Low-income child care vulnerable after no new revenue used to fix 2015 state deficit

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

March 31, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a bill Thursday to fix the 2015 funding deficit, which had disproportionally hurt low-income child care centers. The new law allocates $293 million for early childhood education by taking funding from... Read more »

Epic Burger plans to expand to Evanston this summer

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

March 31, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

A Chicago-based burger chain hopes to expand to Evanston this summer pending a City Council vote on April 13. Epic Burger, which plans to open at 1622 Sherman Ave., advertises a simple menu built around a "more mindful burger"... Read more »

New Curt’s Cafe location helps at-risk young women and teenage mothers

Billy Kobin, Reporter

March 30, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

A second Curt's Cafe location opened last week that will focus on providing job training and employment for at-risk young women and teenage mothers. Curt’s Cafe South, 1813 Dempster St., aims to follow the mission of the... Read more »

Evanston police start text-to-911 program

Tori Latham, City Editor

March 27, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston residents can now text 911 if they are unable to call in an emergency, police announced last week. Evanston police created the program after discovering the department receives 70 percent of its 911 calls from cell... Read more »

Missing Evanston man found

Tori Latham and Sophia Bollag

March 24, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston man reported missing Tuesday afternoon has been found and reunited with his family, police said. Joshua Vazquez, 19,... Read more »

Evanston aldermen delay vote on 12-story Maple Avenue apartment complex

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

March 24, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Debate over the availability of affordable housing in downtown Evanston stalled aldermen Monday from approving a new 12-story residential building. City officials voted to delay the approval of plans for a development to... Read more »

First female Evanston mayor dies after battle with leukemia

Tori Latham, City Editor

March 23, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Former Mayor Joan Barr-Smith died Saturday at the age of 75, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz told Evanston media in an email. Her cause of death is believed to be leukemia, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said. Barr-Smith was born... Read more »

Tisdahl announces $5 million donation from Northwestern in annual address

Alice Yin, Development and Recruitment Editor

March 20, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Northwestern ​will donate $1 million to Evanston annually for the next five years, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl announced Friday at her 2015 State of the City address. The gift will go toward projects that will be jointly decided... Read more »

Evanston asks Illinois governor to protect city funds

Sophia Bollag, Managing Editor

March 17, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Aldermen unanimously expressed their opposition Monday to a proposal by the governor that would force Evanston to cut expenses by more than 4 percent. In February, Gov. Bruce Rauner ... Read more »