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City Council meetings in Evanston are long. That’s a problem.

City Council meetings in Evanston are long. That’s a problem.

Kristina Karisch and Nora Shelly

November 8, 2018


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

Mondays tend to be a late night for Evanston’s aldermen and city officials. It’s not Monday Night Football or an impending dread of the rest of the work week that keeps them awake, but council meetings that start in the evening and sometimes stretch into the early hours of the next morning. “It’s...

Hundreds march through Evanston, protest Trump’s firing of Sessions

Hundreds march through Evanston, protest Trump’s firing of Sessions

Maddy Daum, Reporter

November 8, 2018


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

Over 900 people marched through Evanston on Thursday in protest of President Donald Trump’s firing of Jeff Sessions, who on Wednesday resigned as Attorney General. The rally, which was held Thursday evening and organized by Indivisible Evanston, came in direct response to Sessions’ firing. Organizers...

Lincolnwood Elementary principal denounces racism at the school following Pittsburgh shooting

Lincolnwood Elementary principal denounces racism at the school following Pittsburgh shooting

Benjamin Rosenberg, Copy Chief

November 8, 2018


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

The recent mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue has spawned conversations regarding the consequences of racism and hate speech. After hearing about students making racist comments, Max Weinberg wants to make sure those conversations are happening at his school. Weinberg, the principal at Lincolnwood...

Evanston Organizes: Evanston’s black community lacked recognition for decades. Shorefront Legacy Center aims to give it to them.

Evanston Organizes: Evanston’s black community lacked recognition for decades. Shorefront Legacy Center aims to give it to them.

Rishika Dugyala, In Focus Editor

November 8, 2018


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

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. In 1995, Dino Robinson — anxious to explore the city’s black history — picked apart local archives, hoping to find some records. Any records. He found three sparse file folders labeled “color....

Blotter: Retail theft reported from Gigi Bottega

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 8, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a call regarding a theft at Gigi Bottega in the 600 block of Davis Street at 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The 35-year-old store manager, an Evanston resident, reported the incident, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. At the scene, officers spoke to the...

Aldermen not surprised by support for Harley Clarke referendum

Aldermen not surprised by support for Harley Clarke referendum

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

November 7, 2018


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

Aldermen were largely not surprised by the results of the referendum on Tuesday’s ballot, which showed overwhelming support to preserve the Harley Clarke Mansion. The problem of how to financially preserve the building, however, remains the main issue. “It's never been a question of enthusiasm...

Blotter: musical instruments and Xanax stolen in downtown Evanston

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 7, 2018


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

Evanston Police Department officers on Tuesday morning responded to a report of a theft in the 800 block of Davis Street in downtown Evanston. A 46-year-old Evanston resident came to the EPD station and told officers a guitar, a xylophone, two suitcases, a leather bag and a prescription bottle of...

Despite Abrams disappointment, women of color make history in November elections

Despite Abrams disappointment, women of color make history in November elections

Troy Closson, Managing Editor

November 7, 2018


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

“On this night, we made history.” Lauren Underwood, elected Tuesday as the first black woman to represent Illinois’ 14th District, began her acceptance speech by harkening back to Shirley Chisholm’s historic 1968 victory that helped pave her path 50 years later. After defeating six white...

Residents vote ‘yes’ on Harley Clarke, real estate transfer tax referenda

Residents vote ‘yes’ on Harley Clarke, real estate transfer tax referenda

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 7, 2018


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

Evanston residents overwhelmingly voted in support of restoring the Harley Clarke Mansion on Tuesday’s ballot. In an advisory referendum, roughly 80 percent of voters expressed their support for preservation of the mansion. Late Tuesday evening, with 48 of 50 precincts reporting, 32,823 people had...

Schakowsky, Gabel win re-election by wide margins

Schakowsky, Gabel win re-election by wide margins

Alex Wong, Reporter

November 7, 2018


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

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston) and State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) won re-election on Tuesday by over 40 point margins. Gabel and Schakowsky attended a watch party hosted by the Democratic Party of Evanston at Rock ‘N Ravioli, 1012 Church St., to say thank you to campaign volunteers...

Sen. Kwame Raoul dominates in attorney general race

Sen. Kwame Raoul dominates in attorney general race

Sneha Dey, Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under City, State, Top City Stories, Top Stories

State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) will be Illinois’ next attorney general after defeating opponent Erika Harold in Tuesday’s election. The election was expected to be the closest of five statewide races, but Raoul dominated, claiming about 55 percent of the vote as of late Tuesday. Harold has...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested for possession of cannabis

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

An Evanston man was arrested Monday in the 1300 block of Wilder Street for possession of marijuana. An Evanston Police Department officer was running speed enforcement at Crain Street and Ridge Avenue around 3:37 p.m. Monday when a car passed at a speed of 38 mph in a 25 mph zone, Evanston police...