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Mother-daughter duos enjoy Fourth of July parade theme

Mother-daughter duos enjoy Fourth of July parade theme

Kaitlyn Tom, Reporter
July 5, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

As floats entered Central Street and young children on Rollerblades handed out flyers, mothers and their daughters sat on the sidelines of the Evanston Fourth of July parade, sharing special moments. This year’s parade theme was “Evanston’s Heroes are America’s Heroes: Our First Responder...

Parade pros set up camp early at Fourth of July parade

Parade pros set up camp early at Fourth of July parade

Danielle Spitz, Reporter
July 5, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

Carolyn Golmon’s Fourth of July festivities started at 5:30 a.m. on July 1, four days before the actual holiday. Golmon has spent the last 45 years attempting to find the perfect spot to watch the annual Evanston Fourth of July parade and didn’t want to risk losing her place to one of her neighb...

Captured: 96th annual Fourth of July parade

Captured: 96th annual Fourth of July parade

July 5, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing [email protected] Evanston’s 96th annual Fourth of July parade on Tuesday celebrated t...

Sheridan Road construction waiting on Illinois House of Representatives budget vote

Sheridan Road construction waiting on Illinois House of Representatives budget vote

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 5, 2017
Filed under City, Local, State, Top Stories

Construction on Sheridan Road along Northwestern’s campus remains paused while Illinois lawmakers work to pass a budget, Evanston city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said Wednesday. Bobkiewicz added he is still unsure what other local effects could come without a budget in place past last Saturday’s...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with aggravated sexual abuse

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with aggravated sexual abuse

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 3, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was arrested Friday in connection with aggravated sexual abuse. The incidents were originally reported in April, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Beginning in September 2016, the man inappropriately touched three juvenile females, who were unrelated but close family friends. ...

Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with driving while under the influence

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 30, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A woman was arrested early Friday morning in connection with driving while under the influence in downtown Evanston. The driver said she made too wide of a turn and struck another driver, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The driver of the other vehicle was taken to the hospital with a non-l...

Minimum wage increase to take effect Saturday after City Council non-vote

Minimum wage increase to take effect Saturday after City Council non-vote

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 30, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Top Stories

A hectic 24 hours of public and political outcry against Evanston’s potential opt-out of the Cook County minimum wage increase ended anticlimactically Friday morning when the council did not vote on the opt-out during what was billed as an emergency meeting. The county ordinance, which will raise...

Local elected officials, community leaders condemn potential minimum wage opt-out

Local elected officials, community leaders condemn potential minimum wage opt-out

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
June 29, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories

Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty was met with opposition from local elected officials and community leaders after he called Thursday morning for an emergency meeting of City Council to discuss opting out of Cook County’s scheduled July 1 minimum wage increase and paid sick leave requirement. A joint s...

Evanston librarian Lesley Williams resigns after months of controversy

Evanston librarian Lesley Williams resigns after months of controversy

Kristina Karisch, Reporter
June 29, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Popular librarian Lesley Williams resigned from the Evanston Public Library on Wednesday following multiple suspensions and disciplinary hearings in recent months. “After lengthy discussions with the City of Evanston, I have decided to resign from my position as Head of Adult Services at the Evanston...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with aggravated unlawful use of weapon

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 29, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with five charges, including aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, in south Evanston. The 33-year-old man failed to signal properly while driving in the 400 block of Chicago Avenue and was pulled over by police, a news release said. The officers smelled cannabis on his ...

Blotter: Woman, teenager arrested in connection with battery incidents

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 28, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston woman and a teenager were arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with battery in west Evanston. A 13-year-old boy hit a 12-year-old girl and fled, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The girl had some facial redness, but did not require treatment. The 13-year-old fled into a...

City Council to consider other proposals for Harley Clarke Mansion

City Council to consider other proposals for Harley Clarke Mansion

Julia Esparza, Reporter
June 28, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

Aldermen on Monday rejected a proposal by Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens to acquire the Harley Clarke Mansion and instead voted on a motion to draft a Request for Proposals for the renovation of the mansion. The vacancy of the mansion, located at 2603 Sheridan Rd., has been a recurring topic of...