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Evanston community grapples with contentious arrests

Evanston community grapples with contentious arrests

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
January 23, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

Northwestern graduate student Lawrence Crosby left his south Evanston apartment one night in October 2015. He approached his car, a black Chevrolet, with the intention of driving to campus, but soon noticed a piece of molding dangling from the driver’s side door. As he took to the damage with a metal... Read more »

Gaspard kicks off mayoral campaign over a month before primary

Gaspard kicks off mayoral campaign over a month before primary

Syd Stone, Reporter
January 22, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Former Evanston Township supervisor Gary Gaspard said he would pursue a local income tax for high-level incomes at his campaign kick-off event on Sunday. Gaspard shared his campaign platform in front of 25 supporters and community members at Curt’s Cafe, 2922 Central St. At the event, Gaspard... Read more »

Demonstrators flood Chicago for Women’s March, joining millions worldwide

Demonstrators flood Chicago for Women’s March, joining millions worldwide

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
January 22, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Hundreds of thousands flocked downtown on Saturday to participate in the Women’s March on Chicago, a sister event to the national march held concurrently in Washington D.C. Women’s Marches spread across the world the day after the inauguration, drawing over two million people total, according... Read more »

Three injured in early morning crash

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 22, 2017
Filed under City

Three Chicago men were injured early Saturday morning following a single vehicle crash in south Evanston, police said. The three were taken to St. Francis Hospital after their car crashed just after 3:30 a.m. in the 300 block of Sheridan Road, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The driver, 28,... Read more »

City candidates discuss affordable housing, development

City candidates discuss affordable housing, development

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under City

Candidates for mayor, city clerk and 5th Ward alderman addressed issues from affordable housing to property taxes in Evanston at a forum event in the 5th Ward on Thursday evening. Ald. Delores Holmes (5th) told The Daily she hosted the forum, which was open to questions from the audience, to get... Read more »

Police blotter: Overnight burglary of safe at Cosi

Sophie Mann, Copy Chief
January 20, 2017
Filed under City

More than $1,000 was stolen from a safe at a restaurant in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning. The break-in at Cosi, 1740 Sherman Ave., occurred between 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 17 and 6 a.m. on Jan. 18, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. $1,392 was taken.... Read more »

State attorney general sues student loan provider

State attorney general sues student loan provider

Billy Kobin, Reporter
January 20, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the nation’s largest student loan provider and another money-lending corporation for allegedly engaging in risky and deceptive lending practices. Madigan filed the lawsuit against Navient Solutions, Inc. and Sallie Mae Bank.... Read more »

Developers shift gears for proposed 831 Emerson

Developers shift gears for proposed 831 Emerson

Nora Shelly, City Editor
January 20, 2017
Filed under City

After plans to build a student housing complex at 831 Emerson St. were shot down last year, the property’s developers are coming back to the city with a plan for a multi-use building. In the fall of 2015, developers Focus Development Group and CA Ventures proposed building a 12-story high-rise on a prope... Read more »

Officer reprimanded for arresting city clerk candidate

Officer reprimanded for arresting city clerk candidate

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under City, Top Stories

One Evanston police officer has been reprimanded and the other has retired after the arrest of Devon Reid, a city clerk candidate who in November was apprehended while petitioning in downtown Evanston, police chief Richard Eddington said. Sgt. David Berman retired during the department’s internal i... Read more »

Cubs trophy comes to Civic Center on Sunday

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under City

The 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs will make the 12th stop on their trophy tour at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center on Sunday. The tour comes after a thrilling postseason run which saw the Cubs reach the World Series for the first time since 1945 and defeat the Cleveland Indians for their... Read more »

State Sen. Daniel Biss says he is considering gubernatorial bid

State Sen. Daniel Biss says he is considering gubernatorial bid

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
January 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) told The Daily on Wednesday night that he was considering a gubernatorial bid next year, but had not yet reached a decision. There are currently a handful of declared candidates, including current Gov. Bruce Rauner and Ald. Ameya Pawar of Chicago. Biss mentioned... Read more »

Students lead artistic community event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Students lead artistic community event honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

Rachel Holtzman, Reporter
January 18, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, City

When Oakton Elementary School fifth-grader Izayah Carr stepped up to the microphone with a smile on his face, more than 1,000 people cheered as he introduced the opening act of Diverse Communities United, a community event held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy. Student performers... Read more »