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World Resources Institute director talks economic cost, drive against climate change

World Resources Institute director talks economic cost, drive against climate change

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 25, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Right now is the “best of times and worst of times” to fight climate change, said David Waskow, the director of the International Climate Initiative at the World Resources Institute. Waskow discussed economic policy as an approach to fight climate change at the Evanston Public Library Friday...

Constituents make proposals, voice concerns at state representative’s Evanston office hours

Constituents make proposals, voice concerns at state representative’s Evanston office hours

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 24, 2019


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

North Shore residents had the chance on Saturday to voice their concerns directly to the office of state Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston). Gabel’s chief of staff Karen McCormick hosted public office hours at First Slice Pie Cafe, 1823 Church St. While Gabel typically hosts her office hours personally,...

Publishing company founders discuss industry, Chicago Film Project at MSLCE event

Publishing company founders discuss industry, Chicago Film Project at MSLCE event

Jason Harward, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories

The Master of Science in Leadership for Creative Enterprises program hosted a conversation Thursday with Brian and Jan Hieggelke, the founders of a publishing company focusing on the Chicago arts scene. The event, held in the Frances Searle Building, was part of MSLCE’s curriculum, which aims to...

Activist, Parkland survivor David Hogg advocates for gun reform

Activist, Parkland survivor David Hogg advocates for gun reform

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top Stories

David Hogg said nobody should ever hear the “unconscionable” screams from a school shooting again. Just over a year ago, Hogg survived one of the largest school shootings in American history at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Hogg spoke Thursday about gun violence...

Documentary screening prompts discussion on engaging fathers in parenthood

Documentary screening prompts discussion on engaging fathers in parenthood

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

February 22, 2019


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

Evanston community members envisioned spaces to empower fathers at a documentary screening and panel discussion Thursday. The conversation, which took place at Family Focus, focused on the importance of engaging fathers in early childhood education. The documentary “Fatherhood Initiative,” created...

EPD officers discuss transparency, community relations at town hall

EPD officers discuss transparency, community relations at town hall

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 22, 2019


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

A panel of Evanston Police Department officials encouraged more transparency and open communication between police officers and community members at a town hall meeting Thursday. The meeting was the final segment of a four-part series on community relations hosted by the EPD, which began in 2017....

Four schools affected by Pritzker plan to scale back private school funding program

Four schools affected by Pritzker plan to scale back private school funding program

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 22, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s plan to scale back state-funded private school scholarships would affect families at four secondary schools in Evanston. In its first budget plan, Pritzker’s administration recommended reducing funding for Empower Illinois, a private school scholarship program. The bipartisan...

Blotter: Electronic devices, cash stolen from sushi restaurant

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

The head chef and assistant manager of Coast Sushi & Sashimi reported Wednesday that the restaurant, located in the 2500 block of Prairie Avenue, was robbed. The burglary occurred between 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The restaurant employee told Evanston Police Department officers...

Author reads letters to and from Obama, talks impact as first black American president

Author reads letters to and from Obama, talks impact as first black American president

Amar Shabeeb, Reporter

February 21, 2019


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

In her book, “To Obama: With Love, Joy, Anger and Hope,” Jeanne Marie Laskas compiled letters between President Barack Obama and the American people. Laskas and two local letter writers joined Evanston and Chicagoland residents Wednesday for a reading of her new book. Every day during his presidency,...

Community members concerned about city payment for Robert Crown project

Community members concerned about city payment for Robert Crown project

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 21, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Evanston community members raised concern over how the city plans to finance the Robert Crown Community Center at Mayor Steve Hagerty’s town hall meeting Wednesday. The city broke ground last July on the project — which will cost more than $53 million, plus interest. Hagerty said the Friends of the Robert...

Blotter: Passports, gold jewelry stolen from Austin Street apartment

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 35-year-old Evanston resident reported Tuesday that her apartment in the 700 block of Austin Street had been robbed. The woman left her apartment at 8 a.m. Tuesday, and when she returned home at 4 p.m., she saw that her back door had been opened using brute force, Evanston Police Department Cmdr....

Evanston partners with Northwestern and community organizations to provide residents jobs, training

Evanston partners with Northwestern and community organizations to provide residents jobs, training

James Pollard, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Evanston is partnering with Northwestern University and other community organizations to help residents develop skills and find jobs. Launched in 2014, the Workforce Development Program expands on the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program, connecting teens with summer employment in the city. Wilson...