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District 65 teachers approve contract proposal

Nora Shelly, City Editor

December 3, 2016

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

The District 65 Educators Council voted to approve a three-year contract by a large margin on Friday. Of the 680 teachers who voted, 579 voted to ratify the contract and 101 voted against it, council president Paula Zelinski... Read more »

City succeeds in final search for holiday tree

Ryan Wangman, Reporter

November 30, 2016

Filed under 2016 Holiday Guide, City, Latest Stories, Local

Much like Whoville in the wake of the Grinch’s visit, the city of Evanston needed a miracle to save the holiday. Without a holiday tree to place in downtown Evanston’s Fountain Square, the city conducted a sylvan search for i... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky endorses Mark Tendam in mayoral race

Stavros Agorakis, A&E Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) endorsed Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) in the upcoming race for mayor of Evanston, Schakowsky said in a statement Monday. Schakowsky’s endorsement focused on Tendam’s place in and advocacy for various... Read more »

Police Blotter: Man arrested after 31 grams of marijuana found in car

Erica Snow, Assistant City Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Police arrested a Chicago man Sunday after officers found 31 grams of marijuana in his car, police said. At about 11:55 p.m., police stopped a driver after he made a right turn without using his turn signal, Evanston police... Read more »

Evanston, AFSCME begin contract talks

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 22, 2016

Filed under City, Local, Politics, State

The city is beginning its negotiations with the local AFSCME Council amid uncertainties surrounding negotiations at the state level. Last week, a commission appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner declared an impasse in the talks last... Read more »

New animal hospital on Dempster Street to open next summer pending city approval

Margaux MacColl, Reporter

November 21, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

A new animal hospital on Dempster Street will open next summer pending approval by the City Council. The hospital, which will be headed by veterinarian Gail Henry, would be located at 516 Dempster St. It is tentatively being... Read more »

City Council approves new liquor license for recreation facilities

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 20, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

A new liquor license class approved by City Council last week allows indoor recreation facilities to serve alcohol. The license was brought to council after the owner of Quad Indoor Sports, 2454 Oakton St., went to the city... Read more »