Evanston Review Society Pages, Look Out!

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CSNA members Lori Keenan and Patti Crews, director Mary Rosinski, CSNA President Jeff Smith, and associate member Mike Drennan, all of Evanston, Illinois, pause in the April 17 festivities for an imposing group portrait. For additional pictures from the event, see April 17 CSNA Membership Get-Together and CSNA Members Are Vocal

April 17 CSNA Member Get-Together

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Approximately 50 CSNA members packed Taylor Street restaurant on Central Street on April 17 for an evening of pizza, BYOB beverages, and talk about transit (click picture to see large size). For additional pictures from the event, see Evanston Review Society Pages, Look Out! and CSNA Members Are Vocal

Three Crowns Parking Improved ... Lighting Still to Come

It has been some weeks now since I've passed around an e-mail about what's happening at Three Crowns. I connected directly with Susan Morse for an update on parking and the lighting issue which I've copied in below.

From my perspective though, I can only say the change to the traffic situation on Grant Street has been incredible ... in a good way. We can actually park in front of our house again almost anytime now that the valet parking is in place. Short of some marjor change at Three Crowns though, my guess is that something like this is going to be needed for quite some time.

UPDATE: City Manager Carroll to Leave May 12

This updates a story originally posted 4-29-08.
In the Curioser and Curioser world that is Evanston government, it was today announced by letter to all City employees that City Manager Julia Carroll would depart effective May 12 for "health reasons." This moves up the date of departure by almost 6 weeks. CSNA officials have heard, but have not confirmed, that Assistant City Manager Rolanda Russell will be named interim City Manager, a post she previously held in Roanoke, VA when a similar situation occurred.

Odd Vote Keeps "Tower" Alive Despite Lack of Support

An unexpected and seemingly preplanned parliamentary maneuver last night at the May 7 City Council Planning & Development Committee special meeting on the 708 Church St. "Tower" project was the key scene-change in an evening of drama and mystery that kept the project "on the table" even after it appeared the required zoning changes lacked necessary aldermanic support, and despite seeming consensus acknowledgment that the community is opposed.

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