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Mass shooting preludes Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race against Hate for second straight year

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

June 25, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, National

For the 17th annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate, a number of participants told organizers they had registered in light of recent events, race director Trimmy Stamell said. This was the second consecutive year... Read more »

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus reported in Evanston

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

June 23, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

The first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes were found in Evanston by the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District on Thursday. According to a press release, the NSMAD collected a batch of mosquitoes Wednesday, and they tested... Read more »

Lightning strike causes structure fire in Evanston

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

June 23, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Fire Department responded to reports of smoke after lightning struck the house located at 1506 Wesley Ave. around 8:19 p.m. Wednesday. According to a press release, neighbors called after seeing smoke coming from... Read more »

Man arrested after attempted theft at Evanston CVS, charged with four offenses

Yvonne Kim, Reporter

June 23, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A 47-year-old man was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with attempting to steal a wallet from a shopper at a CVS store in Evanston. A 43-year-old Glenview resident said she confronted the man now identified as Elmo... Read more »

Staff introduces proposed changes to nuisance premise ordinance

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

June 21, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston officials introduced to City Council two ordinances addressing nuisance premises that aim to increase cooperation from landlords and restructure the enforcement process on Monday. Proposals of the ordinances were first introduced in February of this year afte... Read more »

Three shot in Evanston overnight

Rishika Dugyala, Summer Assistant Editor

June 20, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred early Monday morning and resulted in three gunshot victims, police said. Officers on a deployment patrol near Lyons Street and Dodge Avenue heard several... Read more »

Summer resurfacing work to affect traffic on four street segments

David Fishman, Summer Assistant Editor

June 20, 2016

Filed under City, Local

Summertime marks a period of improvement for many, and Evanston is no exception. Beginning the week of June 27, the city will contract resurfacing work on four street segments, affecting traffic along portions of Brown Avenue,... Read more »

16-year-old Evanston resident shot in chest

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

June 18, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A 16-year-old boy was shot late Saturday afternoon in central Evanston, police said. Officers discovered the Evanston teen with a gunshot wound to his chest at about 4:40 p.m. near Lyons Street and Ashland Avenue — about... Read more »

Summer Food Service Program offers free meals for Evanston youth while building community

Yvonne Kim, Reporter

June 18, 2016

Filed under City, Local

The annual Summer Food Service Program is now in its second week of offering free breakfast and lunch on weekdays for youth at various locations such as schools and community centers throughout Evanston. The program, funded... Read more »

Man sentenced to 46 years in prison for 1992 Evanston murder

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

June 16, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

A Chicago man was sentenced to 46 years in prison on Wednesday for murdering an Evanston woman in 1992. On April 23, 1992, police discovered Deeondra Dawson, 25, “brutally murdered” in her apartment in the 600 block of... Read more »

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