Alderman Jane Grover's blog

Combined 5th and 7th Ward Meeting on October 28

Please join Alderman Delores Holmes and me for a combined 5th and 7th Ward Meeting on Thursday, October 28 from 7 to 9 pm in Room LR2 of Northwestern University's Tech Institute at 2145 Sheridan Road.  Parking is available in the lot across the street; please cross at the crosswalks and not mid-block. 
Our starting agenda: 
Update on the Sheridan Road project, with Suzette Robinson, Director of Public Works and Paul Schneider, City Engineer. 

Ryan Field Graduation Events

Welsh-Ryan Arena, Northwestern University's athletic facility at 1501 Central Street, will host a number of graduation ceremonies during the next month.  They are: 

Cell phone ban enforcement update

After a week of educational enforcement, outreach to our major employers, the schools, and the Evanston community, and installation of signs at the City's gateways, ticketed enforcement of the handheld cell phone ban began in mid-March.  In the first month, Evanston Police Department issued almost 70 tickets for violations of the ban, including 15 citations for use of a handheld device in a school zone (a State vehicle code violation). 

Replace inefficient exit signs with LED signs

The City of Evanston is partnering with the Business Alliance for a Sustainable Evanston (BASE) to replace 1,250 old exit signs in our community with super energy-efficient, long-lasting LED signs, with potential to save businesses money and reduce our carbon emissions.   BASE estimates that there are more than 30,000 exit signs in the City.  The exit sign replacement program applies to any building with an exit sign – including non-profits, businesses (even if you rent or lease), condos, multi-family buildings, and churches. 

Evanston Public Library Friends: Read-a-Thon Parties

Evanston Public Library Friends will celebrate National Library Week and the end of the Read-a-Thon with parties at the main library and both branches on Saturday, April 17th from 10am to 12pm.  Join the fun with face painting, balloons, sidewalk chalk, lemonade, and fun for the whole family! 
Bring in your Read-a-Thon money and collect your prizes, or stop by and take advantage of the last day to join Evanston Public Library Friends for Free. After April 17th, cost per family will be $25. 

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