Former Evanston attorney reappointed to Circuit Court of Cook County

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

December 19, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Judge Jerry Esrig has been reappointed to fill a vacancy on the Circuit Court of Cook County after failing to win the election for a seat last March, the former Evanston attorney wrote in an email to supporters Friday. The... Read more »

City Council approves Evanston Public Library property tax levy

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

December 2, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Aldermen voted Monday night to increase residents' annual property tax to benefit the Evanston Public Library during a special City Council meeting, after previously ... Read more »

Evanston awarded $88K grant to encourage safe routes to schools

Paige Leskin, City Editor

December 1, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

Evanston will receive $88,000 in federal funding as part of a state program to create a safer environment for children to walk and bike to school, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn announced Saturday. The money awarded to Evanston will... Read more »

Evanston City Council passes 2015 budget, raising water rate by 10 percent

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 25, 2014

Filed under City, Local, Politics

City Council passed the proposed 2015 budget Monday after it narrowly approved an amendment to include a 10 percent increase in the water utility rate for Evanston residents. The passed budget stands at... Read more »

Evanston, nonprofit continue partnership to expunge records of residents with criminal pasts

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 25, 2014

Filed under City, Local, Politics

City officials will continue to give residents with criminal records the opportunity to enter the workforce with a clean slate. Aldermen approved Monday a renewal of an agreement with the James B. Moran Center for Youth... Read more »

EPA lauds Evanston for sustainability efforts

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 23, 2014

Filed under City, Local

Evanston has been named one of more than 60 communities nationwide that have met a series of sustainability standards set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The city announced Thursday it has been designated a Green... Read more »

Northwestern attorneys present closing arguments in Cook County Jail lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, Editor in Chief

November 21, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Northwestern lawyers presented closing arguments last week in a suit they filed against Cook County officials over conditions at the county’s jail, where they allege “a culture of brutality and lawlessness” exists in the... Read more »

Evanston’s first nanobrewery opens to public Friday

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 20, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

Evanston’s first nanobrewery will officially open its doors Friday and start selling beer produced on-site to the public. Sketchbook Brewing Company, 825 Chicago Ave., will serve its own brewed craft beers and ciders through... Read more »