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Domestic violence services in Illinois lose funding

Domestic violence services in Illinois lose funding

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 26
Filed under City, Politics

Domestic violence services across Illinois are going without state funding after the stopgap budget ran out at the beginning of the year, officials said. Vickie Smith, executive director of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said most of the agencies in the group were told they would... Read more »

Equality Illinois endorses Mark Tendam for Evanston mayor

Stavros Agorakis, Reporter
February 26
Filed under City, Local

Equality Illinois, a statewide political action committee advocating for the rights of LGBTQ people, endorsed Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) for mayor of Evanston, the organization announced Friday. The group said Tendam’s leadership positions in Evanston have allowed him to better advocate for marginalized... Read more »

Police Blotter: Bikes stolen from 2 Evanston homes

Syd Stone, Reporter
February 26
Filed under City, Crime

An Evanston man reported his bike had been stolen from his residence in west Evanston on Wednesday, police said. The 19-year-old man left his black bike locked to a metal clothesline pole in the backyard of his residence in the 1100 block of Hartrey Avenue at noon on Wednesday, Evanston police Cmdr.... Read more »

Evanston resident leads local chapter to oppose Trump through political action, education

Evanston resident leads local chapter to oppose Trump through political action, education

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
February 26
Filed under City, Politics

Evanston resident Alisa Kaplan said she woke up a “zombie” after last year’s presidential election. Disillusioned by a campaign filled with hateful rhetoric and “overt misogyny,” she said she lay around moping for days. Then — after going through a personal “grieving process” — Kaplan... Read more »

Local activists urge community to do their part to actively oppose Dakota Access Pipeline

Local activists urge community to do their part to actively oppose Dakota Access Pipeline

Syd Stone, Reporter
February 26
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Organizers urged Evanston community members to divest from banks that support the Dakota Access Pipeline and to stand in solidarity with individuals who could be affected by the pipeline’s construction at an event Saturday. Local indigenous community organizers spoke to a crowd of about 70 people... Read more »

ETHS Board Policy Committee to review transgender policies, practices next month

ETHS Board Policy Committee to review transgender policies, practices next month

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
February 24
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Township High School Superintendent Eric Witherspoon affirmed the district’s commitment to protecting transgender students and announced a Board Policy Committee meeting next month to review current policies and practices. Witherspoon’s statement came two days after President Donald Trump revoked federal guidelines a... Read more »

Cook County officials discuss voter turnout issues in town hall meeting

Cook County officials discuss voter turnout issues in town hall meeting

Jane Yun, Reporter
February 24
Filed under City

Although suburban Cook County reached a historic voter turnout of more than 70 percent during the presidential election, voter participation is still hindered by issues such as voter suppression, said local officials during a town hall Thursday in Skokie. Cook County Clerk David Orr and Commissioner... Read more »

Evanston police, residents meet for first complaint review process planning meeting

Evanston police, residents meet for first complaint review process planning meeting

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
February 24
Filed under City

Evanston residents worked toward creating a citizen-run committee to evaluate the Evanston Police Department’s complaint review process at a meeting Thursday. The committee would be tasked with assessing EPD’s current complaint review procedures and developing suggestions to increase transparency... Read more »

Miller proposes independent investigator position days before mayoral primary

Miller proposes independent investigator position days before mayoral primary

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 24
Filed under City

Ald. Brian Miller (9th) announced Thursday that he would seek to create an independent inspector general office if elected mayor. The announcement comes five days before the Feb. 28 primary, in which Miller will go up against four other candidates: businessman Steve Hagerty, lawyer Jeff Smith (Weinberg... Read more »

Lee Cabot, Judy Fiske face off in 1st Ward race

Lee Cabot, Judy Fiske face off in 1st Ward race

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 23
Filed under City

The two candidates vying to represent the 1st Ward — which lies just west of Sheridan Road and encompasses most on-campus housing — have both said they prioritize frequent communication with residents and the university was essential to their campaign platforms. The race pits incumbent Ald. Judy... Read more »

Police Blotter: Items valued at thousands of dollars stolen from south Evanston home

Sophie Mann, Copy Chief
February 23
Filed under City

An Evanston woman found several items missing and a kitchen window broken Tuesday evening in her south Evanston home. She left her apartment at the 800 block of Brummel Street at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday and returned at 9:15 p.m. the same day, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. She locked the... Read more »

Evanston school officials respond to Trump’s revocation of transgender bathroom order

Evanston school officials respond to Trump’s revocation of transgender bathroom order

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
February 23
Filed under City

Board members from Evanston’s two school districts said Thursday that they intended to review local policy after President Donald Trump revoked protections allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity. Two District 202 board members said... Read more »