Agenda for Tonight's 2nd Ward Meeting

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Dear Friends,

Please join me at our 2nd Ward meeting tonight, Thursday,September 8, 7 p.m., at the J.E.H. Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave. In response to the Evanston Police Department activity in our community this morning, we will have Chief Richard Eddington at the meeting to share information with the public and respond to any neighborhood questions and concerns. Below is the Evanston Police Department press release that contains information related to the incident.


On Thursday, September 8, 2016 at approximately 10:30 AM., Evanston police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call of a person shot in the 1000 block of Dodge Avenue.. Upon arrival, officers located a male, 23 year old, Evanston resident with one gunshot would to the upper right arm. The victim was transported by Evanston Fire Department paramedics to Evanston North Shore University Hospital where he is listed in good condition. Witnesses described seeing two male black offenders in their late teens to early 20's, one wearing a black jacket, fleeing from the scene on foot in a southwesterly direction. Detectives are currently in the area conducting an investigation into the incident.

Please share this information. If you have any questions, concerns, or comments please feel free to contact me directly. I can be reached at or 847-801-9386.  

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Take care,

Ald. Peter Braithwaite
“We Are One Community”


Ald. Peter Braithwaite 

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In the Community

Memorial Ceremony at Firemen's Park September 11

Fire Memorial

On Sun., Sept. 11, 8:30 a.m., the Evanston Fire and Police Departments will hold a ceremony at Firemen's Park (Simpson Street and Maple Ave) to memorialize those who were killed on September 11, 2001 and honor the sacrifices of first responders..

Penny Park Renovation Project Begins Sept. 12

Penny Park

Beginning the week of September 12, the City will be contracting improvements at Penny Park, including reconstruction of the existing playground, paving, site furnishing and other improvements. The playground configuration and materials will match the existing design.

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Evanston WE Program for ETHS Juniors

WE program

Hecky Powell and The Forrest E. Powell Foundation have announced the launch of a new non-profit organization, the Evanston WE Program, to help career and technically-minded Evanston Township High School students with career preparation, certification and placement.

The WE -- for work ethic -- Program will provide one-on-one mentoring, career-readiness workshops and financial aid access.

Hecky Powell, founder of the WE program says, “For years, The Forrest E. Powell Foundation has provided scholarships to youth pursuing training for the career and technical fields.  This program takes our mission one step further with a full curriculum and mentorship that really gives students the support they deserve from high school to training to career placement. Engage. Educate. Employ. That’s what The Evanston WE Program is all about.”

"'College for everyone' is a statement of political correctness, rather than fact," says Nancy Baker, executive director of the WE Program. "What happens to the significant percentage of ambitious students who want certification and careers that don’t require a 4-year degree? All ETHS students deserve support and mentoring to reach their full potential. And if we can keep their talent right here in Evanston, that’s even better news.”

Students are inducted their junior year of high school and matched with a career related mentor. They will participate in a supportive and sequential curriculum of career readiness seminars and apprenticeships. Candidates may attend community college, vocational school, trade school, apprenticeship or short-term training programs such as automotive technology, cosmetology, culinary, healthcare, manufacturing and high tech.

Applications are available at and Hecky’s Barbecue, 1902 Green Bay Road.  Applications are due Friday, Oct. 14. For questions about the program, or to nominate an ETHS junior, please contact Nancy Baker at

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