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Blotter: Chicago woman charged with DUI in downtown Evanston

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 33-year-old woman was arrested early Tuesday morning in connection with driving under the influence in downtown Evanston. Officers spotted the Chicago resident driving without headlights or taillights in the 1000 block of Chicago Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the woman pulled...

New Evanston pop-up store features antiques, home accessories

New Evanston pop-up store features antiques, home accessories

Victoria Lee, Reporter

November 7, 2017


Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Lora Swanson, the owner of antique business Swantiques, said her parents took her to flea markets and antique stores as a child. As she learned about the history and age of various pieces from the vendors, she said her fascination with vintage furniture and home accessories grew. “It was just kind...

Police respond to battery, attempted burglary of Northwestern graduate student

Police respond to battery, attempted burglary of Northwestern graduate student

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

November 7, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston police responded to a Northwestern graduate student’s report of battery and an attempted burglary in his apartment Monday afternoon. The 26-year-old man was listening to music in his bedroom in the 2200 block of Sherman Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. At about 2:35 p.m.,...

Human Services meeting canceled after members fail to reach quorum

Human Services meeting canceled after members fail to reach quorum

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 6, 2017


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

City officials canceled a Monday Human Services Committee meeting after members failed to reach a quorum. Two of five aldermen appointed to the committee were sick and unable to attend the meeting, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz told The Daily. Usually, standing committees require a simple majority...

EFD responds to structure fire on Custer Avenue

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston firefighters responded to a structure fire in the 300 block of Custer Avenue on Sunday evening. When companies pulled up to the apartment building at about 10 p.m., they discovered heavy smoke coming from the back and smoke stains around the basement entrance, Evanston Fire Department division...

Blotter: Local man charged with traffic violations in southwest Evanston

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

November 6, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 23-year-old man was charged Sunday with traffic violations in southwest Evanston. Officers observed a vehicle going southbound on Dodge Avenue. The driver switched his headlights off when turning east on Monroe Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Officers stopped the car in the 1800...

Feminist writer emphasizes role of wealthy women in suffrage movement

Feminist writer emphasizes role of wealthy women in suffrage movement

Amy Li, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under City, Local

Feminist author Joan Marie Johnson stressed the integral role of affluent women and their acts of philanthropy in funding the women’s suffrage movement at a Sunday talk. Johnson, who works in Northwestern’s Office of the Provost, discussed her new book — “Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy,...

Residents turn to local representatives for help with social welfare services

Residents turn to local representatives for help with social welfare services

Alan Perez, Reporter

November 6, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories

In light of federal efforts to dismantle some social welfare programs, local officials and representatives held an inaugural resource fair Saturday to alleviate residents’ concerns about accessing services. “Helping Hands” — a community event at Niles West High School organized by Niles Mayor...

Blotter: Juvenile charged with robbery

Sophie Mann and Amelia Langas

November 5, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A 14-year-old juvenile was arrested and charged last Tuesday evening in connection with a robbery at Comix Revolution. At 7:26 p.m., a 33-year-old male clerk at Comix Revolution in the 600 block of Davis Street observed a group of juveniles enter the store, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said....

U.S. Army sergeant returns from Iraq, receives day in his honor

U.S. Army sergeant returns from Iraq, receives day in his honor

Catherine Henderson, Reporter

November 5, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories

When U.S. Army Sgt. Aron Wagner returned home to Evanston on Oct. 29 after serving nine months in Iraq, he was certainly not expecting an escort and a new holiday in his name, his mother Susan Wagner said. But when he landed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, the sergeant was escorted to the...

Obamas, Chance the Rapper celebrate Chicago during Summit finale

Obamas, Chance the Rapper celebrate Chicago during Summit finale

Catherine Kim, Development and Recruitment Editor

November 2, 2017


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

CHICAGO — Former first lady Michelle Obama and artist Chance the Rapper — two Chicagoans — embraced each other on stage Wednesday before kickstarting a concert to celebrate Chicago and young leaders the Obama Foundation Summit brought together. "It's just so good to be home," Michelle Obama...

New exhibition brings local art into homes of Evanston residents

New exhibition brings local art into homes of Evanston residents

Tejas Sekhar, Reporter

November 2, 2017


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

Private front yards, balconies and porches around Evanston have been transformed into public art spaces through an inaugural project connecting artists to residents. The 2017 Evanston Terrain Biennial, which is on display until Nov. 15, includes nine art exhibits around Evanston neighborhoods. Organized...