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Marriage counselor recommends practice of hygge in relationships

Marriage counselor recommends practice of hygge in relationships

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories

Monica Isaac, a family, marriage and individual counselor, offered a new take on relationship advice Tuesday night: to practice hygge through receptive listening, empathy and self-awareness. Isaac spoke at shared office space Industrious Evanston, located at 909 Davis St., as a part of Downtown Evanston’s...

Illinois residents express concern over rollout of J.B. Pritzker’s minimum wage law

Illinois residents express concern over rollout of J.B. Pritzker’s minimum wage law

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Tuesday morning to increase the minimum wage in Illinois to $15 by 2025, but Illinois residents expressed concern over the rollout of his law. Illinois will be one of the first states to set a minimum wage this high, joining California, Massachusetts, New Jersey and...

Books and movies vending machine at Robert Crown previews new library

Books and movies vending machine at Robert Crown previews new library

Sophia Scanlan, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

While traditional vending machines typically offer snacks like candy and chips, a “book-lending machine” provided by the Evanston Public Library gives city residents the option to borrow books and DVDs. Located at the current Robert Crown Community Center, 1701 Main St., the EPL’s vending machine...

Evanston deputy city attorney appointed to regulate state’s real estate industry

Evanston deputy city attorney appointed to regulate state’s real estate industry

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 19, 2019


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

Gov. J.B. Pritzker appointed Evanston’s deputy city attorney Mario Treto, Jr. to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Tuesday, as part of his most recent wave of personnel appointments. Treto will serve as the department’s director of real estate, where he will regulate...

Evanston man arrested for damage to property

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was arrested Friday after he damaged property at his apartment complex in the 1400 block of Howard Street. Multiple residents of the complex called the police Friday to report sounds of glass breaking and fighting near the rear of the building, said Perry Polinski, the 911 communications...

Police, fire departments boast decrease in crime, efficient response time

Police, fire departments boast decrease in crime, efficient response time

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

The Evanston Police Department and Evanston Fire Department presented their yearly updates to City Council at a meeting Monday, reporting an increase in emergency calls and a decrease in crime in 2018. According to the EPD report, crime went down 2.7 percent and use of force decreased by 3 cases....

Aldermen accept first streetlight modernization, standardization plan since 1979

Aldermen accept first streetlight modernization, standardization plan since 1979

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

February 19, 2019


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

At Monday’s City Council meeting, aldermen voted 7-0 to accept both the January 2019 Street Light Master Plan, which standardizes and modernizes the city’s lighting system, as well as the Tallmadge streetlight proposal request. In alignment with Evanston’s strategic vision to create the “most...

Lecturer talks Middle East, tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran

Lecturer talks Middle East, tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran

James Pollard, Reporter

February 19, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Politics

Author and scholar Simon Mabon described the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran as much more complex than it is often portrayed, and he fears uprisings like the Arab Spring in 2011 will occur again within the next three years. Northwestern’s Middle East and North African Studies Program and the...

Man arrested for aggravated assault and possession of controlled substance

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 45-year-old man reported Saturday that his co-worker threatened him with a gun after they had a business dispute in the 1800 block of Washington Street. The man said the two had an argument about the vehicles they were selling, and his co-worker retrieved a revolver handgun from his vehicle and...

Evanston Art Center exhibits explore industrial design in new series

Evanston Art Center exhibits explore industrial design in new series

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories, Local

Artist Karl Johnson said people do not stop to look at the Earth enough. “We put blinders on ourselves,” Johnson said. In his work featured as part of a new series at the Evanston Art Center, Johnson built sculptures to resemble natural elements using “discarded” industrial materials from...

Pastries, warm bevies, Danish vocab: Downtown Evanston kicks off inaugural Hygge Fest

Pastries, warm bevies, Danish vocab: Downtown Evanston kicks off inaugural Hygge Fest

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

In the back room of Bookends & Beginnings on Saturday, Evanston residents kicked off Downtown Evanston’s first-ever Hygge Fest, cozying up with warm beverages and practicing the pronunciation of the tricky Danish word. There is no direct English translation for hygge, but it encompasses the...

Evanston Police report 13 percent reduction in crashes on Ridge Avenue

Evanston Police report 13 percent reduction in crashes on Ridge Avenue

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Police Department announced last week a 13 percent reduction in crashes on Ridge Avenue in 2018, following efforts from the city and the EPD to reduce danger on the road. According to a news release from the city, 241 crashes occured in 2018 from Howard to Emerson Streets, compared to...