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Woman missing since June 21 found in Chicago

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

June 29, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Aral Lea Johnson, the 24-year-old woman who had been missing since June 21, was located in Chicago Wednesday. Evanston police found her due to a tip from a family member, according to a news release. Until Wednesday, Johnson... Read more »

Police search for missing woman in Evanston

Jerry Lee, Summer Managing Editor

June 28, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A woman was reported missing last Tuesday, police said. Aral Lea Johnson, 24, was last seen on June 21 at approximately 11 p.m. after leaving a residential care facility in the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue without permission,... Read more »

Council approves changes to nuisance premise ordinances

Nora Shelly, Assistant Summer Editor

June 28, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City Council approved changes Monday night to two ordinances that aim to increase cooperation between landlords and the city and reduce issues at problem properties in Evanston. Changes to the nuisance premise ordinance in... Read more »

City staff to allow public input on energy and water benchmarking ordinance

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor

June 28, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City staff will be hosting three drop-in open comment sessions beginning Tuesday so the public can provide input on a draft of an ordinance about energy and water benchmarking before it is introduced to City Council. Evanston... Read more »

Mass shooting preludes Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race against Hate for second straight year

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

June 25, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, National

For the 17th annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate, a number of participants told organizers they had registered in light of recent events, race director Trimmy Stamell said. This was the second consecutive year... Read more »

Mosquitoes with West Nile virus reported in Evanston

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

June 23, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

The first West Nile virus positive mosquitoes were found in Evanston by the North Shore Mosquito Abatement District on Thursday. According to a press release, the NSMAD collected a batch of mosquitoes Wednesday, and they tested... Read more »

Lightning strike causes structure fire in Evanston

Khadrice Rollins, Summer Editor

June 23, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Fire Department responded to reports of smoke after lightning struck the house located at 1506 Wesley Ave. around 8:19 p.m. Wednesday. According to a press release, neighbors called after seeing smoke coming from... Read more »

Man arrested after attempted theft at Evanston CVS, charged with four offenses

Yvonne Kim, Reporter

June 23, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A 47-year-old man was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with attempting to steal a wallet from a shopper at a CVS store in Evanston. A 43-year-old Glenview resident said she confronted the man now identified as Elmo... Read more »

Staff introduces proposed changes to nuisance premise ordinance

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

June 21, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston officials introduced to City Council two ordinances addressing nuisance premises that aim to increase cooperation from landlords and restructure the enforcement process on Monday. Proposals of the ordinances were first introduced in February of this year afte... Read more »

Three shot in Evanston overnight

Rishika Dugyala, Summer Assistant Editor

June 20, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston detectives are currently investigating a shooting that occurred early Monday morning and resulted in three gunshot victims, police said. Officers on a deployment patrol near Lyons Street and Dodge Avenue heard several... Read more »

Summer resurfacing work to affect traffic on four street segments

David Fishman, Summer Assistant Editor

June 20, 2016

Filed under City, Local

Summertime marks a period of improvement for many, and Evanston is no exception. Beginning the week of June 27, the city will contract resurfacing work on four street segments, affecting traffic along portions of Brown Avenue,... Read more »

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