Police Blotter: Sept. 19

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief
September 18, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Evanston man arrested in connection with endangering a child Police arrested an Evanston man Wednesday in connection with endangering his 8-year-old daughter. Officers arrested the man, 58, Wednesday afternoon at the Evanston police station after detectives investigated the incident.... Read More »

Noyes Street hotdog restaurant granted license to sell liquor

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief
August 12, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston aldermen voted Monday to reverse Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl’s decision to deny a liquor license to a Noyes Street eatery. D&D Dogs, 825 Noyes St., will be permitted to sell alcohol on its premises because of the council’s decision. A restaurant representative said the license would be... Read More »

Aldermen delay bike plan after public criticism

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief
July 22, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston aldermen delayed voting on a citywide bike plan Monday after residents criticized aspects of the proposal and asked City Council to revise it before approval. About 15 residents spoke on the issue, which aldermen were scheduled to take action on before they decided to reevaluate the plan.... Read More »

Police arrest Evanston man in connection with gun charges

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief
July 10, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Officers arrested an Evanston man Wednesday after finding a loaded gun in his possession, police said. The arrest is a result of increased police presence in the area, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said in a news release. Police have boosted their violence reduction efforts in the aftermath of... Read More »

Updated: Ludlow will not join Rutgers' faculty

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief
July 2, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow will not join the faculty at Rutgers for the coming academic year, the school said Wednesday.Ludlow will remain on Northwestern’s faculty, University... Read More »

Northwestern responds to amended Title IX complaint, denies violations

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief
June 25, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern denied the allegations of discrimination and retaliation in a rising Medill senior’s Title IX lawsuit when it responded to her amended complaint last week. (... Read More »

Evanston man arrested after police recover loaded gun

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief
June 16, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police arrested an Evanston man Sunday in connection with unlawful possession of a loaded​ gun. The man, Jamir Johnson,​ is a convicted felon, police said. Officers observed Johnson with the gun when they stopped the car he was in for a routine traffic violation ​at 1:25 a.m​.​ Police said... Read More »

Title IX suit against Northwestern moves forward with amended complaint

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
June 6, 2014
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The Medill junior who is suing Northwestern for mishandling her complaint of sexual assault filed an amended lawsuit Thursday, which included new details about her experience in the aftermath of the assault and updated information about the factual allegations of the case. The student claims that... Read More »

Blotter: May 30

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
May 30, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest Chicago man in connection with home invasion Police arrested a Chicago man Tuesday in connection with home invasion, police said. The man, 19, forced entry into a residence in the 2200 block of Oakton Street by forcing open a window and unlocking the door,... Read More »

Northwestern releases John Evans report, committee concludes he had no direct involvement in massacre but University ignored ‘significant moral failures’

Ciara McCarthy and Rebecca Savransky
May 29, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern released Thursday a report detailing NU founder John Evans’ involvement in the Sand Creek Massacre, finding no evidence that Evans was directly involved in planning the massacre but that the University ignored his moral failures both before and after Sand Creek. The report was released... Read More »

Blotter: May 27

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
May 27, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Ray-Ban sunglasses stolen from Sherman Avenue store Two men stole two pairs of Ray-Ban sunglasses from VisualEyes, 1725 Sherman Ave., on Thursday afternoon. An employee of the store told police two unknown men took the glasses at about 3:05 p.m. and fled southbound on Sherman Avenue,... Read More »

In Focus: Northwestern community looks to change sexual assault procedures as Ludlow case moves forward

In Focus: Northwestern community looks to change sexual assault procedures as Ludlow case moves forward

Jeanne Kuang and Ciara McCarthy
May 27, 2014
Filed under In Focus, Top Stories

In the midst of national outcry and campus activism, Northwestern may soon be defending itself against two lawsuits alleging the school mishandled students’ complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment. On Thursday, the attorney of an NU graduate student said his client might sue the University... Read More »

Blotter: May 23

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
May 22, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Man with gun reported on Hartrey Avenue An Evanston resident reported a man with a gun Tuesday afternoon in the 1900 block of Hartrey Avenue. The resident, 45, called police after 4 p.m., Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The woman told police a teenager... Read More »

Blotter: May 19

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
May 18, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Sodexo workers fight at Norris Two Sodexo workers got into a fight last week at Norris University Center, police said. Three workers were talking and joking on May 12 at about 3:45 p.m. when one, a man, became agitated with the female worker present, Deputy Chief of University... Read More »

Blotter: May 16

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
May 15, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Evanston resident arrested in connection with obstructing justice Police arrested an Evanston man Monday morning in connection with obstructing justice and driving on a suspended license. The man, 36, was driving in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue at 8:50 a.m. Monday when an officer... Read More »

Blotter: May 13

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
May 12, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Evanston teens forcibly rob woman Two teenagers forcibly robbed an Evanston woman early Monday morning in south central Evanston. The teenagers approached the 21-year-old woman near the intersection of Washington Street and Custer Avenue early Monday morning, Evanston Police Cmdr.... Read More »

Blotter: May 12

Ciara McCarthy , Managing Editor
May 11, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest man in connection with residential burglary Evanston police arrested a man Thursday in connection with attempted residential burglary. Officers responded to a suspicious person call Thursday afternoon in the 900 block of Asbury Avenue. Police arrived on scene and... Read More »

Blotter: May 9

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
May 8, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest two after executing search warrant in south Evanston Police arrested two Evanston residents after executing a search warrant with assistance from the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System on Wednesday in south Evanston. Officers executed the search warrant in the... Read More »

Library launches exhibit on South African apartheid

Library launches exhibit on South African apartheid

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
May 4, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Events, Top Stories

Northwestern is marking the 20th anniversary of democracy in South Africa with a University and Deering libraries exhibit drawing on multiple platforms to portray both the international struggle and NU’s connection to the conflict, featuring the campus community’s role in protesting the apartheid... Read More »

Blotter: May 5

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
May 4, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Man arrested after allegedly kissing 11-year-old Evanston girl Officers arrested a Chicago man Monday more than a year after he kissed an 11-year-old Evanston girl on the mouth, police said. Police arrested Victor Soto on Monday evening at his home in the 2200 block of North Kilbourn... Read More »

New study connects consumer behavior to air pollution

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 28, 2014
Filed under Academic, Campus, Faculty

Northwestern researchers published Monday the first real-world trial examining the effects of human behavior and gasoline use on air pollution. The interdisciplinary study reports a 20 percent drop in the ozone levels of Sao Paulo, Brazil, after fuel prices encouraged commuters to switch from ethanol... Read More »

Blotter: April 28

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 27, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Shots fired reported in west Evanston Residents in the 2100 block of Emerson Street reported shots fired Thursday afternoon. Police responded to the scene at about 5 p.m. Thursday, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. No evidence was recovered, and he added it is unclear... Read More »

Blotter: April 25

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 24, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Burglars steal from west Evanston home Burglars stole numerous household items from a house in west Evanston on Tuesday afternoon, police said. Police responded to a burglar alarm from a home in the 1800 block of Lemar Avenue at about 1 p.m. Tuesday, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.... Read More »

Huffington to speak Sunday at Northwestern

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 24, 2014
Filed under Campus, Speakers, Student Entertainment, Student Groups

Arianna Huffington of The Huffington Post will speak on campus Sunday as part of her multi-city book tour, A&O Productions announced Thursday. A&O and the Office of the President are hosting Huffington’s talk, which will take place at 7 p.m. in Harris Hall. Huffington will discuss “campus... Read More »

Chicago Innocence Project founder remembers Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter as visionary

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 23, 2014
Filed under Campus

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the vice president of the Chicago Innocence Project and the man at the center of one of the most famous wrongful conviction cases in the U.S., died Sunday from prostate cancer.  Carter served on ChIP’s board of directors starting in 2011. David... Read More »

Obama appoints Law School alum as next White House general counsel

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 22, 2014
Filed under Alumni, Campus

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Northwestern School of Law alumnus W. Neil Eggleston (Law ‘78) will serve as the next White House counsel. “Neil brings extraordinary expertise, credentials and experience to our team,” Obama said in a statement. “He has a passion... Read More »

Chicago resident charged with aggravated battery after stabbing in south Evanston

Ciara McCarthy and Julian Gerez
April 21, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

A Chicago resident was charged Monday in connection with aggravated battery after a stabbing last week in south Evanston, police said. Eduardo Mancera, 34, stabbed another man in the 500 block of Howard Street at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The injured man, 36,... Read More »

Blotter: April 21

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 20, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest eight in single night on Jackson Avenue While in the process of arresting an Evanston man Wednesday evening, police took five additional individuals into custody after they attempted to intervene in the initial arrest. Police returned later the same night to arrest... Read More »

Man in hospital after stabbing in south Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 18, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Local

One man is in custody and another has been hospitalized after a stabbing Thursday in south Evanston, police said. A man stabbed another man in the 500 block of Howard Street at about 11:45 p.m. on Thursday, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.... Read More »

Blotter: April 18

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 17, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Man arrested in connection with sexual assault of Evanston woman Police arrested a Chicago man Tuesday in connection with a criminal sexual assault case that occurred in west Evanston in March. Sulaimon Adigun sexually assaulted his coworker, a 19-year-old woman, on March 29, Evanston Police... Read More »

Evanston moves forward with Main Street transportation project

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 13, 2014
Filed under City, Local

City officials got a first look Wednesday at a report on a potential upgrade to the public transportation stations near the intersection of Main Street and Chicago Avenue. In 2013, Evanston and the Regional Transportation Authority began a study to investigate a transit-oriented development project... Read More »

Evanston police participate in national feedback survey

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 13, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

People who interact with Evanston police are now able to evaluate those exchanges through the department's involvement in a national policing survey. Starting this week, EPD will be one of about 100 agencies to participate in a study of interactions between police and the community. The Police-Community... Read More »

Blotter: April 14

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 13, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Evanston man punched in the face near Gigio’s Pizzeria An Evanston resident was punched in the face Wednesday after a dispute near a pizza place in downtown Evanston. The incident took place near Gigio’s Pizzeria, 1001 Davis St., on Wednesday evening at about 9:40 p.m. Two men were... Read More »

Chicago resident sues Evanston over traffic stops

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 11, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Local

A Chicago man is suing Evanston and several of its police officers, alleging that the officers stopped his car without cause twice while he was driving through Evanston. Chicago resident Richard Jackson filed the Illinois suit on Monday, alleging that the officers who pulled him over violated his... Read More »

Blotter: April 11

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 10, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Chicago man arrested in connection with sexual assault of Northwestern student Police arrested a Chicago man Tuesday in connection with a 2012 criminal sexual assault of a then-Northwestern student, police said. The female student reported the case to police in March, two years... Read More »

ASG presidential candidates debate We Will, campus inclusivity

ASG presidential candidates debate We Will, campus inclusivity

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 8, 2014
Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Top Stories

Associated Student Government presidential candidates Alex Deitchman and Julia Watson debated Northwestern’s “We Will” capital fundraising campaign, Senate reform and the inclusivity of the campus environment during Monday evening's 2014 presidential debate. About... Read More »

Blotter: April 7

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 6, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Driver hits car after it blocks library’s book return A driver purposefully hit an Evanston woman’s car on Thursday, allegedly because the car was blocking the book return in front of the main branch of the Evanston Public Library, police said. The driver, a 65-year-old woman from Rogers... Read More »

Title IX committee talks University policy

Title IX committee talks University policy

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Members of Northwestern’s Title IX Coordinating Committee answered students’ questions about the University’s policies on sexual harassment and sexual assault at a panel Thursday evening.  The panel was students’ second attempt to seek clarity from NU officials regarding... Read More »

Blotter: April 4

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 4, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Criminal sexual abuse reported in North Campus residence hall A Campus Security Authority reported a case of criminal sexual abuse to University Police last week. The report indicated that an unknown female student was the victim of unwanted sexual touching by an unknown male student, said... Read More »

Rutgers students protest Ludlow's candidacy for professorship

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
April 1, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Students at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, are organizing to protest the hiring of Northwestern philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow, a candidate for a position at the school. The campus group Women Organizing Against Harassment is spearheading efforts to protest Ludlow’s candidacy and... Read More »

Weinberg dean named finalist for provost at UW-Madison

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
March 31, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Sarah Mangelsdorf, dean of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, is a candidate to be provost of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the school's search committee announced this month. Mangelsdorf is one of four finalists for the position. UW-Madison’s chancellor Rebecca Blank is expected... Read More »

