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Evanston nonprofit’s plans disrupted by city’s attempt to sell property

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 14, 2012


Filed under City, Local

Evanston is in the process of selling the Harley Clarke Mansion, a move that could be bad news for Edible Evanston, a farming nonprofit that recently won a grant to renovate and utilize a greenhouse on the property. Last June, the Evanston Community Foundation awarded almost $5,000 to Edible Evanston...

Korean restaurant adds diversity to Clark Street

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 14, 2012


Filed under Business, City, Local

At first glance, restaurant Koco Table  appears to be an Asian-style Starbucks. There are small pastries and beverages available for people to grab on the go. Japanese blossoms line the wall, and K-pop music plays in the background. The new restaurant at 720 1/2 Clark St. offers Korean comfort food to attract Ev...

Blotter: Oct. 15

Ina Yang, Reporter

October 14, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Local

Mountain bike valued at $5,000 stolen A black, 21-inch Schwinn mountain bike with stripes was stolen from a 31-year-old Evanston resident. The bike, valued at an estimated $5,000, was locked to a bike storage rack on the 600 block of Main Street when it was stolen sometime Thursday. The police ha...

CROP hunger walk moves to Evanston

Edward Cox, Reporter

October 14, 2012


Filed under City, Local

Evanston hosted for the first time Sunday a walk to raise awareness of world hunger. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl kicked off the North Shore Christian Rural Overseas Program Hunger Walk  by welcoming the congregation at the Second Baptist Church, which included members from 24 church organizations...

Evanston150 measure to teach all students how to swim

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 12, 2012


Filed under City, Education, Local

An idea that started as a proposal on paper has finally made it into the pool. Evanston Swims has launched its pilot program to teach all Evanston children how to swim. The project began through Evanston150, an initiative that promotes 10 ideas to improve Evanston in celebration of the city’s...

Grandmother Park Initiative nears fundraising goal to create west Evanston tot lot

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

October 12, 2012


Filed under City, Local

On a summer walk in 2009, west Evanston resident Gay Riseborough and her neighbor Mary Trujillo talked about how there seemed to be no safe place for their then-4-year-old grandsons to play. Washington Elementary School is nearby, but Riseborough said the playground cannot be used during school ho...

New boutique opens with assistance from LEND Evanston

Ivan Yeh, Reporter

October 11, 2012


Filed under Business, City, Local

When Evanston business owner Sara Jane Abbott held the September grand opening for her jewelry and accessories boutique Seejanesparkle, she invited the Northwestern students who helped make the event possible. Abbott is one of several clients of Lending for Evanston and Northwestern Development, a student-run m...

Blotter: Oct. 12

Ina Yang, Reporter

October 11, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Local

Attempted liquor theft  A man attempted to steal hard liquor from the Jewel-Osco grocery store, 2485 Howard St., Monday evening. The man tried to take two bottles of vodka at 5 p.m. when he was caught by loss prevention officers. The goods are estimated to be worth about $33. The Evanston Polic...

ETHS alumnus pledges $500,000 to STEM labs

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 11, 2012


Filed under City, Education, Local

An alumnus of Evanston Township High School has pledged a $500,000 gift in support of the school’s science program. The donor, Leonard Schaeffer, specified one condition: that the ETHS Educational Foundation raise an additional $100,000. The combined $600,000 will go toward the construction...

Evanston History Center hosts green infrastructure talk

Olga Gonzalez Latapi, Reporter

October 11, 2012


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

The Evanston History Center hosted a lecture Thursday  focused on updating historical buildings with green infrastructure. Titled “Historic Structures & Green Technology: Renewal from the Ground Up," the talk featured Triton College technology Prof. Mark Nussbaum, an expert in upgrading ...

Landlord workshop stresses rights, regulations

Landlord workshop stresses rights, regulations

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 11, 2012


Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

Conflicts between landlords and tenants can be resolved by understanding basic rental housing policies and regulations, regional rental housing experts advised at a Thursday night workshop. Nearly 20 people attended the rental housing workshop at the Morton Civic Center hosted by the city and the...

Evanston Police call on gym to minimize locker thefts

Evanston Police call on gym to minimize locker thefts

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 11, 2012


Filed under Business, City, Crime, Local

Evanston gym LA Fitness has reported a series of locker room thefts in the past year, prompting police to suggest new security measures. Since the beginning of 2012, 48 thefts have been reported in the locker rooms at LA Fitness, 1618 Sherman Ave., said Evanston Police Cmdr. Jay Parrott. More than 90 percent ...