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Manager: ‘No definite date’ for beer, wine at downtown Evanston Starbucks

Kelly Gonsalves, Reporter

November 4, 2013

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Although Evanston aldermen have approved a liquor license for the downtown Starbucks, a manager said Sunday there is “no definite date” for when the coffee shop will start serving alcohol. City Council agreed Oct. 28 to...

Evanston man charged in hospital attack on police officers

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

November 2, 2013

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An Evanston man has been charged with attacking two police officers Tuesday evening at St. Francis Hospital. Jared Lester-Childs, 27, punched both officers in their chests while he refused to be sedated and restrained at the...

Evanston, Northwestern honored by Illinois for sustainability efforts

Michele Corriston, Editor in Chief

October 31, 2013

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Just in time for Northwestern's annual Green Cup competition, the state honored both Evanston and the University on Tuesday for their eco-friendly efforts.  The Illinois Sustainable Technology Center gave the Governor's Sustai...

Evanston theater to show first-ever film rated NC-17

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 29, 2013

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Evanston's only movie theater will start showing its first-ever film rated NC-17 on Friday. Cinemark Century Theatre, 1715 Maple Ave., will begin screening "Blue is the Warmest Color," a romantic drama that has been cheered...

Updated: Police investigate claim of unwanted sex act involving Evanston firefighter

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 29, 2013

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Evanston police are investigating a 26-year-old woman's report that an on-duty firefighter was involved in an unwanted sexual act with her early Saturday morning. Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott said the incident reportedly...

City Council OKs liquor license for Starbucks in downtown Evanston

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 29, 2013

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Evanston aldermen Monday night approved a liquor license for the Starbucks in downtown Evanston. The license will allow the coffee shop, 1734 Sherman Ave., to serve beer and wine as part of the national chain's "Starbucks Evenings" pilot...

Evanston aldermen take capital improvement tour

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 27, 2013

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Evanston aldermen Saturday morning toured several sites throughout the city targeted for capital improvement. The three-hour tour was scheduled to visit 10 locations the city is eying for various renovations. City Council,...

City official: Evanston Township reinstates employee fired by former supervisor

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 24, 2013

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One of two employees fired by former Evanston Township supervisor Gary Gaspard has been rehired, according to a city official. Rod Mitchell, who served as office manager before Gaspard let him go, was reinstated today, city...

ETHS touts all-time high ACT record

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 23, 2013

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Evanston Township High School announced Wednesday that its class of 2013 set an all-time record for highest average composite score on the ACT. The seniors earned a mean score of 23.9 out of 36 on the college readiness exam,...

Police: ETHS student lied about gun threat

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 23, 2013

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Police said Tuesday an Evanston Township High School student lied to them about a man threatening him with a gun. "EPD working with ETHS staff have confirmed that a false report was made by a student last week about a man...

City manager Wally Bobkiewicz named interim Evanston Township supervisor

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 21, 2013

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Evanston Township trustees tonight appointed city manager Wally Bobkiewicz to replace Gary Gaspard, the township supervisor who resigned abruptly last week. The trustees, who also serve as aldermen, voted 7-3 to name Bobkiewicz...