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Blotter: Man arrested in connection with DUI, transportation of open alcohol

Sophie Mann, Reporter

September 1, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with multiple alcohol-related traffic offenses in downtown Evanston. An officer stopped the man when he made a turn from Davis Street to Ridge Avenue and drove across the sidewalk, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man stopped at the red...

Biss announces Chicago alderman Ramirez-Rosa as running mate

Biss announces Chicago alderman Ramirez-Rosa as running mate

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

August 31, 2017


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

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) on Thursday announced Chicago alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa as his running mate and choice for lieutenant governor in the 2018 Illinois gubernatorial election. Ramirez-Rosa, who represents the 35th Ward on the city’s northwest side, was elected to Chicago City...

Blotter: Evanston woman arrested in connection with domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter

August 29, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston woman was arrested early Saturday morning in north Evanston in connection with domestic battery. Her boyfriend’s roommate called police to the 1500 block of Central Street when he was woken up around 3 a.m. by the sound of arguing in his apartment, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan...

Blotter: Man charged in connection with consumption of alcohol by a minor

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 19-year-old Evanston man was charged with consumption of alcohol by a minor after a hit-and-run car crash early Sunday morning in south Evanston, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Officers received a call around 3 a.m. of a crash into two parked cars on Brummel Street, Dugan said, and found...

Joy Yee Noodle reopens after temporary Health Department-mandated closure

Joy Yee Noodle reopens after temporary Health Department-mandated closure

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

August 28, 2017


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

The cockroaches are gone and the sesame chicken is back at Joy Yee Noodle. The popular Asian restaurant, located at 519 Davis Street, reopened Friday after being closed for nine days by order of the Evanston Health Department. At a random inspection on Aug. 16, health department inspectors found live German cockroaches in...

After public service upbringing, Tom Suffredin values responsiveness and accessibility to residents

After public service upbringing, Tom Suffredin values responsiveness and accessibility to residents

Kristina Karisch, Reporter

August 28, 2017


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

When Tom Suffredin took office as the new 6th Ward alderman in May, he was helping usher in a “sea change” in Evanston politics. Suffredin, along with the two other new aldermen who were elected in May — Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th) and Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) — are younger than many of their fellow Council members and bring with them different life experienc...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with DUI

Sophie Mann, Reporter

August 25, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago resident was arrested Thursday morning in connection with driving while under the influence in downtown Evanston. The police originally arrived at the 800 block of Elgin Road for a motorist honking their horn, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Upon arrival, officers observed the driver...

5th Ward restaurant moves one step closer to approval

5th Ward restaurant moves one step closer to approval

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor

August 24, 2017


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

Following the second week of discussion over the fate of a new restaurant on Simpson Street, members of the Design and Project Review Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the business owner’s request to rezone the residential property to the business district. The restaurant, which has yet to...

Suspect in Chicago Avenue homicide arrested, held in custody

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

August 24, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

A man sought in connection with an Aug. 14 homicide in south Evanston has been arrested and is being held in custody at Cook County Jail, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man, a 26-year-old from Chicago whose name has not been released, has been charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon by...

Blotter: Glencoe man arrested in connection with two counts of battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter

August 24, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Glencoe resident was arrested Saturday in connection with two counts of battery in east Evanston. The incident originally occurred on August 5 when an Evanston couple who own a pet service were walking a client’s dog and the dog broke free, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 56-year-old...

Evanston to develop new Climate Action and Resilience Plan

Evanston to develop new Climate Action and Resilience Plan

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

August 23, 2017


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

Evanston, with assistance from a community advisory group, plans to draft a new Climate Action and Resilience Plan to combat climate change, according to a Wednesday news release. The plan will provide a five-year framework for Evanston’s environmental and sustainability efforts and will be look...

Blotter: Police investigate robbery, armed robbery

Sophie Mann, Reporter

August 23, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police are investigating two incidents of robbery that occurred barely more than an hour apart on Monday and Tuesday, according to a news release. The first incident occurred at 10:50 p.m. Monday in the 400 block of Keeney Street when three men approached another man; one of the men displayed a knife...