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Evanston lawyer appointed as Illinois legislative inspector general

Evanston lawyer appointed as Illinois legislative inspector general

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under City, State, Top City Stories

Evanston lawyer Julie Porter was appointed as Illinois’ temporary legislative inspector general on Nov. 4, filling a position that had been vacant for nearly three years. As legislative inspector general, Porter is tasked with addressing complaints of law violations, abuse of authority or other...

City Council authorizes drafting of contract for renovation, lease of Harley Clarke mansion

City Council authorizes drafting of contract for renovation, lease of Harley Clarke mansion

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 14, 2017


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

Aldermen on Monday authorized the city to draft a contract with Evanston Lakehouse and Gardens to renovate and lease the Harley Clarke mansion. The historic building, located in north Evanston along the lakefront, has been vacant since 2015 when the Evanston Art Center moved out. The mansion includes...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in Skokie in connection with Evanston thefts

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A 24-year-old Chicago man was arrested Thursday in Skokie in connection with multiple thefts that took place in Evanston earlier this year. An Evanston resident first called police on May 27 to report unauthorized transactions made on her debit card, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The unauthorized...

Aldermen approve $500,000 settlement in discrimination case against city manager

Aldermen approve $500,000 settlement in discrimination case against city manager

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 14, 2017


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

Aldermen approved a $500,000 settlement Monday in a lawsuit against city manager Wally Bobkiewicz that accuses him of discriminating against a former Evanston employee. The federal lawsuit, filed in 2016 by Suzette Robinson — who identifies as black — alleges that she experienced "discrimination...

Aldermen approve controversial Sherman Avenue apartment proposal

Aldermen approve controversial Sherman Avenue apartment proposal

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 14, 2017


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

The approval of the newest 15-story addition to downtown Evanston was met with a chorus of boos and jeers from residents as a months-long debate over Albion Residential’s proposal reached its conclusion. Aldermen voted 5-4 to approve the Sherman Avenue apartment tower Monday at a City Council meeting,...

California author talks growing up biracial in America at ETHS event

California author talks growing up biracial in America at ETHS event

Catherine Henderson, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under City, Local

Julie Lythcott-Haims said she spent much of her life trying not to be black. She said she vividly remembers the first time she was called the N-word as a teenager. She was serving as the student body president of her majority-white high school when someone wrote it on her locker. She did not tell...

Nevin’s to close within next few weeks

Nevin’s to close within next few weeks

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 14, 2017


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

Tommy Nevin’s Pub is expected to close its doors in late November or early December, owner Rohit Sahajpal told The Daily. Sahajpal had previously told The Daily that Nevin's would close Nov. 22, but clarified Wednesday that he wanted to keep the bar open through the end of the month due to billing...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated assault

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 56-year-old Chicago man was charged Saturday in south Evanston with aggravated assault. A 62-year-old Evanston man called police at around 12:55 p.m. Saturday after being stabbed in the neck, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man told police that he and the Chicago man had gotten into...

Interfaith rally calls for solidarity 1 year after presidential election

Interfaith rally calls for solidarity 1 year after presidential election

Alane Lim, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Local religious leaders held a rally at Lake Street Church on Sunday to encourage solidarity one year after the election of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Mayor Steve Hagerty, Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington as well as religious and school community officials spoke...

Biss criticizes Pritzker for $7 million campaign donation

Biss criticizes Pritzker for $7 million campaign donation

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) rebuked Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker’s decision to donate $7 million to his own campaign in a Saturday news release. Biss, who is also a Democratic candidate, has previously criticized Pritzker for his largely self-financed campaign. Pritzker’s latest contribution came on Nov. 3, according to a campaign finance discl...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with fleeing, eluding police after traffic accident

Sophie Mann, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago man was arrested Friday night after a five-vehicle traffic accident in downtown Evanston. Officers were near the intersection of Foster Street and Ashland Avenue when they noticed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily in an email. When police...

Wilmette real estate investor plans another multifamily development in Evanston

Wilmette real estate investor plans another multifamily development in Evanston

Adrian Wan, Reporter

November 12, 2017


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

Joining the push for multifamily developments, a Wilmette real estate investor purchased an assisted-living facility in downtown Evanston for $20 million earlier this fall and plans to convert it into apartment units. The property includes the former assisted-living facility — The Highlands at King...