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18th annual Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate unifies Evanston community

18th annual Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate unifies Evanston community

Hayley Miller, Reporter
June 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Over 5,000 runners and walkers gathered at Long Field on Sunday morning for the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate. The event was organized by the Evanston/North Shore YWCA, which uses proceeds to benefit the organization's racial justice and relationship violence prevention programs. The r...

Boxing gym provides unique form of exercise to Evanston

Boxing gym provides unique form of exercise to Evanston

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
June 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

An Evanston boxing gym open since late April is striving to bring a unique way to exercise to both the Evanston community and the Northwestern student body. The boxing club, a TITLE Boxing Club franchise gym, focuses on members’ fitness, as opposed to other boxing gyms that train people to fight, o...

Blotter: Des Plaines man arrested in connection with felony aggravated battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 16, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Des Plaines resident was arrested Wednesday night in connection with aggravated battery after inappropriately touching a woman in south Evanston. The woman called the police after the man tried touching her arm and speaking with her on a CTA bus, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. She then...

Nonprofit organization showcases artwork of residents with physical disabilities at gallery opening

Nonprofit organization showcases artwork of residents with physical disabilities at gallery opening

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
June 16, 2017
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories

A local organization displayed the artwork of about 10 residents with physical disabilities at its second annual resident gallery opening Thursday at Hill Arboretum Apartments. Over the Rainbow Association, which was founded over 40 years ago, started the gallery in 2014 after a renovation of its...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated battery of a police officer

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 15, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago man was arrested Wednesday night at the McDonald’s in the 1100 block of Howard Street in connection with aggravated battery of a police officer and resisting arrest, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 28-year-old man knocked two police officers into a bathroom changing station,...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with failure to register as a convicted sex offender

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 15, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident was arrested Saturday in connection with being an unregistered convicted sex offender. Though the man was originally arrested in the 1700 block of Lyons Street for a separate offense, officers at the station learned he was an unregistered sex offender, Evanston police Cmdr....

Biss joins fight to prevent denial of pre-existing conditions in Illinois

Biss joins fight to prevent denial of pre-existing conditions in Illinois

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor
June 14, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) joined other Illinois legislators in attempts to prevent health insurance companies from denying coverage or giving higher premiums to those with pre-existing conditions. Although the practice is currently not allowed, because of the uncertainty about health care...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with assault

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 14, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident was arrested on Monday night in connection with a domestic dispute in south Evanston. The man’s wife stated that he was intoxicated and acting violent, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The woman said that her husband's behavior caused her and her two teenage children...

Aldermen vote to approve development at 831 Emerson

Aldermen vote to approve development at 831 Emerson

Kristina Karisch, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

After more than a year’s worth of discussion, aldermen approved a proposed development project at 831 Emerson St. during Monday’s City Council meeting. The ordinance will grant a special use approval for the project, which was introduced as a part of a plan to expand Evanston’s downtown ar...

D65 board approves consolidation of 8th grade algebra courses

D65 board approves consolidation of 8th grade algebra courses

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 13, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Responding to data which showed placing 8th grade students into separate Algebra 1 and Algebra 8 courses led to racial inequality, Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board members voted on Monday to combine the two courses. The initiative passed 5-1, and will enroll future 8th graders in Algebra 1...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with forgery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 13, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested in connection with forgery in north Evanston on Thursday, though the crime was initially reported by an Evanston woman on Feb. 17. A 62-year-old woman noticed that multiple personal checks were missing from her checkbook, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When she called he...

Evanston publishing climate change information on website

Evanston publishing climate change information on website

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 12, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston started publishing climate change research conducted by the Environmental Protection Agency on the city's website Sunday, community engagement coordinator Patrick Deignan announced in a news release. The research, which includes general information about the nature and causes of climate change as well as more specific data ab...