Former Evanston attorney reappointed to Circuit Court of Cook County

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

December 19, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Judge Jerry Esrig has been reappointed to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court of Cook County after failing to win the election for a seat last March, the former Evanston attorney wrote in an email to supporters Friday. The... Read more »

Evanston officer selected as police chief of Illinois village

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

December 17, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston Police Department official will leave his position to become the next police chief for Manhattan, Illinois, the village's mayor and village board announced Tuesday. A selection panel and the village board chose... Read more »

Biss’ retirement savings solution bill goes to governor for approval

Paige Leskin, City Editor

December 6, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

State lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday sponsored by Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) that implements a program to help Illinois workers save better for retirement. The bill, which now heads to Gov. Pat Quinn for final approval,... Read more »

Evanston resident charged with residential burglaries in Park Ridge, Illinois

Paige Leskin, City Editor

December 6, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a series of burglaries in Park Ridge, Illinois, in which he entered homes when their residents were sleeping, police said. Park Ridge police charged Alfonso Vega, 36,... Read more »

Illinois General Assembly passes ‘revenge porn’ bill

Bailey Williams, Development and Recruitment Editor

December 6, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

The Illinois General Assembly passed Wednesday a widely supported “revenge porn” bill that would ban the publication of sexually explicit pictures without the consent of the person depicted. “It was a great day for Illinois,”... Read more »

City Council approves Evanston Public Library property tax levy

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

December 2, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Aldermen voted Monday night to increase residents' annual property tax to benefit the Evanston Public Library during a special City Council meeting, after previously ... Read more »