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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...

5th Ward residents express concern over development

5th Ward residents express concern over development

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City residents raised concerns about a recent land acquisition of over $2 million at a 5th Ward meeting Wednesday. The lot, which was purchased by Domanus Development, starts on the corner of Jackson and Emerson and stretches to the informally-named “graffiti house.” The acquisition only has...

City officials prepare for impacts of government shutdown on Evanston

City officials prepare for impacts of government shutdown on Evanston

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

January 10, 2019


Filed under City, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Uncategorized

Even though Evanston programs haven't been directly affected by the federal government shutdown, city officials are keeping a close watch on how lack of funding for federal programs will affect Evanston. As President Donald Trump and Democrats continue to struggle over a wall along the US-Mexico border,...

Blotter: Packages reported stolen from porch

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 9, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 45-year-old woman reported multiple packages stolen from her residence at 919 Asbury Ave between 5 p.m Monday and 1 p.m. Tuesday. The woman reported the incident to the Evanston Police Department Tuesday evening. She had received notification that the packages were delivered, Evanston Police Cmdr....

Despite efforts to create more affordable housing, Evanston rent increases 2.3 percent

Despite efforts to create more affordable housing, Evanston rent increases 2.3 percent

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

January 9, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Though Evanston has strived to create more affordable housing, rents have increased 2.3 percent over the past year, according to a January 2019 report conducted by Apartment List. Between 2004 and 2013, Evanston lost 40 percent of its affordable housing units to high-priced developments, according to the report. Although City Council passed measures in 20...