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The roundtable learned last week that oversight of the city’s lifeguard program will be transferred to the Evanston Fire Department. When the City Council receives its 2023 budget tomorrow, Seasonal lifeguard budgets are switched from the Parks and Recreation DepartmentThe position comes with an EFD certification and an hourly wage of $20 in hopes of attracting more young people to the job.
Shenita Stewart from Evanston appointed the city’s new police chief October 10, what Mayor Daniel Bis called “a special historic night.” Stewart, the first black woman to serve as permanent director of the agency, pledged to “perform her to the best of her ability in honor of her distinction.”
In the ongoing series “They Do,” RoundTable readers meet Peter Lainenweber and Kate Sefton. Although they met in high school, they didn’t start dating until a few years later.
Two articles from District 65 caught our readers’ attention this week. In a lengthy memo submitted to the district policy committee on October 10, 280 fewer students in grades K-8 (excluding Rice and Park schools) from last year.And at the same meeting, Director of EvanSTEM Junior high school university and course plan announced for students.
At the first public meeting since Northwestern University announced plans to build a new stadium, school officials offered positive opinions about what Evanstonians can expect. Residents asked, but no details were available Plans for a sold-out concert at a 35,000-capacity stadium and possible alcohol sales.
The Evanston Preservation Commission on October 10, Plans to transform Evanston’s Masonic temple into 30 apartmentsThe empty and somewhat mysterious Masonic Temple at 1453 Maple Avenue was designed by Chicago architect John Holabard and built in 1926.
The Evanston Project for Community Needs Assessment, conducted in 2022, found that the legacy of the city’s redlining created health inequalities that still affect the 5th Ward. rice field. Evanston Cradle to Career works with city and district leaders to Walking ordinary people through data that shows the toll of structural racismLife expectancy in the 5th Ward is 5 to 13 years less than in North Evanston.
Good news for our four-legged friends: Evanston’s dog beach reopens At least until early December, as the city council agreed at its Oct. 10 meeting to “turn a blind eye” to county ordinances requiring proof of vaccination for beach dogs. Look for Lakeside updates to post on his RoundTable website later today.
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