Message from the Mayor 08/28/2017

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GREETINGS! Sometimes all it takes is a rare, spectacular astronomical event to bring us closer together. Last week’s solar eclipse couldn’t have come at a better time, as our nation and our community struggled to comprehend and heal from the recent events in Charlottesville. At the Evanston Public Library’s Eclipse Party last Monday, I was inspired […]

EPL: Equity & Board Appointments Update

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Recently, the Evanston Public Library Board elected new officers (Benjamin Schapiro, President; Victoria Foreman, Vice President; Shawn Illes, Treasurer; and Vaishali Patel, Secretary) and indicated that they intend to conduct an equity review of the library. Based on these actions, I made a decision to hold off appointing any new or re-appointed Board members until I […]

Evanston Remains Committed to Climate Action

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Yesterday, the President announced that he would withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord. Under the agreement, signed by 195 nations, the U.S. had pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 26 to 28 percent below 2005 levels by 2025. Despite actions from the White House, Evanston remains committed to the goals of the […]