CSNA to host State's Attorney candidate forum February 25

Central Street Neighbors Association will hold its annual meeting and forum on Thursday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Three Crowns Park located at 2323 McDaniel Ave..  Doors open at 7 p.m. 

Meet the Candidates for Cook County State's Attorney. Hear what candidates have to say about their plans for the Office of State’s Attorney for Cook County. We have invited all those seeking nomination in both parties. The candidates include: Anita Alvarez, Kim Foxx, and Donna More on the Democrat ballot; and, Christopher E.K. Pfannkuche, unopposed, on the Republican ballot. All residents of our community are invited to attend. We have also invited candidates for judgeships in the Evanston community. They will be introduced and will distribute literature and meet with attendees informally before and after the forum.

CSNA will hold its Annual Meeting and election of directors and officers just prior to the start of the candidates’ forum. Members whose dues are paid for 2016 are eligible to vote. You may pay dues and join CSNA at the meeting.

Celebrate Winter at Canal Shores Winterfest on Jan. 17

Your community golf course is open for winter fun! The 2016 Winterfest will feature fun activities for the entire family, including snow shoeing, Cross Country skiing and fat tire bikes.  

Join Canal Shores and the City of Evanston for the second annual Winterfest. This year's event is set for Sunday, January 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the course - 1030 Central Street.

There will be free activities, refreshments and snacks - including a chili cookoff!

If you have any questions, or would like to sponsor an activity, contact Canal Shores Business Manager Dan Bulf (dbulf@canalshores.org). To volunteer, or if you would like to enter the chili contest, contact Julie Ward (wardjulie4@gmail.com).

Snow shoes are free; skis and bikes will be available for rent. Apres ski at the American Legion too!

See the flyer here.

Mayor Tisdahl to Host Special Meeting in the 7th Ward

With the resignation of Ald. Jane Grover as 7th Ward Alderman, the City has announced that Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl will convene a community meeting on January 12 at 7 p.m. in the Parasol Room at the Civic Center (2100 Ridge Avenue) to discuss the process of filling the vacancy for the current term ending in 2017. 

Mayor Tisdahl will ask residents about qualities they want in their new alderman and will respond to questions.  More information can be found at the City website at this link. 

As of December 22, Mayor Tisdahl reported that the following individuals  had expressed an interest in serving as alderman:  

  • Spencer Stern
  • Mary Rosinski
  • Eleanor Revelle
  • John Zbesko
  • Carl Bova
  • Lori Keenan
  • Todd Kihm

The Mayor welcomes input from citizens. Others who wish to add their names should contact the Mayor’s office.

Best Wishes to Jane Grover!

On Dec. 4, Evanston 7th Ward Ald. Jane Grover announced her resignation effective December 31 to accept the position of Outreach Principal at the  the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning .  At CMAP she will oversee engagement with regional elected officials, civic and business groups. CMAP is the official regional planning organization for seven northeastern Illinois counties. 

In her announcement, Grover said, “I look forward to serving our larger, regional community by helping to advance CMAP’s mission."

Holiday Greetings and News from Canal Shores Golf Course

Canal Shores wishes all our golfers, neighbors, supporters, and friends a happy holiday season and a safe and happy New Year! We welcome you to enjoy our course during the winter months for outdoor activities. Thanks to you, 2015 was a very successful season, and we look forward to a great year of golf in 2016!

Read the entire newsletter at this link.


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