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Evanston celebrates Juneteenth at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

Evanston celebrates Juneteenth at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center

Marissa Martinez, Summer Copy Chief

June 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

“No more shackles, no more chains, no more bondage, I am free.” Rounds of the gospel song “Freedom” filled the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Tuesday during Evanston’s Juneteenth celebration. The song was performed by a choir from Evanston’s Christ Temple Missionary Baptist Church...

Board finds Ald. Robin Rue Simmons did not violate code of ethics

Board finds Ald. Robin Rue Simmons did not violate code of ethics

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 20, 2018


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

At Tuesday’s meeting, the city’s Board of Ethics found that Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) did not violate the code of ethics after an Evanston resident filed a complaint in March alleging that Rue Simmons had a conflict of interest. The complaint was submitted against Rue Simmons by Misty Witenberg, who ran against Rue Simmons for alderman in 2017. Witenberg originally submitted nine allegations, but the board ...

Deputy city attorney appointed to corporation counsel for the city

Deputy city attorney appointed to corporation counsel for the city

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Deputy City Attorney Michelle Masoncup will serve as corporation counsel for the city, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced in a Tuesday news release. Masoncup was previously appointed interim corporation counsel in April. During her time as interim, Masoncup continued to serve as the deputy city attorney. In her new position, she will oversee the city...

Recent ETHS grad dies after being presumed dead by paramedics in Chicago

Recent ETHS grad dies after being presumed dead by paramedics in Chicago

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 19, 2018


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

Recent Evanston Township High School graduate Erin Carey died early Tuesday morning after being mistakenly presumed dead by paramedics, the Chicago Tribune reported. According to the Cook County medical examiner’s office, 17-year-old Carey died of a gunshot wound to the head on the West Side of Chicago. He was among six p...

Aldermen vote to protect youth and young adult programs from budget cuts

Aldermen vote to protect youth and young adult programs from budget cuts

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

June 19, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Aldermen unanimously approved a motion to remove youth and young adult programs from a list of potential city services to be reduced or cut as Evanston prepares for its 2019 budget. The motion, introduced by Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd), comes after residents expressed their concerns about possible...

Aldermen move forward with negotiations on Harley Clarke Mansion demolition

Aldermen move forward with negotiations on Harley Clarke Mansion demolition

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 19, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen voted 6-3 to begin negotiations with the Evanston Lighthouse Dunes group regarding the demolition of the Harley Clarke Mansion at Monday’s City Council meeting. The resolution was previously introduced at the May 29 City Council meeting by Evanston Lighthouse Dunes group members Nicole Kustok and Jeff Coney during public...

Evanston residents voice concerns about Harley Clarke Mansion demolition resolution

Evanston residents voice concerns about Harley Clarke Mansion demolition resolution

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 18, 2018


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

Evanston residents spoke out against a resolution concerning the future of the Harley Clarke Mansion and Coach House that Aldermen will vote on at Monday's City Council meeting. The resolution, presented by the Evanston Lighthouse Dunes group during the public comment section at the May 29 City Council meeting, calls for demolition of the Harley Clarke Mansion and Coach House. Ni...

Locals flock to EPL to see falcon banding ceremony

Locals flock to EPL to see falcon banding ceremony

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

June 12, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Aviary admirers flocked to the third floor of Evanston Public Library on Tuesday morning to see the naming and banding of the offspring of local peregrine falcons. After an unsuccessful nesting season in 2017, Squawker and Fay returned this season to hatch and raise four eyasses. Josh Engel and Mary Hennen from Chicago’s Field Museum retrieved, identified and banded the four young birds in front of ...

Evanston sustainability coordinator named to 2018 GreenBiz ‘30 Under 30’ list

Evanston sustainability coordinator named to 2018 GreenBiz ‘30 Under 30’ list

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 7, 2018


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

Evanston’s sustainability coordinator Kumar Jensen was named Monday to the 2018 GreenBiz “30 Under 30” list of young leaders in sustainable business who demonstrate “the world-changing promise of sustainability in their everyday work,” according to a city news release. Jensen and the other...

Cheesie’s to close Evanston location

Cheesie’s to close Evanston location

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Much to the Northwestern community’s dismay, Cheesie’s Pub & Grub announced in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that its Evanston location will close Friday. “As much as it pains us to have to do this....the time has come,” the post said. “We loved our time with you all but due to rent...

Elderly woman injured in head-on collision on Dempster

Elderly woman injured in head-on collision on Dempster

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision near the intersection of Dempster Street and Fowler Avenue early Monday evening. Evanston police are following up on the crash investigation, but Evanston police communications coordinator Perry Polinski said a vehicle was struck when another vehicle...

City pushes forward with water pump despite resident opposition

City pushes forward with water pump despite resident opposition

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local

A vacant lot, two villages in need of water and a vocal community caught in between it all. Evanston is set to begin construction on a water pump this summer in an attempt to generate revenue from nearby suburbs. Meanwhile, a handful of 5th Ward residents have been working as a task force for nearly...