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ETHS Speech and Debate team develops new equity initiatives

ETHS Speech and Debate team develops new equity initiatives

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

October 18, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories

Evanston Township High School’s Speech and Debate team will begin hosting monthly racial literacy seminars for white students as one of several initiatives focused on promoting inclusivity. Jeff Hannan, the team’s director, said in an email Tuesday that beyond the seminars, the team will also...

Aldermen urge greater diversity on city-run boards, commissions

Aldermen urge greater diversity on city-run boards, commissions

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under City, Local

In an effort to increase diversity on Evanston boards and commissions, aldermen requested at a Monday meeting that city staff send them reports about vacancies. Evanston currently has more than 40 established boards and commissions, Mayor Steve Hagerty told The Daily on Tuesday. They range from boards...

Schakowsky urges Office for Civil Rights to investigate discrimination against people with HIV, AIDS

Schakowsky urges Office for Civil Rights to investigate discrimination against people with HIV, AIDS

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under City, National, Politics

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) urged the director of the Office for Civil Rights in a Tuesday letter to review complaints concerning discriminatory insurance practices against people living with HIV and AIDS. The letter, signed by Schakowsky and eight other Democrats, asked OCR director Roger Severino...

Blotter: Evanston man charged with possession of controlled substance

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A 25-year-old man was arrested Monday in west Evanston in connection with possession of a controlled substance. Officers were patrolling the area around the intersection of Dodge Avenue and Main Street when they saw a car take a wide turn, crossing traffic lines and swerving into the bike lane, Evanston...

Aldermen allow city clerk to retain FOIA role, further examine publicizing information

Aldermen allow city clerk to retain FOIA role, further examine publicizing information

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen unanimously decided Monday to allow city clerk Devon Reid to keep his jurisdiction over Freedom of Information Act requests, and to continue discussions on the type of information made public. On Tuesday, City Council will reinstate Evanston’s NextRequest database, which stores public records...

Officials tout success of city-backed businesses on Howard Street

Officials tout success of city-backed businesses on Howard Street

Nora Shelly, In Focus Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Local

Two 8th Ward restaurants launched with the city’s help have returned more than $570,000 to Evanston in economic impact, city officials announced Monday. The report, presented at City Council, listed the costs and revenues garnered from Peckish Pig, 623 Howard St., and Ward Eight, 629 Howard St.,...

State representatives hold town hall to discuss climate change, clean energy

State representatives hold town hall to discuss climate change, clean energy

Catherine Henderson, Reporter

October 17, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Politics

State Reps. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) and Laura Fine (D-Glenview) held a town hall Monday to discuss a spectrum of climate-related issues under the Trump administration, from clean energy to the diminishing importance of coal. Along with four climate panelists, the two representatives met with about...

Community members climb 20 floors to raise funds for addiction treatment

Community members climb 20 floors to raise funds for addiction treatment

Meilynn Shi, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under City, Local

Donning baby blue team shirts in honor of her brother, Cayla Gamble and more than 20 family members and supporters gathered Sunday in Orrington Plaza to climb the Bank One tower’s 20 stories of stairs. Her brother, Gary Charlton, died from a heroin overdose in February 2015. Since the event’s...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated assault

Sophie Mann, Reporter

October 16, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A Chicago man was arrested Thursday in downtown Evanston in connection with aggravated assault. After receiving a call about an alleged altercation in the 1600 block of Sherman Avenue, officers met a 28-year-old Evanston man who said he was involved in a verbal altercation with a Chicago man, Evanston...

North Shore community walks to raise awareness of food insecurity

North Shore community walks to raise awareness of food insecurity

Clare Proctor, Reporter

October 15, 2017


Filed under City, Local

More than 250 participants filed out of the First Congregational Church of Evanston on Sunday for a mile-long walk to fight hunger. The CROP Hunger Walk — an annual event sponsored by faith-based organization Church World Service — has attracted people across the North Shore for the past 25 years...

Evanston police investigate sexual assault allegations against former ETHS teacher

Evanston police investigate sexual assault allegations against former ETHS teacher

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

October 13, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Police are investigating reports of sexual assault against a former Evanston Township High School teacher, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said Friday. Dugan said school officials called the Evanston Police Department “right away” Wednesday after some ETHS graduates — through tweets and posts...

Police assessment committee holds first meeting, plans to reform complaint process

Police assessment committee holds first meeting, plans to reform complaint process

Nikki Baim, Reporter

October 13, 2017


Filed under City, Police

At the first Citizen Police Complaint Assessment Committee meeting Thursday, many community members requested the improvement of what they called a “highly unstructured” police complaint form. On the form, the complainant is expected to provide the date and time of the incident, the names and...