Suffredin- Changing County Government  
 

Accountability
Forest Preserves
Public Safety
Cook County Budget
Forest Pres. Budget
Property Tax Appeal
Health & Hospitals
Land Bank Authority
Policy Resolutions
Unsung Heroine

 

   
 
   
   
 
   
     
  Office phone numbers:  
   
 
 

The Cook County Code of Ordinances are the current laws of Cook County.

   
 

Search current and proposed Cook County Legislation in Larry's exclusive legislative library.

   
  The first blood bank in the world was established at Cook County Hospital by Dr. Bernard Fantus in 1937.
   
     
     
     



Improvements planned for Green Bay Road in Evanston as part of long-term project

Tuesday, February 04, 2020
Chicago Tribune
by Genevieve Bookwalter

 Improvements planned for Green Bay Road in Evanston as part of long-term project

By GENEVIEVE BOOKWALTER

PIONEER PRESS |

FEB 04, 2020 | 2:39 PM

 

Evanston is looking to overhaul the Green Bay Road thoroughfare from McCormick Boulevard to Isabella Street with planned upgrades that could improve safety and ADA compliance.

City officials are in the early planning stages of the project, which should also improve pedestrian access at intersections and in the business district; upgrade and synchronize traffic signals; replace a water main; update the streetscape and resurface the road, according to a staff report.

 

City officials will hold a public informational meeting in February to learn more about what residents want to see in the project, said Ald. Eleanor Revelle.

Green Bay Road is a major north-south thoroughfare in north Evanston and runs through the Central Street business district. The Metra tracks run alongside Green Bay Road with a stop at Central Street. Pace buses also use the corridor.

The street is surrounded by businesses, residences and schools.

[Most read] Column: Trump impeachment backfires on Democrats, and Nancy Pelosi has a meltdown »

For Revelle, the ADA compliance is one of the most important pieces of the project.

“There are a lot of aspects of the Green Bay Road corridor that are not ADA compliant,” Revelle said.

The northwest corner of the Green Bay Road and Central Street, for instance, requires stairs to get up to the sidewalk.

Fixing that stretch “will be really helpful,” Revelle said.

Early stakeholder meetings showed that businesses sought more pedestrian safety at intersections, on-street car parking and additional bicycle parking, among other requests.

The Phase I Preliminary Engineering Design Report should be complete this summer, and is considered to “be a good candidate” for Surface Transportation Program funding, administered by the Northshore Council of Mayors, according to the staff report.

The first phase of the project, which includes preliminary engineering and environmental studies, should be done this year, according to city officials.

The second phase, which includes contract plan preparation, should be done in 2021. Construction should take place in 2023-2024.

The next community meeting will be 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Evanston Ecology Center.

Genevieve Bookwalter



Recent Headlines

Cook County’s chief architect of COVID-19 response ousted, puzzling some, alarming others
Monday, April 06, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Kaegi starting over on countywide tax assessments, adjusting for pandemic’s impact on property values
Monday, April 06, 2020
The Daily Line

Housing News from the Housing Authority of Cook County
Monday, April 06, 2020
Special to suffredin.org

Cook County Medical Examiner Acquires Warehouse to Serve as COVID-19 Surge Center
Monday, April 06, 2020
WTTW News

Latest coronavirus news for April 5, 2020: Live updates
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County Sheriff Dart blasts letter alleging he failed to provide jail staff protective equipment
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Gov. Pritzker Lays Out Measures to Increase Testing, Hospital Capacity in Preparation for Additional Need
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Chicago Crusader

Cook County coronavirus death toll surpasses 200 as medical examiner announces 26 more deaths
Sunday, April 05, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

In Chicago, 70% of COVID-19 Deaths Are Black
Sunday, April 05, 2020
WBEZ News

Cook County Jail staffers raise complaints about conditions as sheriff’s office assures steps taken to stem COVID-19
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Chicago Tribune

14th employee contracts COVID-19 at Cook County Circuit Court Clerk’s office
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Coronavirus live blog, April 4, 2020: 2 die from coronavirus in Carol Stream nursing home
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Illinois communities get more than $147 million for community health centers, child care, food banks, homeless relief
Friday, April 03, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Assessor trying to ensure Cook County property values adjusted to reflect ‘coronavirus effect’
Friday, April 03, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Cook County's head of COVID response is out
Friday, April 03, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

Cook County drawing on $100M credit line
Friday, April 03, 2020
Crain's Chicago Business

Dr. Terry Mason, head of Cook County’s public health department, out amid pandemic
Friday, April 03, 2020
Chicago Tribune

Chief judge’s office employee working at juvenile detention center tests positive for coronavirus
Friday, April 03, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

‘To us right now, time is life.’ Chinese community mobilizing to provide medical supplies to Chicago-area hospitals
Friday, April 03, 2020
Chicago Sun-Times

Mental health groups mobilize virtual community for those isolated by coronavirus outbreak. ‘This is a lifeline for people’
Friday, April 03, 2020
Chicago Tribune

all news items

Paid for by Larry Suffredin and not at taxpayer expense. A Haymarket Production.
^ TOP