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Evanston introduces pilot expansion of taxicab voucher program

Evanston introduces pilot expansion of taxicab voucher program

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Older Evanston residents and those with ambulatory disabilities will be eligible for additional transportation services as part of the city’s Taxicab Voucher Program expansion, according to a news release. The services, which are part of a pilot expansion from the beginning of May to the end of...

Illinois gubernatorial candidates call for Trump’s impeachment

Illinois gubernatorial candidates call for Trump’s impeachment

Jonah Dylan, Print Development and Recruitment Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics

Three Illinois gubernatorial candidates have called on Congress to impeach President Donald Trump in a series of statements released over the past week. State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), J.B. Pritzker and Chicago Ald. Ameya Pawar (47th) all released statements regarding Trump. Their calls for impeachment...

City announces new director of community development

City announces new director of community development

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Johanna Leonard was named Evanston’s new director of community development, the city announced in a news release Thursday. Leonard started working for the city in 2010 as an economic development coordinator and most recently served as economic development manager. As economic development manager,...

Robert Crown Center plans go through second round of discussion

Robert Crown Center plans go through second round of discussion

Robin Opsahl, Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Plans for the new Robert Crown Community Center went through a second round of discussions during a Thursday night meeting, which brought up issues of parking, green space and sustainability. Architects with Woodhouse Tinucci Architects, a Chicago-based firm, presented 12 schematics for outdoor and...

Target announces plans to open store in downtown Evanston

Target announces plans to open store in downtown Evanston

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

Target has signed a lease for a small-format store in downtown Evanston that is projected to open in March 2018, according to a Thursday news release. The 27,400-square-foot store, slated for The Shops at Sherman Plaza, will be the company’s 84th location in the Chicago area, according to the release....

Evanston resident to open CrossFit gym

Evanston resident to open CrossFit gym

Amelia Langas, Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

A new CrossFit training facility may open in Evanston’s 2nd Ward to provide residents with an additional workout option. Evanston resident Tani Mintz, who is looking to open the gym on Dodge Avenue, said CrossFit is “the most effective way to perform functional fitness,” and involves working...

EPL board reiterates commitment to diversity, declines to discuss Williams’ suspension

EPL board reiterates commitment to diversity, declines to discuss Williams’ suspension

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Members of Evanston Public Library’s Board of Trustees reiterated their commitment to diversity while declining to address the cause of the recent suspension of popular librarian Lesley Williams at a public meeting Wednesday. At the regularly scheduled meeting, several Evanston residents asked the...

Illinois Democrats applaud decision to appoint special counsel in Russia investigation

Illinois Democrats applaud decision to appoint special counsel in Russia investigation

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories

Illinois Democrats applauded a decision Wednesday by the Department of Justice to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special council to oversee an investigation into possible Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. “I have the highest regard for (Mueller’s) integrity...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with multiple traffic offenses

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under City

A Chicago resident was arrested in connection with multiple traffic-related offenses on Monday in south Evanston. The man was using a cell phone while driving on Howard Street, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man was also not wearing a seatbelt. When the officer pulled the man over,...

Northwestern job training program prepares to graduate second class

Northwestern job training program prepares to graduate second class

Edmund Bannister, Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

The second class of graduates of a joint trade skills program between Northwestern and Evanston are preparing to complete their training later this month. The six trainees will work full-time for the University and businesses in Evanston in areas such as utilities, carpentry and painting, said NU’s...

Small donor matching bill passes in Illinois Senate

Small donor matching bill passes in Illinois Senate

Amelia Langas, Reporter
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Politics

A measure that aims to use public funds to match small donor contributions passed in the Illinois Senate Tuesday. The bill, announced by State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) in February, would “weaken” the influence of money in Illinois elections by matching every six donations between $25 and $150...

Religious leaders form group to protect marginalized residents

Religious leaders form group to protect marginalized residents

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
May 18, 2017
Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Members of Evanston’s religious community are spearheading an effort to protect marginalized groups by standing together to resist acts of hatred and violence. The effort, dubbed “Evanston4All,” is led by Evanston’s interfaith clergy and was formed to handle a variety of issues that affect...