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 »

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 »

First Bank & Trust looks toward second financial literacy class, partners with city

Bailey Williams, Summer Assistant Editor

July 12, 2014
Filed under Business, City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

First Bank & Trust is looking to have its second financial literacy class for teens this month as part of its partnership with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The bank announced in June the partnership, which... Read more »

Evanston woman dies after accident

Rebecca Savransky, Summer Editor

July 2, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

An Evanston woman died after being hit by a motorcyclist while riding her bike Monday in downtown Evanston.The... Read more »

Fire extinguished in private residence on Oakton

Sophia Bollag, Assistant Summer Editor

June 18, 2014
Filed under City, Local

Firefighters extinguished a fire early Wednesday morning in an empty house across the street from Dawes Elementary School on Oakton Street, authorities said. The Evanston fire department responded... Read more »

Body found on campus identified as missing Northwestern researcher

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

June 12, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A body found last month along the lakefront of campus has been identified as that of a missing Northwestern researcher, authorities... Read more »

Evanston residents complain about traffic from new indoor soccer facility

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

June 10, 2014
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Several residents spoke out during Monday's City Council meeting about traffic on residential streets from the new indoor soccer facility near Evanston Township High School. More than 40 youth soccer teams organized by Team... Read more »

Updated: ETHS grad fatally shot on West Howard Street

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

June 6, 2014
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

An 18-year-old man who was shot and killed Friday afternoon near the Evanston-Chicago border was a recent graduate of Evanston Township High School, the school said Monday. He has been identified as Alante Vallejo of the 200... Read more »