Report on NU scoreboard discussion at P&D 1/25/2016

(Editors Note: The scoreboard plan was approved by a vote of 8-0 at the Monday, February 8, 2016 City Council meeting)

Northwestern Baseball Scoreboard Set to be Approved by City Council

On January 25, 2016, the City of Evanston’s Planning and Development (P&D) Committee decided unanimously to send Northwestern University’s request for enlarged replacement scoreboards at the softball and baseball diamonds to the City Council as part of the Consent Agenda, for possible approval at the February 8, Council meeting.  This action was reported in the Evanston RoundTable last week.


NU to host Ryan Field West Parking Lot meeting Wednesday, February 10

Northwestern University invites neighbors to an informal information session on the proposed reconstruction of the Ryan Field West Parking Lot . This session will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10 in the Team Meeting Room on the first floor of the John C. Nicolet Football Center, 2707 Ashland Ave..

Parking is available free of charge in the West Lot across from Ryan Field, across Ashland Ave. from Nicolet. 

If you have any questions regarding the meeting, please contact Alan Anderson at
or 847-467-5762.

Background information can be found in the packet for the February 3rd meeting of the Design and Project Review Committee on pages 12 to 47.

The City Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will meet to consider this project on Tuesday, February 16 in the James C. Lytle Council Chambers, Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., Evanston, 60201 at 7:00 PM.  Check the ZBA Agendas and Minutes web page for additional info.

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 ( To volunteer, or if you would like to enter the chili contest, contact Julie Ward (

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."


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