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Evanston man sentenced to 8 years in prison for marijuana distribution, money laundering

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

August 26, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for distributing more than a thousand kilograms of marijuana and laundering the proceeds through luxury car purchases and property leases. Jonathan Tankson, 32,... Read more »

Former Evanston Township High School substitute teacher charged with possession of child pornography

Fathma Rahman, Development and Recruitment Editor

August 25, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Education, Local

A substitute teacher at Evanston Township High School was charged Friday with possession of child pornography after a student found an unattended cell phone at the school containing sexual pictures of young people, police said. The... Read more »

Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis to speak at ETHS

David Fishman, Assistant Summer Editor

August 25, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) will speak next week at Evanston Township High School about his trilogy of graphic novels focused on his experiences as a longtime civil rights activist. The novels, co-authored by Lewis and... Read more »

Council delays action on salary changes for aldermen, city clerk

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

August 17, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Aldermen delayed action on salary changes for themselves and the city clerk Monday night and approved a 23.1 percent salary increase for the mayor. The council had previously voted to send the ordinances addressing salary changes... Read more »

Mediterranean restaurant takes over former Dixie Kitchen space

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor

August 16, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

The locale on 825 Church St. formerly known as Dixie Kitchen has reopened as YaHala Inn, a Middle Eastern restaurant, instead of the previously announced Old Dixie Cafe. The decision to serve Mediterranean cuisine instead... Read more »

Rauner vetoes automatic voter registration bill despite bipartisan support from legislators

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

August 15, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a voter registration bill Friday that would have automatically registered voters seeking a new or updated license, saying the law would be at odds with federal law. The bill, which would take effect... Read more »

Fire breaks out in the 1700 block of Lyons Street

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor

August 12, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A fire broke out in 1719 Lyons St. on Thursday night, displacing one of the building's residents, Evanston Fire Department officials said in a news release. The fire, which was first reported at 9 p.m., started in the kitchen... Read more »

Police Blotter: Police attempt to find stolen items in residential burglary

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

August 11, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

Police are trying to track down items stolen during a residential burglary that occurred early Tuesday morning. At about 12:30 a.m., police arrived at the 800 block of Gaffield Place after a 65-year-old male resident reported... Read more »

Four shot Tuesday night

Mariana Alfaro, Web Editor

August 10, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Four people were shot in Evanston on Tuesday night during a gathering around Foster Street and Jackson Avenue, but none of the victims suffered life-threatening injuries, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily. Dugan... Read more »

EPD recovers two handguns

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

August 10, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Police Department officers recovered a loaded handgun in an incident Wednesday evening, and another a few hours later early Thursday morning. Shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, a 16-year-old Evanston resident was... Read more »