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Council members show support for full pension funding

Council members show support for full pension funding

"This would put Evanston on track to avoid racking up unfunded interest that has served as one of the city’s biggest financial liabilities over the years." Under Kelly’s proposal, the city would tap reserve funds and other non-property tax revenues to support the...

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Council members show support for full pension funding

Council members show support for full pension funding

"This would put Evanston on track to avoid racking up unfunded interest that has served as one of the city’s biggest financial liabilities over the years" Under Kelly’s proposal, the city would tap reserve funds and other non-property tax revenues to support the...

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Residents and dogs rally support to reopen Evanston’s Dog Beach

Residents and dogs rally support to reopen Evanston’s Dog Beach

Ald. Clare Kelly (1st), who joined the residents Saturday, said the city’s swift action reflects a change in leadership, including at the city manager and alderperson level. “It didn’t take that long. It didn’t take months of work and consultants,” Kelly said. “They...

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Committee OKs funding to honor legacy businesses

Committee OKs funding to honor legacy businesses

Council member Clare Kelly (First Ward) proposed creating the program, which officials hope to use to retain long-standing Evanston businesses, which have long been regarded as a key element in the city’s economic development strategy. Read Full Article Evanston...

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Former Varsity Theater site moves to next chapter

Former Varsity Theater site moves to next chapter

"Council Member Clare Kelly, in whose First Ward the project is located, spoke at the meeting in praise of the building’s adaptive reuse, saying the action was in keeping with other measures the council took that night, such as approving major climate change...

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Kelly’s Successful Initiative to Freeze 2022 Property Tax

Kelly’s Successful Initiative to Freeze 2022 Property Tax

After Evanston residents had shouldered many consecutive years of property levy increases, straining their household budgets and forcing even middle income residents to move out of Evanston. Council Member Kelly committed to ensuring that Evanston residents would not...

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Housing subcommittee hits impasse on rental licensing program

Housing subcommittee hits impasse on rental licensing program

Kelly, chairing the meeting, agreed the current system for dealing with property complaints is ineffective but argued it could be dramatically improved without launching a licensing program. “If, for example, we started with proactive inspections – if we increased our...

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