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Northwestern, Evanston announce shared emergency operations center

Northwestern, Evanston announce shared emergency operations center

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

August 16, 2018


Filed under Campus, Campus Safety, City, Latest Stories, Local, Police, Top Campus Stories

Evanston and Northwestern have agreed to share NU’s Emergency Operations Center, according to a Thursday news release. The Emergency Operations Center, located in the University Police headquarters at 1201 Davis St., will serve as a “safe and secure location” during emergencies where the NU...

Fountain Square renovations delayed by leak in pipes, slated to end in December

Fountain Square renovations delayed by leak in pipes, slated to end in December

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Renovations to Fountain Square in downtown Evanston are scheduled to be delayed through the end of December, Dave Stoneback, the public works director, announced Monday. The square, which has been under construction since April 2017, was slated to be completed by Sept. 30, after a number of delays. Now, Stoneback said at a city meeting, there are potential leaks in pipes att...

Real estate transfer tax increase to appear on November ballot

Real estate transfer tax increase to appear on November ballot

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

August 14, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen approved a resolution 6-2 to place the proposed real estate transfer tax increase on the ballot in November at a Monday meeting. City Council previously discussed increasing the real estate transfer tax at a July 23 meeting in an effort to increase revenue for the city. The tax, which individuals...

Evanston farmers market vendor Kombucha Brava opens taproom on Custer Avenue

Evanston farmers market vendor Kombucha Brava opens taproom on Custer Avenue

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

August 8, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Regina Sant’Anna self-identifies as a “farmers market chaser.” She seeks out farmers markets in every city she visits, and has shopped at the local market in Evanston for years. This summer, she is experiencing the Downtown Evanston farmers market from the other side of the table selling home-brewed...

Lake County community group seeks to open Curt’s Café in Highland Park

Lake County community group seeks to open Curt’s Café in Highland Park

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

August 2, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top City Stories

When Susan Garcia Trieschmann first opened Curt’s Café in Evanston in 2012, she and her husband had to fund the entire operation out of pocket. Six years and two cafe locations later, an entire community is coming together to fundraise opening a third Curt’s Café in Highland Park. Curt’s Café...

Obama endorses Pritzker, Stratton, in gubernatorial race

Obama endorses Pritzker, Stratton, in gubernatorial race

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

August 2, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Former president Barack Obama has endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker and his running mate Juliana Stratton ahead of November’s midterm elections. Obama tweeted out a list of endorsements on Wednesday, expressing his support for candidates in a number of states, in both statewide and national...

City staff provides update on affordable housing in Evanston, plans going forward

City staff provides update on affordable housing in Evanston, plans going forward

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

August 1, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Members of the Evanston City Council on Monday were presented with an update to the city’s effort to expand and reform affordable housing. The work plan update, presented by Housing and Grants Administrator Sarah Flax, outlined changes the city is proposing for its Inclusionary Housing Ordinance...

Aldermen discuss changes to the short-term vacation rental policy

Aldermen discuss changes to the short-term vacation rental policy

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 27, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories

Aldermen discussed potential changes to Evanston’s short-term vacation rental policy at Monday’s Planning and Development meeting. Short-term vacation rentals, such as rentals through Airbnb, have been a topic of discussion in previous Planning and Development meetings after Evanston residents...

City Council to discuss increasing real estate transfer tax

City Council to discuss increasing real estate transfer tax

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 26, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

Aldermen passed a resolution Monday 6-2 allowing city staff to move forward with the process of increasing Evanston’s real estate transfer tax. The transfer tax resolution, if passed at the Aug. 13 City Council meeting, would increase the amount a seller must pay per thousand dollars when a property...

EPD concludes March swatting incident was linked to victim’s gamer status

EPD concludes March swatting incident was linked to victim’s gamer status

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 25, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston Police have concluded their investigation into the March swatting incident on Northwestern’s campus and deemed the incident linked to the victim's status as a gamer, EPD Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Daily Tuesday. On March 14, EPD received a call from a man who claimed to have shot his girlfriend in Engelhart Hall, a graduate residence hall. The Northwestern co...

Evanston celebrates two-day World Arts and Music Festival

Ahlaam Delange, Reporter

July 24, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

The Evanston World Arts and Music Festival returned to Dawes Park this year for a two-day event celebrating global diversity. The Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department and Illinois Arts Council co-sponsored the weekend event and partnered with a variety of Chicagoland vendors....

Evanston City Council votes to move forward with demolition of Harley Clarke mansion

Evanston City Council votes to move forward with demolition of Harley Clarke mansion

Elizabeth Byrne and Kristina Karisch

July 23, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Aldermen voted 5-3 to move forward with the demolition of Harley Clarke mansion at Monday’s City Council meeting. The mansion, which sits along the lakefront in north Evanston, has been vacant since 2015 when the Evanston Art Center moved out of the facility. Since then, residents and city officials...