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Police Blotter: Chicago woman charged with child endangerment

Joanne Lee, Reporter

October 12, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A 28-year-old woman was arrested Sunday night in connection with endangerment of the life of a child. The woman was stopped by police in the 1700 block of Howard Street on Oct. 11 at about 7:30 p.m. for a minor traffic violation... Read more »

Northwestern donates first portion of $5 million gift to Evanston

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

October 11, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Northwestern has donated $1 million to Evanston in the first annual installment of a five-year gift announced last spring. Half of the first donation will help improve Sheridan Road through resurfacing and traffic signal upgrades. NU has invested the remaining half of the money in Evanston's ambulance service, the city’s youth outreach program, a... Read more »

Evanston to host first Oktoberfest beer festival

Madison Blanchard, Reporter

October 10, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston will be hosting its first-ever Oktoberfest this Sunday featuring craft beer from four local breweries. Oktoberfest is the result of a joint effort by breweries Peckish Pig, Smylie Brothers Brewing Co., Temperance... Read more »

Proposed Evanston budget increases property taxes, plans for potential cuts

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

October 10, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Under Evanston's proposed 2016 budget, city residents would see their property taxes rise 0.4 percent. The city released Friday its proposed budget for the next fiscal year, including a 10 percent growth from the 2015 budg... Read more »

Evanston prep school staff member charged with possession of child pornography

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

October 9, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Education, Latest Stories, Local

A staff member at Evanston’s Roycemore School was charged Friday with possession of child pornography after police found about 6,000 images and videos on his hard drive. Timothy King, a 44-year-old information technology... Read more »

City moves Public Works Agency forward with new bureau managers

Julia Jacobs, City Editor

October 6, 2015

Filed under City, Local

In the next step toward reorganizing Evanston’s Public Works and Utilities departments under one agency, the city announced Monday the appointment of three of the agency’s bureau managers. Although the city named current employees to... Read more »

Evanston receives over $40,000 in federal grant for senior meal program

Robin Opsahl, Reporter

October 6, 2015

Filed under City, Local

Evanston’s Human Services Committee has renewed funding for the city’s senior meal program, giving more than $40,000 this year to the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and the Levy Senior Center. This is the fifth year... Read more »