CSNA voter forum for 6th ward race and District 65 referendum Thursday, March 23

Plan to join us in the Multipurpose Room at Three Crowns Park from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, March 23.

Central Street Neighbors Association has invited 6th Ward aldermainic candidates Virginia Mann and Thomas Suffredin to participate in a forum and answer questions from the community in a 45 minute session that will begin at 7:00 pm.  CSNA has also invited former District 65 School Board member Richard Rykhus and Dawn Keonigsknecht, member of the Save Our Schools Committee to speak about the upcoming District 65 tax levy referendum immediately following the forum.

The forum will conclude at 8:30 pm.  Jeff Smith, a member of the Central Street Neighbors Association Board, will be moderating.

For information about the 6th Ward candidates, visit their web pages below:

Information about the District 65 referendum can be found on the District website.

The Evanston citywide municipal election will be Tuesday, April 4. Learn more about the details on the City of Evanston election website page.

Media coverage of the election issues includes:

7th Ward Meeting - Weds. March 8 at the Evanston Art Center

Alderman Eleanor Revelle will host a meeting for residents of the 7th Ward on Weds., March 8 at the Evanston Art Center, 1717 Central Street. The meeting begins at 7 p.m.

The agenda includes:

  • City staff and engineering consultants will present plans for the multi-year Central Street Bridge Rehabilitation Project.
  • Representatives from Northwestern will share an update on the renovation of Welsh-Ryan Arena, including an overview of the project, design features, and the construction timeline.
  • Officer Will Arzuaga will provide a police report and a presentation about the home security survey service that the Evanston Police Department offers to residents.

See this link for more information about the meeting and to view Ald. Revelle's newsletter.

Vote Primary Day - February 28

Primary Day is Feb. 28. Polls are open for residents to vote in two races in Evanston. Early voting at the Civic Center is open daily (except Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and ends on Feb. 27. 

CSNA recently hosted a forum for candidates for the offices of Clerk and Mayor. You can find video of the entire program, including presentations from candidates in the 6th and 7th Wards at this link to Evanston Now. And, The Daily Northwestern covered the event, and posted this story.

Mayoral Primary. There are five candidates for Mayor. The top two recipients of votes will then be on the ballot for the municipal election on April 4. If one candidate receives 50% of the vote in the primary, that person will be elected Mayor on Feb. 28. The five candidates are:

  • Brian Miller
  • Mark Tendam
  • Gary Gaspard
  • Steve Hagerty
  • Jeffrey P. "Jeff" Smith

There is also a primary in the 5th Ward for Alderman. The two top vote getters will then be on the ballot on April 4. The candidates are:

  • Robin Rue
  • Carolyn Murray
  • Daniel Featherson
  • Carlis B. Sutton
  • Misty Witenberg    

There are two candidates for City Clerk; this race will be decided on April 4. Those candidates are Rodney Greene (incumbent) and Devon Reid.

There are two candidates in the 6th ward; this race will be decided on April 4. The two candidates are Virginia Mann and Thomas Suffredin. 

There is no content in the 7th Ward. Ald. Revelle is unopposed.

Learn more about the primary election at this link.

More detailed information on the citywide election is here.

The Cook County Clerk's Office oversees all elections and voter registration inforamtion. Visit the Clerk's site for more information.

Primary Election Forum Thursday, Feb. 9, 7-9 PM @ Haven School

On Thursday, February 9, 2017, CSNA will hold its Annual Meeting and Board Election in the Haven School Auditorium at 2417 Prairie Avenue. 

A Forum with candidates for Mayor and City Clerk participating in the February 28 Evanston Primary Election will follow from 7:00 - 9:00 PM.  Candidates for 6th and 7th Ward Alderman have been invited to make a brief presentation prior to the forum.   All members of the community are invited to attend.

Questions for the forum candidates can be sent to info@centralstreetneighbors.com ahead of the meeting (or you can use our Contact CSNA form).

CSNA members whose dues are paid for 2016-17 are eligible to vote in the Board election.  Non-members who pay 2016-2017 dues and join CSNA at the meeting may also vote.

Doors will open at 6:30 PM.

Learn how to be more energy efficient Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017; 7:30 p.m.

The meeting will be held from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at the
Evanston Public Library North Branch on Central Street

Watch a short testimonial from Citizens Greener Evanston:



Central Street Neighbors Association has invited reps of Citizens Greener Evanston to speak with residents about how to weatherize their homes or businesses – this is an opportunity to learn about how you can save money, increase comfort, be green/lower your emissions, and waste less energy.

Through CGE you will learn about partners in the community who can evaluate your home and offer services to retrofit your home. Energy assessments are available for homeowners who will arrange a professional retrofit. Energy demonstrations are available for homeowners who plan to do the work themselves or with a contractor.


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