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Harley Clarke mansion spared from demolition

Harley Clarke mansion spared from demolition

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

December 11, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

After facing months of pressure and backlash from residents, City Council on Monday unanimously reversed its decision to demolish the Harley Clarke mansion. Aldermen denied an application from the city to appeal the Evanston Preservation Commission's decision in October to deny approval for the demolition...

Demitrous Cook been appointed as Evanston’s new police chief

Demitrous Cook been appointed as Evanston’s new police chief

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

December 11, 2018


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

Demitrous Cook has been appointed as Evanston’s new police chief, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz announced in a Tuesday news release. Cook previously served at the Evanston Police Department for 26 years, of which he spent six as deputy chief of police. In 2010, he became chief of police at the Glenwood...

Aldermen vote against censure of Rainey following ethics violations

Aldermen vote against censure of Rainey following ethics violations

Kristina Karisch and Cassidy Wang

December 4, 2018


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

Aldermen voted against the censure of Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) at a Monday Rules Committee meeting, following findings by the Board of Ethics that Rainey had violated the city’s ethics code on three counts. The violations concern Rainey’s involvement with the demolition efforts for the Harley Clarke...

Evanston Mental Health Board allocates fiscal year 2019 funds to agencies

Evanston Mental Health Board allocates fiscal year 2019 funds to agencies

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

The Evanston Mental Health Board on Thursday prepared for review the final distribution of its 2019 budget, which will disburse funds to agencies across the city. The board has been allocated $736,373 for fiscal year 2019, out of the city’s overall operating budget of $319 million. Board chair Jessica...

Blotter: Watch, money stolen from residence

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

A 61-year-old Evanston man reported Wednesday that belongings were stolen from his residence in the 200 block of Ridge Avenue. The man told Evanston Police Department officers that he woke up Wednesday morning and found personal items placed on the foot of the bed where he was sleeping. The items...

Evanston Organizes: Youth & Opportunity United bridges opportunity gap for post-secondary success

Evanston Organizes: Youth & Opportunity United bridges opportunity gap for post-secondary success

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

November 30, 2018


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

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. Simone Hampton was first exposed to Youth & Opportunity United in middle school, when it was just a drop-in center at the church across the street. Many of her peers at Chute Middle School went through ...

Evanston’s community engagement manager to retire

Evanston’s community engagement manager to retire

Kristina Karisch and Amelia Langas

November 28, 2018


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

Martha Logan’s first day working for Evanston was unremarkable. But she was glad to be there, and is glad she stayed. Nearly three decades later, Logan is now the community engagement manager, a position she will retire from at the end of the year. Logan said she started off working as a public...

Blotter: Man reports attempted break in, being shot with BB gun

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under City, Police

Evanston Police Department officers on Monday night responded to a report of a man with a gun in the 1900 block of Jackson Avenue in west Evanston. A 52-year-old Evanston resident told officers that someone was trying to get into his residence and that four unknown men shot him in the back with a...

Former Northwestern student pleads not guilty to criminal sexual assault, battery

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Former Northwestern student Nicholas Nelson, 22, pleaded not guilty to at least three counts of battery and sexual assault Wednesday. The charges follow events that occured when Nelson attended a party in February, according to Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. A female Northwestern student attending...

Blotter: Burglary reported in northwest Evanston

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Around 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, the Evanston Police Department responded to a call regarding a stolen bicycle in the 2500 block of McDaniel Avenue in northwest Evanston. Responding officers talked to the 67-year-old man who is the resident of the location. The man said that his Trek bicycle — valued...

EFD Station 4 to remain open under approved 2019 operating budget

EFD Station 4 to remain open under approved 2019 operating budget

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 27, 2018


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

Fire Station 4 will remain open following the approval of the city’s 2019 operating budget, ensuring service levels and response times will be maintained at the current standard. “We’re very happy that the council was able to maintain service levels to the community,” said Evanston Fire Chief...

Evanston to host many holiday offerings this December

Evanston to host many holiday offerings this December

Gabby Birenbaum, Web Editor

November 27, 2018


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

Evanston residents can eat, drink and carol their way through this holiday season at a plethora of winter-themed events put on by the city. In the food and beverage category, Downtown Evanston is hosting a “Warm Bevvy Walk” on Dec. 6, where attendees can pick up warm beverages for free at participating...