Evanston City Council

The Harley-Clarke Mansion in Evanston, (Credit: CBS)

Evanston Rejects Plan To Convert Historic Mansion To Hotel

The Evanston City Council rejected a plan by James Pritzker to convert a mansion into a hotel. Alderman voted 6-3 against the plan.


This Dominick's in the Evanston Plaza shopping center in Evanston houses police outpost. (CBS)

Evanston May Create Tax Fund To Upgrade Aging Shopping Center

The City of Evanston is considering devoting up $20 million toward upgrading an aging shopping center in the western part of the north suburban city.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Hands-Free Phone

Evanston Mulls Ban On Hands-Free Phone Calls While Driving

Officials in Evanston are considering a ban on all cell phone calls while driving – even hands-free phones – believing they distract even the best of drivers.