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California-based Philz Coffee announces new store in Evanston

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

March 4, 2019


Filed under Business, City

Philz Coffee, a chain based in San Francisco, announced it will open four stores in the Chicago area, including a location in Evanston. The coffee chain will open its first location in Wicker Park this summer, and three other Chicago-area locations are in the works, including in Lincoln Park, Hyde...

Blotter: iPhone stolen from middle school girl

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

March 3, 2019


Filed under City, Crime

A woman reported on Friday that a 14-year-old girl’s phone was stolen at Nichols Middle School. The 49-year-old woman who reported the incident said the girl’s gold iPhone 7, valued at $700, disappeared while the girl was not looking. The woman turned the phone off remotely so it could not be...

Assembly Creators Market aims to bring together creative entrepreneurs for affordable luxury shopping

Assembly Creators Market aims to bring together creative entrepreneurs for affordable luxury shopping

Vy Duong, Reporter

March 3, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City

Reyes Witt, the founder of Assembly Creators Market, said she wanted to give artists, designers and small business owners a curated space to showcase their talent within Evanston’s “rich art culture.” Assembly Creators Market, located at 1642 Orrington Ave., opened in November 2018. The store...

Cradle to Career updates joint board on kindergarten readiness

Cradle to Career updates joint board on kindergarten readiness

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Cradle to Career — a collaborative partnership of organizations in Evanston that work to improve programs for children before kindergarten — set the “bold goal” to increase kindergarten readiness in Evanston by 85 percent by 2025. Sheila Merry, executive director of Evanston Cradle to Career,...

Evanston residents discuss future for Harley Clarke Mansion

Evanston residents discuss future for Harley Clarke Mansion

James Pollard, Reporter

March 1, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston residents brainstormed ways to repurpose the Harley Clarke mansion, emphasizing the need to make the project both inclusive and financially viable. In November 2018, 80 percent of Evanston residents voted on an advisory referendum to preserve the mansion, but now the community must decide what to do with the space. At the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center Thursday, the Harley Clarke C...

Planned Parenthood of Illinois will continue providing abortion referrals after Trump administration rule

Planned Parenthood of Illinois will continue providing abortion referrals after Trump administration rule

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Planned Parenthood of Illinois expects to continue providing abortion referrals, despite the Trump administration’s newest rule threatening Title X funding. The Trump administration finalized new regulations last week, pulling Title X funding from any organization that provides or refers patients...

Blotter: Laptop stolen from St. Mary Church

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

The director of St. Mary Parish reported a stolen laptop belonging to a 37-year-old chaplain of the church on Tuesday. At 11 p.m. Tuesday, the chaplain noticed a broken window in the church, located at the corner of Lake Street and Oak Avenue. He then realized his silver Apple MacBook Pro, valued...

Residents concerned over increased cost of Robert Crown Community Center, even after construction has begun

Residents concerned over increased cost of Robert Crown Community Center, even after construction has begun

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 28, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

When Evanston first decided to replace the 45-year-old Robert Crown Community Center, many residents agreed to use $30 million to fund the project. Since this initial estimate in 2015, the cost has jumped to $53.2 million to accommodate amenities like a library and a turf field. At a community meeting...

Northwestern history professor emphasizes influence of black people in electing John F. Kennedy

Northwestern history professor emphasizes influence of black people in electing John F. Kennedy

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

February 28, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

While the story of John F. Kennedy’s victory in the 1960 presidential election often emphasizes his charisma, his elevated family background and his commitment to fostering a new era, Northwestern history professor Brett Gadsden took a different approach to the 1960 election: crediting the influence...

Evanston man arrested with loaded handgun in possession

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Police Department officers arrested a man in possession of a loaded handgun last Thursday. The EPD received an anonymous call reporting a possibly armed man in the 2400 block of Main Street. The caller described the man and said he was by a white Volkswagen, according to a Feb. 22 news release....

Maria Hadden unseats long-time incumbent for aldermanic seat in North Side 49th Ward

Maria Hadden unseats long-time incumbent for aldermanic seat in North Side 49th Ward

Maddie Burakoff and Catherine Henderson

February 27, 2019


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

Chicago’s 49th Ward — the North Side ward that borders Evanston and includes Rogers Park, Edgewater and West Ridge — saw an upset in last night’s city election when political newcomer Maria Hadden unseated incumbent Joe Moore, who has served in the role since 1991. Hadden, Moore’s only challenger...

Lightfoot and Preckwinkle advance to runoff in Chicago mayoral election, setting stage for first black woman mayor

Lightfoot and Preckwinkle advance to runoff in Chicago mayoral election, setting stage for first black woman mayor

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

February 27, 2019


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

Lori Lightfoot and Toni Preckwinkle emerged from a crowded field of 14 candidates in the Chicago mayoral election Tuesday. For the next leg of the race, Lightfoot and Preckwinkle will compete in a runoff scheduled for April 2. With over 90 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday night, Lightfoot received...