Northwestern cost tops $60K for first time

Ciara McCarthy, Managing Editor
March 28, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Starting next year, the cost of the undergraduate experience at Northwestern will be more than $60,000 for the first time. Northwestern will charge a total of $61,640 for the 2014-15 academic year, the University announced Friday. Next year’s price tag is a 3.8 percent... Read More »

Students protest at kickoff of Northwestern capital campaign

Students protest at kickoff of Northwestern capital campaign

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 14, 2014
Filed under Campus, Events, Top Stories

A group of nearly 60 demonstrators protested Northwestern’s handling of sexual misconduct cases Friday outside the kickoff event for the University’s new fundraising campaign, "We Will." Protesters held signs, chanted slogans and distributed pamphlets to the more than 500 faculty members, students... Read More »

Updated: Ludlow's Spring Quarter class canceled

Joseph Diebold and Ciara McCarthy
March 12, 2014
Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, Latest Stories, On Campus

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow will not teach during Spring Quarter, University spokesman Al Cubbage said Wednesday. Ludlow was scheduled to teach a 200-level philosophy class called “Minds and Machines,” according to CAESAR, but Cubbage said the course has been cancelled. As of Wednesday afternoon,... Read More »

Evanston to examine drug code reforms

Evanston to examine drug code reforms

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 11, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

City officials decided Monday to begin to investigate potential changes to Evanston’s controlled substance policy. Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) referred a presentation on recommended drug policy reforms to the Human Services Committee, which will likely take up the issue in April or May, city manager Wally... Read More »

Updated: Ludlow responds to Medill junior's lawsuit, denies allegations

Joseph Diebold and Ciara McCarthy
March 9, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Updated, 5 p.m. Sunday: The student’s attorney, Kevin O’Connor, released a statement Sunday calling Ludlow’s response to the student’s complaint “untruthful.” The case will be a chance for the “factual inconsistencies” in the positions of both Ludlow and Northwestern... Read More »

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 4 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 4 recap

Ciara McCarthy and Rebecca Savransky
March 8, 2014
Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Events, Student Groups

When energy was low during Block 4, students were pumped up by the Battle of the DJs winner DJ Adyct who left the stage to an ongoing chant of “one more song” from dancers. Weinberg... Read More »

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 1 recap

Dance Marathon 2014: Block 1 recap

Ciara McCarthy and Rebecca Savransky
March 7, 2014
Filed under Campus, Dance Marathon 2014, Events, Student Groups

The first block of Dance Marathon 2014 started with encouragement from a familiar... Read More »

Northwestern justice center sues Cook County officials

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 7, 2014
Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Lawyers from Northwestern’s Roderick and Solange MacArthur Justice Center are suing Cook County officials and employees on behalf of Cook County Jail inmates. The lawsuit alleges a “culture of brutality and lawlessness infects the jail and forces these men, all of whom are awaiting trial, to live... Read More »

Greenwell appeals dismissal of racial profiling lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 7, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A Northwestern professor’s son appealed a federal judge's decision Wednesday in the racial profiling case the teenager brought against an Evanston police officer. Judge Daniel Martin ... Read More »

Blotter: March 6

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 5, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Windshield smashed in south Evanston An unknown person smashed the windshield of a car parked in south Evanston last week, police said. The car was parked in the 1400 block of Dobson Street, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Handicapped parking sticker stolen in west Evanston Someone... Read More »

Education nonprofit receives $300K grant from Pritzker

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 5, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Education, Local

A nonprofit that supports Evanston’s local school system received a $300,000 grant from prominent Evanston resident Jennifer Pritzker, the organization announced today. Foundation 65, which supports Evanston/Skokie School District 65, received the grant from both... Read More »

Updated: Planned sit-in turns into protest of Northwestern's sexual assault policies

Updated: Planned sit-in turns into protest of Northwestern's sexual assault policies

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
March 4, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Events, Top Stories

A planned sit-in of philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow’s class Tuesday afternoon turned into a demonstration outside the office of Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences Dean Sarah Mangelsdorf, where students demanded greater transparency on the University’s sexual assault policies and protested... Read More »

Updated: Northwestern responds to faculty petition on sexual misconduct policies

Updated: Northwestern responds to faculty petition on sexual misconduct policies

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 4, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern officials responded Tuesday morning to a petition drafted by faculty asking the University for more transparency in cases of sexual misconduct. NU’s Title IX Coordinating Committee, which consists of 13 administrators, including Dean of Students Todd Adams, issued a statement agreeing... Read More »

Ludlow cancels class after planned sit-in

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 4, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Weinberg Prof. Peter Ludlow canceled at least one of his 300-level philosophy classes Tuesday, which many students had planned on walking out of in protest of Northwestern’s continued employment of Ludlow after a Medill junior filed a sexual assault complaint against him in 2012. Students planned... Read More »

Blotter: March 4

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 3, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest Chicago man in connection with theft at Jewel-Osco Police arrested a Chicago man Thursday afternoon in connection with retail theft at an Evanston grocery store. The man, 24, was observed taking a bottle of liquor off of a shelf in Jewel-Osco, 1128 Chicago Ave., and... Read More »

Evanston, Chevron return to negotiating table in federal pollution lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 2, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A federal judge sided with Evanston in a pollution dispute earlier this month when he denied the defendants’ motion to dismiss the case. Since then, the parties involved have resumed settlement negotiation and “have made substantial progress in their efforts to settle this matter,”... Read More »

Blotter: March 3

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
March 2, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Shopper pickpocketed at Jewel-Osco A Chicago man was pickpocketed Tuesday while leaving a local Jewel-Osco. The man was leaving the store at 2485 Howard St. on Tuesday at about 11:30 a.m. when he bumped into an unknown person. When the man returned home, he realized his wedding... Read More »

Northwestern, Evanston release details about joint jobs program

Northwestern, Evanston release details about joint jobs program

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 27, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

Northwestern and Evanston officials released details at a press conference Thursday about a new program that will provide employment for Evanston residents on NU’s campus. (... Read More »

Updated: Student suing Northwestern files suit against Ludlow

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
February 26, 2014
Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, On Campus

The Medill junior who filed a lawsuit against Northwestern saying the University failed to address her claims of sexual assault has filed a civil suit against philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow. In the lawsuit, filed Wednesday morning, the student claims Ludlow violated the... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 27

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 26, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Vandals spray gang graffiti near Robert Crown Center The gang graffiti which has plagued Evanston for more than six weeks continued this week after more was reported Monday in central Evanston. The graffiti was sprayed near the Robert Crown Center, 1701 Main St., with red paint and depicted... Read More »

Evanston nonprofit launches two-generation initiative using Northwestern research

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 25, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, On Campus

A local nonprofit is launching a two-generation educational initiative using data from Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research. The Evanston Community Foundation pilot program will encourage financial independence for local low-income families through an inclusive curriculum that... Read More »

Missing Des Plaines woman last traced to Evanston

Missing Des Plaines woman last traced to Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 24, 2014
Filed under City, Local

A Des Plaines woman, 61, who has been missing since Friday, was last believed to be in Evanston, police said. The woman, Debra Fredricksen, was last seen on Friday before 12 p.m. at a McDonald’s drive through in Morton Grove. Fredricksen’s husband reported... Read More »

Police arrest Evanston teen held on $350K bail in connection with armed robbery

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 24, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrested an Evanston teenager this weekend in connection with robbing a Chicago couple at gunpoint earlier this month. He was given a $350,000 bond in court Monday, police said. Police say the boy, 17, robbed a husband and wife while they were walking from Saint Francis Hospital, 355... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 25

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 24, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Chicago women arrested in connection with theft of $12K in jewelry Police arrested two Chicago women Friday after investigating the theft of an estimated $12,000 in jewelry from an Evanston woman. A 43-year-old Evanston woman reported jewelry stolen from her home in the 2200 block of Madison... Read More »

Professors petition Board of Trustees in response to Title IX lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 23, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Northwestern professors posted a petition Sunday evening asking the University’s Board of Trustees to fully implement policies that require accountability and transparency when handling sexual assault and misconduct. Sociology Prof. Laura Beth Nielsen, the director of legal studies, said she began... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 24

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 23, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Des Plaines man arrested in connection with retail theft Evanston police arrested a Des Plaines man on Thursday in connection with a 2013 retail theft. The theft occurred in July at Home Depot, 2201 Oakton St., where a rotary hammer valued at about $589 was stolen, Evanston Police Cmdr.... Read More »

Car wash wall collapses in west Evanston

Car wash wall collapses in west Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 23, 2014
Filed under City, Local

The wall of a car wash in west Evanston collapsed Friday, causing the business to close temporarily. The northern wall of Suds Car Wash, 2212 Green Bay Road, separated from the roof of the building and a portion of it collapsed, city officials said. The Evanston... Read More »

Northwestern responds to student's lawsuit, denies Title IX violations

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
February 21, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Northwestern responded Friday to the Title IX lawsuit a Medill junior filed against the school last week, saying the school appropriately punished philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow based on the findings of its internal investigation. The University said it “imposed several disciplinary sanctions and... Read More »

Student: Northwestern's failures spurred Title IX lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
February 21, 2014
Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

The Medill junior who filed a Title IX lawsuit against the University last week said Thursday she has “lost faith as an individual and as a student” because of the way Northwestern handled her reported sexual assault at the hands of a professor. “I can honestly tell you that the last two years... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 21

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 20, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Gas stolen from station in south Evanston A man stole several gallons of gas from a station in south Evanston on Saturday night. The man used a damaged pump to dispense several gallons of gas at the Shell gas station in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 20

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 19, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Fire department responds to Northwestern student made ill by cannabis The Evanston fire department and University Police responded to 1835 Hinman on Friday after an undergraduate student called 911 out of concern for her roommate’s health. The roommate was incapacitated after smoking... Read More »

Subcommittee votes to terminate Evanston's relationship with animal nonprofit CARE

Subcommittee votes to terminate Evanston's relationship with animal nonprofit CARE

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 18, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

An Evanston subcommittee voted Tuesday to terminate the city’s relationship with an animal adoption nonprofit, initiating a process that will likely bring the strained affiliation to a close. The Human Services Sub-Committee on Community Animal Rescue Effort was... Read More »

Gang conflict continues in Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 17, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

The longstanding conflict between two rival Evanston gangs has escalated in the last six weeks as gang members have painted graffiti throughout the city in an ongoing back-and-forth dispute. Most recently, residents reported three incidents of gang graffiti Thursday.... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 18

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 17, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Northwestern students arrested in connection with alcohol ordinance violation Police arrested two Northwestern undergraduates early Friday morning in connection with violation of the city's alcohol ordinance. The students, 19, were arrested Friday morning after 2 a.m. in the 100 block of... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 17

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 16, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest Chicago woman in connection with $17K theft from Evanston company Police arrested a Chicago woman Wednesday in connection with stealing more than $17,000 from her former employer, an Evanston-based construction company. Police arrested Karla Lauer in connection with thefts... Read More »

Ludlow sues local media outlets for defamation

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 14, 2014
Filed under Blogs, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, On Campus

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow is suing three local media companies, claiming their coverage of a Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern was defamatory and portrayed him in a "false light before the public." Ludlow is suing Sun-Times Media, LLC, Fox Television Stations, Inc.,... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 14

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 14, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Evanston teen battered with baseball bat Several people battered an Evanston teenager with a baseball bat Monday evening, police said. Unknown people approached the 17-year-old boy after 5 p.m. Monday in the 800 block of Dodge Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The boy was... Read More »

Attorney: Ludlow disputes lawsuit's allegations

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
February 13, 2014
Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, On Campus

The professor accused of sexually assaulting a Medill junior in 2012 released a statement Thursday denying the student’s allegations and claiming she “initiated friendly communications” with him the day after the alleged assault took place. The student filed a Title... Read More »

Attorney: Student filed police report with help of Northwestern political science professor

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
February 13, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

The Medill junior who filed a Title IX lawsuit against Northwestern also filed a police report describing the alleged sexual assault by philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow, her attorney said Wednesday. It is unclear whether the student is pressing criminal charges against Ludlow. The... Read More »

City officials criticize animal adoption nonprofit CARE during tense meeting

City officials criticize animal adoption nonprofit CARE during tense meeting

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 12, 2014
Filed under City, Local

Evanston officials criticized a local animal adoption nonprofit during a tense meeting Wednesday, accusing the organization of blatantly lying about its canine euthanasia rate. Officials met Monday evening with representatives from Community Animal Rescue Effort, the Evanston Police Department... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 13

