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Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with multiple traffic offenses

Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with multiple traffic offenses

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 19, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston woman was given three traffic citations after a crash in south Evanston on Tuesday. The 54-year-old woman crashed in an alley in the 700 block of Madison Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The woman stated she did not know how to drive and was learning with a friend in the...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with domestic battery

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 18, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested Friday in connection with a domestic battery incident in south Evanston. The incident occurred on June 18 in the 700 block of Dobson Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. A woman got into a verbal altercation with her ex-husband when he became enraged, slammed her against...

Blotter: Two men arrested in connection with DUIs in separate weekend incidents

Blotter: Two men arrested in connection with DUIs in separate weekend incidents

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 17, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Two men, one from Chicago and another from Evanston, were arrested in connection with DUIs over the weekend in Evanston. The 52-year-old Chicago resident was arrested on Friday afternoon in the 300 block of Dodge Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Officers saw the man swerving into other...

Drawing from family roots, new alderman Cicely Fleming seeks to change Evanston’s path

Drawing from family roots, new alderman Cicely Fleming seeks to change Evanston’s path

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 17, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

It took Jerome Summers, the uncle of new alderman Cicely Fleming (9th), a while to list all of the notable Evanston politicians in Fleming’s family lineage — a lineage that dates back to the 1890s in the city. There was Samuel White, Jr., Fleming’s great-grandfather who served the 5th Ward when...

Sheridan Road construction to begin Wednesday after budget impasse delay

Sheridan Road construction to begin Wednesday after budget impasse delay

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 14, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Sheridan Road will be reduced to one lane of traffic between Lincoln Street and Chicago Avenue starting Wednesday as construction resumes following a several-week delay. The Sheridan Road project — the second of a three-phase plan — will extend the protected bike lane, improve traffic signals,...

Blotter: Two men arrested in connection with marijuana- and gun-related incident

Blotter: Two men arrested in connection with marijuana- and gun-related incident

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 14, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man and a Skokie man were arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with two felonies and several misdemeanors in west Evanston, according to a news release. Police were called to the 2100 block of Dewey Avenue in reference to a report of two individuals in a vehicle smoking marijuana,...

As Harley Clarke acquisition process is extended, local nonprofit remains confident in bid

As Harley Clarke acquisition process is extended, local nonprofit remains confident in bid

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
July 13, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

In the wake of a decision by City Council that has extended the timetable for a resolution on the Harley Clarke Mansion situation, leaders of a local nonprofit still believe their bid for the property will remain the most competitive offer. Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens, an organization formed...

Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with child endangerment

Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with child endangerment

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 13, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A woman was arrested Monday morning in connection with child endangerment in downtown Evanston. Officers received a call regarding a seven-year-old child alone at the park in the 1500 block of Lake Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The child said her mom left her home alone when she...

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary aims to repair environmental damage

Clark Street Beach Bird Sanctuary aims to repair environmental damage

Matt Chilson, Reporter
July 13, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

When hundreds of trees were destroyed for the construction of the Segal Visitors Center in 2012, migrating birds lost a stopping point on their routes up and down North America. Northwestern officials knew the University would have to pay to replace the trees and habitat that the Visitors Center would...

Benjamin Schapiro elected to succeed Tannen as new EPL board president

Benjamin Schapiro elected to succeed Tannen as new EPL board president

Kristina Karisch, Reporter
July 13, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Evanston Public Library has elected new officers to its Board of Trustees, Mayor Steve Hagerty announced in a Facebook post Thursday. Benjamin Schapiro, a former co-treasurer, has been elected as the new board president, succeeding Michael Tannen. Current board member Victoria Foreman was elected...

Preliminary review for Howard Street dinner theater receives positive recommendation

Preliminary review for Howard Street dinner theater receives positive recommendation

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 12, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

A preliminary plan to renovate a Howard Street building into a dinner theater received a positive recommendation by the city’s Design and Project Review Committee on Wednesday. Theo Ubique, a Chicago-based cabaret theater company, is the third different theater group to attempt to obtain the existing...

Blotter: Indiana man arrested in connection with DUI, 3 hit-and-run incidents

Blotter: Indiana man arrested in connection with DUI, 3 hit-and-run incidents

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 11, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man from La Porte, Indiana, was arrested Monday night in south Evanston in connection with a DUI after striking three parked vehicles with his car, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 70-year-old man ran into the three cars in the 500 block on South Boulevard and drove away, but police...