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Evanston police chief apologizes for posting mugshots, other confidential information on Snapchat

Evanston police chief apologizes for posting mugshots, other confidential information on Snapchat

Jacob Fulton, Assistant City Editor

February 22, 2020

Evanston police chief Demitrous Cook publicly apologized in a Friday morning press conference for posting photos that included confidential information to Snapchat on the evening of Feb. 17. Cook posted photos of official police documents including names, images, addresses and birthdates of at least...

Environment Board and Equity and Empowerment Commission propose changes to Environmental Justice Resolution

Environment Board and Equity and Empowerment Commission propose changes to Environmental Justice Resolution

Samantha Aguilar, Reporter

February 21, 2020

The Environment Board met with the Equity and Empowerment Commission on Thursday to review and propose changes to the Environmental Justice Resolution, which they will present to City Council in the coming months. The resolution specifies priorities for future city environmental policies and practices,...

Central Street establishes Special Service Areas to support community

Central Street establishes Special Service Areas to support community

Zoe Malin, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Central Street officially established two Special Service Area districts on Jan. 25 of this year. The districts join Downtown Evanston and the Main-Dempster Mile, each of which established SSAs in previous years. A Special Service Area is a designated district that provides additional services like...

Blotter: Driver failed to secure child, Ohio man sped on Ridge Avenue

Maia Spoto, Assistant City Editor

February 20, 2020

An officer arrested an Evanston man Wednesday evening in connection with failing to present a valid driver’s license after he was stopped for driving without securing a child in a safety seat. As an officer observed traffic in the 1200 block of Howard Street, they saw a small child standing in...

Local nonprofits value collaboration despite competitive sector

Local nonprofits value collaboration despite competitive sector

Eva Herscowitz, Reporter

February 20, 2020

For all your nonprofit needs, look no further than Evanston. There’s Books & Breakfast, a before-school program that offers breakfast and homework assistance to Evanston students in need of additional support. The Center for Independent Futures aims to promote equal opportunity for people with...