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 12, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Evanston man arrested in connection with stalking woman Police arrested Robert Drymalski on Monday in connection with stalking an Evanston woman. The woman filed a complaint with police regarding Drymalski, claiming that he followed her at least 13 times between October and December 2013,... Read More »

Day after lawsuit, Ludlow's role at Northwestern unclear moving forward

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
February 12, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

Philosophy Prof. Peter Ludlow, whose alleged sexual assault of a Medill junior spurred a Title IX lawsuit filed Monday against Northwestern, is a candidate for a position at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, the school confirmed Tuesday. Rutgers did not confirm Ludlow had been offered or... Read More »

Evanston's third Whole Foods will have big hole to fill in 7th Ward

Evanston's third Whole Foods will have big hole to fill in 7th Ward

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 11, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Top Stories

When Evanston’s newest Whole Foods Market opens next year, it will have to find a way to replace a longtime 7th Ward staple. After last week’s announcement that the organic grocer will fill the retail space at 2748 Green Bay Road, formerly occupied by a Dominick’s grocery store, 7th Ward residents... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 11

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 10, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest Chicago man in connection with battery Police arrested a Chicago man on Saturday at a Central Street bar after he repeatedly punched an Evanston man in the face, police said. Both men were at the Bluestone restaurant, 1932 Central St., early Friday morning with a female acquaintance,... Read More »

Updated: Student sues Northwestern, claiming University ignored sexual assault findings

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
February 10, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

A Medill junior is suing Northwestern, alleging the school failed to act after she filed a sexual assault complaint against a professor two years ago. The lawsuit claims the University handled the allegations with “deliberate indifference and retaliation,” according... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 10

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 9, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest Chicago teen in connection with battery Police arrested a Chicago teenager Thursday afternoon in connection with punching and kicking an Evanston high school student. The Chicago teen, 19, kicked and punched a 16-year-old student Thursday at about 3 p.m., Evanston Police... Read More »

Chicago teen shot in south Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 8, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago teenager is in serious condition after being shot multiple times Saturday afternoon in south Evanston, police said. The man, 18, was shot at about 2:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Howard Street. Chicago Fire Department paramedics transported him to Saint Francis Hospital, 355 Ridge Ave.,... Read More »

Hazel Crest man sentenced to 35 years in prison for 2011 fatal beating

Hazel Crest man sentenced to 35 years in prison for 2011 fatal beating

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 7, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Latest Stories

The man convicted of killing an Evanston resident in 2011 has been sentenced to 35 years in state prison, police said. A Cook County jury convicted Brandon Hinton... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 6

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 5, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston man arrested in connection with sexual abuse of teen on CTA platform Chicago police arrested a 28-year-old Evanston man Sunday in connection with sexual abuse. Barry Marquez, of the 2300 block of Bradley Pl., sexually assaulted a 19-year-old woman on the Chicago Transit Authority’s... Read More »

Evanston police officer seeks dismissal of racial profiling lawsuit

Evanston police officer seeks dismissal of racial profiling lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 4, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

A federal judge heard oral arguments for the first time Tuesday in the lawsuit filed by a Northwestern professor’s son against an Evanston police officer. Police mistakenly handcuffed Medill Prof. Ava Greenwell’s son in August 2012.  The boy was 13 years old at the time. Evanston Police... Read More »

Committee votes to issue lease termination to arts center

Committee votes to issue lease termination to arts center

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 3, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

City officials moved Monday to issue a notice of lease termination to the current tenant of the Harley Clarke Mansion, moving closer to a resolution in the longstanding and heated debate about who should occupy the historic lakefront property moving forward. At a packed and tense meeting Monday night,... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 4

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 3, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Man tails Skokie woman in her car, displays handgun Police are investigating an incident of aggravated assault from last week. A Skokie woman was driving north toward Evanston from Chicago on Wednesday when she noticed a vehicle following her closely from behind, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay... Read More »

Evanston to launch business mentoring program

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 3, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Local

Evanston will launch a new initiative in March in an attempt to assist local small businesses in their earliest stages of development, the city announced Friday. The resource hub, called NextChapter, will “nurture Evanston’s freelance, solopreneur, and home-based businesses,” the city said in... Read More »

Future of Evanston shelter unclear after concern over euthanasia policies

Future of Evanston shelter unclear after concern over euthanasia policies

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
February 2, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

As community concern around the dog euthanasia policies at Evanston’s animal shelter escalates, the nonprofit responsible faces an uncertain future. Evanston’s Human Services Committee will discuss the shelter’s management Monday and whether the nonprofit that operates out of the shelter, Community... Read More »

Evanston homeless shelter open more often than usual due to cold start to 2014

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 30, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A local nonprofit has increased its shelter assistance to Evanston homeless residents in response to extreme temperatures early this year. Though Evanston does not have round-the-clock refuge for the homeless, Interfaith Action opens an overnight shelter when the temperature is 5 degrees or lower.... Read More »

Group discusses Dominick's replacements in Evanston

Group discusses Dominick's replacements in Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 29, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Local

A new grocer is negotiating with Safeway to move into a Green Bay Road building that previously housed a Dominick's store.  Paul Zalmezak, Evanston's economic development coordinator, updated Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl’s grocery store working group at the group's first meeting... Read More »

Evanston crime drops nearly 10 percent in 2013

Evanston crime drops nearly 10 percent in 2013

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 29, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Crime in Evanston fell nearly 10 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year, according to police data. Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott presented the department’s 2013 crime report Monday to the City Council. The overall drop of 9.8 percent came with double-digit declines in robbery, burglary... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 30

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 29, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Chicago woman arrested in connection with credit card theft Police arrested a Chicago woman Monday morning in connection with forgery and unlawful use of a credit card. The credit cards in question were stolen in October during a football practice at Foster Field in west Evanston near the... Read More »

Officials warn residents of natural gas solicitors

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 28, 2014
Filed under City, Local

Evanston officials warned residents Friday about natural gas supplier solicitors who have approached numerous residents throughout January. A door-to-door salesperson has visited multiple residents’ homes with a clipboard, helmet and badge, city spokesman Patrick Deignan said. The salesperson is... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 29

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 28, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Man arrested in Saint Francis Hospital Police arrested an Evanston man Monday at Saint Francis Hospital in connection with disorderly conduct and assault. An Evanston man was fighting with a security guard near the emergency room of the hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., Monday at about 5:30 p.m., police... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 28

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 27, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Sexual assault reported on North Campus A female Northwestern student reported a case of sexual assault in a North Campus residence hall, University Police said. The woman reported the incident to a campus security administrator who relayed the information to police, UP Deputy Chief Dan... Read More »

Evanston man arrested in connection with sexual abuse of 14-year-old

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 27, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrested an Evanston man Friday morning in connection with multiple counts related to aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The man engaged in sexual contact with a 14-year-old boy, police said. Officers arrested Jonathan Labe on Friday morning at his... Read More »

Skokie man shot in west Evanston on Sunday afternoon

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 27, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Skokie man was shot Sunday afternoon in west Evanston, just a few blocks from Evanston Township High School. The man was shot in the ankle in what police believe is a drug-related incident. The 25-year-old was in a car parked in the 1400 block of Dewey Avenue when he exited the car and began to... Read More »

Police execute warrant for illegal drugs in Rogers Park

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 26, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrested a Chicago resident Friday in connection with several drug- and gun-related charges, police said. Evanston police executed a search warrant for illegal drugs Friday in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood, culminating in the arrest of Christopher Collins, of the 6900 block of N. Sheridan... Read More »

Community pressures Evanston animal shelter to decrease its dog euthanasia rate

Community pressures Evanston animal shelter to decrease its dog euthanasia rate

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 24, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

The nonprofit that operates Evanston’s animal shelter has come under scrutiny in the last year after volunteers questioned the center's high dog euthanasia rate. Volunteers say the shelter’s kill-rate for dogs is just under 50 percent, which means the shelter euthanizes almost as many dogs as... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 23

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 22, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Chicago man arrested after Tommy Nevin's dispute Police arrested a Chicago man Saturday morning following a dispute at Tommy Nevin’s Pub in downtown Evanston. An Evanston man was waiting to play pool at the bar, 1450 Sherman Ave., at about 1 a.m. Saturday. He was discussing the... Read More »

Divvy expansion to Evanston uncertain after supplier's bankruptcy

Divvy expansion to Evanston uncertain after supplier's bankruptcy

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 21, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Local

The future for 75 new stations in a Chicago bike-sharing program, which has plans to expand to Evanston, is uncertain after the program’s supplier filed for bankruptcy Monday. The Montreal-based Public Bike System Company filed for bankruptcy Monday, the city’s mayor announced. PBSC is the equipment... Read More »

The Keg of Evanston replacement to apply for permit

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 21, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

A replacement for The Keg of Evanston is likely to begin paperwork next week to open in the city. The restaurant, whose name hasn’t been made public, will soon apply for a permit with the city government, said Evan Oliff, president of Preferred Development, the real-estate group leading the development... Read More »

Evanston declares snow emergency, snow route parking ban

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 21, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Local

Evanston declared Tuesday both a snow emergency and a snow route parking ban. The snow route parking ban will be in effect for Tuesday night. Residents are prohibited from parking in areas designated as snow routes to allow main roads to be cleared, the city said. Cars parked on snow routes Tuesday... Read More »

Evanston gets perfect score on transparency

Evanston gets perfect score on transparency

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 21, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston is one of just six local governments in the state to achieve a perfect score in an Illinois Policy Institute initiative to measure government transparency. The recognition sets the city apart from the nearly 7,000 local taxing bodies that the institute is surveying as a part of its Local... Read More »

Evanston, Northwestern use extra funds, crews to recover from polar vortex

Evanston, Northwestern use extra funds, crews to recover from polar vortex

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
January 20, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

After more than two feet of snow blanketed Evanston in a one-week period earlier this month, the city shelled out more than $400,000 in a complicated cleanup effort. Northwestern faced similar challenges, bringing in extra help and working nearly around the clock to clear the aftermath... Read More »

Police: South Evanston robberies connected

Police: South Evanston robberies connected

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 20, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A series of recent robberies in south Evanston appear to be connected, police said. Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott issued a community alert Friday warning residents about the pattern. Police believe two teenagers are responsible for four robberies during the last week. On Tuesday night, robberies... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 21

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 20, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest Evanston man for threatening officers Police arrested an Evanston man Thursday in connection with an aggravated assault. Officers responded to a disturbance call from an apartment in the 100 block of Callan Avenue. The man did not comply with police and approached officers... Read More »

State police receive 30 local applications for concealed-carry licenses

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 17, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Politics, State

About 30 Evanston residents have applied for licenses to carry concealed weapons since Jan. 5, when the Illinois State Police began accepting applications, police said. State police have been flooded with concealed carry applications and have received more than 11,000 as of last week. Legal gun owners... Read More »

City moves forward with plan to provide free Wi-Fi downtown

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 16, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston aldermen authorized the city manager’s office Monday evening to negotiate an agreement with AT&T that could provide free downtown Wi-Fi. AT&T approached the city initially wanting to rent light poles to provide wireless service to its customers, said Jose Calderon,... Read More »

New light shed on severity of Davis Street fire

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 15, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The fire that destroyed three Davis Street businesses in December took more than one million gallons of water, multiple fire departments and five hours of continuous work to contain and eliminate. The fire could have been much worse, Evanston fire department Chief Greg Klaiber explained during City... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 16

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 15, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Teens rob man, 74, at gunpoint, return goods shortly after Two teenagers robbed a 74-year-old man at gunpoint Tuesday in south Evanston and returned the stolen goods minutes after demanding them. The teens approached the Evanston resident at 9:45 p.m. after he parked his car in the 400... Read More »

Evanston to remove 60 trees damaged by cold weather

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 15, 2014
Filed under City, Local

Evanston's public works department started removing Wednesday 60 of the city’s Sycamore and London plane trees with severe cracks from sub-zero temperatures on Wednesday. A resident alerted the department to a split tree in the 2200 block of Dodge Avenue last week. City employees... Read More »

Swastika scratched on student’s car

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 14, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories

A vandal scratched a swastika Saturday on a student’s car in what University Police have labeled a hate crime. A Northwestern employee reported the property damage to police Saturday before 2 p.m. The car was parked in the lot adjacent to Searle Hall, 633 Emerson St. Officers responded to the scene... Read More »

Legal dispute persists between city, food truck

Legal dispute persists between city, food truck

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 14, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Top Stories

