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CSNA 2014 Annual Meeting & Township Forum Report

Betty Sue Ester (Left - AGAINST) and Larry Suffredin (Center - FOR) are introduced by CSNA President John Walsh (Right) as they prepare to debate the upcoming referendum to abolish the Township.

Central Street Neighbors Association held its 2014 Annual Meeting Wednesday, February 19.  Six judicial candidates for seats on the Cook County 9th Sub-Circuit were introduced and were available to talk about their candidacies with residents. Those present included:

For the Goldberg vacancy:

  • Jerry A. Esrig of Evanston

For the Myer vacancy:

  • Anjana Hansen of Evanston

For the Preston vacancy:

  • Michael Francis Otto
  • Abbey Fishman Romanek of Wilmette
  • Michael Allen Strom
  • Brian Alexander of Skokie

During the business meeting two new members, Connie Heneghan and Lee Rogulich, were elected to the board.  Returning board members included Jim Hughes, and David Staub.  Returning Officers include John Walsh and Jeff Smith President and Vice President respectively. The new 2014 board is here.

Forum Report

(for the full article with the Forum Report click here)

Help the 'Mighty Twig': VOTE in the Pepsi Refresh Project Campaign


 During the month of November, The Evanston Public Library Friends and the 'Mighty Twig' neighborhood library at Chicago & Main are competing for a $10,000.00 grant  –  and the 15 ideas with the most votes are winners!   

Vote Online:

Context of the Library Issues

Since before the opening of the new Main Library building in 1994 the Evanston City Council has managed the General Fund Budget which included the Evanston Public Library.

Is Evanston paying too much for tree services?

Evanston’s forestry budget is bigger than Skokie’s. It’s bigger than Wilmette’s.   It’s bigger than Highland Park’s. It’s bigger than Lake Forest’s. In fact it is bigger than all four combined. Only by adding Oak Park’s budget do the combined five city forestry budgets exceed Evanston’s by a comfortable margin.


Bluegrass on Central

Central Street has a burdgeoning Bluegrass venue and some great music.  Former Evanston resident Chip Covington has assebled a roster of great talent and a really user friendly venue--the American Legion Post 42 hall next to the Chandler Center at 1030 Central.  Beer is $3.00 and Pizza $8.00 and you don't have to be an AL member.  The upcoming schedule includes:


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