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2 masked men attack south Evanston resident

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 13, 2013

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Two masked men attacked a 29-year-old man last week in his south Evanston apartment, according to police. Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said the resident encountered the men when he came home at about 10:30 a.m. Nov. 5...

Updated: Man shot across from Evanston Township High School

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 11, 2013

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A 20-year-old man was shot Saturday night across the street from Evanston Township High School, according to police. The man, who is from Evanston, was shot four times with a small-caliber gun at about 8:40 p.m. on a sidewalk...

Updated: Chicago man stabbed during street artist brawl near Evanston-Chicago border

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 11, 2013

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A 34-year-old man was stabbed Friday night during a fight among street artists near the Evanston-Chicago border, according to police. Shortly before midnight, Chicago and Evanston police responded to several people fighting...

Pritzker-backed project plans ‘modern learning center’ near ETHS

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 11, 2013

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Evanston billionaire Jennifer Pritzker is turning to west Evanston for her latest philanthropic venture. Officials affiliated with Tawani Enterprises, the Chicago-based investment group led by Pritzker, announced last week...

Basketball legend Isiah Thomas buys Evanston apartment building

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 9, 2013

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Isiah Thomas, the retired Hall of Fame basketball player, has bought an apartment building near Main Street in Evanston, his real estate group announced Friday. The 6-year-old property, 525 Kedzie St., has 20 residential unit...

Michelin honors Evanston restaurant Found for affordable eating

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 9, 2013

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Michelin on Thursday awarded downtown Evanston's Found the Bib Gourmand, an annual prize for affordable fine dining. The eclectic small-plates eatery, 1631 Chicago Ave., celebrated its one-year anniversary Wednesday. Found...

Updated: Chicago eyes Evanston for Divvy expansion

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 6, 2013

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The Chicago Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it is looking to expand bike-sharing service Divvy to Evanston. CDOT said it plans to apply for $3 million in state grants to bring the Chicago-based network to Evanston...

Evanston man pleads not guilty to attacking, prostituting teenage runaway

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 6, 2013

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An Evanston man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to beating and prostituting a 14-year-old runaway girl, according to a Cook County Circuit Court official. Donzell Mintz, 22, faces 14 charges, including involun...

Evanston lands $480K grant for protected bike lane

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 5, 2013

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Evanston has secured nearly half a million dollars in federal money to build a protected bike lane along Dodge Avenue, a city official announced this morning. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said the $480,000 grant will...