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First responders stand on Church Street Power Boat Ramp. On each side of the ramp are small rescue boats. Evanston Fire Department trucks are parked on the road in front.

Three people rescued from Lake Michigan, first responders search for missing swimmer

Max Lubbers, City Editor September 18, 2021

Evanston Fire Department crews rescued three people from Lake Michigan near Clark Street Beach early Saturday afternoon and are searching for the body of a fourth person, Fire Chief Paul Polep said.  The...

An exterior view of Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center

City Council strikes down proposed moratorium on accessory dwelling units

Ilana Aroughetti and Jorja Siemons September 14, 2021

City Council struck down a proposed six-month moratorium on the construction of non-landlord-occupied internal accessory dwelling units Monday. ADUs are defined as small living units situated within...

An exterior view of Evanston Township High School.

ETHS superintendent to retire in 2022, D202 budget approved

Molly Lubbers, City Editor September 14, 2021

Evanston Township High School/District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon will retire at the end of the 2021-22 academic year following more than 15 years in the position. The District 202 Board of...

Two people wearing military caps salute. Behind them, another military member plays taps as a man wearing a bagpipe stands to attention.

Twenty years later, Evanston residents, officials gather to remember 9/11 attacks

Molly Lubbers, City Editor September 11, 2021

Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks, it’s become common to ask someone, “Where were you that day?” For a lot of adults, the answer is work. That was true for Mark Shore, too — except his office...

Waukegan man charged with first degree murder in Saturday shooting

Molly Lubbers, City Editor September 7, 2021

Content warning: This story contains mentions of gun violence.  Evanston police charged 19-year-old Waukegan resident Alejandro Lopez with first degree murder in connection with the Saturday night...

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