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Evanston to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 28, 2016

Filed under City, Local

Evanston plans to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day, joining other cities around the country that have made the change. In making the decision, city officials worked with the Mitchell Museum of the American... Read more »

Police Blotter: Man arrested after confrontation with teenagers

Evelyn Metric, Reporter

April 28, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

A 29-year-old Skokie man was arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection with a confrontation with four teenagers that caused them to call the police. The man confronted the teenagers in the 700 block of Church Street, accusing... Read more »

District 65 reveals plan for addressing black student achievement

Darby Hopper, Reporter

April 26, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

More than 100 people met Monday at the Joseph E. Hill Early Childhood Center to discuss the achievement gap between white and black students in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and the district’s goals for addressing these raci... Read more »

Proposed state K-12 budget proposal increases funds for ETHS, decreases for CPS

Elena Sucharetza, Reporter

April 21, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston Township High School would receive increased funding under Gov. Bruce Rauner’s proposed K-12 education funding, but school officials are not expecting to budget for it. Rauner introduced a plan to increase general fun... Read more »

Man arrested after confrontation in which police fired shots

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

April 20, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston police reported a man taken into custody Tuesday after a confrontation where officers fired shots, but no one was injured. Officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1300 block of Asbury Avenue at about 2 p.m.... Read more »