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City Council rejects possible roadway through Isabella Woods

City Council rejects possible roadway through Isabella Woods

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 16, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Members of City Council voted Monday to reject a possible roadway through Isabella Woods, an undisturbed oak forest in northwest Evanston. Isabella Woods is located north of Isabella Road and is currently leased to the city by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago. The Cook...

RadioShack to shut its doors in Evanston

RadioShack to shut its doors in Evanston

Billy Kobin, Reporter
May 15, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

RadioShack, 716 Church St., will soon close its downtown Evanston store, after a banner in the window announced the news last week. The closing comes as the Fort Worth, Texas-based electronics retailer shutters hundreds of stores nationwide after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March....

Arts Council members introduce statue to honor Evanston women

Arts Council members introduce statue to honor Evanston women

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
May 15, 2017
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

Members of the Evanston Arts Council unveiled plans last week for a new statue to honor and remember the legacies of local female leaders. The stainless steel statue would feature a young woman dressed in clothes from the early 20th century posing with a bicycle. It would be located in a park along...

Y.O.U. opens new headquarters with upgraded, larger facilities

Y.O.U. opens new headquarters with upgraded, larger facilities

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 14, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Community members met staff and participated in art projects during Youth and Opportunity United, Inc.’s headquarters grand opening on Saturday. Y.O.U., which provides services and leadership to young people in the community, celebrated its opening in a 12,600-square-foot space at 1911 Church St....

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with dog bite, battery case

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 14, 2017
Filed under City, Crime

A 47-year-old Evanston resident was arrested Thursday in connection with a battery and dog bite case in south Evanston, according to a news release. A 65-year-old Chicago resident was making a right turn onto Forest Avenue on March 3 when the Evanston man walked in front of his vehicle while walking...

Making Evanston Equitable Together concludes Black Lives Matter sign campaign

Making Evanston Equitable Together concludes Black Lives Matter sign campaign

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
May 14, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

After two years of working to cover the city with Black Lives Matter signs, Making Evanston Equitable Together is bringing its sign distribution campaign to a close. The project began on Mother’s Day weekend 2015 and was in part inspired by the Million Moms March on Washington — which protested...

D65 board develops procedures to implement transgender policy

D65 board develops procedures to implement transgender policy

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
May 14, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board members are developing procedures to help implement a policy passed in March that aims to better support transgender students. The policy, approved at a March board meeting, broadly allows “students (to) be treated and supported in a manner consistent with...

Bobkiewicz withdraws from Tacoma city manager consideration

Bobkiewicz withdraws from Tacoma city manager consideration

Nora Shelly, Print Managing Editor
May 13, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City manager Wally Bobkiewicz withdrew his name from consideration for a city manager’s position in Tacoma, Washington, according to a statement released Saturday. Bobkiewicz said in the statement that the Tacoma position was “attractive,” partially because he has family in the area, but that...

Author Mary Barr speaks about racial segregation in Evanston

Author Mary Barr speaks about racial segregation in Evanston

Julia Esparza, Reporter
May 12, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

Even as the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board and Evanston City Council swore in historically diverse bodies on Monday, the author of a book criticizing Evanston’s history of racial segregation said there is still a lot of work to be done. Evanston native and Clemson University sociology Prof...

Environment Board discusses bird habitat enhancement, road development

Environment Board discusses bird habitat enhancement, road development

Amelia Langas, Reporter
May 12, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

The Evanston Environment Board met Thursday to discuss an update on the North Shore Channel Habitat Project and a development in Isabella Woods. Wendy Pollock, co-chair of the board, said the North Shore Channel Habitat Project is funded by a $100,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation’s...

State Senate passes ‘student loan bill of rights’

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

The Illinois Senate passed a bill Wednesday to establish protections for borrowers of student loans. The bill, which was introduced by state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) in February, will ensure students and their families receive sufficient information about the money they borrow to pay for higher...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with damage to multiple vehicles

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 11, 2017
Filed under City

An Evanston man was arrested Wednesday evening in connection with the damage of multiple vehicles and property in west Evanston. A man called the police after he was rear-ended in the parking lot of a McDonald’s in the 1900 block of Dempster Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. After...