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YWCA plans to establish advisory committee to tackle violence against women

YWCA plans to establish advisory committee to tackle violence against women

Adrian Wan, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under City, Local

As the first cohort of men in an Evanston/North Shore YWCA initiative completes training aimed at ending gender violence, the organization is planning to establish an advisory committee to help launch events that continue engaging men as allies. The committee will include men who have completed The...

City furlough day impacts hundreds of employees, frustrates some departments

City furlough day impacts hundreds of employees, frustrates some departments

Catherine Henderson, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top City Stories

Between 250 and 400 city employees were placed on unpaid leave for the Nov. 10 furlough day, which was created to counteract budget shortages, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said. Although the city kept essential functions operating — such as childcare, street sweeping and the 311 system — the sn...

Evanston Police Department revives mentorship program after nearly 30 years

Evanston Police Department revives mentorship program after nearly 30 years

Christopher Vazquez, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Two generations before 15-year-old Kyla Guzman walked into the Evanston Fire Department Headquarters on Thursday evening, her grandfather worked as a police officer in Chicago, she said. Now, Kyla Guzman says she is considering a career in law enforcement herself. Her next step in the process is the...

Local businesses express frustration with Fountain Square construction

Local businesses express frustration with Fountain Square construction

Julia Esparza, Reporter

November 16, 2017


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

As construction on Fountain Square lags behind schedule, nearby Evanston businesses expressed concern with the loss of customers and possibility of closure. City officials initially projected the renovation would be complete by December, but a series of weather and coordination issues have led to...

NU donation to Evanston to go toward facility improvements, youth job training

NU donation to Evanston to go toward facility improvements, youth job training

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Northwestern donated $1 million to Evanston’s Good Neighbor Fund for the third year in a row to help support some municipal projects and services, the city announced in a Thursday news release. The money will go to facility and park improvements, paramedic services and youth job training, the release...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with criminal trespass at EPL

Sophie Mann, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident was arrested Wednesday in connection with criminal trespass in downtown Evanston. Officers were dispatched to the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., for a disturbance, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man involved had been banned from the library Monday...

Court hears arguments on discrimination case involving ETHS athlete with disability

Court hears arguments on discrimination case involving ETHS athlete with disability

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The federal appellate court in Chicago heard arguments Nov. 6 for a discrimination case involving an Evanston Township High School athlete with cerebral palsy who has asked that the Illinois High School Association create a para-ambulatory division for track and field events. Although the ETHS senior...

Speakers target ways to fight childhood traumas with resilience

Speakers target ways to fight childhood traumas with resilience

Clare Proctor, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under City, Local

Three health experts said at an event Wednesday that in a world full of increasing trauma and life challenges, dialogue is the key to ensuring children learn to cope with issues like accidental harm and intentional abuse. The event, sponsored by Metropolitan Family Services, a nonprofit organization...

Fifth Ward noise citations increase after new EPD policy

Fifth Ward noise citations increase after new EPD policy

Samantha Handler, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Police, Top City Stories

Off-campus noise citations in the 5th Ward increased “substantially” this fall due to a new police procedure, Evanston chief of police Richard Eddington told The Daily. The Evanston Police Department issued 17 citations to off-campus sites between September and October, an increase from one citation...

Evanston’s assistant city manager, CFO to leave for Aurora position

Evanston’s assistant city manager, CFO to leave for Aurora position

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under City, Local

Evanston’s assistant city manager and CFO Marty Lyons will leave his post Dec. 15 to become CFO and treasurer for Aurora, Illinois. The appointment was unanimously authorized by Aurora’s City Council on Tuesday, Lyons said. In his new role, Lyons — who worked with Evanston for more than nine...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with fraudulent ticket sales

Sophie Mann, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A Chicago resident was arrested Tuesday in north Evanston in connection with a theft in Chicago. The original incident occurred Monday when the man sold tickets for the State Farm Champions Classic to an Evanston resident, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man sold the tickets for $450. Later,...

‘Radical’ feminist organization criticizes ETHS transgender locker room policy

‘Radical’ feminist organization criticizes ETHS transgender locker room policy

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston Township High School/District 202’s newly implemented transgender locker room policy received backlash from a self-proclaimed radical feminist organization, which voiced its opposition of the policy. The Women’s Liberation Front is a grassroots international organization comprised of a...