Some aldermen Monday night suggested that requiring new planned developments to include affordable housing on site would help end economic segregation in Evanston. It's an interesting argument, but one that ignores where most new development is taking place.
Stung by the refusal of North Shore Towing to reimburse the city for costs of equipment damaged fighting a fire at the tow yard last August, Evanston aldermen this week strengthened provisions of the city's hazardous material cost recovery program.
Here's a recap of our live coverage of this evening's Evanston City Council meeting. The big action -- approval of the 1571 Maple planned development was postponed until next month to work out a bigger contribution for affordable housing.
Mayor Tisdahl will hold a community meeting for 9th Ward residents to discuss filling the vacant position of the ward's departing alderman, Coleen Burrus, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, at the Levy Center, 300 Dodge Ave.