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Evanston passes plan that aims for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030

Evanston passes plan that aims for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030

Emma Edmund, Reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

In December, the Evanston City Council approved the Climate Action and Resilience Plan, which included a 100 percent renewable electricity supply for Evanston by 2030. The comprehensive plan is Evanston’s latest response to the harmful impacts of climate change, offering several goals for the...

Blotter: Wallets, purse stolen from Music Institute of Chicago

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 13, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Two different individuals reported their personal belongings stolen on Thursday from the Music Institute of Chicago at 1702 Sherman Ave. The first, a 36-year-old woman, reported at 9:30 a.m. that her black leather wallet had been taken from her bag, which she left unattended in her office, Evanston...

Evanston artists debut ‘Word’ exhibit honoring black women

Evanston artists debut ‘Word’ exhibit honoring black women

James Pollard, Reporter

January 13, 2019


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

A pair of Evanston artists are honoring the contributions of black women throughout U.S. history in a new exhibit unveiled on Friday. With Billie Holiday music in the background, about 50 people browsed Ben and Melissa Blount’s letterpress prints and embroideries at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center...

Unicorn Cafe welcomes new coffee distributor, emphasizes local partnerships

Unicorn Cafe welcomes new coffee distributor, emphasizes local partnerships

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

January 13, 2019


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Unicorn Cafe has brought a host of changes to start the new year, including partnerships with local businesses like Sparrow Coffee. Located at 1723 Sherman Ave. the coffee shop has new artwork, a credit card machine, Patisserie Coralie pastries and Sparrow Coffee. These changes come after Colectivo...

Evanston police investigates allegations of ‘inappropriate’ conduct by ETHS Employee

Evanston police investigates allegations of ‘inappropriate’ conduct by ETHS Employee

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Top Stories

The Evanston Police Department has launched an investigation into inappropriate conduct by an Evanston Township High School employee. Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew described the recent incident as “inappropriate contact between an employee and students.” Glew said two students have reported incidents...

District 65 pledges to ‘stay the course’ after DeVos revokes guidelines protecting students of color from suspensions

District 65 pledges to ‘stay the course’ after DeVos revokes guidelines protecting students of color from suspensions

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

January 11, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Top Stories

In response to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ rescinding of Obama-era regulations designed to protect students of color from over-suspension, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 doubled down on its commitment to fair implementation and reflection on its disciplinary practices. “The direction...

Law mandates black history curriculum in all Illinois public schools

Law mandates black history curriculum in all Illinois public schools

James Pollard, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Illinois public elementary and high schools — as well as state and community colleges — must include a black history unit, according to a law that went into effect Jan. 1. The law mandates that the slave trade, African-American contributions to U.S. history and the socio-economic struggle experienced...

Evanston businesswomen to open resource center for women entrepreneurs

Evanston businesswomen to open resource center for women entrepreneurs

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

When Linda Del Bosque first started Evanston Woman Magazine, she said resources were severely inaccessible. “There wasn’t anything for me. My efforts were doubled to sustain myself,” Del Bosque said. Through her readership at Evanston Woman Magazine, Del Bosque identified the same lack...

Blotter: Wallet stolen from middle school

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 30-year-old female resident of Chicago reported her brown Fossil wallet stolen between 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and 8 a.m. Wednesday. The woman told the Evanston Police Department she last saw her wallet at Chute Middle School, located at 1400 Oakton St. The wallet contained $80 in cash, an $80 check...

Democrat Michael Madigan re-elected House Speaker

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics

Democratic House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago) was re-elected as the head of the house Wednesday days before Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s inauguration. After a four-year battle with outgoing Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, which resulted in no state budget two years in a row, the Democratic party...

Proposal for office building at EPL lot denied

Proposal for office building at EPL lot denied

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Plan Commission voted 4-1 Wednesday to deny a proposed development at the Evanston Public Library surface parking lot. Developers had designed a 13-story office building to be constructed at 1714-1720 Chicago Ave. The committee justified their decision by citing concerns about parking...

Day of service to replace Chicago Women’s March this year

Day of service to replace Chicago Women’s March this year

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics

In lieu of a march on Jan. 19, Women’s March Chicago will host Operation Activation, a day of community organizing to help others feel safe, included, respected and empowered. Chicago organizers announced in November they will not host the annual Women’s March amid rising controversy about the national organizati...