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City to re-evaluate advertising policies following petition

City to re-evaluate advertising policies following petition

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
March 14
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

The city will review its advertising policies after some residents requested the removal of city ads from the news website Evanston Now, aldermen decided Monday. A change.org petition, published in January, called on a number of Evanston businesses to cancel their advertising on Evanston Now’s website, criticizing the site’s coverage "for re...

Post office dedicated to late progressive icon Abner Mikva

Post office dedicated to late progressive icon Abner Mikva

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
March 13
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Local officials and community members gathered Monday morning to dedicate the Evanston Post Office on Davis Street to Abner Mikva, the late progressive politician and former federal judge who once represented the city's district in Congress. “When he was our congressman, Evanston stood for something,” Mayor Elizabeth Tisd...

Tisdahl talks affordable housing, police relations at final ‘State of the City’ address as mayor

Tisdahl talks affordable housing, police relations at final ‘State of the City’ address as mayor

Billy Kobin, Reporter
March 11
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Less than one month away from the election that will unseat her as mayor, Elizabeth Tisdahl told community leaders Friday that the city has much more work ahead to keep the city safe and affordable for all. The Evanston Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual “State of the City” luncheon at the...

12-year-old robbed in south Evanston

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
March 10
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 12-year-old boy was robbed on Wednesday in south Evanston, police said. The boy was in an alley on Mulford Street at about 5 p.m. when three men approached him, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The boy told police that one of the men, who was wearing a black coat and black jogging pants...

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin endorses businessman Steve Hagerty for Evanston mayor

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin endorses businessman Steve Hagerty for Evanston mayor

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
March 10
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Latest Stories

Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin endorsed businessman Steve Hagerty in the Evanston mayoral race Wednesday. In an email statement, Suffredin said he was impressed with Hagerty’s background in municipal finance and his plans to fight gun violence in the city. The candidate — who topped the field with roughly 44 percent of the vote in last month’s primary — has also received endorsements from ...

Study reveals racial discrepancy in Evanston police searches following traffic stops

Study reveals racial discrepancy in Evanston police searches following traffic stops

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
March 7
Filed under City, Crime, Local, Top Stories

Evanston police were seven times more likely to search a black driver than a white one in 2014, according to a recent study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The study, which analyzed traffic stops from 132 police agencies across 16 states, found that Evanston police consistently...

After 9 years as clerk, Rodney Greene keeps passion for civic service

After 9 years as clerk, Rodney Greene keeps passion for civic service

Syd Stone, Reporter
March 3
Filed under City, Politics

Originally from Washington D.C. and having lived in Atlanta for several years, City Clerk Rodney Greene said he never felt more at home than when he came to Evanston just shy of 30 years ago. The 66-year-old Greene said one of the things he loves most about Evanston is its diverse communities, especially...

Residents raise concerns as city forms citizen complaint group

Residents raise concerns as city forms citizen complaint group

Billy Kobin, Reporter
March 3
Filed under City, Crime, Politics

Residents expressed concern Thursday about the process of forming a citizen-run committee to evaluate the Evanston Police Department’s complaint review process. The meeting was the the second public discussion on the topic, as EPD officials presented last week on how the current review process works. On Thursday, city staff presented results of a survey taken on how the city should go about forming the committee. Th...

Parents, community members organize in support of District 65 referendum

Parents, community members organize in support of District 65 referendum

Marissa Page, Managing Editor
March 3
Filed under City, Education

Several Evanston/Skokie School District 65 parents, educators and community members have organized in support of the April referendum that could raise property taxes to support the district. The Committee to Save Our Schools launched following District 65’s January decision to introduce the referendum on t...

Hope for grand bargain dissipates in state Senate

Hope for grand bargain dissipates in state Senate

Nora Shelly, City Editor
March 3
Filed under City, Politics, State

Republican support for a package of “grand bargain” bills in the Illinois Senate unexpectedly dissipated this week after alleged interference from the governor’s office. Sen. John Cullerton (D-Chicago) said Wednesday that planned voting on the package of bills was postponed after he was told...

Steve Hagerty outspends Mark Tendam in primary

Steve Hagerty outspends Mark Tendam in primary

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
March 3
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Businessman Steve Hagerty has raised more money and far outspent Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) in Evanston’s mayoral race, according to campaign finance disclosures from mid-August to the end of the year. In that time period, Hagerty raised $109,079 — with about 53 percent coming from loans he made to...

Police Blotter: Man arrested in connection with hit and run

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
March 3
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A man was arrested in connection with a hit and run accident early Wednesday morning in south Evanston, police said. No one was injured in the hit and run involving two vehicles, which occurred on Feb. 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Callan, but one male driver fled the scene, Evanston police...