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Aldermen revise, strengthen Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Aldermen revise, strengthen Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

October 29, 2018


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

Aldermen approved — with one alderman texting in her vote — changes to the city’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance that will increase the fee-in-lieu payments for developers and require at least half of the affordable housing units be on site at Monday’s City Council meeting. The changes come after...

Faith leaders demand aldermen put people first in budget

Faith leaders demand aldermen put people first in budget

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 29, 2018


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

Over 70 residents gathered outside the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center Monday to protest a number of proposed budget cuts, chanting “prioritize our people, we shall not be moved.” Attendees at the rally, which was co-organized by a number of churches and community organizations throughout Evanston,...

Dance Center Evanston celebrates 25 year anniversary

Dance Center Evanston celebrates 25 year anniversary

Melissa Perry, Reporter

October 29, 2018


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

This year, Dance Center Evanston is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Founder Béa Rashid (Communication ’78) has created a community of current and former students that transcends dance, she said. Rashid said she founded the studio after deciding to settle down with her family in Evanston. She...

Cat food stolen from Evanston apartment

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Evanston Police Department officers on Friday evening responded to a report of a theft from the common area of an apartment building in the 800 block of Hinman Avenue in south Evanston. A 24-year-old Evanston resident told officers that a package of 48 Hill Science cat food cans were stolen after...

Religious leaders gather at vigil to mourn victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Religious leaders gather at vigil to mourn victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

October 28, 2018


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

Hundreds of people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds gathered at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue on Sunday night to mourn the 11 killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting. Rabbi Andrea London said while she regrets that the community is gathering under unfortunate circumstan...

Aldermen, city staff respond to resident budget concerns

Aldermen, city staff respond to resident budget concerns

Alex Wong, Reporter

October 28, 2018


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

City manager Wally Bobkiewicz on Saturday urged aldermen to vote not to eliminate the communicable disease surveillance specialist in the proposed 2019 budget. The decision would go against the current draft of the city’s budget proposal and would allow Evanston’s Department of Health and Human...

Efiom presents equity framework, stresses city-wide policy approach

Efiom presents equity framework, stresses city-wide policy approach

Alex Wong, Reporter

October 28, 2018


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

Evanston’s equity and empowerment coordinator urged aldermen Saturday to consider a framework meant to ensure the city approaches all policy through an equity lens instead of on a case-by-case basis. In a budget equity review, Patricia Efiom introduced the goals of the Equity and Empowerment Commission’s...

Blotter: Teens rob Blaze Pizza

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of a theft at Blaze Pizza in downtown Evanston on Wednesday night. A 23-year-old Evanston resident and employee of Blaze, located at 1737 Sherman Ave., told officers that three teenage boys entered the restaurant and removed the tip jar from...

Ethics board finds Rainey in violation on three counts

Ethics board finds Rainey in violation on three counts

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

October 26, 2018


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

Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) on Thursday was found to be in violation of the Evanston Code of Ethics on three counts. Two complaints were filed against Rainey, centering around her involvement with the group Evanston Lighthouse Dunes, whose plan to demolish the Harley Clarke Mansion in north Evanston was...

Equity framework could alleviate harmful budget impacts, commission says

Equity framework could alleviate harmful budget impacts, commission says

Alex Wong, Reporter

October 26, 2018


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

As resident concerns rise over department cuts in the 2019 proposed budget, the Equity and Empowerment Commission said their proposed equity framework could alleviate harmful impacts from budgeting decisions. The framework would create a seven-step process by which aldermen and city staff would enact...

Evanston Organizes: Curt’s Café reflects on success and growth as a staple of the community

Evanston Organizes: Curt’s Café reflects on success and growth as a staple of the community

Catherine Henderson, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Evanston Organizes, Top City Stories, Top Stories

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. Susan Trieschmann always welcomes her graduated students to Curt’s Café to share food at “the kitchen table” — for some of her kids, the community there is the first family they have. “We have t...

Blotter: Woman arrested, charged with DUI among other charges

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

A 62-year-old woman was arrested south of downtown Evanston Wednesday after she crashed her car in the 1500 block of Dempster Street. At 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, the Evanston Police Department responded to a car crash. The responding officer saw the Evanston resident attempting to drive away in her...