The legal back-and-forth between Evanston and a Chicago-based food truck continued Tuesday after a Cook County judge scheduled oral arguments to begin in March. Beavers Donuts first sued the city in August 2012 over the city’s code on mobile food vendors, which restricts food truck licenses to... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 14

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 13, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Police arrest Chicago man in connection with Chabad House burglaries, identity theft Officers arrested a Chicago man Saturday in connection with burglaries at the Tannenbaum Chabad House and identity theft. Nevin Simon Landi, 26, burglarized the Chabad House, 2014 Orrington Ave., on two... Read More »

Mayor creates committee to address Dominick’s vacancies

Mayor creates committee to address Dominick’s vacancies

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 13, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Business, City, Local, Top Stories

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl is creating a committee to address two vacant retail spaces formerly occupied by Dominick’s grocery stores, the city announced Monday. All branches of the Chicago area chain, which included two in Evanston, were closed by Dec. 28. In addition to Tisdahl, the committee... Read More »

Evanston sycamore trees suffer severe splits during storm

Evanston sycamore trees suffer severe splits during storm

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 12, 2014
Filed under City, Local

Last week’s severe winter weather may have caused significant damage to a number of Evanston’s sycamore trees, the public works department said. Public Works director Suzette Robinson said a resident alerted the department to a split tree in the 2200 block of Dodge Avenue. City officials inspected... Read More »

Downtown Evanston sees increase in aggressive panhandling

Downtown Evanston sees increase in aggressive panhandling

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 12, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Aggressive panhandling incidents in downtown Evanston have increased over the last six weeks, culminating in a rare physical arrest at the end of December. “It’s an all-year concern, but panhandling does sometimes increase around the holidays,” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Residents... Read More »

Father of slain man persists in lawsuit against Evanston

Father of slain man persists in lawsuit against Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 12, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Local

The father of a slain Evanston man filed an amended lawsuit Wednesday against the city. The federal lawsuit alleges city departments responded too slowly after his son’s shooting in 2012. John Bamberg originally sued the city in September. Evanston officials filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 13

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 12, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

City man arrested in connection with battery and aggravated assault Officers arrested an Evanston man Wednesday afternoon after observing a disturbance between him and another man. Jimmy Wysinger was arrested and charged Wednesday with aggravated assault and battery, Evanston Police Cmdr.... Read More »

Council to discuss downtown Wi-Fi network

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 12, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston City Council is scheduled to discuss the creation of a downtown Wi-Fi network Monday during its first meeting of the year. Council will review a potential agreement with AT&T that would provide free wireless access throughout sections of downtown Evanston. The company would use city... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 10

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 9, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Local

Evanston man robbed at gunpoint Two men robbed a 54-year-old man at gunpoint Wednesday night. The man was leaving his apartment in the 300 block of Sherman Avenue just after 9 p.m. when the pair approached him, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. One man pointed... Read More »

Classes relocate after pipe bursts in University Hall

Classes relocate after pipe bursts in University Hall

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
January 8, 2014
Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Students and professors were evacuated from University Hall on Wednesday afternoon after a burst pipe caused flooding and triggered the building's fire alarm. The building was evacuated after the fire alarm went off at about 2:15 p.m. The Evanston fire department and University... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 9

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 8, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Truck hit by drunk driver, injuring city employee A man was arrested Tuesday night after he drunkenly crashed his car into a city truck in central Evanston, police said. Street supervisor Don Cornelius was in the driver’s seat of the truck at the time of the crash and later went to the hospital.... Read More »

Northwestern closes, Evanston shuts down amidst snow, record low temperatures

Northwestern closes, Evanston shuts down amidst snow, record low temperatures

Ciara McCarthy and Ally Mutnick
January 7, 2014
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Northwestern will reopen Wednesday after record-low temperatures and nearly two feet of snow caused the University to delay the start of Winter Quarter for two days. The cold weather compounded nearly a week of heavy snowfall in Evanston, which effectively shut the city... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 8

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 7, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Craigslist vendor dupes potential buyer, steals $4K at knifepoint A man stole more than $4,000 Monday by initiating a cash-for-phones transaction over Craigslist and then stealing the cash from the prospective buyer at knifepoint in west Evanston, police said. A Bolingbrook, Ill., man responded... Read More »

Evanston officials declare 2-day snow emergency

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
January 1, 2014
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston officials have declared a daytime snow emergency for both Thursday and Friday. The snow emergency will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. The decision came late Wednesday evening after nearly 10 inches of snow had fallen on Evanston within 48 hours, according to an email from... Read More »

Police arrest Chicago teen in connection with shooting near Evanston Township High School

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
December 23, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Police charged a teenager last week in connection with a November shooting across the street from Evanston Township High School, officials said. Police arrested the 17-year-old Thursday at his Chicago home and charged him with aggravated battery. During the Nov. 9 shooting, a 20-year-old Evanston... Read More »

Police: Bank robber identified as primary suspect in July double homicide

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
December 20, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police have identified Kevin Ross, who was fatally shot earlier this week, as the primary suspect in a double homicide from July. Azim and Mobeen Hakeem were fatally shot at their downtown business this summer. The brothers were found dead on the night of July 30 inside Evanston Pipe & Tobacco,... Read More »

Updated: Evanston police fatally shoot suspected bank robber

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor
December 16, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police shot and killed an Evanston resident and suspected bank robber Monday afternoon in downtown Evanston, officials said. Police identified the man Tuesday as Kevin Ross, 29. Officers responded to a reported robbery at Chase Bank, 901 Grove St., after 3 p.m. Monday. A bank teller provided a... Read More »

Police tie man slain in Chicago to Evanston shooting

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 20, 2013
Filed under City, Crime

Police believe a man who was killed in May in Chicago was involved in another slaying six months earlier in Evanston. The issue came to light at a City Council meeting last week in which Carolyn Murray, the mother of slain teen Justin Murray, 19, pressured police to figure out who... Read More »

Police: Former Pete Miller's employee stole vodka

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
August 20, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A former employee of Pete Miller's was arrested Saturday after he stole four bottles of vodka from the upscale restaurant in downtown Evanston, police said. The bartender at Pete Miller’s, 1557 Sherman Ave., noticed earlier Saturday that the bottles were missing from the bar, police said. Surveillance... Read More »

Protein Bar likely to replace Lululemon Athletica in downtown Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
August 15, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Health food restaurant Protein Bar may soon replace athletic apparel store Lululemon Athletica in downtown Evanston. City Council must grant Protein Bar a special use permit before the business can open at 1622 Sherman Ave. Aldermen voted Monday night to introduce the restaurant's application and... Read More »

Block Museum to close for repairs, improvements through Fall Quarter

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
August 14, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

The Block Museum of Art will close for repairs and improvements through Fall Quarter after sustaining water damage in several parts of the building, the University announced Tuesday. The museum will reopen in January. Last week, a fire suppression water pipe burst in the building, damaging the museum’s... Read More »

Surveillance video captures moments before, after alleged sexual assault

Surveillance video captures moments before, after alleged sexual assault

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
August 9, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Evanston police released a surveillance video Thursday taken across the street from an alleged sexual assault and robbery near the Chicago-Evanston border. Authorities say they are still searching for the man who sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old woman Tuesday morning in the 1700 block of... Read More »

Police: Teen sexually assaulted, robbed near Chicago-Evanston border

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
August 7, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A man sexually assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old woman Tuesday morning near the Chicago-Evanston border, police said. Police are still looking for the man, who they say grabbed the woman around the waist while she was walking on the Chicago side of Howard Street. He dragged her to the Evanston side... Read More »

Evanston nonprofit, Walgreens open training center for adults with autism

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
August 2, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston-based nonprofit organization Have Dreams and Walgreens opened a new training facility for adults with autism Wednesday on Dempster Street. Representatives from Have Dreams and Walgreens marked the opening of the center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Have Dreams' facility in Evanston, 2020... Read More »

U.S. Census report: College students boost Evanston's poverty rate

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 30, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Northwestern students may be making Evanton poorer, at least by the federal government's count, according to new report from the U.S. Census. The report, which was released Monday, shows that the city’s poverty rate drops... Read More »

Evanston police nab Chicago men in string of car burglaries

Evanston police nab Chicago men in string of car burglaries

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 25, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

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Evanston aldermen give Piven more time to find new space

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 24, 2013
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston aldermen Monday postponed a vote on Piven Theatre Workshop's controversial expansion plan, giving the group more time to explore other options, including a downtown location. City Council tabled a proposal by Piven to double its space in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. The Noyes... Read More »

Evanston firefighters extinguish 2 blazes in 24 hours

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 21, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

The Evanston fire department put out blazes at two homes within 24 hours last week. No one was hurt, but residents of both homes have been displaced, according to the fire department. A fire broke out Wednesday night on the second floor of a house in the 700 block of Seward Street, the department... Read More »

Police: Convicted killer among 2 men caught with loaded weapons

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 19, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Police arrested two felons in connection with weapons possession Tuesday afternoon, including a man who was convicted in an Evanston homicide in 2005. Officers spotted 27-year-old Blair Aikens, who was wanted for a Pennsylvania narcotics warrant, at about 4:30 p.m. in the 1800 block of Brown Avenue,... Read More »

Updated: Evanston woman shot near ETHS

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 18, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A 21-year-old woman was shot early this morning near Evanston Township High School, police said. The Evanston woman was shot in the right leg at about 2:40 a.m. in an alley in the 1700 block of Darrow Avenue, according to police. She was taken to Evanston Hospital with non-fatal injuries. It does... Read More »

Tisdahl honors lifeguards behind rescue mission in Lake Michigan

Tisdahl honors lifeguards behind rescue mission in Lake Michigan

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 17, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl commended three lifeguards Monday for rescuing a man from a sunken boat. At the beginning of a City Council meeting, Tisdahl said David Altman, Tudor Byas and Jack Killheffer are just three of the many city employees who "risk their lives everyday to save people... Read More »

Evanston aldermen approve assault weapons ban as state deadline nears

Evanston aldermen approve assault weapons ban as state deadline nears

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 16, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local, Politics, State, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Evanston aldermen unanimously approved an assault weapons ban Monday night, just six days after Illinois enacted the last concealed-carry law in the country. Although the state legislation contains significant restrictions on local communities’ ability to regulate guns, it does allow cities to criminalize... Read More »

Evanston City Council passes assault weapons ban

Evanston City Council passes assault weapons ban

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 15, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston City Council unanimously passed an assault weapons ban tonight after three meetings filled with contention over the controversial proposal. The ordinance bans the possession, transfer, sale or display of assault weapons within city limits, with exceptions for law enforcement and military... Read More »

Police: 16-year-old boy tries to dump loaded gun while fleeing officers

Police: 16-year-old boy tries to dump loaded gun while fleeing officers

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 14, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A 16-year-old boy was arrested Thursday afternoon after he tried to get rid of a loaded gun while officers chased him, police said. Members of the Evanston Police Department's Tactical Unit spotted the teen disrupting traffic on his bicycle at about 2:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Emerson Street, according... Read More »

State deadline set for City Council to pass assault weapons ban

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 10, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

With the passage of Illinois’ long-awaited concealed-carry bill Tuesday, Evanston aldermen have 10 days to pass a citywide ban on assault weapons. City Council chose to delay a vote on the assault weapons ban Monday and will wait for their meeting Monday to make a decision. The state legislation... Read More »

Evanston man charged in stabbing of father driving home from ETHS

Evanston man charged in stabbing of father driving home from ETHS

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 10, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston police arrested a 44-year-old man Monday in connection... Read More »

Evanston aldermen postpone vote on assault weapons ban

Evanston aldermen postpone vote on assault weapons ban

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 8, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston aldermen delayed their vote on a controversial assault weapons ban tonight, rescheduling it for next week. The proposed ordinance sparked emotional debate on both sides of the issue, drawing more than two dozen people to voice their opinions before City Council. Aldermen briefly discussed... Read More »

Proposed Evanston weapons ban hangs in balance amid concealed-carry debate

Proposed Evanston weapons ban hangs in balance amid concealed-carry debate

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 3, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics, State, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn used his amendatory veto powers to send a concealed-carry bill back to state lawmakers on Tuesday, signaling an uncertain future for Evanston's proposed ban on assault weapons. Among the more significant changes Quinn called for was a reversal of a measure preventing local... Read More »

