The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: Movie interrupted after EPD called for family discussing guns, shooting

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 14, 2018


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

Evanston Police Department officers on Monday night responded to a report of disorderly conduct at the Century 12 Evanston/Cinéarts 6 movie theater in downtown Evanston. An employee of the theater informed officers movie attendees notified her that a group of people in Theater 7 were talking about...

EPD to partner with NUPD to patrol south campus

EPD to partner with NUPD to patrol south campus

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 14, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Police Department officers will partner with University police to patrol the 1800 block of Chicago Avenue, according to a news release. EPD will increase its police presence in the area — with officers patrolling in vehicles and on foot — following a number of incidents where women have...

Preservation Commission approves additional findings for preservation of Harley Clarke Mansion

Preservation Commission approves additional findings for preservation of Harley Clarke Mansion

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

November 14, 2018


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

The Evanston Preservation Commission reviewed and approved findings for the preservation of Harley Clarke Mansion at Tuesday’s meeting, following their unanimous denial of the city’s application for demolition last month. The Harley Clarke Mansion is located on the lakefront in north Evanston...

Pritzker, Rauner, to make joint appearance at bicentennial

Pritzker, Rauner, to make joint appearance at bicentennial

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 14, 2018


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

To commemorate the Illinois bicentennial, Gov. Bruce Rauner and Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker will be making a joint appearance at the state’s 200th birthday celebration. The party will mark 200 years since Illinois was founded on Dec. 3, 1818, becoming the 21st state to join the Union. Following...

Blotter: Tip jar taken from Starbucks

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 13, 2018


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

Between 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Monday, the tip jar from the Starbucks at 1901 Dempster St. was stolen. At around 1:20 p.m., a Starbucks employee called the Evanston Police Department to report the theft of the tip jar, containing about $40, Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The officers...

Aldermen workshop a new version of 2019 budget proposal

Aldermen workshop a new version of 2019 budget proposal

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

November 13, 2018


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

Faced with a revised 2019 budget proposal, aldermen on Monday discussed ways to reduce cuts, provide Vital Records services and keep the city from “nickel and diming” residents with tax and fee increases. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz presented a new version of the budget after residents expre...

Ahead of book release, Michelle Obama tells students to find their stories, use their voices

Ahead of book release, Michelle Obama tells students to find their stories, use their voices

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 12, 2018


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

CHICAGO — Before kicking off her much-anticipated book tour, former first lady Michelle Obama stopped by her alma mater to chat with high school students and share her key message: finding one’s story and voice in the world. “It’s the essence of who you are,” Obama told a group of 20 Whitney...

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...