Nov. 9 Citgo/Chase site hearing postponed

The Plan Commission of the City of Evanston will NOT hear requests from Edgemark (Chase) for text and map amendments to the currently closed Citgo property at Gross Point and Crawford on November 9, 2011. The requests will, most likely, be heard at the December 14, 2011 meeting of the Plan Commission. If so, the City will notify neighbors and post details of the Plan Commission's agenda at the site.

Curiosities Abound in Overhaul of City Code

A sweeping smorgasbord of changes to City Code, ranging from technical revisions to consolidation, elimination, addition, or increased penalties in other provisions, is on the City Council agenda tonight as Item H5, coming out of Human Services. The changes are summarized at pp. 581-590 of the Packet and the lengthy Ordinance 49-O-11 is itself a separate document downloadable from the Agendas and Minutes page.

ComEd reliability issues meeting Sept. 20

This meeting has been set to discuss the power reliability issues to the residents in the area bordered by Central Park, Colfax, Lincolnwood and Payne as well as the residents in the Hillside area bordered by Thayer, Crawford, Central and Princeton.

Who:  Representatives from ComEd and the City of Evanston

When:  Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Where:  Three Crowns Center, 2323 McDaniel Avenue, main meeting room

Dunkin’ Donuts to open at CTA Purple Line Central St. station

The Chicago Transit Authority has approved a lease with 2nd Gen. Inc to operate a Dunkin’ Donuts store at the Central station on the Purple Line.  The company, owned by Chetan Jani, was also awarded a lease for another Dunkin’ Donuts store at the Ashland station on the Orange Line.
Each lease agreement is for ten years and is expected to generate a combined $288,165 over the life of the contracts.
The CTA says that the rents for the concession spaces are in line with market value for similar properties in each respective area.

Secret Ordinance to Impact Community Golf Course - June 6 Meeting

Please be advised that the agenda for the City of Evanston's Human Services Committee meeting of June 6, 2011, to be held at the Civic Center at 7:00 pm will include a most important introduction of a proposed new ordinance that will impact the future of one of the great treasures of the Central St area - The Frank Govern Memorial Golf Course.  You may also remember it as Peter Jans, or even more affectionately as canal shores.


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