Council Approves Master Plan Zoning for Central Street

By a vote of 9-0 the City Council approved all the proposed zoning changes resulting from the Master Plan implementation process. Jeff Smith, President of CSNA, read a statement at the Council meeting Monday 1/28 immediately prior to the vote. In his statement Jeff thanked the city staff, the commission members and the council for a successful process. "In a time of cynicism, it's been an uplifting and invigorating process and it shows that citizens can make a difference"

North Branch Circa 1955


Take Out a Book from North Branch Today!

Much has changed since 1952 when the North Branch Opened. Now it seems that in every recent budget cycle a proposal is made to close the branch libraries. 2008 is no different. The Evanston RoundTable reported 1/23 that in a closed executive session of the city council 1/12 city staff proposed cutting both branch libraries.

Central and Green Bay circa 1945


It's late in the afternoon. The shadows are directly from the west and the sun is still high. So it is probably late June or early July. The commuters are coming home, many wearing straw hats. Children wait for fathers and look at the train on the platform. The bus signboards say "North Evanston" and "Glenview-Northbrook." The train engine is # 1524. The sign on the bridge says "Chicago and Northwestern System - Pioneer Railroad of Chicago and the West - Since 1848." The sign in the intersection says "No Left Turn" (wonder how that worked?). The cars are all from the 1940's.

Stadium Theatre March 1937


The Stadium eventually became Evanston I. It was torn down in 2007 to make way for the Eastwood Condominium project. The project has been extended while the developers negotiate the current market downturn.


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