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Citizens' Greener Evanston: Earth Month Celebration May 1

Building Community, Jobs and a Green Economy

Sponsored by Citizens’ Greener Evanston

Join Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and keynote speakers John Norquist and Susan Mudd. Enjoy live music, presentations, network with other green citizens and participate in workshops.

Teacher Tenure?

Like many parents with children in the Evanston school systems, I have met many excellent teachers. However, I was also privy to many conversations with other parents about teachers to avoid and indeed, met teachers I felt should've retired or sought another career.
 
The subject of teacher tenure has been raised by J.B. Rees and nationally has been a Republican issue. I support labor in general, but I feel somewhat conflicted about tenure's local impact upon my children.
 
What are other Evanstonians opinions about this issue?

Community alert

The following was sent out by Officer Loyce Spells of the Evanston Police Dept. Please read and pass it along. Thanks. --Mark
 
Good Afternoon,
 
The 6th Ward has experienced three (3) Confidence Scams over the past 30 days. These scams are typically referred to as ‘Gypsy Scams’ and involve multiple subjects who present trumped up stories which would cause one of them to distract a victim while another subject enters your home to steal small/loose items (normally money, jewelry, and electronics).
 

6th Ward meeting, Wed., March 2

 
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
7 p.m.
 
Presbyterian Homes
3200 Grant Street (enter near Grant and Ridgeway)
James Room, upper level in the Kimble Fitness Center
 
Items for Discussion
Neighborhood Watch update
Launch of 3-1-1 and mass notification initiatives
Parking issues
Economic development update

The Real Story on Green Building for Retail

On Mon., Feb. 14, in support of an amendment to weaken Evanston's Green Building Ordinance, the thrust from the City side was that LEED certification is inappropriate and/or too arduous for retail buildings and in particular for smaller stores. Leaving aside the serious process concerns over inclusion and transparency that the rollout of this proposed law change has raised, the erroneous premise requires correction. Green building for retail at the Silver LEED or better level is not only feasible, and economically sound, but is already happening in many communities where public and private actors are sincerely committed to the sustainability necessary for our future.

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