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Blotter: Man arrested for battery of an officer

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 12, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Police Department police arrested an Evanston man for battery of an officer in the 800 block of Elmwood Avenue early Saturday morning. A taxi driver called EPD about the incident and told officers the man hailed the taxi in Chicago. The man asked to be taken to an apartment building on Elmwood...

Council approves appointments to new affordable housing committee

Council approves appointments to new affordable housing committee

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

November 12, 2018


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

Aldermen have narrowly approved appointments to a new affordable housing committee that will oversee the development of the city’s affordable housing plan. The appointments — made by Mayor Steve Hagerty — passed council at the Oct. 29 meeting with a 5-4 vote. Alds. Judy Fiske (1st), Robin Rue...

Aldermen to discuss revised budget proposal, possible property tax increase

Aldermen to discuss revised budget proposal, possible property tax increase

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 11, 2018


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

A two percent property tax hike and no general wage increases for city employees are both items on an updated budget proposal that aldermen will discuss at Monday’s City Council meeting. The revised budget — which follows about a month of deliberation among residents, aldermen and city officials...

Protestors organize against golf course easement proposal

Protestors organize against golf course easement proposal

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

November 11, 2018


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

Golfers, dog walkers and local residents rallied on the 10th hole of the Canal Shores Golf Course just north of Evanston to protest plans to pave a road in a section of the course. The Dick Keefe Development Corporation is seeking an easement from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District board...

Blotter: Wallet stolen while woman ate at restaurant

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 11, 2018


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

Evanston Police Department officers Thursday afternoon responded to a report of a theft at Sashimi Sashimi in downtown Evanston. A 53-year-old Evanton resident told officers that, upon receiving a fraud alert from her credit card company, she found her wallet missing, said Evanston police communications...

City Council meetings in Evanston are long. That’s a problem.

City Council meetings in Evanston are long. That’s a problem.

Kristina Karisch and Nora Shelly

November 8, 2018


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

Mondays tend to be a late night for Evanston’s aldermen and city officials. It’s not Monday Night Football or an impending dread of the rest of the work week that keeps them awake, but council meetings that start in the evening and sometimes stretch into the early hours of the next morning. “It’s...

Hundreds march through Evanston, protest Trump’s firing of Sessions

Hundreds march through Evanston, protest Trump’s firing of Sessions

Maddy Daum, Reporter

November 8, 2018


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

Over 900 people marched through Evanston on Thursday in protest of President Donald Trump’s firing of Jeff Sessions, who on Wednesday resigned as Attorney General. The rally, which was held Thursday evening and organized by Indivisible Evanston, came in direct response to Sessions’ firing. Organizers...

Lincolnwood Elementary principal denounces racism at the school following Pittsburgh shooting

Lincolnwood Elementary principal denounces racism at the school following Pittsburgh shooting

Benjamin Rosenberg, Copy Chief

November 8, 2018


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

The recent mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue has spawned conversations regarding the consequences of racism and hate speech. After hearing about students making racist comments, Max Weinberg wants to make sure those conversations are happening at his school. Weinberg, the principal at Lincolnwood...

Evanston Organizes: Evanston’s black community lacked recognition for decades. Shorefront Legacy Center aims to give it to them.

Evanston Organizes: Evanston’s black community lacked recognition for decades. Shorefront Legacy Center aims to give it to them.

Rishika Dugyala, In Focus Editor

November 8, 2018


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

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. In 1995, Dino Robinson — anxious to explore the city’s black history — picked apart local archives, hoping to find some records. Any records. He found three sparse file folders labeled “color....

Blotter: Retail theft reported from Gigi Bottega

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a call regarding a theft at Gigi Bottega in the 600 block of Davis Street at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The 35-year-old store manager, an Evanston resident, reported the incident, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. At the scene, officers spoke to the...

Aldermen not surprised by support for Harley Clarke referendum

Aldermen not surprised by support for Harley Clarke referendum

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

November 7, 2018


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

Aldermen were largely not surprised by the results of the referendum on Tuesday’s ballot, which showed overwhelming support to preserve the Harley Clarke Mansion. The problem of how to financially preserve the building, however, remains the main issue. “It's never been a question of enthusiasm...

Blotter: musical instruments and Xanax stolen in downtown Evanston

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 7, 2018


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

Evanston Police Department officers on Tuesday morning responded to a report of a theft in the 800 block of Davis Street in downtown Evanston. A 46-year-old Evanston resident came to the EPD station and told officers a guitar, a xylophone, two suitcases, a leather bag and a prescription bottle of...