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City will raise parking fines by $5

Kimberly Railey

November 13, 2011


Filed under City

Evanston aldermen approved two parking-related measures Monday that would collectively generate more than $1 million in revenue for the city. The provisions effectively amended the city's proposed 2012 budget, which must be adopted by Nov. 28. In an 8-1 vote, city council members supported a motion ...

City clerk Rodney Greene named group’s Elected Official of the Year

Julianna Nunez

November 13, 2011


Filed under City

Evanston city clerk Rodney Greene was named the 2011 Elected Official of the Year by the Illinois Township Association of Senior Citizens Services Committee on Nov. 8. The three-year city employee said he was "overwhelmed and humbled" by the accolade, which stemmed from his "leadership and commitmen...

Subway sandwich shop coming to Clark Street

Patrick Svitek

November 13, 2011


Filed under Business

Evanston aldermen unanimously approved a special use permit for the city's 10th Subway sandwich shop at Monday night's Planning and Development Committee meeting. All five committee members greenlit franchisee Suhas Patel's permit application, which would allow the sandwich shop to operate 7 a.m. to 11 p.m...

Blotter: Nov. 15

Tanner Maxwell

November 13, 2011


Filed under Crime

Des Plaines resident involved in fight, stabbing A fight on the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue led to the stabbing of an 18-year-old Des Plaines resident Friday afternoon, Evanston Police Department Cmdr. James Elliott said. Police arrived on the scene after someone reported a fight. Other than being told of a woman ...

Biss slates Evanston petition drive

Patrick Svitek

November 13, 2011


Filed under State

State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) will be hosting a six-hour petition drive based at Evanston's Democratic Party headquarters Saturday, according to an email letter to his supporters sent Monday. The campaign event comes four days after Biss announced he would be seeking outgoing state Sen. Jeff Sch...

Over-occupancy discussions stall rental license decision

Susan Du

November 13, 2011


Filed under City

Evanston aldermen delayed voting on a rental licensing ordinance after a familiar topic stole the spotlight at Monday night's planning and development committee meeting. The proposed ordinance would require all landlords to apply for a rental license that would allow city officials to reevaluate housing s...

Northwestern alumnus Jeff Smith weighing bid for Biss’s seat

Kimberly Railey

November 12, 2011


Filed under Alumni, Local, State

Northwestern alum Jeff Smith (WCAS '77) began circulating petitions Saturday in an effort to appear on the ballot for the 17th District's Illinois House seat. Smith's campaigning comes two days after current 17th District state Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) announced in an email he will seek Sen. Jeff...

Q&A: Romenesko’s departure highlights future of news aggregation

Patrick Svitek

November 12, 2011


Filed under City

For 12 years, Jim Romenesko's blog was often written on the fringes of Northwestern's campus but read far outside Evanston city limits. The 58-year-old Evanston resident - a frequent patron of downtown coffee shops - abruptly resigned from Poynter on Thursday after his boss discovered allegedly improper...

Metra board approves fare hikes for 2012

Marshall Cohen

November 12, 2011


Filed under Local, State

The Metra board unanimously passed their proposed 2012 budget Friday, clearing the way for fares to rise by an average of 25 percent next year - the biggest single fare hike in the company's history. Evanston lies in the C zone on the Metra system. Starting Feb. 1, 2012, the cost of a one-way ticket fro...

Blotter: Nov. 14

Susan Du

November 12, 2011


Filed under Crime

Woman reports ongoing threats An employee at 7-Eleven, 817 Davis St., flagged down officers on patrol Thursday to report she had been harassed at work. The employee told police a woman she knew came into the store sometime between 7 and 7:40 p.m. and began to threaten her with possible bodily harm, Eva...

Pan-Asian sandwich shop opening in downtown Evanston

Alexandria Johnson

November 12, 2011


Filed under Business, Local

Orrington Avenue on Nov. 21 will welcome a new Pan-Asian sandwich shop, Soulwich, featuring food with Indonesian, Burmese, Thai and Singaporean influences. Owners Ash and Bhavini Patel said they prepared for more than eight months to open the restaurant, working to provide unique food options not typ...

ASG passes resolution to increase lighting near sororities

Joseph Diebold

November 9, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), Crime, Greek

In light of recent safety issues near Northwestern's Sorority Quads, the Associated Student Government passed a resolution Wednesday supporting the implementation of additional lighting in certain areas of the Quads, specifically the east end near Delta Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta. The resolution is a resp...