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Committee emphasizes importance of trust between Evanston police, residents

Committee emphasizes importance of trust between Evanston police, residents

Nikki Baim, Reporter

November 2, 2017


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

The Citizen Police Complaint Assessment Committee emphasized its goal to establish deeper trust between Evanston police and residents at its Wednesday meeting. The committee — which held its first meeting last month — was established by Mayor Steve Hagerty to examine the Evanston Police Department’s complaint process. On Wednesday, committee members said only...

Blotter: Officers respond to 3 local graffiti incidents

Sophie Mann, Reporter

November 2, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

Three separate graffiti incidents were reported in Evanston on Wednesday and Thursday mornings, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. On Wednesday morning, a 71-year-old Evanston resident said she found red and gold spray paint on her garage in the 900 block of Monroe Street, Dugan said. The graffiti...

Biden calls for greater U.S. involvement in world affairs at Chicago event

Biden calls for greater U.S. involvement in world affairs at Chicago event

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under City, National, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

CHICAGO — Former Vice President Joe Biden’s granddaughter convinced him to partake in a polar plunge in 38-degree weather with five simple words: “My pop can do anything.” Even in the face of an adverse political climate, Biden is convinced America can do anything, too. “Just get up (and)...

Durbin questions tech executives about Russia, disinformation during election

Durbin questions tech executives about Russia, disinformation during election

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under City, National, Politics

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) questioned tech company executives about how Russian-affiliated entities used social media to spread disinformation during the 2016 presidential election at a Senate judiciary hearing Tuesday. At the hearing — held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with multiple traffic offenses

Sophie Mann, Reporter

November 1, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A Chicago resident was arrested Friday in connection with multiple traffic offenses, including one felony, near downtown Evanston. The man was originally pulled over in the 1400 block of Oak Avenue after he disregarded traffic signs while crossing Ridge Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said....

Evanston Public Library connects residents to Affordable Care Act resources

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

November 1, 2017


Filed under City, Local

Affordable Care Act navigator Laura Jones Macknin has worked with Evanston Public Library for over a year, and said she has altered outreach and marketing efforts this year due to a shorter ACA open enrollment period. Open enrollment, which started Nov. 1 and runs until Dec. 15, is shorter than in...

First Obama Foundation Summit discusses importance of young community leaders

First Obama Foundation Summit discusses importance of young community leaders

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 1, 2017


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

Though he might not have “set the world on fire” as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago, former President Barack Obama said he learned about the power local efforts have to provoke change. “What I did learn was that ordinary people in local communities can do extraordinary things...

EPA names Evanston among top local governments using green power

EPA names Evanston among top local governments using green power

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Out of the top 30 local governments in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership, Evanston was ranked 28th for its annual green power usage. The placement, announced in a Monday news release from the EPA, cited that 79 percent of the city’s total electricity usage is from green...

Coalition proposes guidelines to address affordable housing issues in Evanston

Coalition proposes guidelines to address affordable housing issues in Evanston

Samantha Handler, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under City, Local

A coalition focused on affordable housing issues presented a set of decision-making guidelines at a Monday news conference held before a special meeting of City Council. Connections for the Homeless director of development Sue Loellbach said Evanston is suffering from a lack of affordable housing options...

Evanston-born Tommy Wingels returns to Chicago as Blackhawks forward

Evanston-born Tommy Wingels returns to Chicago as Blackhawks forward

Nikki Baim, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories

When Tommy Wingels returned home to play for the Chicago Blackhawks, it was a reunion on and off the ice. After playing with the San Jose Sharks from 2010-2017 and one year with the Ottawa Senators, the Evanston-born and Wilmette-raised 29-year-old forward signed a one-year deal in June to play for...

Rainey, Chicago counterpart continue push to clean up vacant Howard Street property

Nora Shelly, In Focus Editor

October 31, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A push from aldermen on both the Chicago and Evanston sides of Howard Street to address a vacant property on the street continued Monday in a court hearing attended by 15 residents. Hearings about violations on the property will be continued into January of next year, but the parking lot and building...

Following delays, Fountain Square construction to be scaled back for winter

Following delays, Fountain Square construction to be scaled back for winter

Andrea Michelson, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under City, Local

The Fountain Square project –– scheduled to be completed in May 2018 after delays due to weather and coordination issues –– will focus on pedestrian access and safety in anticipation of winter. Lara Biggs, chief of the city’s Engineering and Capital Planning bureau, said the goal is to finish...