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Evanston welcomes 80th City Council

Evanston welcomes 80th City Council

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 9, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The 80th City Council took office Monday evening in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, following the inauguration of a new mayor, three new aldermen and a new city clerk. New members of council include Mayor Steve Hagerty, City Clerk Devon Reid, Ald. Robin Rue Simmons (5th), Ald. Tom Suffredin (6th)...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with disorderly conduct outside Jewel-Osco

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under City, Crime

A manager at the Jewel-Osco in south Evanston filed a complaint on Sunday against a man who aggressively asked an employee for money. At roughly 11:15 a.m., a manager at Jewel-Osco — 1128 Chicago Ave. — flagged down an officer after an employee said a man aggressively asked her for money while...

ETHS board lauds Alternative School for providing students a ‘safe space’

ETHS board lauds Alternative School for providing students a ‘safe space’

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
May 8, 2017
Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

District 202 school board members heard updates Monday night during a board meeting about Evanston Township High School’s Alternative School, which was created for students who struggle with traditional education. Taya Kinzie, ETHS associate principal of student services, delivered the report and...

Insomnia Cookies begins baking in Evanston

Insomnia Cookies begins baking in Evanston

Amelia Langas, Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Northwestern students and Evanston residents now have a dessert option in addition to grilled cheese for late-night drunchies — cookies. Insomnia Cookies opened its doors at 1725 Sherman Ave. on Friday. The Evanston location is Insomnia’s sixth location in the Chicago area and caters within a...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with aggravated assault

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 7, 2017
Filed under City, Crime

Officers arrested a man in connection with a verbal dispute on Thursday in west Evanston. Officers were called to the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue around 10:45 a.m. to respond to a reported verbal dispute between a 30-year-old Evanston resident and her child’s father over the use of a vehicle. The...

New D65 board president looks beyond budget problems

New D65 board president looks beyond budget problems

Billy Kobin, Reporter
May 7, 2017
Filed under City, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Serving others and her community is nothing new to Suni Kartha (Weinberg ’97), who was elected president of the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 school board last week. Kartha, who has two children in District 65 schools, has volunteered in Evanston schools and the community for years. In her...

Pritzker shares vision for Illinois governor with Evanston residents

Pritzker shares vision for Illinois governor with Evanston residents

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter
May 7, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

J.B. Pritzker, a Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, hit the campaign trail in Evanston on Saturday to discuss his plans for resolving the state budget crisis and beating incumbent Gov. Bruce Rauner. The talk, held at Grace Lutheran Church — 1430 South Blvd. — was planned by the Evanston...

Block party shut down after concerns from neighbors, officials

Block party shut down after concerns from neighbors, officials

David Fishman, City Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City officials on Friday canceled a “pre-Dillo style” block party on Garnett Place after receiving complaints from local residents. The party, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, had reached roughly 5,000 people on Facebook and about 35 people had made requests to DJ, supply food and help out, Medill...

Residents call for library equity audit

Residents call for library equity audit

Kristina Karisch, Assistant City Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston residents gathered outside the main branch of the Evanston Public Library on Thursday to demand an equity audit of the library’s services, collections and policies. The crowd of about 20 residents held signs calling for equity — some making a play on words using book titles — and handed...

Commission on Aging members express concerns over affordable housing in Evanston

Commission on Aging members express concerns over affordable housing in Evanston

Billy Kobin, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Members of Evanston’s Commission on Aging discussed concerns Thursday over the affordability of recent proposals for housing development in the city. The commission, which includes 15 members who advocate for elderly residents in Evanston, examined plans such as the proposed 831 Emerson development...

New tower proposal receives largely positive feedback from residents, business owners

New tower proposal receives largely positive feedback from residents, business owners

Sophie Mann, Digital Development and Recruitment Editor
May 5, 2017
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

A Chicago-based group proposed a plan for a new, mixed-use residential development in downtown Evanston to local residents and business owners at Prairie Moon on Tuesday. The new 16-story residential tower will be on the lot that currently houses Prairie Moon, 1502 Sherman Ave., and Tommy Nevin’s...

Defying expectations: Curt’s Café owner honored with award

Defying expectations: Curt’s Café owner honored with award

Syd Stone, Assistant City Editor
May 4, 2017
Filed under Business, City, City Features, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

In high school, teachers told Susan Trieschmann that she wasn’t smart enough to go to college. “I spent 48 years of my life thinking something that wasn’t true, that my teachers in high school had made me believe,” she said. “Getting report cards that were all C's and D's is really difficult...