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Electrical fire in Subway suppressed by sprinkler system, EFD action

Electrical fire in Subway suppressed by sprinkler system, EFD action

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 20, 2018


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

A machine caught on fire Saturday afternoon in a Subway restaurant in the 1900 block of Dempster Street, causing some damage but no reported injuries. Fire companies arrived at the restaurant around 1 p.m. and saw smoke coming from the front of the building. The fire was being held in check by two...

Two men shot in south Evanston; incident under investigation

Two men shot in south Evanston; incident under investigation

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 18, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Two Chicago residents were shot in south Evanston on Friday afternoon, according to a statement from the Evanston Police Department. The men were taken to Saint Francis Hospital, where they were treated for non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Officers responded to multiple calls of shots fired...

Evanston residents gear up for 11th-annual community fitness initiative

Evanston residents gear up for 11th-annual community fitness initiative

Katherine Liu, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under City, Local

Evanston residents are lacing up their shoes for the 11th year in a row as the city gears up for its annual 12-week community fitness program. The program, called “We’re Out Walking,” is organized by Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department and runs for 12 weeks. The launch event will...

Blotter: Police investigate report of man with gun at Bar Louie

Nikki Baim, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police responded to a report of a man with a gun at Bar Louie early Thursday morning. An anonymous caller told police a man at the bar on 1520 Sherman Ave. had a gun in his waistband, Glew said. Police arrived at the bar at 12:19 a.m. and identified a man wearing a red hat who fit the caller’s...

Undercover police investigation leads to prostitution arrest

Nikki Baim, Reporter

May 17, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

A 51-year-old Chicago woman was charged with prostitution Tuesday in north Evanston. Her arrest comes as a result of a long-term undercover investigation of Massage on Central, 2807 Central St., in partnership with the Cook County sheriff’s office, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. An undercover...

Evanston residents advocate for ratification of ERA in Illinois

Evanston residents advocate for ratification of ERA in Illinois

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 17, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top Stories

As a vote on the Equal Rights Amendment stalls in the state house in Springfield, local activists are taking matters into their own hands. The constitutional amendment, which guarantees equal rights for all citizens regardless of sex, passed the Illinois House Human Services Committee along party...

Art, dessert crawl features local artist pop-up galleries

Art, dessert crawl features local artist pop-up galleries

Clare Proctor, Reporter

May 17, 2018


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

Almost 40 businesses on the Main-Dempster Mile hosted pop-up galleries featuring local artists for an art and dessert crawl Thursday night. Katherine Gotsick, executive director of the Main-Dempster Mile, said the inaugural Sauce Walk paired participating businesses with artists from Evanston, Chicago...

Council advances 17-story age-restricted residential building

Council advances 17-story age-restricted residential building

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Aldermen at Monday’s council meeting approved for introduction a permit for a proposed 17-story age-restricted residential building on Oak Avenue. City Council voted 7-1 to advance the special permit for the development at 1727 Oak Ave. Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) voted no due to concerns about an increase...

Local crepe business to open location on Central Street

Local crepe business to open location on Central Street

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

It’s been 13 years since Ryan Jones and his wife Kathia Jones met working at the now-closed Magic Pan Crepe Stand in Northbrook. Since then, the couple has gone from making crepes at the national creperie chain to owning their own local crepe business, Gotta B Crepes. Although Gotta B Crepes has...

Evanston’s lovebirds looking to raise young after tough season

Evanston’s lovebirds looking to raise young after tough season

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

The peregrine falcon — a species that once was endangered — is now thriving across the Midwest in urban landscapes like Evanston’s 1st Ward. Since 2004, the falcons have taken to building their nests at Evanston Public Library, drawing widespread attention from gawking pedestrians and even garnering...

Evanston native, National Book Award winner Charles Johnson speaks at EPL

Evanston native, National Book Award winner Charles Johnson speaks at EPL

Nikki Baim, Reporter

May 16, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

National Book Award winner Charles Johnson came home to Evanston on Tuesday evening to speak with artist and writer Tsehaye Hebert (Communication ’86) about how growing up in the city shaped his career as a novelist, scholar and cartoonist. The conversation, held at Evanston Public Library, was...

Community organizations join together to pursue carbon-free transportation

Community organizations join together to pursue carbon-free transportation

Adrian Wan, Assistant Web Editor

May 16, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Citizens’ Greener Evanston recently established a partnership with Go Evanston to improve street accessibility and to advocate for carbon-free transportation in Evanston. The two organizations share the goal of promoting green transportation in the Evanston community. CGE works on a broader range...