Stolen handgun among firearms exchanged at second buyback event

Stolen handgun among firearms exchanged at second buyback event

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 1, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A stolen handgun was among the 28 firearms netted at Evanston's second gun buyback event on Saturday, police said. The handgun was reported stolen in Chicago 17 years ago, police said. Its owner will not be investigated because the buyback program grants amnesty to encourage participation without... Read More »

Northwestern picks three teams to compete to design new research hub

Northwestern picks three teams to compete to design new research hub

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
July 1, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Northwestern’s Board of Trustees has chosen three architectural teams to submit competing designs of the school's new biomedical research facility on the Chicago campus, the University announced Friday. The finalists are Perkins + Will of Chicago; Goettsch Partners of Chicago and Ballinger of Philadelphia;... Read More »

Police: Evanston teen caught inside security guard's car

Police: Evanston teen caught inside security guard's car

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
June 28, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

An Evanston teen was arrested Thursday after a security guard found him inside his car, police said. ... Read More »

City Council to introduce assault weapons ban

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
June 21, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

Evanston aldermen will start weighing an assault weapons ban Monday as they seek to pass gun control legislation before a state proposal possibly prevents them from doing so. City Council will consider an ordinance to ban the possession, transfer, sale or display of assault weapons within city limits,... Read More »

More officers, more outreach: Evanston police lay out summer strategy

More officers, more outreach: Evanston police lay out summer strategy

Ciara McCarthy, Summer Reporter
June 20, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, The Summer Northwestern 2013, Top Stories

Evanston police are expanding their on-the-ground presence and community outreach efforts amid growing unease over the city's gun violence, especially on the west side. Shots fired last week near Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., marked the second major flashpoint within a five-week... Read More »

Blotter: May 31

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 30, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Two Food 4 Less employees arrested in connection with retail theft from employer Evanston police arrested two Food 4 Less employees in west Evanston on Wednesday in connection with a retail theft scheme. On three separate occasions, the employees worked together to steal nearly... Read More »

Updated: Chicago man charged with murder in 1992 slaying of Evanston woman

Updated: Chicago man charged with murder in 1992 slaying of Evanston woman

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 30, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A Chicago man was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in connection with the slaying of an Evanston woman that went unsolved for more than two decades. Jimmie Dunlap, 43, was linked... Read More »

Andy's creates frozen treat to benefit Evanston150

Andy's creates frozen treat to benefit Evanston150

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 29, 2013
Filed under City, Local

Andy’s Frozen Custard announced Wednesday the creation of a new treat named after and benefiting Evanston150, a community initiative to promote ten projects for the city’s future. Project organizers and sponsors gathered Wednesday evening at the Evanston History Center, 225 Greenwood St., to... Read More »

Best Free Public Wi-Fi: Starbucks

Best Free Public Wi-Fi: Starbucks

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 29, 2013
Filed under Best of Evanston

1734 Sherman Ave., (847) 424-1321, starbucks.com The new and expanded Starbucks at 1734 Sherman Ave. can not only connect you to your daily caffeine boost, but it can also hook you up with the best free Wi-Fi in Evanston. Internet connectivity comes free with your Frappuccino, and the new... Read More »

Evanston City Council passes moratorium on drones, debates zoning ordinance

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 28, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Evanston City Council narrowly approved a resolution Tuesday night that bans unregulated drone technology in the city. The move makes Evanston one of the first U.S. cities to pass legislation restricting the use of drones, or unmanned aerial systems. Aldermen... Read More »

Updated: ETHS baseball team cancels playoff appearance amid sexting scandal

Ciara McCarthy and Patrick Svitek
May 24, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston Township High School's varsity baseball team is out of the state playoffs after being hit with sexting allegations, officials said. ETHS was scheduled to play Chicago's Taft High School at 4:30 p.m. today in Evanston. Matt Troha, assistant executive director of the Illinois High School... Read More »

Blotter: May 24

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 23, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston man arrested in connection with aggravated assault Police arrested an Evanston man Saturday and charged him with aggravated assault. The man pointed a gun at a resident early Saturday afternoon in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said.... Read More »

Housing options expand for low-income renters in Cook County

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 22, 2013
Filed under City, Local

Hundreds of low-income renters in Evanston will have expanded housing options starting in August, thanks to the passage of an ordinance by the Cook County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The ordinance prohibits landlords from discriminating against holders of housing choice vouchers, which... Read More »

Skokie police: Evanston teen arrested in Old Orchard shooting

Skokie police: Evanston teen arrested in Old Orchard shooting

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 22, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

An Evanston teen has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a boy near Old Orchard Mall last week, Skokie police said today. Rayshawn Taylor, 17, shot the boy Friday night near... Read More »

Evanston family remembers fatal shooting victim Blake Ross

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 20, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A few months ago, Blake Ross changed his niece’s diaper for the first time. His sister, Samantha Miles, remembered it with a smile. “He did a good job,” she said laughing. Miles said her younger brother, 20, was a great uncle who treated her daughters like they were his own. The Evanston... Read More »

Evanston police, community members discuss recent gun violence

Evanston police, community members discuss recent gun violence

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 16, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

Evanston police announced Thursday they will increase their presence in west Evanston due to recent gun violence. More than 100 people gathered in a packed room at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655 Foster St., for a routine 5th Ward meeting Thursday evening... Read More »

Blotter: May 17

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 16, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Local man throws knife at cop Evanston police arrested a man in south Evanston on Wednesday in connection with aggravated assault, police said. Witnesses reported the 57-year-old man was waving a knife near his son in an apartment building in the 600 block of Case Street, Evanston... Read More »

Police: Evanston man killed in Chicago may have ties to local gun violence

Ciara McCarthy and Edward Cox
May 15, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Police say an Evanston man killed Sunday on the South Side of Chicago may have been the intended target of a shooting last week in west Evanston. Blake Ross, 20, was shot dead Sunday in the 2800 block of East 76th Street. Ross, of the 2300 block of Greenwood Street, attended... Read More »

Looking to begin broader dialogue, Evanston community members discuss gun violence

Looking to begin broader dialogue, Evanston community members discuss gun violence

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 15, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

Participants in a Wednesday panel on gun violence started a community discussion they hope will lead to a citywide movement by June. About 20 people gathered at Curt’s Cafe, 2922 Central St., to discuss gun violence. Four panel members shared stories of their experiences and subsequent... Read More »

Proposed act would protect witnesses of gang crimes

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 14, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, State

Illinois state senators will vote in the coming weeks on a bill that would provide protection to witnesses of gang crimes, a measure that could help the efforts of Evanston police. The Gang Crime Witness Protection Act of 2013 unanimously passed the Illinois House in April. Police have determined... Read More »

Power outage affects 800 Evanston homes

Ciara McCarthy and Jia You
May 14, 2013
Filed under City, Local

A power outage hit hundreds of customers in downtown Evanston on Tuesday, canceling movies at the local theater. The outage began about 1:45 p.m. and impacted 800 customers at its peak, Commonwealth Edison spokeswoman Noelle Gaffney said. The outage resulted from a cable fault, and w... Read More »

Legal dispute continues between city, food truck

Legal dispute continues between city, food truck

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 14, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

After months spent in a legal back-and-forth, the dispute between Evanston and food truck Beavers Coffee and Donuts is now back where it all started. A Cook County judge ruled Tuesday the case would proceed after several steps slowed down its progress. Beavers initially filed a lawsuit against... Read More »

Evanston Public Library to launch hands-on education program this summer

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 12, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Evanston Public Library will be one of 34 sites in the nation to host a new, hands-on education program for kids and teens this summer. Maker Corps, a program created by the Maker Education Initiative, emphasizes an involved and active learning approach. EPL will host the pilot... Read More »

Evanston History Center opens historic homes to public for Mother's Day

Evanston History Center opens historic homes to public for Mother's Day

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 12, 2013
Filed under City, Local

Instead of enjoying brunch at home, some Evanston residents spent their Mother’s Day wandering around strangers’ houses. For the 38th year, the Evanston History Center hosted the annual Mother’s Day House Walk, which opened the city’s most historic homes to the public for the day. This... Read More »

Proposed ordinance would expand police power near ETHS

Proposed ordinance would expand police power near ETHS

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 9, 2013
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

School and city officials discussed Thursday a proposed safety ordinance that would expand police authority around Evanston Township High School. The provision would allow police to step in before a situation escalates to violence, Evanston Police Department Chief Richard Eddington said at the quarterly... Read More »

Blotter: May 10

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 9, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Fight breaks out between Cheesie’s manager, former employees An Evanston man was arrested Monday at Cheesie’s Pub and Grub after an argument with his former employer turned violent, police said. The man, 50, previously worked at Cheesie’s, 622 Davis St.,... Read More »

Blotter: May 9

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 8, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Chicago woman arrested in connection with forgery The Evanston Police Department arrested a Chicago woman Monday in connection with forgery and possession of marijuana. The woman, 21, attempted to purchase a Bose SoundLink Air music system at Best Buy, 2301 Howard St., with counterfeit... Read More »

Parolee gets 9 years in prison for commercial burglary

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 8, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was sentenced to nine years in Illinois prison Tuesday for commercial burglary, the Evanston Police Department announced today. Andre Shearer, of the 200 block of Custer Avenue,... Read More »

Evanston Police expand surveillance technology with new truck, website

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 7, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

The Evanston Police Department expanded its surveillance technology over the last two weeks with a new vehicle and webpage to help identify crime suspects. Last week, police announced the department’s new surveillance vehicle, a truck that originally belonged to Brink's but was donated to the EPD... Read More »

Evanston officials tout legal win against Chicago-based Jewish school

Evanston officials tout legal win against Chicago-based Jewish school

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 6, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Following Evanston’s victory in a controversial and drawn-out lawsuit between the city and a Jewish elementary school, city officials held a news conference Monday at the... Read More »

Evanston community discusses possibility of yard waste recycling center

Evanston community discusses possibility of yard waste recycling center

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 2, 2013
Filed under City, Local

City officials have embarked on a multi-step process that could result in Evanston’s first yard waste recycling transfer facility. About 30 people gathered Thursday night at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., to discuss the plan, which has attracted concern from many residents because of a... Read More »

Blotter: May 3

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 2, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Thief replaces tires, wheels with bricks under Evanston resident’s car An unknown person or group of people stole the tires and wheels from a car parked in south Evanston on Tuesday night, police said. The tires and wheels were taken from a Honda Civic parked in a parking lot... Read More »

Father of slain Evanston man to sue city

Father of slain Evanston man to sue city

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 2, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

The father of a slain Evanston man plans to sue the city, claiming his son's death and subsequent investigation were mishandled. John Bamberg will sue the city, the Evanston Police Department and the Evanston fire department, claiming they are liable for his son's death, said Katie Vaughan,... Read More »

Evanston Public Library creates new smartphone app

Evanston Public Library creates new smartphone app

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
May 1, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The Evanston Public Library announced Tuesday that patrons can now access information about their paperback books on their smartphones. A new app allows people to access many of the library’s services through their smartphones. Readers can search the library catalog, check their accounts, ask questions... Read More »

Evanston residents discuss Shared Streets initiative, bike safety at meeting

Evanston residents discuss Shared Streets initiative, bike safety at meeting

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 30, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Dempster Street will be gridlocked this fall — and not because of cars. Instead, Dempster will only be open to pedestrians and cyclists Sept. 1 during the city’s first Shared Streets event. The gathering will close portions of Dempster between Elmwood and Chicago avenues and host... Read More »

Evanston police respond to community pressure to decrease violence, increase communication

Evanston police respond to community pressure to decrease violence, increase communication

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 29, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

In the face of increasing community pressure, the Evanston Police Department is ramping up its efforts to address gun violence and unsolved homicides in the city. The most recent in a string of new initiatives is a communications policy that requires homicide detectives to contact a victim's family... Read More »

Chicago man sentenced to 20 years for burglaries committed in Evanston

Chicago man sentenced to 20 years for burglaries committed in Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 28, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

A Cook County judge sentenced a Chicago man to 20 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to two charges of residential burglary committed in Evanston. “It’s quite a lengthy prison sentence for a residential burglary,” Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Kelly Skamra, 45, was... Read More »

Evanston Police promise greater communication with homicide victims' families

Evanston Police promise greater communication with homicide victims' families

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 25, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston Police Department will take steps to increase communication with families of homicide victims following criticism from some residents, Chief Richard Eddington announced at a community meeting Thursday night. About 30 people gathered at Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church, 1711 Simpson... Read More »

Community gathers to honor Evanston volunteers

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 24, 2013
Filed under City, Local

