Mayor: The problem of violence in Evanston is everyone’s problem

Bailey Williams, Assistant Summer Editor

July 30, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl called on residents Monday to join city officials in their fight against gun violence. “Evanston should be a safe place to live, raise a family and do business for everyone,” Tisdahl wrote... Read more »

Evanston girl reported missing

Rebecca Savransky, Summer Editor

July 28, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories

A 15-year-old Evanston resident was reported missing Thursday, police said. Alishianna Harris was last seen Thursday near her residence and has been reported missing several times in the past, police said. She also suffers... Read more »

CTA signs contract to upgrade wireless system to 4G

Stephanie Kelly, Reporter

July 22, 2014
Filed under City

The Chicago Transit Authority will begin a project in November to improve wireless communication on the Red Line and Blue Line subways. CTA officials voted in a board meeting Thursday to sign a contract with Aldridge Electric,... Read more »

Aldermen delay bike plan after public criticism

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

July 22, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston aldermen delayed voting on a citywide bike plan Monday after residents criticized aspects of the proposal and asked City Council to revise it before approval. About 15 residents spoke on the issue, which aldermen... Read more »

Two teens sustain non-fatal injuries in shooting near ETHS

Sophia Bollag, Assistant Summer Editor

July 21, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Two teenagers were shot Monday evening about a block from Evanston Township High School, resulting in non-life threatening injuries, police... Read more »

Mosquitoes from Evanston test positive for West Nile virus

Paige Leskin, Reporter

July 18, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories

A sample of mosquitoes collected from Evanston at the end of June tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to the city. These are the first reports of the virus in Evanston this year. Tests ordered by the North Shore... Read more »

Evanston named 'Tech Savvy City'

Lydia Ramsey, Reporter

July 16, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Evanston was the only city in the country to be designated a Tech Savvy City by the Public Technology Institute. Along with Evanston, which received its designation earlier this month, three counties in California, Florida... Read more »

Updated: Missing Evanston man found

Rebecca Savransky, Summer Editor

July 16, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Updated, 7:20 p.m. Wednesday: Moran has been located safely, police said in an email to Evanston media. Original story: An Evanston resident was reported missing Wednesday morning, police said. Jeffrey P. Moran, 68,... Read more »

Governor paves the way for $30 million solar power purchase

Bailey Williams, Assistant Summer Editor

July 15, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill into law June 28 requiring the Illinois Power Agency to purchase up to $30 million of solar power. The law, which took effect the day it was signed, establishes a competitive process for acquiring... Read more »