Recent burglaries in 6th Ward

The Evanston Police have reported that two home burglaries occurred on March 20, roughly between 6 and 10 PM. The homes are located not far from each other in the 2600 block of Payne and 2300 block of Ridgeway. Burglar(s) gained entry to one residence by removing a window screen.
For information about Neighborhood Watch Groups and other ways to secure your home, call Officer Loyce Spells at 847 866 5019.

Comparison between AT&T and proposed Google internet service

At the CSNA meeting last night, I reported on the nascent effort to bring Google high speed internet investment to Evanston. Many people were concerned about a repeat of the ugly V-RAD boxes littering our parkways. The following is a response from another attendee to the first meeting held 2/23/10.
From Neal Daringer:

New rules for Council meeting times

The Administration and Public Works (A&PW) Committee will begin at 5:30 PM.  The Planning and Development (P&D) Committee will convene 15 minutes after the A&PW adjourns. The City Council meeting will convene 15 minutes after the P&D meeting adjourns, but not earlier than 7:00 PM. 

Final Council budget meetings

Sat., Feb. 20, 2010 at 9 AM
A special meeting of the City Council has been scheduled at the Civic Center. Final decisions about the 2010-2011 budget will be made. A vote is likely.
Mon., Feb. 22, 2010 at 7 PM or later (see “New rules”)
This is the last scheduled Council meeting of the City’s fiscal year 2009-2010. The budget must be approved by Feb. 28, 2010. 

Resources for snow alerts

For updates on Evanston’s snow situation, tune into AM1650, turn on Cable Channel 16, visit the City’s web site,, visit the City’s Facebook/Twitter/City Blog from its home page, sign up for e-Newalerts on City’s home page or call (847) 864-SNOW.


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