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Blotter: Chicago residents arrested in connection with retail theft, armed robbery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 21, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago man and woman were arrested in connection with armed robbery and retail theft, respectively, in south Evanston on Monday afternoon, according to a news release. Police were called to the Jewel-Osco on the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue after a retail theft that involved one of the offenders wielding a knife, the release...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with retail theft at Walgreens

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 20, 2017
Filed under City, Crime

A man was arrested in connection with misdemeanor retail theft in south Evanston on Friday afternoon. The 47-year-old man filled up a black bag at the Walgreens on the 600 block of Chicago Avenue and left the store without paying, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The manager followed the man to the South ...

Construction on Sheridan Road will stop without state budget

Construction on Sheridan Road will stop without state budget

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
June 20, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, State, Top City Stories

Construction work on Sheridan Road will come to a halt if state lawmakers cannot pass a budget by June 30, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said. The project, managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will continue with minor construction throughout the week, but will likely shut down at t...

Former Hagerty Consulting executive confirmed by U.S. Senate as new FEMA head

Former Hagerty Consulting executive confirmed by U.S. Senate as new FEMA head

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 20, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Brock Long, the former vice president of Mayor Steve Hagerty’s consulting firm, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, on Tuesday. Long had worked at Hagerty Consulting since 2011 after previously serving as director of Alabama’s...

Blotter: Evanston man shot in thigh on Darrow Avenue on Sunday night

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 19, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was transported to Evanston Hospital Sunday night after being shot in the thigh while standing in the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue, according to a news release. The 32-year-old man told police four shots were fired at him — one of which hit his body — from a passing white vehicl...

18th annual Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate unifies Evanston community

18th annual Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate unifies Evanston community

Hayley Miller, Reporter
June 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Over 5,000 runners and walkers gathered at Long Field on Sunday morning for the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate. The event was organized by the Evanston/North Shore YWCA, which uses proceeds to benefit the organization's racial justice and relationship violence prevention programs. The r...

Boxing gym provides unique form of exercise to Evanston

Boxing gym provides unique form of exercise to Evanston

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
June 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

An Evanston boxing gym open since late April is striving to bring a unique way to exercise to both the Evanston community and the Northwestern student body. The boxing club, a TITLE Boxing Club franchise gym, focuses on members’ fitness, as opposed to other boxing gyms that train people to fight, o...

Blotter: Des Plaines man arrested in connection with felony aggravated battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 16, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Des Plaines resident was arrested Wednesday night in connection with aggravated battery after inappropriately touching a woman in south Evanston. The woman called the police after the man tried touching her arm and speaking with her on a CTA bus, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. She then...

Nonprofit organization showcases artwork of residents with physical disabilities at gallery opening

Nonprofit organization showcases artwork of residents with physical disabilities at gallery opening

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
June 16, 2017
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories

A local organization displayed the artwork of about 10 residents with physical disabilities at its second annual resident gallery opening Thursday at Hill Arboretum Apartments. Over the Rainbow Association, which was founded over 40 years ago, started the gallery in 2014 after a renovation of its...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated battery of a police officer

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 15, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago man was arrested Wednesday night at the McDonald’s in the 1100 block of Howard Street in connection with aggravated battery of a police officer and resisting arrest, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 28-year-old man knocked two police officers into a bathroom changing station,...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with failure to register as a convicted sex offender

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 15, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident was arrested Saturday in connection with being an unregistered convicted sex offender. Though the man was originally arrested in the 1700 block of Lyons Street for a separate offense, officers at the station learned he was an unregistered sex offender, Evanston police Cmdr....

Biss joins fight to prevent denial of pre-existing conditions in Illinois

Biss joins fight to prevent denial of pre-existing conditions in Illinois

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor
June 14, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) joined other Illinois legislators in attempts to prevent health insurance companies from denying coverage or giving higher premiums to those with pre-existing conditions. Although the practice is currently not allowed, because of the uncertainty about health care...