Students, activists and Evanston officials gathered Wednesday night at Northwestern to honor the city's volunteers. About 80 people came to the McCormick Tribune Center to celebrate community service at the ninth annual Evanston Volunteer Recognition Reception. The event is hosted by the city, the... Read More »

ETHS remains financially stable despite decreasing funds from Illinois

ETHS remains financially stable despite decreasing funds from Illinois

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 23, 2013
Filed under City, Education, Local, State, Top Stories

Despite a decrease in state funding, Evanston Township High School District 202 remains financially sound even as other school districts across Illinois face shaky financial futures. Illinois State Board of Education chairman Gery Chico appeared before the Illinois Senate Appropriations Committee... Read More »

Evanston reorganizes public works, parks departments to focus on forestry

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 22, 2013
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Evanston will re-organize two of its departments to focus more on forestry, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced Monday. The Department of Public Works will assume responsibility for forestry operations, park maintenance, facility maintenance and facility planning — programs previously handled... Read More »

Cook County jail nears capacity

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 21, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, State

As the Cook County Department of Corrections nears 100 percent capacity, county officials are trying to raise public awareness of the issue and its potential consequences. The high jail population is particularly worrisome as warmer weather leads to an increase in crime. Toni Preckwinkle, Cook County... Read More »

Homelessness increases slightly in Illinois in 2012, report shows

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 21, 2013
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Homelessness in Illinois increased slightly from 2011 to 2012, bucking a national trend of stable rates, according to a report released April 9 by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Statewide, homelessness increased by 1 percent in the last year, contrary to a slight nationwide decline of... Read More »

Blotter: April 19

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 18, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston man seen in stolen vehicle, arrested by police An Evanston man was arrested Sunday night after Evanston Police saw him in a stolen car on Emerson Street. Several people were in the car when officers ran the license plate numbers, after which they learned the car had been... Read More »

Evanston Police talk social media, crime prevention with residents

Evanston Police talk social media, crime prevention with residents

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 17, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Police Department discussed panhandling, crime prevention tactics and Text-a-Tip with about 30 residents during its first community beat meeting of the year Wednesday night. Cmdr. Jay Parrott started the meeting at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., explaining that beat... Read More »

Art Center tenants frustrated over Piven expansion proposal

Art Center tenants frustrated over Piven expansion proposal

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 16, 2013
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The ongoing conflict between the Piven Theatre Workshop and other tenants at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center escalated Monday when Piven released a preliminary proposal for its expansion and new lease. Piven began discussing plans for expanding its space within the arts center, 927 Noyes St., about... Read More »

Mother of slain Evanston teen to start foundation in son's name

Mother of slain Evanston teen to start foundation in son's name

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 15, 2013
Filed under City, Dajae Coleman, Latest Stories, Local

The mother of slain Evanston teen Dajae Coleman is starting a foundation in her son’s name to support youth in the city. Tiffany Rice, Coleman’s mother, announced last month she is creating the Foundation for Dajae Coleman to honor her son and enrich the Evanston community. The foundation’s... Read More »

Enrollment in SNAP increases locally, nationwide over the past five years

Enrollment in SNAP increases locally, nationwide over the past five years

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 15, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Cook County’s participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, formerly known as Food Stamps, has increased significantly in the last five years, mirroring a larger increase nationwide. SNAP reported a 70 percent increase in enrollment from 2008 to the end of 2012. Nationally, more... Read More »

Blotter: April 12

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 11, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Chicago man charged with trespassing at St. Francis Hospital Evanston Police arrested a Chicago man Thursday morning in connection with criminal trespassing at St. Francis Hospital. The 51-year-old man was allegedly causing a disturbance at the hospital, 355 Ridge Ave., around... Read More »

Legal dispute between city, food truck remains unresolved

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 11, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The legal battle between Evanston and food truck Beavers Coffee and Donuts will continue for at least another month, a Cook County judge ruled Thursday. The Chicago food truck initially sued Evanston in August over a city ordinance requiring all mobile food vendors to have a licensed food establishment... Read More »

Alds. Delores Holmes, Mark Tendam re-elected in landslides

Ciara McCarthy and Jia You
April 9, 2013
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Alds. Delores Holmes (5th) and Mark Tendam (6th) beat back challengers Tuesday, handily winning re-election to the Evanston City Council. Holmes, who was challenged by write-in candidate Carlis Sutton, won 338 of the 453 ballots cast, or 75 percent of all votes. Many... Read More »

Small fire breaks out during babysitting job

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 8, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A small fire broke out in the basement of a west Evanston home this afternoon, the city's fire department said. A nanny was watching a 7-year-old and doing laundry when the fire started in the basement of a single-family home in the 1700 block of Dempster Street, Division Chief Dwight Hohl said. The... Read More »

Comcast, Cook County connect low-income families to Internet

Comcast, Cook County connect low-income families to Internet

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 8, 2013
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Education

A partnership between Cook County and Comcast has allowed thousands of low-income families across the county to receive cheap Internet access, but the program remains underutilized in Evanston. With 16,000 families participating since the initiative's launch, Cook County has more families taking... Read More »

Food truck awaits city response before further legal action

Food truck awaits city response before further legal action

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 7, 2013
Filed under Business, City, Local

The nine-month dispute between Evanston and food truck Beavers Coffee and Donuts continues this week, as the owners await the city’s response to their application to operate the vehicle in Evanston. The conflict began last August, when Beavers sued Evanston in response to a city ordinance mandating... Read More »

Election Guide 2013: Rematch for Mark Tendam, Mark Sloane in Evanston's 6th Ward

Election Guide 2013: Rematch for Mark Tendam, Mark Sloane in Evanston's 6th Ward

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 7, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston’s 6th Ward residents will have a second chance to choose between Ald. Mark Tendam and challenger Mark Sloane during Tuesday’s citywide elections. Sloane, Tendam and a third candidate faced off in 2009, when Tendam won by about 100 votes. Sloane, the chief financial officer at a Chicago... Read More »

Sister of slain Evanston teen Justin Murray to dine with first lady Michelle Obama

Sister of slain Evanston teen Justin Murray to dine with first lady Michelle Obama

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 7, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The sister of slain Evanston teen Justin Murray will attend an anti-youth violence luncheon Wednesday with first lady Michelle Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ashton Loryn Murray, 16, has also been invited to a private reception with the first lady before the official event, said Carolyn Murray,... Read More »

Family, friends lay ETHS senior Kevoyn Cox to rest

Family, friends lay ETHS senior Kevoyn Cox to rest

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 6, 2013
Filed under City, Education, Local, Top Stories

For the second time this academic year, the Evanston Township High School community gathered at the First Church of God Christian Life Center to mourn the loss of a student. About 1,200 people gathered Saturday morning at 1524 Simpson St. for the funeral of Kevoyn... Read More »

Walgreens truck hits CTA viaduct

Walgreens truck hits CTA viaduct

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 4, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A Walgreens truck crashed this afternoon into a Chicago Transit Authority viaduct near the intersection of Dempster Street and Sherman Avenue. No one sustained any injuries in the accident, which happened at about 3 p.m., Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The viaduct was one of three in Evanston... Read More »

Geothermal drilling begins with construction of net-zero energy Walgreens in Evanston

Geothermal drilling begins with construction of net-zero energy Walgreens in Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 3, 2013
Filed under Business, City, Top Stories

Evanston will soon be home to a milestone in green technology when Walgreens opens what is likely the nation’s first net-zero energy store around Thanksgiving. As a net-zero energy building, the new Walgreens will use green technology to produce more energy than it consumes. The new store will replace... Read More »

Obama mentions slain Evanston teen in gun control speech

Obama mentions slain Evanston teen in gun control speech

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 3, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray, Latest Stories

President Barack Obama mentioned a shooting victim from Evanston during a gun control speech this evening in Denver. "I had another conversation just a couple of months ago with a mom from Chicago — actually, Evanston, Illinois — whose son had been killed in a random shooting," Obama said at the... Read More »

Blotter: April 3

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 2, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Kids set fire to recycling bin An unidentified group of children set fire to an old recycling bin in west Evanston on Saturday. The children allegedly set fire to the bin in the 2300 block of Grey Avenue at 1:20 p.m. Saturday. Witnesses reported that five children, each about 10... Read More »

Evanston gun control advocate Carolyn Murray to set up $3,000 reward for information on son's shooting death

Evanston gun control advocate Carolyn Murray to set up $3,000 reward for information on son's shooting death

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
March 15, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray, Latest Stories

Evanston gun control activist Carolyn Murray is reaching out to community organizations to set up a $3,000 reward for information on the November murder of her son Justin. During a City Council meeting Monday, Murray announced her partnership with Cook County Crime... Read More »

Overall Evanston crime remains flat in 2012 despite increase in violent crime

Overall Evanston crime remains flat in 2012 despite increase in violent crime

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
March 8, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Top Stories

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington and Cmdr. Jay Parrott met with members of Evanston media Friday to release the city’s crime statistics for 2012. Although overall crime remained flat, with a 0.7 percent decrease, there was a substantial increase in violent crime, particularly... Read More »

Evanston Police report increase in gang-related graffiti

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
March 7, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Vandals have caused a dramatic increase in Evanston graffiti during the last three weeks, almost all of it gang-related. Daily crime reports from the Evanston Police Department show 12 incidents of gang-related graffiti since Feb. 18. Police have also arrested one Evanston man in connection with criminal... Read More »

Cook County implements new $1 per pack cigarette tax

Cook County implements new $1 per pack cigarette tax

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
March 7, 2013
Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

A new cigarette tax that went into effect Friday added a permanent $1 tax per pack of cigarettes sold in Cook County. The tax is expected to garner $25.6 million in the 2013 fiscal year, all of which will go to the Cook County Health and Hospitals System. The tax, created to combat... Read More »

Evanston couple loses fight to keep adopted South Korean baby

Evanston couple loses fight to keep adopted South Korean baby

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
March 5, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

An Evanston family has lost the legal battle to adopt a South Korean baby, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday. The 9-month-old girl will return to Korea on Wednesday. Evanston couple Jinshil and Christopher Duquet adopted Sehwa Kim in June, shortly after she was born. Jonathan Minkus, a lawyer for... Read More »

Evanston Police arrest 2 men found with copper piping

Evanston Police arrest 2 men found with copper piping

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
March 4, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston Police tactical officers arrested two men Friday in connection with three different copper thefts, although it is unclear if these men are responsible for other incidents of copper theft in the past two months. Police arrested Ryan Hanley of Chicago and Richard Latoria of... Read More »

CTA begins first disruption to Purple Line Express, other lines

CTA begins first disruption to Purple Line Express, other lines

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
March 4, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

The Chicago Transit Authority has halted Purple Line Express train service through March 11 due to construction, temporarily lengthening commutes for some Evanston El riders. The Chicago Department of Transportation scheduled the first half of reconstruction of the Wells Street Bridge from Friday... Read More »

Evanston, school officials discuss ETHS safety, youth employment opportunities

Evanston, school officials discuss ETHS safety, youth employment opportunities

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 28, 2013
Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics, Top Stories

The collaboration between Evanston and local school officials continued Thursday evening with discussion of increased security at Evanston Township High School and additional job opportunities for high school students. About 20 people gathered for the quarterly City-School Liaison Committee meeting at... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 26

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 25, 2013
Filed under City, Crime

Community reports more gang-related graffiti Evanston Police Department has received reports of three new instances of potentially gang-related graffiti, following three cases last week. Main Foods at 835 Main St. reported emblems associated with criminal group the Gangster Disciples... Read More »

UPD handcuffs student in connection with damaging Northwestern building

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 25, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

University Police handcuffed a student early Sunday morning in connection with damage to a building owned by Northwestern at 640 Lincoln St. UPD observed two men on the entrance ramps to the west side of the building at 12:22 a.m., UPD spokesman Dan McAleer said. When the officers approached the... Read More »

Evanston dog owners call for year-round access to dog beach among other requests

Evanston dog owners call for year-round access to dog beach among other requests

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 24, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

In the winter months, there is a steady group of Evanston residents who remain committed to breaking city code every day. The culprits? Dog owners. The Evanston dog beach, located south of the Clark Street Beach at 1811 Sheridan Road, is officially closed from Dec. 1 to March 31, but attracts dog... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 19

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 18, 2013
Filed under City, Crime

Alleged altercation in front of Jewel leads to double-arrest Evanston Police responded to a call of battery in progress in front of Jewel-Osco, 1128 Chicago Ave., Saturday evening. A conflict arose between a 60-year-old Chicago man asking for spare change outside... Read More »

