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7th Ward Alderman
Eleanor Revelle is a 42-year resident of Evanston and has lived in the 7th ward for 12 years. She has served in leadership positions in a broad range of civic organizations, including as president of the Evanston League of Women Voters, President of the Illinois League of Women Voters, and 8-year board member of the League of Women Voters of the U.S.; founding steering committee member of Leadership Evanston; board chair of the Evanston Community Foundation; co-founder of the Public Service Challenge; Housing Options Advisory Council member for over 20 years; and founding board member and president of Citizens' Greener Evanston.
Eleanor is a freelance writer and editor and has contributed numerous articles on environmental issues to the Evanston RoundTable. She and her husband, Bill, have two grown sons, both proud graduates of ETHS.
Revelle was sworn in at the Evanston City Council meeting on Monday, February 22, in the Morton Civic Center’s James C. Lytle Council Chambers, 2100 Ridge Ave.
Fairway Oaks Subdivision Driveway Easement Restoration Plan
A request for a roadway easement across Metropolitan Water Reclamation District land to the north of Isabella and between the CTA tracks and the golf course is being sought by the Keefe Family Trust, which owns a piece of landlocked property just to the north, in Wilmette. This property is under lease to the City of Evanston, and Evanston is being asked to consent to the easement. The proposed easement area is a wooded parcel, very wet, with many mature, moisture-loving shade trees. The roadway would remove a number of these trees, and others are likely to be damaged by the construction of the road. The Keefe family has engaged an ecological consulting firm to develop a restoration plan to improve the ecological integrity of the site and create a “nature park” to benefit the broader community. The consultants’ report and concept renderings of a suggested nature park are provided below.
Canal Shores Golf Course Community Meeting - 5/24/2016
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