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Schakowsky wins re-election

Schakowsky wins re-election

Daily Northwestern

November 6, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky won re-election to her 10th term in Congress. The Associated Press called the race for the district at 8:12 p.m. Schakowsky had previously been projected to beat her opponent, Republican pastor John Elleson by a wide margin. At her election watch party at Rock N Ravioli...

J.B. Pritzker defeats Rauner in gubernatorial race

J.B. Pritzker defeats Rauner in gubernatorial race

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

CHICAGO — Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker has won the Illinois gubernatorial election, defeating Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner. As of late Tuesday, Pritzker has received 53.9 percent of the vote, with Rauner winning 39.4 percent, according to the Associated Press. Pritzker took the...

Aldermen, residents voice opposition to proposed Station 4 closure

Aldermen, residents voice opposition to proposed Station 4 closure

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 6, 2018


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

Aldermen on Monday spoke out against the proposed closure of Evanston Fire Department Station 4, citing concerns over increased response times throughout the city. The closure of the station was included in the city’s first draft of its budget for fiscal year 2019. The budget, which seeks to fill...

Blotter: Couple threatened by man attempting to rob rental car

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor `

November 5, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Police

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of an attempted burglary in the 2700 block of Woodbine Ave. in northwest Evanston on Saturday evening. A couple from Oregon was walking to their rental car when they interrupted a man breaking into the car, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. The...

Months of tense debate over Harley Clarke to be clarified with public referendum Tuesday

Months of tense debate over Harley Clarke to be clarified with public referendum Tuesday

Nora Shelly, Editor in Chief

November 4, 2018


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

Residents will have the option to weigh in on the future of the Harley Clarke Mansion, a decades-old brick behemoth on Sheridan Road north of campus, in a referendum vote this Tuesday. The referendum is an advisory opinion, meaning City Council may well go ahead with their memorandum of understanding with Evanston Lighthouse Dunes, which seeks to tear down the mansion and build a park, no matter what the results of the vot...

Residents concerned about Youth and Young Adult restructuring

Residents concerned about Youth and Young Adult restructuring

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

November 4, 2018


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

Evanston residents raised concern in response to the city manager’s plan to restructure the Youth and Young Adult division at an Oct. 22 City Council meeting. During public comment, many worried about the division’s future.. “Splitting up the Youth and Young Adult program’s division is...

Blotter: Man maced and robbed of phone

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 4, 2018


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

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of a robbery behind the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center in northwest Evanston on Thursday evening. A male Evanston resident met a woman he knew behind the building, at 1655 Foster St., to lend her some money, and she arrived with another,...

Profit shares help student groups with fundraising, publicity across campus and city

Profit shares help student groups with fundraising, publicity across campus and city

Avi Varghese, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

You’ve seen the Facebook events: “Come to Blaze, a portion of the profits go to our student organization.” Or student groups may be asking you to come to Chipotle, Naf Naf Grill or even Epic Burger. When the academic year begins, it’s profit share season. Since Chipotle, once a staple...

Blotter: Woman arrested for reckless conduct

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 1, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Evanston Police Department officers arrested a 20-year-old woman on Wednesday morning after she turned herself in for an accusation of reckless conduct. On Oct. 27, the woman pulled her car up next to an Evanston resident, who was riding his bike, at the corner of Sheridan Road and Ridge Avenue in...

Democratic State Senator Kwame Raoul leading in Illinois attorney general race

Democratic State Senator Kwame Raoul leading in Illinois attorney general race

Sneha Dey, Reporter

October 31, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Illinois attorney general election is predicted to be a close one. According to a recent poll from the Paul Simon Institute at Southern Illinois University, State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) is 10 points ahead of Republican attorney Erika Harold. But the poll also said 39 percent of voters are...

Plans to restructure Youth and Young Adult division causes confusion

Plans to restructure Youth and Young Adult division causes confusion

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

October 31, 2018


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

The city’s plan to restructure Evanston’s Youth and Young Adult division’s staff was met with confusion from residents and aldermen at an Oct. 22 City Council meeting. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz initiated plans to move Kevin Brown — current community services manager of the Youth and Young...

Blotter: Power pudding stolen from porch

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of a theft in the 1800 block of Lemar Ave. in northwest Evanston on Tuesday evening. A 49-year-old Evanston resident told officers a FedEx package containing two six-can packs of MHP Power Pak Pudding was delivered to her house, and removed...