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Evanston Preservation Commission votes to make former Foster School building historic landmark

Evanston Preservation Commission votes to make former Foster School building historic landmark

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

July 16, 2018


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

The Evanston Preservation Commission passed a motion to support the designation of the former Foster School building as an Evanston landmark during a meeting last week. The Foster School building, located at 2010 Dewey Ave., housed the only school in the historically-black 5th Ward until it was closed...

Evanston breaks ground on new Robert Crown Community Center project

Evanston breaks ground on new Robert Crown Community Center project

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 16, 2018


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Evanston residents and city officials gathered Friday for a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the new Robert Crown Community Center. The ceremony, which was held on the fields of the Robert Crown Community Center, featured speeches from Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty, parks,...

Evanston sees decrease in part one crimes

Evanston sees decrease in part one crimes

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Part one crimes in Evanston have decreased by 20 percent in for the first six months of 2018 compared to the same time period in 2017, according to a Wednesday news release. Part one crimes include assault, burglary and murder. Of those crimes, burglaries decreased most, the release said. There have...

Evanston Refugee Task Force discusses new program, plans info sessions

Evanston Refugee Task Force discusses new program, plans info sessions

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 12, 2018


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

The Evanston Refugee Task Force examined refugee numbers in the United States and planned future information sessions for the community at a Tuesday meeting. The group also discussed the Trump administration’s current policies about border separation. The task force originated at an Evanston city-school...

EPL to hold naloxone training for opioid overdose

EPL to hold naloxone training for opioid overdose

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


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The Evanston Public Library will hold a free training session July 16 for community members to learn how to administer naloxone, a commonly used antidote for opioid overdoses, according to a news release. The program will include presentations from Peer Services, a substance use treatment and prevention...

City Council reaches agreement with Smylie Brothers, moves forward with new proposal process

City Council reaches agreement with Smylie Brothers, moves forward with new proposal process

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 11, 2018


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

City Council approved a resolution terminating the lease between the city and Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. at 2222 Oakton St. at a Monday meeting. Aldermen voted 5-2 to pass the resolution with Ald. Thomas Suffredin (6th) and Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) voting against the resolution. The 10-year lease...

Evanston restaurant La Cocinita returns to Taste of Chicago

Evanston restaurant La Cocinita returns to Taste of Chicago

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

July 11, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

When Evanston restaurant and food truck La Cocinita made its Taste of Chicago debut in 2016, co-owner Rachel Angulo said the pork patacon was an immediate hit. The crispy green plantain sandwich, topped with savory pork, queso fresco and spicy guava sauce, ensured that the Venezuelan eatery would be...

Chicago man sentenced to probation for sexually abusing woman at Evanston spa

Chicago man sentenced to probation for sexually abusing woman at Evanston spa

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Kai Wang, the Chicago man who was found guilty of sexually abusing a woman at an Evanston spa, was sentenced to sex offender probation Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Wang was convicted of attempted sexual assault on May 23, but acquitted of more serious sexual assault charges, Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Da...

Evanston residents join protestors at Dan Ryan shutdown, call for gun reform

Evanston residents join protestors at Dan Ryan shutdown, call for gun reform

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

July 10, 2018


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Evanston residents joined protesters from across Chicago in blocking the Dan Ryan Expressway Saturday to call attention to gun violence, crime and other issues affecting neighborhoods in the city. Thousands of people gathered on the highway for a shutdown of the northbound lanes, led by Rev. Michael...

City Council approves removal of arrest records from city website after 14-day period

City Council approves removal of arrest records from city website after 14-day period

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 10, 2018


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

City Council unanimously passed a resolution to remove arrest records from the city’s website after a 14-day rolling period at Monday’s meeting. The resolution was moved by Ald. Eleanor Revelle (7th) and seconded by Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th). According to city documents, arrest records will be...

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington announces retirement

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington announces retirement

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 9, 2018


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

Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington announced his retirement from EPD at a Monday press conference. Eddington, who has served as police chief since 2007, said he will officially retire at the end of December. During his announcement, Eddington — who has served over 44 years of police service...

Annual Taste of Evanston event benefits Connections for the Homeless, Reba Place

Annual Taste of Evanston event benefits Connections for the Homeless, Reba Place

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 8, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

More than 500 community members filled their plates and stomachs Sunday evening at the fourth annual Taste of Evanston. The event, hosted by the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary Club, featured about 40 different vendors on the east lawn of the historic Charles Gates Dawes House. Hoosier Mama Pie Company,...