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EPD investigates home invasion

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police, Top City Stories

At around 11:50 a.m. Tuesday, the Evanston Police Department responded to a call regarding a burglary in the 100 block of Burnham Place in south Evanston. According to an EPD news release, the 82-year-old woman whose house had been the subject of the burglary told responding officers that she had...

Attorney General’s office to consider disclosure of Harley Clarke donation amounts

Attorney General’s office to consider disclosure of Harley Clarke donation amounts

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Evanston may have to disclose individual donor amounts to the Harley Clarke Mansion demolition fund, pending a decision from the Illinois Attorney General’s office, assistant city manager Erika Storlie said. Currently, the city only lists the combined total amount of money raised in favor of the...

Blotter: Woman arrested for slapping employee at Jewel

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under City, Crime

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of battery at the 1128 Chicago Ave. Jewel-Osco in central Evanston on Saturday night. A 64-year-old Jewel cashier told officers he was assaulted by a woman while at work, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. The man said he saw the woman...

City Manager postpones Youth and Young Adult division restructuring

City Manager postpones Youth and Young Adult division restructuring

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz has postponed making any changes to the Youth and Young Adult division staff for six months, said Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd). Bobkiewicz had initiated plans to move Kevin Brown — current community services manager of the Youth and Young Adult Division — to a new...

Church community gathers to honor woman who died in alcove

Church community gathers to honor woman who died in alcove

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 25, 2018


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

Despite rain and chilly temperatures, dozens gathered outside First United Methodist Church in Evanston Sunday to honor the life of Tanuel Major — who was found dead in an alcove outside the church on Nov. 19. Major, who had been homeless at the time of her death, was 49 years old. Evanston Police Department officers conc...

With the ribbon cut, Sheridan/Chicago bike lane project is complete

With the ribbon cut, Sheridan/Chicago bike lane project is complete

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

November 25, 2018


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

On a blustery and brisk Tuesday morning, city and University officials gathered with Evanston residents to celebrate the completion of the final phase of the Chicago Avenue/Sheridan Road improvement project. The project, which had been in the works for many years, began construction in March 2017....

Man stabs dog in downtown Evanston

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 24, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Uncategorized

Evanston Police Department officers are searching for a man who stabbed a dog in front of its owners in downtown Evanston. An older couple was walking their dog past the Evanston First Bank & Trust, 820 Church St., at approximately noon on Friday, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. A man in...

Aldermen approve Evanston’s fiscal year 2019 operating budget with modified cuts

Aldermen approve Evanston’s fiscal year 2019 operating budget with modified cuts

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

November 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen voted 6-3 to approve the city’s 2019 operating budget at a Monday City Council meeting, granting the city more than $319 million for the next year. The budget’s approval comes after months of deliberation among aldermen. It is set to combat a deficit totaling $7.4 million, which will...

FOIA requests in Evanston reach record high

FOIA requests in Evanston reach record high

Sneha Dey, Reporter

November 19, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The number of Freedom of Information Act requests made in Evanston reached a record high of 1,300 this year. This follows a steady growth of requests since 2016, according to information from the city clerk’s office. An October report said the city received 759 requests in 2016 and 924 requests...

Man arrested for setting fire in Chicago Avenue apartment building

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

The Evanston Fire Department responded to a fire at an apartment building on the 1400 block of Chicago Avenue in downtown Evanston at around 3:30 a.m. on Monday. A man located in the area “made statements implicating himself” in the fire and was taken into custody for further investigation, said...

Woman found dead in alcove of First United Methodist Church in Evanston

Woman found dead in alcove of First United Methodist Church in Evanston

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

A woman was found dead in an alcove outside of the First United Methodist Church in downtown Evanston on Monday in what is being investigated as a homicide. Evanston Police Department officers responded to a call shortly before noon reporting there was a person in an alcove on the Hinman Street side...

Former Northwestern student faces charges of criminal sexual assault, battery

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

November 19, 2018


Filed under Campus, City, Latest Stories

Former Northwestern student Nicholas Nelson, 22, faces three charges of felony sexual assault and battery. Nelson, a former McCormick junior, was attending a party on the night of Feb. 3 and going into Feb. 4, according to Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. A female Northwestern student who was attending...