Religious leaders, students meet in light of Ferguson decision

Hal Jin, Reporter

November 26, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories

Local officials and religious leaders led a community prayer Tuesday, calling for peace a day after a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri decided that the police officer who fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown would not be... Read more »

Evanston City Council passes 2015 budget, raising water rate by 10 percent

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 25, 2014

Filed under City, Local, Politics

City Council passed the proposed 2015 budget Monday after it narrowly approved an amendment to include a 10 percent increase in the water utility rate for Evanston residents. The passed budget stands at... Read more »

Evanston, nonprofit continue partnership to expunge records of residents with criminal pasts

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 25, 2014

Filed under City, Local, Politics

City officials will continue to give residents with criminal records the opportunity to enter the workforce with a clean slate. Aldermen approved Monday a renewal of an agreement with the James B. Moran Center for Youth... Read more »

Police Blotter: Nov. 25

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 24, 2014

Filed under City, Crime

Two arrested Sunday in connection with assault Police arrested two Evanston men Sunday in connection with assault, authorities said. Officers responded a little after 1 p.m. on Sunday to... Read more »

State Sen. Daniel Biss honored for retirement savings solution

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 23, 2014

Filed under City, Politics, State

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) was selected last week as a finalist in an innovative policy contest for his plan to provide more Illinois workers with retirement savings. Developing Exceptional American... Read more »

Police Blotter: Nov. 24

Marissa Mizroch, Reporter

November 23, 2014

Filed under City, Crime

Northwestern student’s apartment burglarized An apartment in Evanston where a Northwestern student resides was burglarized Thursday night, police said. A 21-year-old student living in the 800 block of... Read more »

EPA lauds Evanston for sustainability efforts

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 23, 2014

Filed under City, Local

Evanston has been named one of more than 60 communities nationwide that have met a series of sustainability standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The city announced Thursday it has been designated a Green... Read more »

Police arrest parolee Friday after executing search warrant

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

November 22, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston police found​ a​ small amount of​ ​heroin, cannabis and firearm ammunition​ ​Friday morning after executing a search warrant for narcotics at a home in west Evanston. Officers arrested William Reed after​... Read more »

Northwestern attorneys present closing arguments in Cook County Jail lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Northwestern lawyers presented closing arguments last week in a suit they filed against Cook County officials over conditions at the county’s jail, where they allege “a culture of brutality and lawlessness” exists in the... Read more »

Evanston’s first nanobrewery opens to public Friday

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 20, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston’s first nanobrewery will officially open its doors Friday and start selling beer produced on-site to the public. Sketchbook Brewing Company, 825 Chicago Ave., will serve its own brewed craft beers and ciders through... Read more »