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Northwestern alumnus becomes fifth candidate to join mayoral race

Nora Shelly, City Editor

December 8, 2016

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The candidate field in Evanston's mayoral race has grown to five, as Evanston lawyer and activist Jeff Smith announced this week that he plans to run. Smith (WCAS, '77) said he is currently circulating petitions and is looking... Read more »

Woman charged with child endangerment after car accident

Nora Shelly, City Editor

December 8, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

An Evanston woman was charged with misdemeanor child endangerment on last month following a car accident. The woman was driving with her 6-year-old daughter when she allegedly rear-ended another car at the intersection of... Read more »

South Evanston fire displaces 18 residents

Nora Shelly, City Editor

December 5, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories

A fire broke out in an apartment complex in south Evanston Monday morning, displacing 18 people. Evanston Fire Department crews were dispatched just before 9:30 a.m. to the 600 block of Sherman Avenue after receiving reports... Read more »

District 65 teachers approve contract proposal

Nora Shelly, City Editor

December 3, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

The District 65 Educators Council voted to approve a three-year contract by a large margin on Friday. Of the 680 teachers who voted, 579 voted to ratify the contract and 101 voted against it, council president Paula Zelinski... Read more »

City succeeds in final search for holiday tree

Ryan Wangman, Reporter

November 30, 2016

Filed under 2016 Holiday Guide, City, Latest Stories, Local

Much like Whoville in the wake of the Grinch’s visit, the city of Evanston needed a miracle to save the holiday. Without a holiday tree to place in downtown Evanston’s Fountain Square, the city conducted a sylvan search for i... Read more »

Evanston police officers placed on leave after arresting city clerk candidate

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 28, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories

Two police officers were placed on administrative leave after an Evanston man running for city clerk was arrested Sunday evening while petitioning for the office in downtown Evanston. Devon Reid, 24, was arrested at the corner... Read more »

Evanston Public Library books related to Quran defaced

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Seven Evanston Public Library books about Islam and the Quran were found defaced with "racist language and imagery" as well as graffiti, library officials said in a statement Tuesday. EPL officials said the books were being... Read more »