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Evanston aldermen discuss city translation services

Evanston aldermen discuss city translation services

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under City, Politics

Aldermen learned at a Human Services Committee meeting Monday that translating city documents would be more expensive than anticipated. Some aldermen had hoped to translate documents to better reach the city’s refugee and Latinx communities. But Patricia Efiom, Evanston’s equity and empowerment...

ETHS begins implementing transgender locker room policy

ETHS begins implementing transgender locker room policy

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

October 4, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories

Following the enactment of its transgender locker room policy in May, Evanston Township High School/District 202 began allowing students to use the facility of their choice this fall. Students who transition from the gender they were assigned at birth can fill out a form to change their official ...

Evanston bookstore partners with nonprofit to provide books to women in prison

Evanston bookstore partners with nonprofit to provide books to women in prison

Catherine Henderson, Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Top City Stories

A local bookstore and nonprofit teamed up to educate and support prisoners through books, with the goal of preventing recidivism among women who are in prison. Bookends & Beginnings, 1712 Sherman Ave., launched the partnership this month with Chicago Books to Women in Prison to fill reading requests...

ETHS hosts open house for latest student-constructed home

ETHS hosts open house for latest student-constructed home

Gabby Birenbaum, Reporter

October 3, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Township High School teachers, students and community members gathered Tuesday to tour the latest house built by the school’s “Geometry in Construction” class. The public could view the two-story house, located at 2142 Dewey Ave. in Evanston’s 5th Ward, during an open house. The class...

Cook County commissioner candidate denounces soda tax, big money in politics

Cook County commissioner candidate denounces soda tax, big money in politics

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Politics

Bushra Amiwala, candidate for Cook County commissioner of the 13th District, released a video Monday denouncing the Cook County soda tax and big money in politics. Amiwala, a DePaul University sophomore, said last week a political action committee offered her “more than double” the amount of money...

Blotter: Man charged with DUI in downtown Evanston

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A Chicago man was arrested Sunday in downtown Evanston in connection with driving under the influence. Around 3:30 p.m., the Evanston Police Department received a call about a disturbance at the intersection of Church Street and Sheridan Road, EPD spokesman Perry Polinski said. Officers arrived at...

Aldermen disagree with residents’ worries about downtown development

Aldermen disagree with residents’ worries about downtown development

Ryan Wangman, Development and Recruitment Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under City, Local

City officials challenged residents’ concerns about the scale of recently proposed developments in downtown Evanston at a special City Council meeting Monday. At the heart of these complaints is the city’s perceived deviation from a 2009 framework that outlines the development and use of property...

Schapiro, Illinois politicians respond to Las Vegas shooting

Schapiro, Illinois politicians respond to Las Vegas shooting

Ally Mauch, Assistant Campus Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

University President Morton Schapiro and U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), along with several other Illinois public figures, spoke out after the mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, expressing their support for the victims and their families. As of late Monday, the shooting had left 59 people dead...

EPL, Meals at Home create discussion series on food insecurity

EPL, Meals at Home create discussion series on food insecurity

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 3, 2017


Filed under City, Local

Evanston Public Library and Meals at Home collaborated to launch a series of community discussions focused on hunger and food insecurity for local residents. The first discussion, which addresses both food insecurity and the role of meals at home, will be held Oct. 25 at EPL. The sessions will not...

Rauner offers Puerto Rico assistance from Illinois National Guard

Rauner offers Puerto Rico assistance from Illinois National Guard

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Gov. Bruce Rauner said in a Monday news release that the state is ready to deploy 550 Illinois National Guard troops to Puerto Rico to assist with Hurricane Maria recovery efforts. The Illinois National Guard has already responded to requests for assistance that have come through appropriate federal...

Blotter: Evanston man charged with domestic battery

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested Sunday morning in connection with domestic battery in south Evanston. Around 5:15 a.m., a woman called the Evanston Police Department to report a domestic disturbance at the home she shares with her boyfriend, located in the 700 block of Reba Place. Upon arrival, officers learned...

Local museum opens with antique clocks, floor-to-ceiling stained glass

Local museum opens with antique clocks, floor-to-ceiling stained glass

Kristina Karisch and Dori Sotirovska

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Multimedia, Top City Stories, Top Stories, Video

Walking into the Halim Time and Glass Museum is like taking a step back in time through a maze of winding corridors lined with antiques. The new museum, which sits at 1560 Oak Ave. and opened Sept. 26, is filled with clocks and stained glass windows from all over the world. The pieces come from th...