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Chris Jones, author of ‘Rise Up!,’ says ‘Hamilton’ musical ‘entered the zeitgeist of a nation’

Chris Jones, author of ‘Rise Up!,’ says ‘Hamilton’ musical ‘entered the zeitgeist of a nation’

Zoe Malin, Reporter

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Local

“Hamilton” may be the most successful work of theatre he has ever known, said Chris Jones, the Chicago Tribune chief theater critic. In his opinion, no other Broadway show has “entered the zeitgeist of a nation” like the hit created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. “People are hungry for substantial...

Ald. Cicely Fleming reappointed to National League of Cities REAL Council

Ald. Cicely Fleming reappointed to National League of Cities REAL Council

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) was reappointed to the National League of Cities Council for Race, Equity and Leadership, according to a Tuesday news release. She was originally appointed to the 2018 council. The NLC formed the REAL Council in 2014 in response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri over police...

Ald. Cicely Fleming reappointed to National League of Cities REAL Council

Ald. Cicely Fleming reappointed to National League of Cities REAL Council

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) was reappointed to the National League of Cities Council for Race, Equity and Leadership, according to a Tuesday news release. She was originally appointed to the 2018 council. The NLC formed the REAL Council in 2014 in response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri over police...

Man arrested for cannabis possession

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested Monday night after police found cannabis inside his vehicle in the 2300 block of Emerson Street. Evanston Police Department officers were patrolling the area when they saw the man throw trash out of the window of his vehicle. They stopped the car and discovered 44 grams of cannabis,...

From jerk to barbecue, black business owners feed Evanston and support each other

From jerk to barbecue, black business owners feed Evanston and support each other

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Hecky Powell opened Hecky’s Barbecue in Evanston nearly 36 years ago, and as a black business owner, he emphasized the supportive relationship he had with other business owners in the city. “It doesn't matter what color they are,” Powell said. “I have a good relationship with all of them.” Nearly...

D65 and D202 administrators concerned about achieving joint literacy goal

D65 and D202 administrators concerned about achieving joint literacy goal

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

February 26, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Board members from Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Evanston Township High School/District 202 met to discuss progress made on their joint literacy goal at a combined district meeting on Monday. The members met at ETHS and received an update on the joint goal of the two school districts. The...

Aldermen debate new Youth Job Center position to help ETHS seniors who choose not to go to college

Aldermen debate new Youth Job Center position to help ETHS seniors who choose not to go to college

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 26, 2019


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

Aldermen postponed signing an agreement to fund a Youth Job Center career partnership management position at Monday’s City Council meeting. The position would inform Evanston Township High School students about possible career paths that don’t require attending college. To fund the position, the...

Aldermen place planned Chicago Avenue development on hold, requesting more details

Aldermen place planned Chicago Avenue development on hold, requesting more details

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

February 26, 2019


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

Aldermen voted 6-3 to place on hold an ordinance requesting a special use permit and a zoning map amendment for a planned development on Chicago Avenue at a Monday City Council meeting. The planned development — a 13-story office space set to be located at 1714-1720 Chicago Ave. — would require...

Sugar poured into gas tank of vehicle

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 37-year-old Evanston woman reported Saturday that she saw a person intentionally damage her vehicle outside of her residence in the 2400 block of Emerson Street. The woman said she saw the person approach her car and pour sugar into the gas tank before fleeing in a white vehicle. Sugar is rumored...

Girl Scouts brave windchill to raise funds for service trip

Girl Scouts brave windchill to raise funds for service trip

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 25, 2019


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

When Samantha Tilson joined her first Girl Scout troop, she was only six years old. “All I wanted to do was be with my friends,” Tilson said. “Now, I understand the real meaning of being a Girl Scout. You get to help people, and you get to go on cool adventures.” Tilson, now 11, and two...

Democratic-controlled Illinois sets eyes on marijuana legalization

Democratic-controlled Illinois sets eyes on marijuana legalization

James Pollard, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top Stories

Last week, the Evanston Police Department seized over 500 grams of marijuana, including THC-laced Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, arresting their owner. While legalizing possession of that many grams might not be part of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan, the recently-inaugurated former businessman wants to legalize...

Man arrested for cannabis possession

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 31-year-old man was arrested on Feb.13 in the 500 block of Howard Street after cannabis was discovered in his vehicle. Evanston Police Department officers were patrolling the area when they stopped a black Toyota Camry with an equipment violation, according to a Feb. 22 news release. Officers noticed...