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Aldermen stall on Sherman Avenue apartment decision

Aldermen stall on Sherman Avenue apartment decision

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 10, 2017


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

After hours of discussion, aldermen tabled a decision Monday on Albion Residential’s controversial proposal to construct a 16-story apartment tower on Sherman Avenue. At the City Council meeting, officials cited concerns over the tower’s size, location and aesthetic appeal, and agreed they needed...

District 65 schools begin implementing gender neutral bathrooms

District 65 schools begin implementing gender neutral bathrooms

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Some schools in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 have begun to establish transgender-friendly bathrooms in the wake of Evanston Township High School’s decision to enact a transgender locker room policy. This academic year, gender neutral bathrooms were created in the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Lite...

Blotter: Skokie man charged in west Evanston with driving under the influence

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 10, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A 29-year-old Skokie man was arrested Monday in west Evanston in connection with driving under the influence. Officers observed a vehicle driving with tinted windows near the intersection of Emerson Street and Dodge Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man was stopped by officers...

City Council amends ‘welcoming city’ ordinance, broadens protections for undocumented residents

City Council amends ‘welcoming city’ ordinance, broadens protections for undocumented residents

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

October 10, 2017


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

Aldermen formally amended Evanston’s “welcoming city” ordinance at Monday’s City Council meeting to include broader protections for undocumented residents. The amendment expanded a subsection that stated law enforcement officers may not arrest individuals solely on the suspicion they are u...

School board considers expansion of Two-Way Immersion program

School board considers expansion of Two-Way Immersion program

Catherine Henderson, Reporter

October 10, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board members debated how to implement new classes for the district’s Two-Way Immersion program, a curriculum in which native English and Spanish speakers attend class together to increase cultural competence. The program — popular among parents but difficult...

Illinois Democrats denounce Trump’s rollback of birth control coverage

Illinois Democrats denounce Trump’s rollback of birth control coverage

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Politics

Illinois Democrats rebuked President Donald Trump’s decision to roll back a birth control mandate issued by the Obama administration, calling the move an “attack” on women’s health. Trump’s decision, announced Friday, would exempt employers and insurers from paying for coverage of contraceptives...

Blotter: Chicago man charged with possession of controlled substance

Blotter: Chicago man charged with possession of controlled substance

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 9, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Local

A 31-year-old Chicago man was arrested Saturday night in south Evanston in connection with possession of a controlled substance. An Evanston Police Department officer was driving near the intersection of Sherman Avenue and Lee Street when he noticed a car without its headlights on, Evanston police...

Proposed 2018 city budget calls for layoffs, tax hikes to solve impending deficit

Proposed 2018 city budget calls for layoffs, tax hikes to solve impending deficit

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

October 9, 2017


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

City staff proposed staff layoffs, new taxes and higher parking fees to fill this year’s budget deficit, a $6 million hole they said is double initial estimates. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said the loss in revenue stems primarily from a $5 million decrease in building permits as construction...

Democratic gubernatorial candidates push free tuition, single-payer health care

Democratic gubernatorial candidates push free tuition, single-payer health care

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

October 9, 2017


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

CHICAGO — Seven Democratic gubernatorial candidates advocated for free college tuition and a single-payer health care system at a Sunday panel event in Chicago. More than 500 people attended the event, which was hosted by the Chicago Teachers Union and Our Revolution, an advocacy group that supports...

Evanston residents raise money, awareness for sexual assault survivors during 1-mile walk

Evanston residents raise money, awareness for sexual assault survivors during 1-mile walk

Zoe Miller, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Video

Men donned high heels and walked alongside women and children Sunday morning at an event to raise money and awareness for female survivors of sexual violence. Evanston’s fourth annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes fundraiser was organized by the Northwest Center Against Sexual Assault, an agency that...

Blotter: Chicago woman arrested after sideswiping occupied vehicle

Sophie Mann, Reporter

October 9, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A Chicago woman was arrested Friday in connection with multiple traffic violations in downtown Evanston. Officers were dispatched to a traffic accident at Church Street and Orrington Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily in an email. The woman had sideswiped an occupied vehicle...

Cook County likely to repeal controversial soda tax

Cook County likely to repeal controversial soda tax

Syd Stone, Copy Chief

October 9, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Local

The Cook County Board of Commissioners will likely repeal a controversial soda tax now that enough commissioners have signed on to override a veto by Board President Toni Preckwinkle. The soda tax — which went into effect Aug. 2 — levied an additional one penny per ounce on sugary drinks. It ...