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Commission emphasizes need for equity in budget survey

Commission emphasizes need for equity in budget survey

Liz Byrne, Copy Chief

May 25, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Equity and Empowerment Commission members discussed Thursday the city’s priority-based budgeting survey, expressing a desire to have an active role in the drafting of the 2019 budget. Facing another multi-million dollar budget deficit, city staff released the survey on May 10, asking residents to rank their top 10 and bottom 10 budgeting priorities using a list of 46 items. Ald. Mel...

New charges filed against ex-priest accused of sexually assaulting boy in Evanston hotel

New charges filed against ex-priest accused of sexually assaulting boy in Evanston hotel

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 25, 2018


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

New charges were filed Wednesday against Kenneth Lewis, the former Catholic priest who was arrested last week in connection with a 2001 sexual assault incident in an Evanston hotel. Prosecutors issued the new charges at a hearing in Cook County court related to the same alleged assault. Officials...

On day of Northwestern swatting hoax, calls to Evanston, Chicago police targeted same couple

On day of Northwestern swatting hoax, calls to Evanston, Chicago police targeted same couple

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 24, 2018


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

The couple that was targeted in a March swatting incident on Northwestern’s campus was also targeted by a similar hoax call to the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago Tribune reported. The Evanston Police Department has not yet identified the person who called and claimed to have shot his girlfriend in graduate residence Engelh...

Blotter: Police respond to car burglary

Nikki Baim, Reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Top City Stories

A 68-year-old Evanston man reported a car burglary to police Wednesday in northwest Evanston. The man’s vehicle was parked in his garage in the 2800 block of Hartzell Street from 3 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The garage door was left open and the car was unlocked. ...

Youth activists, former FBI agent talk gun violence in Chicago at ETHS event

Youth activists, former FBI agent talk gun violence in Chicago at ETHS event

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

To 15-year-old Rie’onna Holman, the solution to violence in Chicago and mass shootings is simple: stricter gun laws. At Evanston Township High School, Holman, fellow teenage representative Diamondlee Ocasio and former FBI agent Phil Andrew spoke on a Wednesday panel about gun violence moderated...

Blotter: Man charged with breach of peace

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Officers arrested a 36-year-old Evanston man early Wednesday morning in connection with breach of peace. An officer on patrol in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue saw a man yelling profanities in the middle of the street at about 4:30 a.m. When police told him to quiet down, he began to insult a homeless...

Committee recommends council approval of Purple Line modernization

Committee recommends council approval of Purple Line modernization

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Transportation and Parking Committee voted Wednesday to recommend approval for an agreement with Chicago Transit Authority to modernize the Purple Line in Evanston. According to city documents, the CTA has been seeking funds for the Red and Purple Modernization program, which includes a series...

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 23, 2018


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

Ana’s two sons play soccer and go to school in Evanston, but her eldest child, Yesica, has been in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Houston for more than a year. Ana — whom The Daily is not identifying with her last name for safety reasons — told The Daily in Spanish...

EFD promotes three to various positions

EFD promotes three to various positions

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Fire Department promoted three individuals to various positions on Tuesday. Captain Emanuel Perrino, a 27-year veteran of the department, was promoted to shift chief, according to a Tuesday EFD news release. Perrino holds a bachelor’s degree in fire science and has certifications in confined...

Residents say budget survey endangers programs helping underprivileged communities

Residents say budget survey endangers programs helping underprivileged communities

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Community members at a City Council meeting Monday voiced their frustration over the priority-based budgeting survey and advocated for programs affecting underprivileged communities in Evanston. The city released the survey on May 10, asking residents to rank their top 10 and bottom 10 budgeting priorities using a list of 46 items. Residents spoke out against the...

Pritzker speaks on policy issues, campaign financing at Celtic Knot campaign event

Pritzker speaks on policy issues, campaign financing at Celtic Knot campaign event

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker spoke at the Celtic Knot on Tuesday, outlining his views on policy issues such as health care and Illinois’ tax system. The campaign event, presented by the Evanston chapter of Action for a Better Tomorrow, drew a crowd of about 60 people. Pritzker...

Evanston residents protest systemic racism, poverty in Springfield

Evanston residents protest systemic racism, poverty in Springfield

Clare Proctor, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A bus of Evanston and other North Shore protesters drove to Springfield for a statewide rally against systemic racism and poverty Monday. Almost 400 people attended the rally organized by the Poor People’s Campaign — a national organization calling for “moral revival” across the country —...