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8-year-old Evanston boy hit by CTA Purple Line train

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 30, 2016

Filed under City, Local

An 8-year-old boy was hit by a Chicago Transit Authority Purple Line train Saturday afternoon and remains in critical condition, police said. Evanston police officers responded to the report of a juvenile struck by a CTA train at a... Read more »

Despite not passing 2016 budget, Democrats advance 2017’s budget

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 27, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

The Illinois House of Representatives passed a state budget for next fiscal year late Wednesday, despite not passing the budget for 2016 and heavy criticism from Republicans. The proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 passed... Read more »

Police Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with bicycle burglary

Benjamin Din, Copy Editor

May 27, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

A 48-year-old man was arrested Monday morning in connection with stealing a bicycle from an apartment complex in the 900 block of Hinman Avenue. The man, a Chicago resident, took a blue-and-silver Schwinn women’s bicycle,... Read more »

Police Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with trespassing at Evanston Public Library

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 25, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Police charged a 47-year-old woman with criminal trespass at Evanston Public Library on Monday afternoon. Officers were dispatched to the library, 1703 Orrington Ave. at about 4:15 p.m. after receiving a call requesting as... Read more »

Illinois Senate passes automatic voter registration bill

Billy Kobin, Reporter

May 24, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

The Illinois Senate passed a measure sponsored by Evanston representatives last Thursday that would automatically register state residents to vote when they receive their driver’s licenses. Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) co-sponsored... Read more »

ETHS to change locker protocol following thefts by employees

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant City Editor

May 24, 2016

Filed under City, Education

Following the firing of two employees who allegedly stole from students’ lockers, the Evanston Township High School District 202 Board members and administrators have begun implementing changes to locker protocol. After viewing... Read more »

Police Blotter: Bag full of hats stolen from Campus Gear

Evelyn Metric, Reporter

May 24, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

A man was arrested in connection with stealing hats from Campus Gear on Sunday afternoon. Two men were discovered at about 3:30 p.m. stuffing two bags full of hats and attempting to leave the store — 1722 Sherman Ave. ... Read more »