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Residents call for greater transparency with police camera footage

Residents call for greater transparency with police camera footage

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under City, Police, Top Stories

Evanston residents demanded a more timely turnaround of police camera footage at a Wednesday meeting discussing Citizens Network of Protection’s police oversight proposal. They also requested it be as unedited as possible. CNP — a grassroots group that advocates for civilian-led policing — held...

McCormick senior creates company to connect NU students with local jobs

McCormick senior creates company to connect NU students with local jobs

Syd Stone, Copy Chief

September 21, 2017


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

When McCormick senior Collin Pham finished his sophomore year of high school in 2012, he and his friends were determined to find summer jobs. After filling out countless applications to no avail, he wanted to take matters into his own hands. Pham and his friends began putting up flyers in his hometown...

Foundation 65 to provide $275,000 in literacy, arts grants

Foundation 65 to provide $275,000 in literacy, arts grants

David Fishman, Print Managing Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under City, Education

Foundation 65, a nonprofit organization that serves Evanston/Skokie School District 65, announced Tuesday plans to provide $275,000 in literacy and arts grants for the upcoming academic year. The foundation, which previously received support from Northwestern, has invested nearly $2.5 million in the district over the past decade, according to a new...

City officials partake in Bloomberg brainstorming workshop

City officials partake in Bloomberg brainstorming workshop

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Local

City staff attended a day-long workshop Tuesday in Evanston facilitated by Bloomberg Philanthropies to develop ideas for improving the city. Bloomberg Philanthropies — an organization that provides funding for philanthropic projects — is sponsoring its fourth “Mayors Challenge” competition...

Blotter: Microphone system, label maker stolen from unlocked vehicle in south Evanston

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A wireless microphone system and a label maker were stolen between Monday night and Tuesday morning from a vehicle in south Evanston. The vehicle’s owner, an Evanston resident, called police after she noticed her car — which was parked in the 1500 block of Crain Street — was missing its glovebox,...

Microfinance group launches program to help low-income, minority-owned businesses

Microfinance group launches program to help low-income, minority-owned businesses

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

After funds were disbursed this summer, recipients of LEND’s Entrepreneurship Support Program have expanded their outreach, using microfinance to drive growth. The $300,000 annual program was designed by LEND — a Northwestern student-run microfinance organization — specifically for low-income...

Chow announces Democratic bid for 17th District state representative

Chow announces Democratic bid for 17th District state representative

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

After four years as an Evanston/Skokie District 65 board member, Candance Chow announced Tuesday that she is running as a Democratic candidate for the 17th District state representative seat. The position — which represents parts of Evanston, Glenview, Wilmette and Skokie — is currently held...

Northwestern, Evanston school districts to kick off education partnership

Northwestern, Evanston school districts to kick off education partnership

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

After four years of discussion about improving the success of Evanston students in postsecondary education, a Northwestern partnership with local school districts is beginning its first project. The initial project will focus on identifying characteristics of college readiness, as part of the partnership’s...

Improvements begin on Central Street, Poplar Avenue

Improvements begin on Central Street, Poplar Avenue

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Public Works Agency said in a Monday news release that ComEd would begin work to rebuild an underground manhole and install new cable. ComEd — the company that provides electricity for all Evanston properties — will be working to complete the project near Central Street and Poplar...

Biss denounces Rauner’s plans for Child Care Assistance Program

Biss denounces Rauner’s plans for Child Care Assistance Program

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Illinois gubernatorial candidate and state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) said in a Tuesday news release that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s decision to broaden access to the Child Care Assistance Program was insufficient for Illinois families. Rauner outlined the plan in a Monday news release, saying the Illinois...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with stolen bike

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago man was arrested Monday evening in connection with possession of stolen property in Chicago. The day before at about 11:30 a.m., a woman went to the Evanston police station after she noticed her Trek FX bicycle had been stolen in the 1000 block of Davis Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph...

Fire department investigates Tuesday morning house fire

Fire department investigates Tuesday morning house fire

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under City

The Evanston Fire Department is investigating the cause of a house fire early Tuesday morning that sent one local firefighter to the hospital for heat exhaustion. At 12:27 a.m., Engine 23 was on its way back to headquarters after responding to an automatic fire alarm, according to a news release...