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Judge issues temporary stay on Prentice demolition after preservationists sue landmark commission

Judge issues temporary stay on Prentice demolition after preservationists sue landmark commission

Marshall Cohen and Susan Du

November 15, 2012


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

A Cook County judge handed down a preliminary ruling Thursday in favor of preservationists in their quest to save Prentice Women's Hospital from demolition. Earlier in the day, preservationists groups filed a lawsuit accusing the Commission of Chicago Landmarks of breaking city codes when they declined...

Evanston Public Library staff, Friends prepare Twig for new name, reintegration

Evanston Public Library staff, Friends prepare Twig for new name, reintegration

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Desk Editor

November 15, 2012


Filed under City, Local

Evanston Public Library staff is grappling with selecting materials and smoothly switching to card-based borrowing at The Mighty Twig, a volunteer-run library that will become part of EPL in 2013 “We are happily anticipating the takeover of The Twig by the library,” said Marcia Mahoney (Weinberg...

Holiday drive proceeds last nonprofits throughout the year

Holiday drive proceeds last nonprofits throughout the year

Cat Zakrzewski, Assistant Campus Editor

November 14, 2012


Filed under City, Local

As the holidays approach, nonprofit organizations around Evanston are going into overdrive to collect food, clothing and gifts for their clients. The holiday season brings an inundation of volunteers and gifts compared to other months of the year, even though the need doesn’t subside immediately...

Blotter: Nov. 15

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 14, 2012


Filed under City, Crime

Another pizza delivery man robbed at knifepoint in apparently unrelated attack Three masked men, one of whom was carrying a knife, robbed a pizza delivery man late Tuesday evening, Evanston Police spokesman Cmdr. Jay Parrott said. Sometime before 11:45 p.m. Tuesday, three men approached a Sarpino’s Pi...

Prominent mural of Evanston history ‘accidentally’ destroyed

Prominent mural of Evanston history ‘accidentally’ destroyed

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 14, 2012


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Local, Top Stories

A beloved mural painted on a Metra retention wall on Green Bay Road was unexpectedly removed in recent weeks, according to a news release sent out by the city of Evanston on Wednesday. The 110-foot mural depicted scenes and figures from Evanston’s history. It was painted on a viaduct near the intersection...

Magazine Museum struggles in multimedia age

Magazine Museum struggles in multimedia age

Edward Cox, Reporter

November 14, 2012


Filed under Business, City, Education, Local

Telephone wires zigzag through the air above, train tracks run perpendicular to the street and cars rumble on nearby Skokie Highway, yet Magazine Museum remains silent in the midst. It is as if someone has pulled Harry Potter's invisibility cloak over the store hiding it from public view, Magazine M...

Blotter: Nov. 14

Ina Yang, Reporter

November 14, 2012


Filed under City, Crime, Local

Another pizza deliverer robbed, this time at gunpoint A 33-year-old J.B. Alberto's pizza delivery man was robbed of his valuables while delivering pizza Monday evening. The Chicago resident was delivering pizza in the 700 block of Dodge Avenue at 7:25 p.m. Monday when he was approached by two men w...

Emanuel nudged Northwestern officials on public Prentice campaign

Marshall Cohen, Print Managing Editor

November 14, 2012


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

Top University officials say they were caught off guard last summer when preservationist groups organized to virulently oppose demolition of the old Prentice Women’s Hospital. It took one of several face-to-face meetings with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for Northwestern officials to realize their...

Evanston aldermen approve security cameras, improved lighting near ETHS

Evanston aldermen approve security cameras, improved lighting near ETHS

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

November 14, 2012


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

Security cameras and additional lighting will soon surround Evanston Township High School after the Evanston City Council made modifications to next fiscal year’s budget. In an 8-0 vote at a special council meeting Saturday, aldermen approved installation of security cameras at four intersections...

Evanston aldermen approve fire lane for Northwestern visitors center amid public criticism

Evanston aldermen approve fire lane for Northwestern visitors center amid public criticism

Rachel Janik, Reporter

November 13, 2012


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Evanston aldermen agreed Monday to designate city land for the fire line for Northwestern’s proposed visitors center. The ordinance was amended from its original form — a leasing contract between the city and the University — to a flat rate to be paid up front to cover construction expenses. The...

McDonald’s changes mind on new Evanston location

McDonald’s changes mind on new Evanston location

Jia You, Reporter

November 13, 2012


Filed under Business, City, Local

Fast food chain McDonald’s nixed on Friday its application to build a restaurant in northwest Evanston,  days before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, according to a news release issued Monday. McDonald’s originally applied in the summer for a special use permit to build a restaurant...

Evanston budget hearings wrap up, mental health position slashed

Susan Du, City Editor

November 12, 2012


Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston City Council adopted four changes to the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2013, ending deliberations following its Saturday meeting. Previously scheduled Nov. 13 and 19 budget hearings have been canceled because the issues of contention have been addressed and generally resolved. The...