Illinois Rep. introduces bill to reduce textbook costs

Paige Leskin, Assistant City Editor

April 23, 2014
Filed under City, Education

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster (D-Ill.) introduced legislation on Tuesday to make open-source textbooks available for free to college students as part of an effort to make higher education more affordable and accessible.  “Skyrocketing... Read more »

Blotter: April 24

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

April 23, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

More than $500 in electronics stolen from apartment Someone stole more than $500 worth of video games from a south Evanston apartment on Tuesday.  A 58-year-old man said he returned to... Read more »

New CTA cameras have led to greater number of graffiti arrests

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

April 23, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

The addition of new cameras in the Chicago Transit Authority's security network has led to a greater number of arrests in connection with criminal defacement cases. Along with the cameras, the CTA is filing... Read more »

Blotter: April 23

Julian Gerez, Assistant City Editor

April 22, 2014
Filed under City, Crime

Evanston teen arrested in connection with aggravated, unlawful use of a weapon An 18-year-old man was arrested in connection with aggravated and unlawful use of a weapon in Evanston on Sunday morning. The... Read more »

Gov. Quinn grants D65 funding for environmental education program

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

April 21, 2014
Filed under City, Local, Politics, State

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 will receive nearly $40,000 to fund an initiative to teach water literacy to elementary and middle school students, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday. The... Read more »