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6th Ward police beat meeting tonight

All residents and business members are encouraged to attend the Evanston Police Department’s Problem Solving Team (PST) at tonight's 6th Ward beat meeting. This is the first of what will be regularly scheduled meetings held throughout the City's wards.

Attendees will hear from three or more officers including Commander Jason Parrott and Officer Loyce Spells. The meeting will last an hour to an hour and a half.

PST Beat 606 Meeting (6th Ward)
Tonight, April 23, 7:00 p.m.
Curt's Café, 2922 Central St.

Calling all 6th Ward families

Evanston Fire & Life Safety Services will be hosting an open house to show off our new "green" engine. The open house will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2013.

Everyone is invited to join Fire Chief Klaiber and me to get a first-hand look at Engine 25 which will be responding to calls from Fire Station 5 at 2830 Central Street. Station 5 was the first LEED certified fire station in Illinois, so it is an appropriate home for the City’s first “green” engine.

NEW DATES for Edgemark/Chase proposal hearings

Chase special use application will be presented at a public meeting of Site Plan Appearance and Review Committee (SPAARC) on Wednesday, January 30 at 2:30 pm at the Civic Center, Room 2404.

This will be Edgemark's first presentation of the proposed Chase Bank plan since the November 12 City Council meeting.

The Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) will first hear the case on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:30 pm in the Council Chambers of the Civic Center.

Edgemark/Chase proposal for Crawford, Central and Gross Point

The Chase special use application will be presented at a public meeting of Site Plan Appearance and Review Committee (SPAARC) on Wednesday, January 16 at 2:30 pm at the Civic Center.

Meeting with ComEd, Thursday, Oct. 11

I will be hosting a meeting with Jeff Batara, External Affairs Manager - Corporate Affairs from ComEd and David Stoneback, City of Evanston, Utilities Director, on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 7:30 PM at the Presbyterian Homes, James Room located on the second floor of the Kimble Fitness Center, 3200 Grant Street. This meeting will focus on the recent ComEd issues in Circuit C754 in the Cowper/Hastings area.

City budget discussion coming to North Branch Library

On September 15 outreach-staff will be on location at the North Branch Library, 2026 Central Street from 9 a.m. to noon to discuss in-person residents' budget ideas.
Beginning September 15 (through September 22), residents can send ideas to the City of Evanston:
• On the web:
• By mail: City Manager’s Office, 2100 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
• By email at

Increase in car burglaries in our area

In the past few weeks there have been several car burglaries in the 6th Ward. Most of the cars were unlocked and contained items of value -- a camera and photo equipment, wireless headset and designer sunglasses. According to Officer Loyce Spells of the Evanston Police Department if you remove all items of value and lock your vehicles during the early evening/overnight hours, you have a low probability of being burglarized.


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