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.

Harley Clarke Planning Committee Meeting Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

Harley Clarke Planning Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 19, 2017; 6:00 pm.
Lorraine H. Morton Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Room 2402
The public is invited to attend and to comment during the meeting.

The Committee Meeting web page has a number of packet documents that provide details of the plans. Click 'Read more' here below to see document descriptions and links.

Save the Date - CSNA Annual Meeting and Election Forum - Feb. 9, 2017

Details to be confirmed soon! But, save the date for the annual meeting of Central Street Neighbors, election of CSNA officers and Board members and a forum featuring candidates for Mayor and City Clerk. Feb. 9, 2017. 

FAQ on the 2017 Evanston Municipal Elections

Evanston 2017 Election FAQ

As I've been speaking to many voters in the past several weeks, it's apparent that confusion currently reigns in Evanston on a fundament of self-government, the conduct of elections. This arises from a combination of precipitous actions by officials, overlaid on a combo of too many laws, too little recordkeeping, too much opinion, too little fact, and insufficient investment in keeping voters informed.

In late November, the City Clerk, under pressure, suddenly changed posted nominating paper filing dates. The filings of many candidates, who blithely used a petition form meant for cities with a different form of election, may be at peril due to wrong form, wrong timing, or both (altho some of that might have occurred anyway). Assertions of what will happen next now spread throughout town at rapid pace, based on hearsay and folklore – everything but law. "Experts" being consulted for opinion, if not supplied with proper context or history, give wrong advice.

In the interest of public education, the following information on Evanston municipal elections generally, and on the 2017 municipal election, is supplied. It is based on extensive research but tempered only by my caveat that as of writing, Dec. 15, after two weeks of inquiry, the City of Evanston was unable to give answers to a very basic question. -- Jeff Smith


Canal Shores Golf Course elects new officers and board members

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