Thieves steal copper from Evanston religious institutions five times in 2013

Thieves steal copper from Evanston religious institutions five times in 2013

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 18, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Top Stories

A group of individuals have stolen copper piping from Evanston religious institutions five times since the beginning of the year, a worrying trend for owners of older buildings with the pricey copper gutters and downspouts. Three different Evanston churches have reported the theft... Read More »

President Obama visits Chicago, addresses gun violence with calls for economic and community growth

President Obama visits Chicago, addresses gun violence with calls for economic and community growth

Ciara McCarthy and Manuel Rapada
February 16, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local, National, Politics, Top Stories

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama returned to his South Side roots Friday, calling economic opportunity and community development crucial in keeping children safe from gun violence. After much cheering, squealing and cell-phone picture-taking from the Hyde Park Academy students in attendance, Obama... Read More »

Murray returns from State of the Union as Cook County Commissioner calls for 'common sense' reform

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 14, 2013
Filed under City, National

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) thinks mothers will be a crucial force in passing gun control legislation. “I think moms can put pressure on Congress and turn this issue around,” she told The Daily last week. On Tuesday, two moms met to take steps toward gun control. One was Evanston mother and... Read More »

Evanston to study alternative transportation at Chicago and Main

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 13, 2013
Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston is taking steps to research and potentially redesign the Purple Line Station at the intersection of Main Street and Chicago Avenue. The Regional Transportation Authority has labeled the changes Transit-Oriented Development, which seeks to increase the walkability of urban spaces and opportunities... Read More »

Evanston coin dealer pleads guilty to 'financial crimes enterprise' charges

Evanston coin dealer pleads guilty to 'financial crimes enterprise' charges

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 11, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

An Evanston coin dealer pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling thousands of dollars of stolen coins and other valuables, the Chicago Tribune reported Friday. James Coello owned North Shore Coins, 1501 Chicago Ave., in Evanston. Police arrested Coello, a Chicago resident, in September after an undercover... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 12

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 11, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Woman arrested in connection with stealing groceries Evanston Police arrested a Harwood Heights, Ill., woman Saturday in connection with a case of retail theft at Whole Foods, 1111 Chicago Ave. Store security reported that the woman, Sylvia Dorota Tabor, took groceries and put... Read More »

Updated: Schakowsky invites Carolyn Murray to attend State of the Union address

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 8, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) announced Friday she invited Evanston resident Carolyn Murray to be her guest at President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Schakowsky chose Murray because of her activism in the community and her experience... Read More »

City receives $580,000 state grant to fix west Evanston trail

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 6, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Illinois Department of Transportation granted Evanston $580,000 last week to restore a west Evanston trail. Evanston’s grant is part of a total $50 million given to local transportation projects in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn and Transportation Secretary Ann Schneider announced... Read More »

'Gang related' label an excuse for unsolved homicides, victim's mother says

'Gang related' label an excuse for unsolved homicides, victim's mother says

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 5, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Justin Murray, Local

With no arrests made more than two months after the murder of 19-year-old Justin Murray, his mother, Carolyn Murray, has increased pressure on the Evanston Police Department to solve the case quickly. Murray alleged that EPD has used the label “gang related” to describe her son and Javar Bamberg’s... Read More »

Blotter: Feb. 5

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
February 4, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Burglars take safe, garbage can from church Unknown burglars took a garbage can and a safe from a Darrow Avenue church early Saturday morning. The burglars removed a screen and entered through a window at St. Andrew’s Pentecost Episcopal Church, 1928 Darrow Ave., around 5 a.m.... Read More »

Judge sides with Evanston in food truck dispute

Judge sides with Evanston in food truck dispute

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 31, 2013
Filed under Business, City, Local

A judge has dismissed the suit between a Chicago-based food truck and the city of Evanston. The five-month case between Beavers Coffee and Donuts and Evanston, however, might continue. The food truck has 60 days to file an amended complaint, an opportunity that co-owner Gabriel Wiesen said the company... Read More »

Erin's Law to mandate sexual abuse curriculum in Illinois public schools

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 30, 2013
Filed under City, Education, Local, Politics, State

Three years ago, Erin Merryn quit her job to try to pass a law that legislators told her no one would touch: child sexual assault. Today, Erin’s Law has been passed in five states and is spreading quickly around the county. Gov. Pat Quinn signed House Bill 6193, or Erin’s... Read More »

Evanston officials honor CTA worker killed in Chicago fire

Evanston officials honor CTA worker killed in Chicago fire

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 29, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

A Chicago Transit Authority employee who frequently worked in Evanston died Jan. 22 in a Chicago fire while saving an elderly woman. Evanston officials mourned the man, John Fasula, last week, remembering him as a hard-working and efficient collaborator with the city. Fasula and another man, Jameel... Read More »

In Focus: Evanston looks to curb gun violence after 3 slain in 2012

In Focus: Evanston looks to curb gun violence after 3 slain in 2012

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 28, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, In Focus, Top Stories

Carolyn Murray has worked to strengthen gun control in Evanston for six years. But city efforts to curb Evanston street violence — which claimed three young lives in 90 days in the fall — came too late to save her son. In July, Murray began plans for Evanston’s first gun buyback program to... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 29

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 28, 2013
Filed under City, Crime

Attempted strongarm robbery nets only earphones Evanston Police responded to a call of battery at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of Dodge Avenue. Two young men approached a male Evanston resident, 18, outside a convenience store near the intersection of Dempster Street and... Read More »

Cook County board president introduces new gun control ordinance

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 23, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, State

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced the members of a violence prevention committee Wednesday after advancing several other gun-control measures this past week. Preckwinkle introduced a “lost and stolen” ordinance Jan. 16, which would require gun owners in Cook County to notify... Read More »

Committee considers replacement for Green Bay mural

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 23, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

After a beloved mural on a Metra retention wall on Green Bay Road was unexpectedly removed in November, the Evanston Public Art Committee has begun considering options to replace the mural. Jeff Cory, the city’s cultural arts council director, said the committee briefly discussed the topic at its... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 22

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 21, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Residential burglary occurs at unoccupied home Unknown people broke into a house in the 2100 block of Washington Street sometime last week. Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Jay Parrott said the burglary occurred sometime between Jan. 13 and Thursday. The house was vacant when intruders... Read More »

Evanston couple fights to keep adopted South Korean baby

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 17, 2013
Filed under City, Local

An Evanston couple might have to return their adopted child to South Korea after a federal court ruling Monday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Christopher and Jinshil Duquet adopted the baby girl, Sehwa Kim, in June 2012 from a Korean family. A Korean attorney walked the Duquets through the private... Read More »

Music Institute to move headquarters to Evanston

Music Institute to move headquarters to Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 17, 2013
Filed under Business, City, Local

The Music Institute of Chicago will be moving its headquarters to downtown Evanston this year. In addition to its administrative headquarters, the Institute will relocate its musical theater, therapy through the arts and world music programs to Evanston Galleria, 1702 Sherman Ave. The Institute’s... Read More »

Change in Evanston marijuana policy results in fewer physical arrests

Change in Evanston marijuana policy results in fewer physical arrests

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 15, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

One year after implementing a new ordinance as part of Evanston’s marijuana policy, the city’s police department has seen a dramatic decrease in the number of physical arrests of those found in possession of marijuana. In 2011, EPD arrested 147 individuals and issued 119 tickets to those found... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 15

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 14, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Mother and son arrested in connection with drug charges The Evanston Police Special Operations Group executed a search warrant Thursday to arrest a mother and her son in connection with drug charges. The EPD, with assistance from officers of the Chicago Police Department, executed... Read More »

Illinois House passes bill to allow driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 10, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics, State

The passage of Senate Bill 957 on Tuesday will likely make Illinois the next state to grant undocumented immigrants the right to driver’s licenses. State officials estimate that as many as 250,000 Illinois residents could qualify for a Temporary Visitor Driver’s License under this bill. State... Read More »

Sherman Avenue dispute ends with Revolution Spin expansion

Sherman Avenue dispute ends with Revolution Spin expansion

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 9, 2013
Filed under Business, City, Local

The dispute between Revolution Spin and Moser Sewing Studio ended abruptly last month with the sewing business leaving its space at 906 Sherman Ave. and Revolution Spin expanding into it. The two businesses have had an increasingly contentious relationship since Revolution Spin, 904 Sherman Ave., opened... Read More »

Q&A: Tracey Wallace, founder of Black Men Against Violence

Q&A: Tracey Wallace, founder of Black Men Against Violence

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
January 7, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

In the aftermath of local teenager Justin Murray’s murder, Evanston resident Tracey Wallace has started Black Men Against Violence, a new group that strives to eliminate violence in the city. Wallace started the group on Facebook in early December and it has grown to include about 25 official members.... Read More »

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn launches online pension awareness campaign

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 29, 2012
Filed under City, Politics, State

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn launched a campaign this month to raise awareness about Illinois’ current pension crisis. The campaign, entitled “Thanks In Advance,” includes a website, Facebook page and Twitter handle. The website features several videos, the first of which discusses “The Pension... Read More »

Blotter: Nov. 29

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 28, 2012
Filed under City, Crime

Niles man arrested in connection with identity theft Ricky Mitchell was arrested and charged with identity theft Sunday morning at his home in Niles. In October, a 69-year-old Evanston resident reported a stolen purse, which included several credit cards, Evanston Police spokesman... Read More »

Producemobile to provide free, fresh produce to Evanston once a month

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 26, 2012
Filed under City, Local

Starting in December, the Greater Chicago Food Depository’s Producemobile will distribute free fruit and vegetables to Evanston residents once a month. The Producemobile is a decade-old initiative by the Food Depository to create a farmer’s market on wheels, spokesman Jim Conwell said. The program... Read More »

Blotter: Nov. 27

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 26, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Women cut with scissors in salon receives 17 stitches A hair salon in the 700 block of Howard Street became the site of a possible aggravated battery case Wednesday. A 61-year-old woman was getting her hair done at about 7:30 p.m. when a man unintentionally struck her in the arm... Read More »

Cook County budget includes gun tax, $2 million to anti-violence groups

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 19, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

The passage of Cook County’s 2013 budget on Nov. 9 includes the adoption of a $25 gun tax and additional measures to decrease handgun violence, which anti-gun activists view as a small step in the right direction. The county gun tax is believed to be the first of its kind in the United States, said... Read More »

Blotter: Nov. 20

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 19, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Chicago woman shot in forearm A Chicago woman was shot in the forearm early Saturday morning while attending a party in the 700 block of Howard Street. The 21-year-old woman was at the party on the Evanston side of Howard Street when she was shot around 1:35 a.m. by an unknown... Read More »

Evanston pizza drivers targeted for money, deliveries

Evanston pizza drivers targeted for money, deliveries

Ciara McCarthy and Ina Yang
November 18, 2012
Filed under Business, City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

Four pizza delivery men in Evanston have been robbed on the job since September — three so far this month — and most of the cases remain unsolved. Delivery men from Sarpino’s Pizzeria and Chicago-based J.B. Alberto’s Pizza have reported being robbed of their belongings and the food they were... Read More »

Evanston aldermen establish Americans with Disabilities Act board

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 15, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Evanston City Council established the Americans with Disabilities Act Advisory Board on Monday to help city government identify ways to make Evanston more accessible to individuals with disabilities. The city's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department has been involved... Read More »

Blotter: Nov. 15

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 14, 2012
Filed under City, Crime

Another pizza delivery man robbed at knifepoint in apparently unrelated attack Three masked men, one of whom was carrying a knife, robbed a pizza delivery man late Tuesday evening, Evanston Police spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Sometime before 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, three men approached... Read More »

Prominent mural of Evanston history 'accidentally' destroyed

Prominent mural of Evanston history 'accidentally' destroyed

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 14, 2012
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Local, Top Stories

A beloved mural painted on a Metra retention wall on Green Bay Road was unexpectedly removed in recent weeks, according to a news release sent out by the city of Evanston on Wednesday. The 110-foot mural depicted scenes and figures from Evanston’s history. It was painted on a viaduct near the intersection... Read More »

Blotter: Nov. 13

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 12, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Northwestern student punched, robbed after party An unknown person punched a Northwestern student and robbed him of his iPhone after the student hosted a party early Sunday morning. The student held a party at his residence in the 1000 block of Garnett Place, which ended at approximately... Read More »

