The Daily Northwestern

Evanston Democrats honor local politicians, rally voters for Midterms

Evanston Democrats honor local politicians, rally voters for Midterms

Jane Recker, Monthly Editor

October 21, 2018


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

While honoring the work of prominent Cook County Democrats, the Democratic Party of Evanston on Sunday rallied its members for the midterm elections at its annual dinner. Awards recipients included Cook County Board President and Chicago mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle, Illinois 4th congressional...

Aldermen to address proposed 2019 budget following resident concerns

Aldermen to address proposed 2019 budget following resident concerns

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 21, 2018


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

Aldermen on Monday will discuss the city’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget, which has garnered concerns from both residents and council members. The proposed budget sets to fill an estimated $7.4 million deficit, which is a combination of three things: a $4.9 million general fund shortfall, a $1.5 million replenishment of recently depleted reserve funds, and p...

Proposed Evanston budget could decrease EPD presence at NU football games, Dillo Day

Proposed Evanston budget could decrease EPD presence at NU football games, Dillo Day

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

October 21, 2018


Filed under City, Police, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Changes to Evanston’s operating budget could end Evanston police presence at Northwestern football games and Dillo Day. The proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year beginning in January eliminates overtime pay for Evanston Police Department officers assigned to home football games at Ryan Field...

Blotter: Parking lot argument turns violent

Cameron Cook, Assistant City Editor

October 21, 2018


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

Evanston Police Department officers on Thursday evening responded to a report of battery in the parking lot on 2400 Main St. in southwest Evanston. A 61-year-old man from Chicago backed his car out of a parking spot out in front of a 63-year-old man from Skokie who was pushing a shopping cart, said...

OPAL members, Evanston residents concerned about potential budget cuts to youth services

OPAL members, Evanston residents concerned about potential budget cuts to youth services

Maddy Daum, Reporter

October 19, 2018


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

The Organization for Positive Action and Leadership on Thursday discussed the cuts in Evanston’s 2019 proposed budget regarding at-risk youth programs and mental health services. OPAL hosted a racial equity in city budgeting meeting at the Grace Lutheran Church, located at 1430 South Blvd., open...

Evanston Organizes: 8,000 likes later, social media campaign now a central source of community activism

Evanston Organizes: 8,000 likes later, social media campaign now a central source of community activism

Ryan Wangman, Reporter

October 19, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Evanston Organizes, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. Nina Kavin’s computer is full of unpublished interviews. She estimates there are currently 20 to 25 files stuck in cyber purgatory, waiting to be posted on Dear Evanston — Kavin’s local activism...

Referendum proposes progressive real estate transfer tax

Referendum proposes progressive real estate transfer tax

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

October 18, 2018


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

A referendum proposing to modify the real estate transfer tax so it becomes a progressive tax will appear on the November ballot in Evanston. The current real estate transfer tax is a flat rate of 0.5 percent — or $5 for every $1,000 — for all property sales and transfers. If the referendum passes...

Items missing after man moves them to Evanston

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Evanston Police Department officers at 10:48 a.m. on Wednesday responded to a report of a theft in the 100 block of Clyde Avenue in south Evanston. An Evanston resident hired a moving company to transport items from San Francisco to Evanston, and alleges that the employees from the company took several...

Up against pastor, Schakowsky projected to win 9th Congressional District race

Up against pastor, Schakowsky projected to win 9th Congressional District race

Emma Edmund, Reporter

October 18, 2018


Filed under City, Politics, State, Top City Stories

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) is projected to handily win November’s race for Illinois’ 9th Congressional District. According to a FiveThirtyEight election forecast, the incumbent Schakowsky has a 99 percent chance of defending her seat on Nov. 6 against Republican pastor John Elleson. The...

Blotter: Compost bin stolen from Evanston resident’s front porch

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of an Amazon package stolen from a front porch in downtown Evanston. A 38-year-old Evanston resident ordered a black Minuteman International rotating compost bin. The bin was delivered to his house in the 1600 block of Ashland Ave. early Wednesday...

EFD receives roughly $237,000 of federal grant to upgrade technology

EFD receives roughly $237,000 of federal grant to upgrade technology

Rishika Dugyala, In Focus Editor

October 18, 2018


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

The Evanston Fire Department received roughly $237,000 of a federal grant awarded to 16 area fire departments that will provide upgrades to equipment and systems, according to an Oct. 11 city news release. The overall $1.4 million grant was given by the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance...

After over a decade at EPD’s helm, Eddington bids goodbye to the job

After over a decade at EPD’s helm, Eddington bids goodbye to the job

Amelia Langas, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 18, 2018


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

Richard Eddington wanted a job that let him do “something different everyday.” He wanted spontaneity. He wanted the unconventional. He did not want a desk job. So he chose police work, and from 1974 he rose through the ranks in nearby Roselle: detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain and chief....