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Blotter: Man arrested in connection with aggravating fleeing, 11 traffic citations in brief chase

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with aggravating fleeing, 11 traffic citations in brief chase

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
August 1, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Skokie man was arrested Monday afternoon in west Evanston after fleeing from police officers and crashing his car into a building, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 49-year-old man was stopped in the 1600 block of Foster Street after failing to use his turn signal, Dugan said. When approached...

Blotter: Man arrested twice Sunday in connection with air rifle possession, public nudity

Blotter: Man arrested twice Sunday in connection with air rifle possession, public nudity

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 31, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was arrested early Sunday morning in west Evanston and then again Sunday afternoon in downtown Evanston for two separate incidents. Police received reports around 12:30 a.m. Sunday that the 58-year-old man was walking down the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue holding a gun and saying,...

Swimmers take on Lake Michigan in annual open water race

Swimmers take on Lake Michigan in annual open water race

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
July 31, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

Local area swimmers took to Lake Michigan on Sunday morning for the third annual edition of the Great Lake Plunge, an open water swim of various distances held to raise funds for Evanston Swims!. The plunge, which is Evanston’s only open water swim, had an estimated 180 participants ranging in age...

Sheridan Road closed, Scott Hall evacuated due to gas main breach

Sheridan Road closed, Scott Hall evacuated due to gas main breach

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 31, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Construction workers on Sheridan Road breached a natural gas main Monday afternoon, temporarily closing the road and leading to the evacuation of Scott Hall. The breach occurred just north of intersection of Sheridan and Chicago Avenue, said Gloria Graham, University Police deputy chief. As a result,...

Detailed plans presented for proposed apartment tower on Sherman Avenue

Detailed plans presented for proposed apartment tower on Sherman Avenue

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 26, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

Architects presented detailed plans for a proposed 16-story, 287-unit residential building that they hope to build at 1454 Sherman Ave. to Evanston’s Design and Project Review Committee on Wednesday. The development would include a small public park, a 185-spot parking deck — built into the building,...

Blotter: Two men arrested in connection with multiple charges after traffic stop

Blotter: Two men arrested in connection with multiple charges after traffic stop

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 26, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Two men were arrested Tuesday in connection with multiple charges, including one felony and two misdemeanors, in south Evanston, according to a news release. Police stopped the men in the 1200 block of Howard Street when they noticed the passenger, an 18-year-old Chicago resident, was not wearing...

Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with driving while under the influence

Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with driving while under the influence

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 26, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago woman was arrested Monday night in connection with driving while under the influence in south Evanston. The woman got into a traffic accident in the 1800 block of Dempster Avenue and said that her foot slipped off the brake in the parking lot, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. She...

City Council moves RFP for Harley Clarke Mansion to final drafting stage

City Council moves RFP for Harley Clarke Mansion to final drafting stage

Julia Esparza, Reporter
July 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City Council voted unanimously on Monday to move a Request for Proposals for the Harley Clarke Mansion to its final drafting stage. If the process continues according to plan, the RFP will become available on August 3 to parties interested in submitting a proposal for the long-discussed mansion at...

Delays and unknown conditions push Fountain Square completion date to 2018

Delays and unknown conditions push Fountain Square completion date to 2018

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor
July 25, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

The construction of Fountain Square improvements will extend into the winter or spring of 2018 after facing delays for the veterans memorial wall and fountain, as well as unknown conditions with underground utility work. It will take longer than anticipated for the city to get its hands on a larger...

EPD gives tutorial, touts success of new body camera program

EPD gives tutorial, touts success of new body camera program

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 24, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Evanston Police Department presented early results of its body camera pilot program Monday, showcasing videos, testimonies and a sample camera. The program, which equipped 11 officers with body cameras beginning on June 3, has thus far collected 1,700 incident videos for the department, deputy...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with domestic battery

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 24, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested Saturday morning in connection with domestic battery in west Evanston. Police arrived at the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue because a 47-year-old woman said her husband jumped on her bed while she was sleeping and began punching her, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Officers...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 22, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was charged in connection with possession of a controlled substance in south Evanston on Thursday. Officers were dispatched to the Shell gas station in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue for a verbal dispute between two men who knew each other prior to the dispute, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan...