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Blotter: Man arrested in south Evanston in connection with aggravated battery

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

November 20, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 35-year-old Chicago man was arrested Thursday in south Evanston in connection with aggravated battery. The man, who was a patient at St. Francis Hospital, had attempted to leave while still attached to an IV, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. After the man argued with security staff and hospital...

Following Albion development’s approval, community leaders call for more affordable units

Following Albion development’s approval, community leaders call for more affordable units

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 20, 2017


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

Local affordable housing community leaders said though City Council approved a new 15-story Sherman Avenue apartment tower, developments should be required to meet a minimum number of housing units without exceptions. Aldermen voted 5-4 to approve construction of the Albion Residential building at the Nov. 13 City C...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with DUI, multiple traffic offenses

Sophie Mann, Reporter

November 20, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

An Evanston resident was arrested Thursday in west Evanston in connection with driving under the influence of alcohol, as well as four traffic citations. Officers first observed the 59-year-old man speeding on Church Street near Hartrey Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man then...

New EPL social worker seeks to provide resources to patrons, staff

New EPL social worker seeks to provide resources to patrons, staff

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 19, 2017


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

When Justine Janis was applying for jobs in the Chicago area, she learned of an Evanston-based social worker position. Despite not knowing where exactly she would be based, she was intrigued. Janis — who holds a master’s degree in social work — had previously worked with veterans as a psychosocial...

‘Last Nevin’s’ roars with heavy crowds, ends with students pilfering property

‘Last Nevin’s’ roars with heavy crowds, ends with students pilfering property

Tim Balk, Gameday Editor

November 19, 2017


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

Northwestern students flooded Tommy Nevin’s Pub on Thursday, hoping to soak in one last night at the popular bar before it closes in late November. The line outside the bar, located at 1454 Sherman Ave., stretched down the sidewalk for much of the evening as students eagerly awaited what they ref...

Concerns raised over potential sale of historic Family Focus building

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

November 19, 2017


Filed under City, Local

The more than 100-year-old building that currently houses Family Focus — a nonprofit offering family and child support services — will be put up for sale in January despite concerns that doing so would remove a piece of Evanston history. At a June meeting, the nonprofit’s board voted to sell...

YWCA plans to establish advisory committee to tackle violence against women

YWCA plans to establish advisory committee to tackle violence against women

Adrian Wan, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under City, Local

As the first cohort of men in an Evanston/North Shore YWCA initiative completes training aimed at ending gender violence, the organization is planning to establish an advisory committee to help launch events that continue engaging men as allies. The committee will include men who have completed The...

City furlough day impacts hundreds of employees, frustrates some departments

City furlough day impacts hundreds of employees, frustrates some departments

Catherine Henderson, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top City Stories

Between 250 and 400 city employees were placed on unpaid leave for the Nov. 10 furlough day, which was created to counteract budget shortages, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said. Although the city kept essential functions operating — such as childcare, street sweeping and the 311 system — the sn...

Evanston Police Department revives mentorship program after nearly 30 years

Evanston Police Department revives mentorship program after nearly 30 years

Christopher Vazquez, Reporter

November 17, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Two generations before 15-year-old Kyla Guzman walked into the Evanston Fire Department Headquarters on Thursday evening, her grandfather worked as a police officer in Chicago, she said. Now, Kyla Guzman says she is considering a career in law enforcement herself. Her next step in the process is the...

Local businesses express frustration with Fountain Square construction

Local businesses express frustration with Fountain Square construction

Julia Esparza, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

As construction on Fountain Square lags behind schedule, nearby Evanston businesses expressed concern with the loss of customers and possibility of closure. City officials initially projected the renovation would be complete by December, but a series of weather and coordination issues have led to...

NU donation to Evanston to go toward facility improvements, youth job training

NU donation to Evanston to go toward facility improvements, youth job training

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Northwestern donated $1 million to Evanston’s Good Neighbor Fund for the third year in a row to help support some municipal projects and services, the city announced in a Thursday news release. The money will go to facility and park improvements, paramedic services and youth job training, the release...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with criminal trespass at EPL

Sophie Mann, Reporter

November 16, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident was arrested Wednesday in connection with criminal trespass in downtown Evanston. Officers were dispatched to the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave., for a disturbance, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man involved had been banned from the library Monday...