New sustainability group aims to protect, expand Evanston's urban forest

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 11, 2012
Filed under City, Local

Evanston TreeKeepers, a new community organization focused on preserving and expanding the local tree population, is launching this week with its first meeting Wednesday night. TreeKeepers founder Wendy Pollock said the group will work to create a healthy urban forest in Evanston. Pollock said... Read More »

Evanston florist donates some proceeds to supplies for Chicago students

Evanston florist donates some proceeds to supplies for Chicago students

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 8, 2012
Filed under Business, City, Local

An Evanston florist is partnering perennials with public education in a business that donates a portion of its profits to Chicago Public Schools. Flowers for Dreams,  a for-profit business started in March whose warehouse is located on Greenleaf Street, donates a backpack filled with school supplies... Read More »

Blotter: Nov. 8

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 8, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Chicago woman reports battery in Evanston workplace A 43-year-old Chicago resident reported a case of battery in the workplace Tuesday. The injured woman claimed that her co-worker hurt her at 10 a.m. in their office building located in the 600 block of Church Street, said Evanston... Read More »

Blotter: Nov. 5

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 4, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Man arrested on drug charges A 24-year-old man was arrested Wednesday and charged with several drug-related offenses. The man, Eric Seaton, has been wanted in connection with drug-related charges since April, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Seaton was arrested in April... Read More »

Campus bikers push for more safety initiatives in Evanston

Campus bikers push for more safety initiatives in Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
November 1, 2012
Filed under City, Local

The completion of a protected bike lane on Church Street has been the most notable of several changes to make Evanston a more bicycle-friendly city, yet many riders feel there is more to be desired when it comes to biking safety in the city. According to the Evanston Police Department’s annual... Read More »

Blotter: Nov. 1

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 31, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Skokie man arrested on drug related charges  Evanston Police on Monday arrested a Skokie man who has been charged with three counts related to possession and distribution of controlled substances. The 41-year-old man was found with 7.4 grams of cannabis and 4.1 grams of crack... Read More »

Evanston Police identify man in connection with wire-cutting spree

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 29, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston Police identified an Evanston resident as the man responsible for a string of criminal damage incidents over the past two weeks. According to a news release, EPD identified the man, 22, through video surveillance at a Chicago Transit Authority station in... Read More »

Blotter: Oct. 30

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 29, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Northwestern student arrested after busted party A Northwestern student was arrested at his residence Friday evening in connection with possession of an alcoholic beverage as a minor and possession of a fraudulent ID card. Police responded to reports of a loud party in the 1400... Read More »

Evanston herb store advocates all-natural remedies

Evanston herb store advocates all-natural remedies

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 29, 2012
Filed under Business, City, Local

A 20-year-old Evanston resident recently opened his own herb and tea store in downtown Evanston, bringing a new take on centuries-old herbal remedies to create a modern-day apothecary. Safari Natural Herbs and Tea, 1630 Orrington Ave., opened Oct. 12 after just a few months of planning... Read More »

Illinois to vote on pension-related constitutional amendment

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 26, 2012
Filed under City, Politics, State

Illinois voters will decide in less than two weeks the future of a proposed amendment to the state constition regarding the threshold needed to pass pension increases. The amendment, HJRCA 49, would require a three-fifths vote from both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly to pass pension increases... Read More »

Blotter: Oct. 25

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 24, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Wave of cut phone and cable wires might be connected to rash of punctured tires The phone wires of Union Pizzeria, 1245 Chicago Ave., were cut amid a string of reports of cut phone and cable wires across the city. The wires were cut between 2 p.m. Sunday and 5:45... Read More »

Cook County 2013 budget includes proposed tax on bullets, guns

Cook County 2013 budget includes proposed tax on bullets, guns

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 23, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local, Politics

Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle proposed a county tax on guns and bullets as part of the 2013 budget Thursday. The tax would charge an additional five cents for every bullet sold and an additional $25 for every gun sold. Preckwinkle presented the proposal in an effort to earn more... Read More »

Blotter: Oct. 23

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 22, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Rash of flattened tires across Evanston Since Friday, more than 20 incidences of flattened car tires have been reported to the Evanston Police Department, said Cmdr. Jay Parrott. Between 8 p.m. Friday and 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 11 people reported flattened tires on their cars. The... Read More »

Blotter: Oct. 18

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 17, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston man charged with disorderly conduct Evanston resident Randall Mercer was arrested in connection with an incident last Thursday in which a man approached a 10-year-old girl on her way to Martin Luther King Jr. Laboratory School, according to a news release issued by the Evanston... Read More »

Evanston moves to dismiss Chicago food truck's lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 17, 2012
Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

The legal conflict between a Chicago-based food truck and Evanston escalated recently when the city moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the vendor. Beavers Coffee and Donuts is protesting an Evanston ordinance that says mobile food vehicles must be owned and operated by the owner of a licensed food... Read More »

Evanston, Skokie to share fire training facility

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 15, 2012
Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Evanston City Council will vote Monday on an intergovernmental agreement between the city and Skokie that would allow Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services to use Skokie's training facility. The Skokie Village Board approved the agreement Oct. 1 to share Fire Station 17,... Read More »

Blotter: Oct. 16

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 15, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Chicago woman arrested in connection with forgery Chicago resident Lillian Taylor turned herself into the Evanston Police Department for forgery Wednesday, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. In May, EPD issued a warrant for Taylor’s arrest but was unable to locate... Read More »

Evanston150 measure to teach all students how to swim

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 12, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local

An idea that started as a proposal on paper has finally made it into the pool. Evanston Swims has launched its pilot program to teach all Evanston children how to swim. The project began through Evanston150, an initiative that promotes 10 ideas to improve Evanston in celebration of the city’s... Read More »

ETHS alumnus pledges $500,000 to STEM labs

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 11, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local

An alumnus of Evanston Township High School has pledged a $500,000 gift in support of the school’s science program. The donor, Leonard Schaeffer, specified one condition: that the ETHS Educational Foundation raise an additional $100,000. The combined $600,000 will go toward the construction... Read More »

Evanston Police call on gym to minimize locker thefts

Evanston Police call on gym to minimize locker thefts

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 11, 2012
Filed under Business, City, Crime, Local

Evanston gym LA Fitness has reported a series of locker room thefts in the past year, prompting police to suggest new security measures. Since the beginning of 2012, 48 thefts have been reported in the locker rooms at LA Fitness, 1618 Sherman Ave., said Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott. More... Read More »

Blotter: Oct. 11

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 10, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Church stripped of gutters An unknown offender stole three copper gutters from a Catholic church in the 1100 block of Washington Street, Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The theft occurred sometime between 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Tuesday. The down spout gutters were removed... Read More »

City Lit celebrates Banned Books Week with readings

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 7, 2012
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The classic American novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the contemporary young adult series "Gossip Girl" don’t have much in common, except that both are considered “banned books” by the American Library Association. About 15 people gathered Saturday to celebrate Banned Books... Read More »

Blotter: Oct. 5

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 4, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Gas stolen from tank of parked car An unknown offender siphoned gas from a car parked on the 400 block of Florence Avenue sometime between 1 p.m. Tuesday and 2 p.m. Wednesday, Evanston Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. The car, a 2007 Honda, was parked in a... Read More »

Two Evanston schools are 'exemplars' of student behavior program

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 2, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local

Two Evanston elementary schools have achieved "exemplar" status from Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports Illinois, a state initiative that works to improve student behavior through positive reinforcement. Evanston/Skokie School District 65 announced Sept. 18 that Dewey Elementary School,... Read More »

Evanston residents discuss impact of Dajae Coleman's death, search for solutions to violence

Evanston residents discuss impact of Dajae Coleman's death, search for solutions to violence

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 2, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, Local

More than 250 people gathered at the McGaw YMCA Monday evening to discuss the recent murder of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman and how his death impacted the Evanston community. Evanston residents, parents and city staff filled the Children’s Center Auditorium in the YMCA, 1420 Maple... Read More »

Blotter: Oct. 2

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 2, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Paintings stolen from apartment building  A set of paintings in a brown box was stolen from the lobby of an apartment building in the 2200 block of Ridge Avenue. The package was stolen sometime between 11 a.m. Friday and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, said Evanston Police Spokesman Cmdr.... Read More »

Sea of red lays Dajae Coleman to rest

Sea of red lays Dajae Coleman to rest

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 1, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, Local

Hundreds of people gathered Saturday morning for the funeral of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman, the Evanston Township High School freshman who was shot and killed Sept. 22. Mourners filled the pews and standing areas inside the First Church of God Christian Life Center, 1524 Simpson St. Those who couldn't... Read More »

New tutoring network matches students with students

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
October 1, 2012
Filed under Business, City, Education

This fall, about 15 local students are heading back to class with the help of a tutor — and, in many cases, a classmate. The national tutoring company Peer2Peer Tutors opened its first branch in Evanston this summer, creating a network of students who are willing and able to tutor... Read More »

Blotter: Oct. 1

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
September 30, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Gunmen seen on Evanston's west side Two unknown men flashed firearms near the intersection of McDaniel and Church Streets early Thursday morning. At approximately 8:15 a.m. Thursday, the two men were spotted flashing guns near the west Evanston intersection, said Evanston Police... Read More »

Inspired by man's best friend, yogi opens Down Dog Hot Yoga on Sherman Avenue

Inspired by man's best friend, yogi opens Down Dog Hot Yoga on Sherman Avenue

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
September 26, 2012
Filed under Business, City

A studio full of hot, sweaty yogis and a beagle-black lab mutt generally do not have much in common. Nevertheless, newly opened Down Dog Hot Yoga, 1508 Sherman Ave., is a yoga studio largely inspired by the owner’s love for his dogs. It opened Aug. 25. Neil Rosenbloom, owner and founder of Down... Read More »

Evanston teachers avoided strike as CPS battled over contracts

Evanston teachers avoided strike as CPS battled over contracts

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
September 26, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local

One week ago today, more than 350,000 students returned to their classrooms after a seven-day break during the Chicago teachers’ strike, the city’s first in 25 years. While debate raged over teachers' contracts in Chicago, Evanston educators were mired in similar negotiations but ultimately avoided... Read More »

Blotter: Sept. 26

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
September 25, 2012
Filed under City, Crime

Armed robbery at the intersection of Lyons and Darrow avenues Three men, including one armed with a gun and another with a knife, robbed a man early Tuesday morning of his Apple iPhone and $70, said Evanston Police Department spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott. The victim,... Read More »

Updated: Family, friends remember Evanston boy killed in shooting

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter
September 24, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Dajae Coleman, Local

A 14-year-old Evanston boy was fatally shot on Saturday night in the 1500 block of Church Street. Evanston Police later identified Dajae Coleman, a freshman at Evanston Township High School, as the victim. Coleman's friends and family gathered Sunday afternoon at the shooting site near the intersection... Read More »

Group raises awareness of NU founder's role in Sand Creek Massacre

Ciara McCarthy
May 9, 2012
Filed under Campus (Archived)

The Northwestern University-Native American and Indigenous Students Association decided Friday to host an informational event by the end of this year to raise awareness about NU founder John Evans and his role in the Sand Creek Massacre, when a U.S. militia murdered between 70 and 163 Arapaho and... Read More »

Evanston participates in national recycling competition this month

Ciara McCarthy
April 2, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

It will be Evanston's sixth year participating in the Cans for Cash City Recycling Challenge, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced Friday. Tisdahl also dubbed April "Evanston CAN Recycle!"... Read More »

SEED proposes new, eco-friendly tray cleaning system for dining halls

Ciara McCarthy
October 27, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

Students for Ecological and Environmental Development is starting an initiative to make the way campus dining halls clean their dishes more eco-friendly. The current method requires students to scrape their dishes clean of food and then place them vertically in a dish rack. Dirty dishes are... Read More »

SHAPE leads discussion on hook-up culture

Ciara McCarthy
October 12, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek

Northwestern's Sexual Health and Assault Peer Educators held a screening of the documentary "Spitting Game: The College Hook-Up Culture," on Wednesday at the McCormick Tribune Center. The film addresses ‘hooking up' in conjunction with binge drinking, peer pressure and sexual assault.... Read More »

Northwestern students train for Chicago marathon

Ciara McCarthy
September 27, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived)

It's not the norm to run outside in Havana, but that didn't stop Weinberg junior Alex Gunn from training for the Chicago Marathon. Gunn will join 45,000 registered runners in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 9. The Chicago Marathon is one of the world's most popular races and is... Read More »