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Evanston Art Center exhibits explore industrial design in new series

Evanston Art Center exhibits explore industrial design in new series

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Local

Artist Karl Johnson said people do not stop to look at the Earth enough. “We put blinders on ourselves,” Johnson said. In his work featured as part of a new series at the Evanston Art Center, Johnson built sculptures to resemble natural elements using “discarded” industrial materials from...

Pastries, warm bevies, Danish vocab: Downtown Evanston kicks off inaugural Hygge Fest

Pastries, warm bevies, Danish vocab: Downtown Evanston kicks off inaugural Hygge Fest

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

In the back room of Bookends & Beginnings on Saturday, Evanston residents kicked off Downtown Evanston’s first-ever Hygge Fest, cozying up with warm beverages and practicing the pronunciation of the tricky Danish word. There is no direct English translation for hygge, but it encompasses the...

Evanston Police report 13 percent reduction in crashes on Ridge Avenue

Evanston Police report 13 percent reduction in crashes on Ridge Avenue

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Police Department announced last week a 13 percent reduction in crashes on Ridge Avenue in 2018, following efforts from the city and the EPD to reduce danger on the road. According to a news release from the city, 241 crashes occured in 2018 from Howard to Emerson Streets, compared to...

Author Karen Babine reflects on cooking and cancer

Author Karen Babine reflects on cooking and cancer

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories

In her book “All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer,” Karen Babine intertwined food metaphors and stories about her mother’s cancer. The author answered questions and discussed her new essay collection at Bookends & Beginnings on Friday night. Babine, who taught fourth grade for...

Brick breaks kitchen window of Evanston home

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 37-year-old woman reported Thursday that her cousin’s home in the 400 block of Asbury Avenue was damaged while she was away on vacation. The homeowner, a 36-year-old Evanston resident, said she checked her security cameras while on vacation in Mexico and saw a brick break through her kitchen window....

Evanston restaurants participate in North Shore Restaurant Month

Evanston restaurants participate in North Shore Restaurant Month

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories

For Evanston foodies, February’s claim to fame is not Valentine’s Day, but North Shore Restaurant Month. During the month, participating restaurants offer select deals and discounts to encourage residents of the North Shore to eat out. At least 85 restaurants are participating in the 11th year...

Bill passes House to raise minimum wage to $15, heads to Pritzker’s office

Bill passes House to raise minimum wage to $15, heads to Pritzker’s office

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 15, 2019


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

The Illinois House of Representatives voted 69-41 Thursday in favor of a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the course of six years. The bill will now go to Gov. J.B. Pritzker for approval. The legislation, which Pritzker is likely to sign into law, will increase the state’s...

Pritzker faces larger deficit than expected going into Illinois budget proposal

Pritzker faces larger deficit than expected going into Illinois budget proposal

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 15, 2019


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

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration estimated a steep fiscal deficit of $3.2 billion for Illinois, placing the blame on his predecessor, former Gov. Bruce Rauner. According to a Feb. 7 report by Illinois Deputy Gov. Dan Hynes, Illinois’ fiscal deficit has risen to $3.2 billion, roughly $440 million...

Construction to begin for water reservoir project on Northwestern campus

Construction to begin for water reservoir project on Northwestern campus

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Evanston will begin construction for a new water reservoir this month to ensure reliable drinking water for 400,000 people. The reservoir is located at the corner of Lincoln Street and Campus Drive. Five years ago, the concrete slab that covered the reservoir had deteriorated so much that it was...

Blotter: Board game miniature figure stolen from apartment

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 26-year-old Evanston resident reported to the Evanston Police Department on Wednesday that a package had been stolen from his apartment common area on Feb. 9. The man received notification that package had been delivered to his residence in the 500 block of Custer Avenue at 2 p.m. on Feb. 9. When...

High costs, ‘privatized interests’ of Northwestern in Robert Crown Center push Evanston residents to voice concerns

High costs, ‘privatized interests’ of Northwestern in Robert Crown Center push Evanston residents to voice concerns

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 14, 2019


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

The project is estimated to cost a total of $53 million, though it was originally projected at about $30 million. To cover the increase, the city raised the debt limit in June 2018.

High costs, ‘privatized interests’ of Northwestern in Robert Crown Center push Evanston residents to voice concerns

High costs, ‘privatized interests’ of Northwestern in Robert Crown Center push Evanston residents to voice concerns

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 14, 2019


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

Over a hundred residents joined city officials to share their thoughts on the upcoming Robert Crown Community Center at a Wednesday community meeting. Ald. Donald Wilson (4th), Evanston Public Library director Karen Danczak Lyons, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Lawrence Hemingway...