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Rauner aims to combat hate crimes, anti-Semitic attacks in Illinois

Rauner aims to combat hate crimes, anti-Semitic attacks in Illinois

Billy Kobin, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

In light of the recent nationwide attacks on Jewish community centers, synagogues and cemeteries, Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled new plans last month to combat hate crimes across the state. Rauner announced in March that Illinois will work to expand education on hate crimes in schools and will consider...

Sushi Burrito opens new location in Evanston

Sushi Burrito opens new location in Evanston

Kristine Liao, Reporter
April 11, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Sushi Burrito opened its fourth Chicago-area location in downtown Evanston on Thursday. The fast-casual restaurant, located at 1565 Sherman Ave., is known for its sushi burritos — enlarged sushi rolls wrapped in seaweed and rice paper. It also serves regular sushi rolls and bowls. On most days,...

Blotter: Evanston man reports car windows smashed with whiskey bottle

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 50-year-old Evanston man reported that, sometime between Sunday at 11 p.m. and Monday at 1 a.m., someone smashed his car’s windshield and rear window in south Evanston. The 2014 Subaru was parked in the 1200 block of Lee Street at the time of the incident, Evanston police department spokesman...

Blotter: Evanston woman arrested for domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 11, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 45-year-old Evanston woman was arrested at 2:40 a.m. on Saturday in connection with a domestic battery report after multiple altercations erupted between her and her child’s father at her home in south Evanston. Police were first called to the home in the 800 block of Dobson Avenue just after...

Gov. Bruce Rauner announces new steps to curb hate crimes

Gov. Bruce Rauner announces new steps to curb hate crimes

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under City, State

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced new developments in a plan to fight against hate crimes in Illinois by improving law enforcement training at a press conference Monday. Rauner highlighted a new partnership between Illinois State Police and the Anti-Defamation League to improve hate crime training for...

City Council approves new appointees to Board of Ethics

City Council approves new appointees to Board of Ethics

David Fishman, City Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

City Council appointed two new members to the Board of Ethics and reappointed another Monday night, rounding out a contentious election season that saw numerous ethics claims from various candidates. The two new members — Rotary Foundation employee Karena Bierman and Coast Guard law enforcement spec...

Inaugural conference offers support for Evanston’s female entrepreneurs

Inaugural conference offers support for Evanston’s female entrepreneurs

Maddie Burakoff, Web Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

In the eyes of Linda Del Bosque, women run the world of Evanston entrepreneurship. “Evanston is known for empowerment,” said Del Bosque, publisher and editor in chief of Evanston Woman Magazine. “Women do dominate the entrepreneurship here in Evanston, and it’s because we are the fabric of...

Schakowsky joins protests against forcible removal of United Airlines passenger

Schakowsky joins protests against forcible removal of United Airlines passenger

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, State

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) released a statement Monday criticizing United Airlines’ policy and handling of an incident this weekend, after a video surfaced of the forcible removal of a United Airlines passenger off an overbooked flight from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. In videos circulating...

Local political organization supports two winning candidates

Local political organization supports two winning candidates

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top Stories

Reclaim Evanston, an organization that supports progressive legislation and candidates in local races, endorsed two winning candidates in this month’s municipal election. The organization endorsed and supported the campaigns of Robin Rue Simmons and Devon Reid, who won the positions of 5th Ward alder...

Evanston environmental services bureau chief honored with award from Chicago Audubon Society

Evanston environmental services bureau chief honored with award from Chicago Audubon Society

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Paul D’Agostino didn’t realize he was up for the Chicago Audubon Society’s Protector of the Environment award until he received an email saying he won it. D’Agostino, who has served as Evanston’s environmental services bureau chief for nearly 30 years, was given the award in the political...

Storyteller shares experiences of World War II Japanese-American incarceration at EPL event

Storyteller shares experiences of World War II Japanese-American incarceration at EPL event

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
April 10, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Storyteller Anne Shimojima spoke Sunday at the Evanston Public Library about her family’s experience as Japanese Americans during World War II, when they were forcibly expelled from their homes and incarcerated in camps. Shimojima’s talk was organized by EPL and co-sponsored by North Shore Village,...

Mark Tendam concedes Evanston mayoral race

Mark Tendam concedes Evanston mayoral race

David Fishman, City Editor
April 10, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) conceded the mayoral race to businessman Steve Hagerty on Sunday, capping off a roughly six-month long election season that included a rare primary and a slew of contentious legal challenges. In a statement provided to The Daily, Tendam expressed his support for Hagerty and...