City Council Meeting Newsy Items

FY 2012 Budget Preparation Begins Early

Posted by Wally Bobkiewicz on Mar 21, 2011 at 8:36 AM in General Announcements

The City Council will be meeting tomorrow night to begin discussion on the preparation of the FY 2012 budget. Never before in my 22 years of local government service have I been involved in starting the discussion of the preparation of the next year's budget nine months before its start. I bring the issue to the City Council so far in advance because I believe the decisions made for FY 2012 will set a course for the City of Evanston…

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Topics: Budget

Newsy Items on Monday City Council Agenda

Posted by Wally Bobkiewicz on Mar 12, 2011 at 9:32 AM in Meetings

Links are to Adobe Acrobat (PDF) files: 1. Appointment of Peter Braithwaite as Second Ward Alderman 2. Report on Blizzard Response under City Manager Presentations. Employees who worked on the effort will be recognized at the Administration and Public Works Committee meeting. 3. Consideration of bid to replace back stairs to Civic Center. The project also includes areas leading to stairs in effort to improve drainage issues. 4. Consideration of  Change Order #1 for Groot Yard Waste Contract. The change is…

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Topics: City Council Meeting Newsy Items

Judge Jean-Baptiste

Posted by Wally Bobkiewicz on Mar 5, 2011 at 9:17 AM in General Announcements

I had the pleasure of joining Mayor Tisdahl and Aldermen Holmes. Wilson and Grover yesterday at the Illinois Supreme Court in Chicago to witness Lionel Jean-Baptiste's swearing in ceremony as a new Cook County Circuit Court Judge.  Supreme Court Justice Charles Freeman presided at the ceremony which was attended by Judge Jean-Baptiste's extended family and friends.  Sorry for fuzzy IPhone photo.…

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Topics: City Council

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