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Evanston to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under City, Local

Evanston plans to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, joining other cities around the country that have made the change. In making the decision, city officials worked with the Mitchell Museum of the American... Read more »

Police Blotter: Man arrested after confrontation with teenagers

Evelyn Metric, Reporter

April 28, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A 29-year-old Skokie man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with a confrontation with four teenagers that caused them to call the police. The man confronted the teenagers in the 700 block of Church Street, accusing... Read more »

Evanston, Northwestern not participating in annual Springfield lobby day

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under City, Politics

Evanston and Northwestern will not participate in the annual Evanston Lobby Day in Springfield because of frustration with the state budget gridlock. The 2016 trip would have been the seventh annual lobbying day, which started... Read more »

ETHS student charged with carrying semi-automatic handgun on school grounds

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 27, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Education, Latest Stories

An 18-year-old Evanston Township High School student was charged with a felony Wednesday for carrying a semi-automatic handgun in his backpack at school. ETHS officials notified the school resource officer assigned to the... Read more »

Police Blotter: Residential burglary of two bicycles valued at $4000

Juliet Freudman, Reporter

April 27, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

A 51-year-old Evanston resident reported Tuesday two bicycles stolen from her garage at her home in the 1100 block of Asbury Avenue. The woman said someone entered her garage through an unlocked side door sometime between Sunday... Read more »