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City’s first cidery prioritizes local ingredients, business

City’s first cidery prioritizes local ingredients, business

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Chris Collins first tried making cider in his Evanston basement eight years ago using store-bought apple juice. “It didn’t turn out so great,” he said. “It was an early lesson on using the absolute best ingredients.” Soon after, Collins bought his own apple press and began experimenting...

New Evanston group pushes for sustainable transportation, safety

New Evanston group pushes for sustainable transportation, safety

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 12, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A new Evanston group aims to advocate for sustainable transportation initiatives in the city as well as safety for pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers. The group, Go Evanston, was founded in January by a small group of residents and held a kickoff event last week. The group began to form during last...

Evanston Public Library releases 2016 annual report

Evanston Public Library releases 2016 annual report

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Public Library released its 2016 Annual Report: Books and Beyond during National Library Week, which is from April 9 to 15. The report details updates to the library’s strategic plan, which organized its work around four “service pillars” — access, learning and literacy, engagement...

Blotter: Woman reports windshield broken, fender dented

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Local

A Winthrop Harbor resident reported damage to her vehicle Tuesday afternoon. The 48-year-old female reported that the front windshield of her 2013 Ford had been broken and the fender dented while it was parked on the 700 block of Austin Street, Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski said. The...

DePaul freshman takes on incumbent Larry Suffredin for Cook County commissioner

DePaul freshman takes on incumbent Larry Suffredin for Cook County commissioner

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 12, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories

When Bushra Amiwala asked a classroom of largely South Asian first- and third-graders in January if they wanted to be president someday, most hands shot up. Then she asked a followup question: Who actually thought they could become president? Nearly every hand dropped. Amiwala said that experience...

Chicago groups demand changes for United, aviation officers after viral video portrays violent removal

Chicago groups demand changes for United, aviation officers after viral video portrays violent removal

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Organizations representing Asian Americans and immigrants in Chicago gathered at O’Hare International Airport on Tuesday to demand accountability from United Airlines after a viral video showed a passenger being forcibly removed from a flight this past weekend. Speakers from numerous organizations — including A...

Biss, Pawar join NEIU rally protesting public budget cuts to Illinois universities

Biss, Pawar join NEIU rally protesting public budget cuts to Illinois universities

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, State

Northeastern Illinois University did not have class on Tuesday as a result of furloughs stemming from state budget shortfalls. The furloughs, which are also scheduled for Wednesday and May 1, come amid a roughly 20-month long budget stalemate that has crippled the state and slashed funding for numerous...

Rauner aims to combat hate crimes, anti-Semitic attacks in Illinois

Rauner aims to combat hate crimes, anti-Semitic attacks in Illinois

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

In light of the recent nationwide attacks on Jewish community centers, synagogues and cemeteries, Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled new plans last month to combat hate crimes across the state. Rauner announced in March that Illinois will work to expand education on hate crimes in schools and will consider...

Sushi Burrito opens new location in Evanston

Sushi Burrito opens new location in Evanston

Kristine Liao, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Sushi Burrito opened its fourth Chicago-area location in downtown Evanston on Thursday. The fast-casual restaurant, located at 1565 Sherman Ave., is known for its sushi burritos — enlarged sushi rolls wrapped in seaweed and rice paper. It also serves regular sushi rolls and bowls. On most days,...

Blotter: Evanston man reports car windows smashed with whiskey bottle

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 50-year-old Evanston man reported that, sometime between Sunday at 11 p.m. and Monday at 1 a.m., someone smashed his car’s windshield and rear window in south Evanston. The 2014 Subaru was parked in the 1200 block of Lee Street at the time of the incident, Evanston police department spokesman...

Blotter: Evanston woman arrested for domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 45-year-old Evanston woman was arrested at 2:40 a.m. on Saturday in connection with a domestic battery report after multiple altercations erupted between her and her child’s father at her home in south Evanston. Police were first called to the home in the 800 block of Dobson Avenue just after...

Gov. Bruce Rauner announces new steps to curb hate crimes

Gov. Bruce Rauner announces new steps to curb hate crimes

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under City, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced new developments in a plan to fight against hate crimes in Illinois by improving law enforcement training at a press conference Monday. Rauner highlighted a new partnership between Illinois State Police and the Anti-Defamation League to improve hate crime training for...