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Alderman candidates discuss safety, relations with Northwestern during 1st Ward forum

Catherine Kim, Reporter
March 1
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) and challenger Lee Cabot (Kellogg ‘86) debated town-gown relations, Sheridan Road safety and communication with residents during a 1st Ward aldermanic forum Tuesday. The forum, hosted by Associated Student Government and moderated by The Daily, focused on issues and policies...

ETHS student group promoting racial equality looks to expand impact

ETHS student group promoting racial equality looks to expand impact

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
March 1
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

After five years of facilitating discussions on race at Evanston Township High School, Students Organized Against Racism is looking to expand its impact on younger students. ETHS junior Sofia Garcia said SOAR is trying to get a mentorship program off the ground to pair incoming freshmen with upperclassmen...

Police Blotter: UPS package stolen from apartment lobby

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
March 1
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A package delivered to an apartment complex in south Evanston on Monday appears to have been stolen by a fellow resident. The UPS package was scheduled for delivery at 9:59 a.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the resident, a 27-year-old woman, went to pick up the package in the lobby...

Steve Hagerty, Mark Tendam move on to mayoral election in April

Steve Hagerty, Mark Tendam move on to mayoral election in April

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 28
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Businessman Steve Hagerty topped the field in the mayoral primary, followed by Ald. Mark Tendam (6th). The two candidates will move on to the general election held on April 4. Hagerty won over 44 percent of the vote, with Tendam earning over 20 percent. Ald. Brian Miller (9th) followed closely behind...

Robin Rue Simmons, Carolyn Murray moving on in 5th Ward race

Robin Rue Simmons, Carolyn Murray moving on in 5th Ward race

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 28
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Robin Rue Simmons received the highest number of votes in the 5th Ward primary race Tuesday evening. With all four precincts in the ward reporting, Simmons earned just over 50 percent of the vote, with 366 votes. Carolyn Murray followed, with 21 percent. Simmons and Murray will move on to the general...

Candidates gear up for final campaigning before primary

Candidates gear up for final campaigning before primary

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 28
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Local

A shortened, contentious mayoral primary campaign will culminate in Election Day on Tuesday, as Evanston holds its first mayoral in more than two decades and second in city history. The primary was announced in December, after all five candidates had filed their petitions, and was a surprise to many....

Panel discusses civil liberties in Trump era

Panel discusses civil liberties in Trump era

Billy Kobin, Reporter
February 28
Filed under City, Politics

Local lawmakers and activists told an audience at a discussion Monday evening that advocacy groups are doubling their efforts to combat policies from the new presidential administration. State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) and Rep. Laura Fine (D-Glenview) organized the...

City approves extension of Skokie water deal until new agreement is reached

City approves extension of Skokie water deal until new agreement is reached

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
February 28
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

The existing contract that allows Evanston to sell water to Skokie will be extended for four months as negotiations on a new contract continue, City Council decided Monday. Aldermen on the Administration and Public Works Committee approved a plan set forward by city manager Wally Bobkiewicz to lengthen...

Jeff Smith opposes Brian Miller’s inspector general proposal

Jeff Smith opposes Brian Miller’s inspector general proposal

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 28
Filed under 2017 Mayoral Election, City, Latest Stories

Mayoral candidate Jeff Smith released a statement Sunday evening opposing Ald. Brian Miller’s (9th) proposal to create an independent inspector general for the city. In the statement, Smith (Weinberg ’77) called Miller’s proposal as a “stunt” and said the position would be unnecessary. ...

Good to Go to move across Howard Street

Good to Go to move across Howard Street

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
February 27
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

The Economic Development Committee approved a $50,000 storefront modernization grant to the owners of Good to Go, a restaurant specializing in Jamaican cuisine, last week. Lenice and Tony Levy, Good to Go’s owners, are relocating their business from the Chicago side of Howard Street to the Evanston...

Blotter: Police recover stolen handgun during traffic stop

David Fishman, Assistant City Editor
February 27
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Police recovered a stolen handgun Monday during a traffic stop in south Evanston. At about 1 a.m., patrol officers stopped a vehicle for an expired registration at the intersection of Howard Street and Western Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. While speaking to two occupants in the...

Domestic violence services in Illinois lose funding

Domestic violence services in Illinois lose funding

Nora Shelly, City Editor
February 26
Filed under City, Politics

Domestic violence services across Illinois are going without state funding after the stopgap budget ran out at the beginning of the year, officials said. Vickie Smith, executive director of the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence, said most of the agencies in the group were told they would...