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Evanston unions feel no repercussions from Supreme Court decision

Evanston unions feel no repercussions from Supreme Court decision

Amelia Langas, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 24, 2018


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

Almost four months after the Supreme Court’s decision banning mandatory union payments, some Evanston unions haven’t yet felt any impacts. In late June, the Court overturned an Illinois law obliging public sector workers to pay a government union in order to work, even if they are not members...

Blotter: Man arrested for liquor theft

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 24, 2018


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

Evanston Police Department officers on Tuesday afternoon responded to a report of retail theft at Jewel-Osco, located at 1128 Chicago Ave.. The theft was reported by a 43-year-old man “who listed his address as the Jewel,” said Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew. Late Tuesday morning, the Evanston...

Aligned Modern Health opens alternative medicine clinic on Davis Street

Aligned Modern Health opens alternative medicine clinic on Davis Street

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

October 24, 2018


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

A new integrated healthcare option, providing individualized treatment plans to produce overall wellness, opened its doors in Evanston last month. Aligned Modern Health — which combines chiropractic physical medicine, acupuncture, functional medicine and clinical nutrition — opened up an Evanston...

Harley Clarke demolition application denied by Preservation Commission

Harley Clarke demolition application denied by Preservation Commission

Danny Vesurai, Reporter

October 23, 2018


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

The Evanston Preservation Commission unanimously denied the city’s application to demolish the Harley Clarke Mansion at Tuesday’s Preservation Commission meeting. A total of 35 expert architects and historians, as well as Evanston residents — arranged by statewide nonprofit Landmarks Illinois...

Aldermen vote to keep funding operations of Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center

Aldermen vote to keep funding operations of Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 23, 2018


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

Aldermen voted Monday to remove a measure in the proposed 2019 budget that would have cut city programming at the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center. In the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2019 — which contains a $7.4 million deficit — city staff recommended to cease operating the center, which...

Evanston’s Francesca’s store to close in November

Evanston’s Francesca’s store to close in November

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Top City Stories

The Francesca's boutique in downtown Evanston will close its doors early next month. The location at 1631 Sherman Ave. opened years ago, and has been a vibrant presence downtown for both locals and Northwestern students. Caitlin Heinen, the district manager for 16 of the store’s Chicago locations,...

Blotter: Theft reported at YMCA

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

At around 5:35 p.m. Monday, the Evanston Police Department received a call about a theft at the McGaw YMCA in the 1000 block of Grove Street. Officers responded to the call and met with the 35-year-old woman Evanston resident whose backpack was stolen, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The woman...

Gabel secures endorsements from Tribune, Sun-Times

Gabel secures endorsements from Tribune, Sun-Times

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Chicago’s two largest newspapers have endorsed state Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) for the 18th House district over Republican challenger and health care consultant Julie Cho. The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune both offered their endorsements of the Democratic incumbent along with endorsements...

Residents, health providers push back against possible health department changes

Residents, health providers push back against  possible health department changes

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Possible cuts to and restructuring of the Health and Human Services Department took center stage among resident concerns on Monday as aldermen began discussing the city’s proposed 2019 budget. The proposed budget is about $319 million, down about $19 million from last year’s numbers. The proposal...

Questions arise over beach on northern part of Northwestern’s campus

Questions arise over beach on northern part of Northwestern’s campus

Nora Shelly, Editor in Chief

October 22, 2018


Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

For decades, Northwestern students had near-exclusive access to a beach on north campus. The Lincoln Street Beach, formed largely due to lake bed shifting that occurred after Northwestern began constructing the Lakefill in the 1960s, was considered University property until 2015. Then, NU built the...

J.B. Pritzker, Bruce Rauner bring controversies to Illinois gubernatorial race

J.B. Pritzker, Bruce Rauner bring controversies to Illinois gubernatorial race

Evan Robinson-Johnson, Reporter

October 22, 2018


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

Just over two weeks remain until the midterm elections, and the Illinois gubernatorial race continues to draw controversy from both candidates. According to a recent NBC News/Marist Poll, Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker is currently leading the race by 17 points against Republican incumbent Bruce...

Blotter: Chicago man points gun at Skokie man behind library

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under City, Police

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of a Chicago man threatening a Skokie man with a gun behind the Evanston Public Library on Saturday night. The Skokie man made plans to meet his girlfriend, an 18-year-old Evanston resident, behind the library — 1703 Orrington Ave. — to...