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City candidates discuss affordable housing, development

City candidates discuss affordable housing, development

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under City

Candidates for mayor, city clerk and 5th Ward alderman addressed issues from affordable housing to property taxes in Evanston at a forum event in the 5th Ward on Thursday evening. Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) told The Daily she hosted the forum, which was open to questions from the audience, to get... Read more »

Police blotter: Overnight burglary of safe at Cosi

Sophie Mann, Copy Chief
January 20, 2017
Filed under City

More than $1,000 was stolen from a safe at a restaurant in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. The break-in at Cosi, 1740 Sherman Ave., occurred between 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 6 a.m. on Jan. 18, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. $1,392 was taken.... Read more »

State attorney general sues student loan provider

State attorney general sues student loan provider

Billy Kobin, Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the nation’s largest student loan provider and another money-lending corporation for allegedly engaging in risky and deceptive lending practices. Madigan filed the lawsuit against Navient Solutions, Inc. and Sallie Mae Bank.... Read more »

Developers shift gears for proposed 831 Emerson

Developers shift gears for proposed 831 Emerson

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under City

After plans to build a student housing complex at 831 Emerson St. were shot down last year, the property’s developers are coming back to the city with a plan for a multi-use building. In the fall of 2015, developers Focus Development Group and CA Ventures proposed building a 12-story high-rise on a prope... Read more »

Officer reprimanded for arresting city clerk candidate

Officer reprimanded for arresting city clerk candidate

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

One Evanston police officer has been reprimanded and the other has retired after the arrest of Devon Reid, a city clerk candidate who in November was apprehended while petitioning in downtown Evanston, police chief Richard Eddington said. Sgt. David Berman retired during the department’s internal i... Read more »

Cubs trophy comes to Civic Center on Sunday

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under City

The 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs will make the 12th stop on their trophy tour at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center on Sunday. The tour comes after a thrilling postseason run which saw the Cubs reach the World Series for the first time since 1945 and defeat the Cleveland Indians for their... Read more »

State Sen. Daniel Biss says he is considering gubernatorial bid

State Sen. Daniel Biss says he is considering gubernatorial bid

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) told The Daily on Wednesday night that he was considering a gubernatorial bid next year, but had not yet reached a decision. There are currently a handful of declared candidates, including current Gov. Bruce Rauner and Ald. Ameya Pawar of Chicago. Biss mentioned... Read more »

Students lead artistic community event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Students lead artistic community event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, City

When Oakton Elementary School fifth-grader Izayah Carr stepped up to the microphone with a smile on his face, more than 1,000 people cheered as he introduced the opening act of Diverse Communities United, a community event held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Student performers... Read more »

Evanston man shot, killed in St. Louis

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

A 29-year-old Evanston man was shot Saturday morning in St. Louis and died three days later, police said. Phabion Harshaw, who lives in the 1800 block of Hovland Ct., was killed while at a woman's residence, a St. Louis Metropolitan Police spokesperson said. The woman had called Harshaw to her apartment... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky is skipping inauguration but will attend Women’s March on Washington

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky is skipping inauguration but will attend Women’s March on Washington

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics, State

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) announced Wednesday that she will not attend Friday’s inauguration, adding her name to a growing list of Democrats boycotting the event out of dismay for President-elect Donald Trump’s rhetoric and policy proposals. Instead, Schakowsky said she would join the... Read more »

State Sen. Daniel Biss urges citizens to speak up in 2017 at town hall

State Sen. Daniel Biss urges citizens to speak up in 2017 at town hall

Billy Kobin, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) urged residents at a town hall meeting on Tuesday to not remain silent on political and social issues in 2017, especially as uncertainty reigns at the state and federal levels. Biss hosted the two-hour discussion at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, 1655... Read more »

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl: Filing for elected office in Evanston is ‘too complex’

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl: Filing for elected office in Evanston is ‘too complex’

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 18, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl released a statement on recent decisions made by the city’s Electoral Board on Tuesday, saying filing for office in Evanston is “too complex.” Tisdahl, who is part of the three-member board along with city clerk Rodney Greene and Ald. Ann Rainey (8th), released the statement... Read more »