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Cheesie’s to close Evanston location

Cheesie’s to close Evanston location

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 6, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Much to the Northwestern community’s dismay, Cheesie’s Pub & Grub announced in a Facebook post Wednesday afternoon that its Evanston location will close Friday. “As much as it pains us to have to do this....the time has come,” the post said. “We loved our time with you all but due to rent...

Elderly woman injured in head-on collision on Dempster

Elderly woman injured in head-on collision on Dempster

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

June 5, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision near the intersection of Dempster Street and Fowler Avenue early Monday evening. Evanston police are following up on the crash investigation, but Evanston police communications coordinator Perry Polinski said a vehicle was struck when another vehicle...

City pushes forward with water pump despite resident opposition

City pushes forward with water pump despite resident opposition

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local

A vacant lot, two villages in need of water and a vocal community caught in between it all. Evanston is set to begin construction on a water pump this summer in an attempt to generate revenue from nearby suburbs. Meanwhile, a handful of 5th Ward residents have been working as a task force for nearly...

Mayor hopes to be ‘honest broker’ with residents, focus on city finances

Mayor hopes to be ‘honest broker’ with residents, focus on city finances

Kristina Karisch, Development and Recruitment Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories

More than a year after taking office, Mayor Steve Hagerty said he is fully realizing the “all-encompassing” nature of his job. From overseeing City Council meetings to focusing on the city’s finances and interacting with residents from all walks of life, Hagerty said his tenure has been a “very...

Evanston residents to rally in Fountain Square for national gun violence awareness efforts

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston residents will gather in Fountain Square on Saturday to rally in support of gun control as part of the national Wear Orange Day. The campaign begins Friday on National Gun Violence Awareness Day when people all over the country will show their support for gun violence prevention with rallies...

Illinois lawmakers pass state budget, Rauner set for approval

Illinois lawmakers pass state budget, Rauner set for approval

Syd Stone, City Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National

After years of sharp partisan differences, Illinois senators overwhelmingly approved a new spending plan Thursday, paving the way for a full budget to be in place ahead of the next fiscal year for the first time since Gov. Bruce Rauner took office in 2015. The Illinois House approved the $38.5 billion...

Residents petition to protect Youth and Young Adult division from budget cuts

Residents petition to protect Youth and Young Adult division from budget cuts

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

About 1,100 residents have signed a petition to support full funding for the Youth and Young Adult division as the program faces cuts during the city’s priority-based budgeting process, the division’s community services manager Kevin Brown said. Brown said he created the petition to raise awareness...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with possession of controlled substance

Nikki Baim, Reporter

June 1, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 19-year-old Evanston man was arrested Wednesday in connection with possession of a controlled substance in south Evanston. Police responded to an attempted apartment robbery in the 100 block of Elmwood Avenue at 3:22 a.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The man was leaving the building carrying...

CTA, Pace share draft proposal of bus route changes

CTA, Pace share draft proposal of bus route changes

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Pace and the Chicago Transit Authority announced a draft proposal Wednesday for changes to the city’s transit service plan, aiming to supplement service that will be eliminated with the 205 Chicago/Golf Road CTA bus route, according to a city news release. In April, Pace and CTA announced a proposal...

City hosts panel of experts to discuss affordable housing strategies

City hosts panel of experts to discuss affordable housing strategies

Clare Proctor, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A group of housing experts discussed different approaches to maintaining affordable housing in Evanston at a panel presentation Wednesday. The panel, hosted by the city, featured Al Weel, senior vice president of commercial real estate at Wintrust Bank; Tim Klont, vice president and manager of the...

Evanston Arts Council announces cultural fund grant awardees

Evanston Arts Council announces cultural fund grant awardees

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Arts Council awarded grants to 12 recipients Friday as part of the 2018-19 cycle of its Cultural Fund Grant Program. According to a Friday news release from the Arts Council, the program’s funds were provided by the city, which distributed $30,000 in total to various awardees. Five...

Illinois House approves Equal Rights Amendment

Illinois House approves Equal Rights Amendment

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 31, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Top Stories

The Illinois House voted 72-45 on Wednesday to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment to the United States Constitution, becoming the 37th state to greenlight the amendment designed to guarantee equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex. The House vote follows an April vote by the Senate, and the...