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EPL workshopping new services, gathering feedback to improve inclusivity

EPL workshopping new services, gathering feedback to improve inclusivity

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

October 31, 2018


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

Evanston Public Library is collecting feedback from community members, planning to expand its book collections and working to introduce a mobile library — an effort to make its services more inclusive. These steps follow the release of the library’s equity, diversity and inclusion report in September. The report — commissioned by the library and conducted by the minority- and woman-...

Blotter: Tires slashed in north Evanston

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of slashed tires on a gray 2007 Ford Escape in the 1400 block of Foster Street in west Evanston on Monday morning. A 25-year-old Evanston resident called the police after discovering two of her tires were flat, said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan...

Aldermen may keep communicable disease specialist, health department certification

Aldermen may keep communicable disease specialist, health department certification

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

A number of proposed cuts to the Department of Health and Human Services may be restored, following budget discussions during Monday’s City Council meeting. Aldermen had expressed their concerns about the potential department cuts and restructuring, which are meant to help fill the city’s projected...

Early voting attendance in Evanston expected to increase for midterm election

Early voting attendance in Evanston expected to increase for midterm election

Sophia Esquenazi, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

As Evanston residents decide who they will vote for in the midterm elections, many have chosen to cast their ballots through early voting. Beginning last Monday and ending on Monday, Nov. 5, Evanston residents can submit their votes for the various elections that will take place on Nov. 6. While...

Recusal recommended as part of Rainey’s ethics code violation

Recusal recommended as part of Rainey’s ethics code violation

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

October 30, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

The Evanston Board of Ethics advised that Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) recuse herself from voting on any future matters concerning the proposed demolition of the Harley Clarke Mansion, board member Karena Bierman wrote in an email to The Daily. “It was moved and adopted that recusal would be appropriate...

Aldermen revise, strengthen Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Aldermen revise, strengthen Inclusionary Housing Ordinance

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

October 29, 2018


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

Aldermen approved — with one alderman texting in her vote — changes to the city’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance that will increase the fee-in-lieu payments for developers and require at least half of the affordable housing units be on site at Monday’s City Council meeting. The changes come after...

Faith leaders demand aldermen put people first in budget

Faith leaders demand aldermen put people first in budget

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 29, 2018


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

Over 70 residents gathered outside the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center Monday to protest a number of proposed budget cuts, chanting “prioritize our people, we shall not be moved.” Attendees at the rally, which was co-organized by a number of churches and community organizations throughout Evanston,...

Dance Center Evanston celebrates 25 year anniversary

Dance Center Evanston celebrates 25 year anniversary

Melissa Perry, Reporter

October 29, 2018


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

This year, Dance Center Evanston is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Founder Béa Rashid (Communication ’78) has created a community of current and former students that transcends dance, she said. Rashid said she founded the studio after deciding to settle down with her family in Evanston. She...

Cat food stolen from Evanston apartment

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 29, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Evanston Police Department officers on Friday evening responded to a report of a theft from the common area of an apartment building in the 800 block of Hinman Avenue in south Evanston. A 24-year-old Evanston resident told officers that a package of 48 Hill Science cat food cans were stolen after...

Religious leaders gather at vigil to mourn victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Religious leaders gather at vigil to mourn victims of Pittsburgh synagogue shooting

Amy Li, Assistant Campus Editor

October 28, 2018


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

Hundreds of people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds gathered at Beth Emet the Free Synagogue on Sunday night to mourn the 11 killed in the Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooting. Rabbi Andrea London said while she regrets that the community is gathering under unfortunate circumstan...

Aldermen, city staff respond to resident budget concerns

Aldermen, city staff respond to resident budget concerns

Alex Wong, Reporter

October 28, 2018


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

City manager Wally Bobkiewicz on Saturday urged aldermen to vote not to eliminate the communicable disease surveillance specialist in the proposed 2019 budget. The decision would go against the current draft of the city’s budget proposal and would allow Evanston’s Department of Health and Human...

Efiom presents equity framework, stresses city-wide policy approach

Efiom presents equity framework, stresses city-wide policy approach

Alex Wong, Reporter

October 28, 2018


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

Evanston’s equity and empowerment coordinator urged aldermen Saturday to consider a framework meant to ensure the city approaches all policy through an equity lens instead of on a case-by-case basis. In a budget equity review, Patricia Efiom introduced the goals of the Equity and Empowerment Commission’s...