The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: Teens rob Blaze Pizza

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 28, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of a theft at Blaze Pizza in downtown Evanston on Wednesday night. A 23-year-old Evanston resident and employee of Blaze, located at 1737 Sherman Ave., told officers that three teenage boys entered the restaurant and removed the tip jar from...

Ethics board finds Rainey in violation on three counts

Ethics board finds Rainey in violation on three counts

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

October 26, 2018


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

Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) on Thursday was found to be in violation of the Evanston Code of Ethics on three counts. Two complaints were filed against Rainey, centering around her involvement with the group Evanston Lighthouse Dunes, whose plan to demolish the Harley Clarke Mansion in north Evanston was...

Equity framework could alleviate harmful budget impacts, commission says

Equity framework could alleviate harmful budget impacts, commission says

Alex Wong, Reporter

October 26, 2018


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

As resident concerns rise over department cuts in the 2019 proposed budget, the Equity and Empowerment Commission said their proposed equity framework could alleviate harmful impacts from budgeting decisions. The framework would create a seven-step process by which aldermen and city staff would enact...

Evanston Organizes: Curt’s Café reflects on success and growth as a staple of the community

Evanston Organizes: Curt’s Café reflects on success and growth as a staple of the community

Catherine Henderson, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Evanston Organizes, Top City Stories, Top Stories

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. Susan Trieschmann always welcomes her graduated students to Curt’s Café to share food at “the kitchen table” — for some of her kids, the community there is the first family they have. “We have t...

Blotter: Woman arrested, charged with DUI among other charges

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

A 62-year-old woman was arrested south of downtown Evanston Wednesday after she crashed her car in the 1500 block of Dempster Street. At 10:20 p.m. on Wednesday, the Evanston Police Department responded to a car crash. The responding officer saw the Evanston resident attempting to drive away in her...

Closure of Station 4 would impact response times, cause ‘cascade effect’ across city

Closure of Station 4 would impact response times, cause ‘cascade effect’ across city

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 24, 2018


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

Closing Fire Station 4 would not only impact response times in southwest Evanston, but possibly have a “cascade effect” throughout the city, according to Evanston Fire Chief Brian Scott. Station 4 — located at 1817 Washington St. — is in the 2nd Ward and services the southwest region of Evanston....

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky condemns package bombs sent to Obamas, Clintons, CNN

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky condemns package bombs sent to Obamas, Clintons, CNN

Allie Goulding, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 24, 2018


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

After several package bombs were sent to influential Democrats and the CNN office in New York, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) thanked law enforcement for intercepting the packages before they reached their targets. “I am grateful to the brave law enforcement authorities who protected the lives...

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...