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Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated battery of a police officer

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 15, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago man was arrested Wednesday night at the McDonald’s in the 1100 block of Howard Street in connection with aggravated battery of a police officer and resisting arrest, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 28-year-old man knocked two police officers into a bathroom changing station,...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with failure to register as a convicted sex offender

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 15, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident was arrested Saturday in connection with being an unregistered convicted sex offender. Though the man was originally arrested in the 1700 block of Lyons Street for a separate offense, officers at the station learned he was an unregistered sex offender, Evanston police Cmdr....

Biss joins fight to prevent denial of pre-existing conditions in Illinois

Biss joins fight to prevent denial of pre-existing conditions in Illinois

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor
June 14, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) joined other Illinois legislators in attempts to prevent health insurance companies from denying coverage or giving higher premiums to those with pre-existing conditions. Although the practice is currently not allowed, because of the uncertainty about health care...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with assault

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 14, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident was arrested on Monday night in connection with a domestic dispute in south Evanston. The man’s wife stated that he was intoxicated and acting violent, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The woman said that her husband's behavior caused her and her two teenage children...

Aldermen vote to approve development at 831 Emerson

Aldermen vote to approve development at 831 Emerson

Kristina Karisch, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

After more than a year’s worth of discussion, aldermen approved a proposed development project at 831 Emerson St. during Monday’s City Council meeting. The ordinance will grant a special use approval for the project, which was introduced as a part of a plan to expand Evanston’s downtown ar...

D65 board approves consolidation of 8th grade algebra courses

D65 board approves consolidation of 8th grade algebra courses

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Responding to data which showed placing 8th grade students into separate Algebra 1 and Algebra 8 courses led to racial inequality, Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board members voted on Monday to combine the two courses. The initiative passed 5-1, and will enroll future 8th graders in Algebra 1...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with forgery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested in connection with forgery in north Evanston on Thursday, though the crime was initially reported by an Evanston woman on Feb. 17. A 62-year-old woman noticed that multiple personal checks were missing from her checkbook, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When she called he...

Evanston publishing climate change information on website

Evanston publishing climate change information on website

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 12, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston started publishing climate change research conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency on the city's website Sunday, community engagement coordinator Patrick Deignan announced in a news release. The research, which includes general information about the nature and causes of climate change as well as more specific data ab...

Bernie Sanders speaks at People’s Summit

Bernie Sanders speaks at People’s Summit

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
June 12, 2017
Filed under City, Election 2016, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Entering and exiting the stage to the tune of “Revolution” by The Beatles, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gave a speech at the People’s Summit on Saturday night outlining the Democratic Party’s future steps in the wake of its 2016 election defeat. Sanders said the support of young people during his presi...

City shuts off 6 water fountains due to high lead levels

Billy Kobin, Reporter
June 7, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Six water fountains in Evanston parks will remain shut off as the summer season begins after tests showed high lead levels. The fountains had lead levels that exceeded the federal limit of 15 parts per billion, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said. In addition, Bobkiewicz said 13 fountains located in...

Documents show EPL officials wanted to terminate Lesley Williams for years

Documents show EPL officials wanted to terminate Lesley Williams for years

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
June 4, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Evanston Public Library officials have been calling for the termination of popular librarian Lesley Williams for years, according to documents removed Friday from the city’s online public records portal. The documents show library officials criticizing Williams in a 2015 performance evaluation of...

Hagerty, Schapiro pledge to uphold Paris Accord after Trump withdraws

Hagerty, Schapiro pledge to uphold Paris Accord after Trump withdraws

Amelia Langas, Reporter
June 4, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro and Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty on Friday criticized President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord and pledged to remain dedicated to the cause. Schapiro and Hagerty both signed on to statements promising they would continue to...