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  • Reply to: Evanston Police and Fire Foundation annual golf outing at Canal Shores   3 years 6 months ago

    Matt Keenan with the fire explorers

    For those who don't golf and want to be part of the activites, join us for an after party from 6-9 for a drink and Little mexican Cafe appetizers. At $20 a ticket it's going to be lots of fun. 

    EPFF raises funds to support programs between our police and fire departments and the community. Like Fire Explorers for our youth 14-21.


  • Reply to: Your chance to comment on current issues...   4 years 2 months ago


    This proposed project is very detailed.  To understand its impact to the Evanston residents and our shoreline, check out our facebook page at


  • Reply to: Your chance to comment on current issues...   4 years 2 months ago

    These massive rock and steel structures will promote invasive species and damage down drift public and private properties.  Please also send comments to the US Army Corps of Engineers ( In order for them to accept your comments, please provide your full name and address. 

  • Reply to: Your chance to comment on current issues...   4 years 2 months ago

    Those who enjoy walking along the public lakefront will find their progress obstructed. Swimmers and paddlers will be subjected to hazardous conditions due to structurally controlled riptides. Please send objection comments to the IDNR. 

  • Reply to: Central Street Neighbors Association Position Statement on Harley Clarke Mansion   4 years 10 months ago

    Back in 1963 the  city council made a wise decision and invested $255,000 for a 4 acre parcel of lake front land which today would have a market value far in excess what Evanston  afford or  dream to  purchase. All up and down the North Shore, without a doubt,  the most expensive land  sold is on Michigan Shores lake front. There is no private commercial ventures on the Ilinois. Shoreline-Evanston prides itself on it's lake front beach and parks  and would hopefully continue to do so.

    The Lighthouse Landing site is one of four parcels on the lakefront which include, 1. The Historic Light House ( Light House Park District) 2.Light House Landing and Harley Clarke (Evanston Park District) 3. Lawson (Light House Park District 4. Noahs Park (Evanston Park District) these parcels form a beautiful natural place for residents and visitors and should be kept it the public domain. 

    Back in the 1960s The beach was developed and the parkland used and enjoyed  by 10s of 1000s each year. The 1963 city council made a wise investment when they purchased this valuable land to use a public asset . Our Council has the opportunity to make a wise decision an implement a sincere effort make this site a regional model of commitment to public lands and public use.

    If the council can approve the expenditure  $315,000 in 2015 to purchase and update the the former Boo Coo  cafe without an end user/ tenant in sight, then they can surely find the funds to preserve our valuable lakefront parkland. The code compliance issues are approximate $250,000-$500,000 depending on which city report one chooses to quote.