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Captured: Fourth annual Taste of Evanston

Captured: Fourth annual Taste of Evanston

July 8, 2018


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, City, Latest Stories, Multimedia, Top City Stories

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. More than 500 community members gathered at the historic Charles Gates Dawes House Sunday for Tast...

Blotter: Evanston woman charged with obstructing traffic

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 5, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 50-year-old Evanston resident was charged with obstructing traffic and disobeying police in public Wednesday afternoon after being arrested at the Evanston Fourth of July parade. The woman was arrested near Central Street and McDaniel Avenue after declining to move out of the way of the parade,...

Captured: 97th annual Fourth of July parade

Captured: 97th annual Fourth of July parade

July 5, 2018


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, City, Latest Stories, Local, Multimedia, Top Stories

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. Community members flocked to Central Street Wednesday afternoon for Evanston’s 97th annual Fourt...

Town hall covers immigration policies, solutions with Illinois representatives

Town hall covers immigration policies, solutions with Illinois representatives

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

July 3, 2018


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

About 200 Evanston residents gathered at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Monday night for a town hall on immigration hosted by the Democratic Party of Evanston. Speakers included U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), candidate for Illinois Attorney General and State Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago)...

Evanston union reps see little threat from Supreme Court decision

Evanston union reps see little threat from Supreme Court decision

Alan Perez, Copy Chief

July 2, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Unions representing Evanston government employees are beginning to feel the impact of a recent Supreme Court decision banning mandatory union payments, just months before labor agreements are up for renegotiation. The largest union representing government employees in Evanston will likely lose up...

NU honors Evanston community for 1968 Bursar’s Office Takeover support

NU honors Evanston community for 1968 Bursar’s Office Takeover support

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 28, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Northwestern University hosted a community luncheon on Wednesday to recognize the organizations and members of the Evanston community who supported the 1968 Bursar’s Office Takeover. About 125 people attended the luncheon in the Fleetwood Jourdain Community Center, which featured speeches from NU...

Aldermen vote to raise debt limit to help fund Robert Crown renovations

Aldermen vote to raise debt limit to help fund Robert Crown renovations

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

June 28, 2018


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

Aldermen voted Monday to raise the city’s debt limit in order to help fund the renovation of the Robert Crown Community Center in west Evanston. The new debt limit will be raised to $150 million in order to accommodate the issuance of general obligation bonds to fund the project, aldermen unanimously...

Kimberly Richardson appointed as deputy city manager

Kimberly Richardson appointed as deputy city manager

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 27, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Former assistant to the city manager Kimberly Richardson was promoted to deputy city manager, according to a Wednesday press release. Richardson has served in her current role at the city manager’s office since February 2016. In her new position, she will oversee various operations within the office,...

Aldermen hold discussions on Oakton St. property in committee

Aldermen hold discussions on Oakton St. property in committee

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 27, 2018


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

Aldermen decided to hold off on further discussion about the former recycling center while city staff continue to speak with Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. about ending a previous lease. The city approved a lease with Smylie Brothers in January 2017 at the 2222 Oakton St. property, formerly a city recycling center. In April 2018, company owner, Michael Smylie, wrote to the ci...

Bat 17 owners open new barbeque restaurant on Church Street

Bat 17 owners open new barbeque restaurant on Church Street

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 26, 2018


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

The owners of Evanston sandwich-and-burger mainstay, Bat 17, are bringing something different to the city: authentic Texas-style barbeque. The new restaurant, Falcon Eddy’s Barbeque, opened Wednesday just around the corner from Bat 17 on Church Street. It will offer everything from brisket and ribs...

Hagerty, aldermen condemn Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policies

Hagerty, aldermen condemn Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policies

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

June 26, 2018


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

Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty on Monday read aloud an official proclamation condemning President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy and urging for the reunification of separated families on behalf of City Council. After reports surfaced of hundreds of children being separated...

Captured: Evanston Chamber Artisan Summerfest

Captured: Evanston Chamber Artisan Summerfest

June 25, 2018


Filed under Business, Captured: Photo Blog, City, Latest Stories, Local, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. Community members embraced the sunny weekend at the annual Evanston Chamber Artisan Summerfest. The fe...