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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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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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How council members ‘bright ideas’ are faring

How council members ‘bright ideas’ are faring

Evanston Now by Bill Smith December 24, 2021 Read on evanstonnow.com Evanston City Council members have advanced dozens of ideas for new legislation since they formed a Referrals Committee following last April’s election. Most of those ideas remain somewhere in the...

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NU Donates $800K for New City Fire Engine

NU Donates $800K for New City Fire Engine

First Ward Councilmember Clare Kelly played a central role in engaging Northwestern for this contribution along with retired Evanston firefighters and lifelong residents Dave Ellis and Jack Mortell, who provided support by studying and comparing similar universities’...

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Plan Commission advances ADU moratorium proposal

Plan Commission advances ADU moratorium proposal

Evanston Round Table by Matt Simonette August 3rd, 2021 Click for Full Story in Evanston Round Table The Evanston Plan Commission, by a 3-2 vote, advanced a proposal that would impose a six-month moratorium on permitting and construction of non-owner occupied...

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Calendar

Upcoming First Ward meetings, First Ward Agenda items at City Council and other committees, and other events.

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New Evanston City Council Hits Ground Running At First Meeting

New Evanston City Council Hits Ground Running At First Meeting

Wed, May 12, 2021 "After introductory remarks, 1st Ward Ald. Clare Kelly asked city staff to place a measure on the agenda for upcoming committee meeting that would establish a separate fund for money received via the American Rescue Plan — the $1.9 trillion bill that...

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