Evanston Democrats honor politicians, activists ahead of upcoming election

Ben Schaefer, Reporter

October 20, 2014

Filed under City, Local, Politics, State

David Axelrod, former political adviser to President Barack Obama, traveled to Evanston to accept an award Sunday evening from the Democratic Party of Evanston for his political achievements. At the DPOE's annual dinner,... Read more »

Off-duty Evanston officer involved in shootout

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 20, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Local

An off-duty Evanston police officer exchanged gunfire Thursday with two people while they robbed a bar in an Illinois suburb, police said. Two men, armed with handguns, entered a bar in East Hazel Crest, Illinois, and... Read more »

Domino’s eyes Evanston for new location

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 20, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Northwestern students may soon have yet another option to order late night pizza. National pizza chain Domino’s Pizza is looking to open its doors at 911 Foster St. in Evanston, located next to the Foster Street CTA station. The... Read more »

Sustain Evanston discusses initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emission

Jacquelyn Guillen, Reporter

October 20, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Environmental leaders and activists spoke Saturday about different initiatives by community members to reduce Evanston’s greenhouse gas emissions. Sustain Evanston, a network of organizations and people working to improve... Read more »

Man arrested in Evanston in 2013 sentenced to 12 years in prison

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 19, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A Cook County judge sentenced a Skokie resident Friday to 12 years in state prison after Evanston police arrested him in 2013. Blair Aikens, 28, was arrested in Evanston in July 2013 in connection with weapons possession,... Read more »

Evanston Community Foundation holds annual fundraiser for community grants

Julie Fishbach, Reporter

October 19, 2014

Filed under City, Local

The Evanston Community Foundation held its annual benefit Sunday evening to raise money to fund the organization's community grants. “The event builds community to have the people who support the foundation together," said... Read more »

Three Evanston businesses qualify for Chase grant consideration

Julia Jacobs, Reporter

October 19, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Three Evanston businesses qualified Friday to be considered for a $150,000 grant from Chase Bank. Through the Mission Main Street Grants, Chase awards 20 for-profit small businesses nationwide a total of $3 million each year.... Read more »

Evanston History Center hosts lecture on jewelry shop

Peter Kotecki, Reporter

October 17, 2014

Filed under City, Local

The Evanston History Center hosted a lecture Thursday on a 20th-century Evanston jewelry shop and its relation to the arts and crafts movement. Curator Mary McWilliams came as a part of the center’s... Read more »

Evanston seeks community input for Fountain Square renovation

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 16, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The city is soliciting input on the upcoming renovation of Fountain Square, the small plaza downtown near World of Beer. The comments will help to develop four possible concepts for Fountain Square to be presented in early... Read more »