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Taco Bell on Sherman Avenue closes its doors

Taco Bell on Sherman Avenue closes its doors

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

January 8, 2019


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

Students searching for a late-night snack won’t be able to grab an inexpensive burrito at Taco Bell on Sherman Avenue anymore, after the branch closed last month. City of Evanston economic development manager Paul Zalmezak said Taco Bell notified the local branch’s property manager that the corporation...

Evanston Public Library to provide free STI screenings, counseling

Evanston Public Library to provide free STI screenings, counseling

Suzy Vazquez, Reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Health and Human Services Department is partnering with Howard Brown Health and the Evanston Public Library to provide free sexually transmitted infection screenings in the Evanston community. Starting Jan. 14, individuals will be able to walk in to EPL’s main branch in downtown Evanston...

Blotter: Apple products stolen from Best Buy in Evanston

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

January 8, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Two men stole more than $8,000 worth of Apple products from a Best Buy near the 2300 block of Howard Street on Tuesday. A 26-year-old man reported the incident and told Evanston Police Department officers that the men took the devices from the display tables and ran out of the store. The men...

Blotter: Northwestern students report stolen items from apartment near campus

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

January 7, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Three 21-year-old Northwestern students reported Sunday that several items were stolen from their apartment at 832 Simpson St. near campus. The men said that items were stolen from their apartment between Dec. 19 and Dec. 28 while they were away on winter break, Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. One...

Three months after opening, Colectivo draws crowds, but struggles with chain reputation

Three months after opening, Colectivo draws crowds, but struggles with chain reputation

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under City, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Caffeine lovers hoping for a seat in the new Colectivo Coffee shop will have to keep looking. After opening three months ago at 716 Church Street, the coffee shop has attracted many new customers despite controversy over its impact on other local cafes. Paul Zalmezak, economic development manager for the city of Evanston, sai...

Demitrous Cook sworn in as new chief of police in Evanston

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

January 7, 2019


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

Evanston’s new police chief Demitrous Cook was sworn in on Wednesday morning during a brief but emotional ceremony at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. Cook was selected for the position after a nationwide search that began when former police chief Richard Eddington announced his plan to r...

Chicago organizers will not hold a Women’s March in January 2019

Chicago organizers will not hold a Women’s March in January 2019

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

January 6, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories

This story was updated on Jan. 7.  Chicago organizers announced in November they will not host the annual Women’s March because of concerns about costs and amid rising controversy about the national organization’s link with Nation of Islam Leader Louis Farrakhan following his anti-Semitic comments...

Northwestern $1 million donation to Evanston funds paramedic services, job training

Northwestern $1 million donation to Evanston funds paramedic services, job training

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

December 26, 2018


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top City Stories

Northwestern President Morton Schapiro and Evanston Mayor Stephen Hagerty announced last week the allocation of NU's $1 million donation to Evanston’s Good Neighbor Fund. The donation is just one way the University tries to settle concerns from Evanston residents that its exemption from property...

Illinois Attorney General finds over 500 unreported abuse accusations against priests

Illinois Attorney General finds over 500 unreported abuse accusations against priests

James Pollard, Reporter

December 24, 2018


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

The Catholic Church in Illinois failed to investigate or disclose abuse accusations against over 500 priests and clergy, according to a new preliminary report from the state’s attorney general. The report released last week criticized the state’s six dioceses for underreporting the accusations....

Former EPD detective accused of joining DEA to protect drug smugglers

Former EPD detective accused of joining DEA to protect drug smugglers

Kristina Karisch, Digital Projects Editor

December 21, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police, Top Stories

A former detective with the Evanston Police has been accused of joining the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration so he could protect a Puerto Rico-based drug organization responsible for numerous killings and other violence. Fernando Gomez, 41, was arrested December 11 at the DEA’s Chicago field...

Student robbed on Garnett Place

The Daily Northwestern

December 13, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Northwestern student was robbed Thursday afternoon on Garnett Place, University police Chief Bruce Lewis told students in an email. The student was walking on the 1000 block of Garnett Place at 4:25 p.m. when a car pulled up and a man got out of the passenger side door. He grabbed her phone out...

City Council rejects application for appeal to demolish Harley Clarke

City Council rejects application for appeal to demolish Harley Clarke

Wilson Chapman, Web Editor

December 12, 2018


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

Aldermen on Monday unanimously rejected an application to overturn the Preservation Commission’s protection of the Harley Clarke Mansion, after a heated meeting on Monday. The Harley Clarke Mansion, a historic mansion located on the lakefront in north Evanston, has been a point of debate within...