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Evanston man shot at Skokie hotel

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

April 6

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was shot early Saturday morning at a Skokie hotel, police said. The 24-year-old man was shot in the leg shortly before 2:30 a.m. at the Rodeway Inn, 9333 Skokie Blvd., police said. Witnesses told officers they...

CTA announces change in rail operations scheduling policy

Jordan Harrison, Assistant Camups Editor

April 4

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Latest Stories, Local

The Chicago Transit Authority announced Friday new scheduling policies for rail operators in response to a March 24 crash at the O’Hare Blue Line station. “Safety is our highest priority at the CTA,” said CTA preside...

D65 board selects Paul Goren as next superintendent

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

March 27

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Education, Latest Stories

The District 65 school board selected Paul Goren to be the district’s next superintendent, board president Tracy Quattrocki announced Thursday. Goren, an Evanston resident whose children attended Evanston/Skokie School...

Evanston votes to abolish township

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

March 18

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

By a near two-to-one margin, city voters elected Tuesday to abolish Evanston Township. With 44 of 53 precincts reporting, 63.23 percent of more than 7,500 voters had chosen to support the referendum to abolish the township. The...

Education nonprofit receives $300K grant from Pritzker

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

March 5

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 D...

Police find 170 grams of cocaine in Rogers Park

Julian Gerez, Reporter

February 27

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Local

Evanston police seized more than $15,000 worth of cocaine Wednesday morning in Chicago's Rogers Park neighborhood. Detectives from the special operations group executed a search warrant in the 7400 block of North Oakley Avenue...

Two-time gold medalist, Chicago native aims for more gold

Lydia Ramsey, Web Editor

February 11

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Chicago native Shani Davis is competing over the next two weeks in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Davis began competing as a member of the Evanston Speedskating Club when he was six years old. This is his th...

Chicago teen shot in south Evanston

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

February 8

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...