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Nevin’s to close within next few weeks

Nevin’s to close within next few weeks

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

November 14, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Tommy Nevin’s Pub is expected to close its doors in late November or early December, owner Rohit Sahajpal told The Daily. Sahajpal had previously told The Daily that Nevin's would close Nov. 22, but clarified Wednesday that he wanted to keep the bar open through the end of the month due to billing...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with aggravated assault

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 56-year-old Chicago man was charged Saturday in south Evanston with aggravated assault. A 62-year-old Evanston man called police at around 12:55 p.m. Saturday after being stabbed in the neck, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The man told police that he and the Chicago man had gotten into...

Interfaith rally calls for solidarity 1 year after presidential election

Interfaith rally calls for solidarity 1 year after presidential election

Alane Lim, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Local religious leaders held a rally at Lake Street Church on Sunday to encourage solidarity one year after the election of President Donald Trump. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Mayor Steve Hagerty, Evanston Police Chief Richard Eddington as well as religious and school community officials spoke...

Biss criticizes Pritzker for $7 million campaign donation

Biss criticizes Pritzker for $7 million campaign donation

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

November 12, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) rebuked Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker’s decision to donate $7 million to his own campaign in a Saturday news release. Biss, who is also a Democratic candidate, has previously criticized Pritzker for his largely self-financed campaign. Pritzker’s latest contribution came on Nov. 3, according to a campaign finance discl...

Blotter: Chicago man arrested in connection with fleeing, eluding police after traffic accident

Sophie Mann, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago man was arrested Friday night after a five-vehicle traffic accident in downtown Evanston. Officers were near the intersection of Foster Street and Ashland Avenue when they noticed a vehicle fail to stop at a stop sign, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan told The Daily in an email. When police...

Wilmette real estate investor plans another multifamily development in Evanston

Wilmette real estate investor plans another multifamily development in Evanston

Adrian Wan, Reporter

November 12, 2017


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

Joining the push for multifamily developments, a Wilmette real estate investor purchased an assisted-living facility in downtown Evanston for $20 million earlier this fall and plans to convert it into apartment units. The property includes the former assisted-living facility — The Highlands at King...

Evanston police officers discuss drugs, gangs at town hall

Evanston police officers discuss drugs, gangs at town hall

Samantha Handler, Reporter

November 10, 2017


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

Evanston Police Department officers discussed policies and procedures related to drugs and gangs during a Thursday town hall meeting. The meeting, held at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, was the second in a series of townhalls EPD is hosting. Two upcoming panels will discuss social media, crime...

Evanston Environment Board endorses ordinance to prohibit polystyrene use

Evanston Environment Board endorses ordinance to prohibit polystyrene use

Alan Perez, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under City, Local

The Evanston Environment Board signaled support for a city ordinance that would ban expanded polystyrene, a plastic commonly referred to as Styrofoam. A group of Evanston residents proposed a draft ordinance at a Thursday meeting at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. The draft prohibits food service...

Nontraditional Evanston school hosts grand opening, ribbon-cutting ceremony

Nontraditional Evanston school hosts grand opening, ribbon-cutting ceremony

Marissa Martinez, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Local

Janet Agranoff said her daughter Nora stopped attending school in October after the then-freshman struggled with high anxiety levels. By the time her daughter recovered, she had been gone long enough to make return nearly impossible. Though she supports public education, Agranoff said she sent her...

District 65 officials propose 2-way immersion program at Bessie Rhodes School

District 65 officials propose 2-way immersion program at Bessie Rhodes School

Catherine Henderson, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 officials proposed the creation of a Two-Way Immersion Program at Dr. Bessie Rhodes School of Global Studies on Monday, with the intention to eventually transition the entire magnet school curriculum to bilingual learning. The TWI program is designed to increase...

New ‘all-occasion’ restaurant to launch in Evanston early next year

New ‘all-occasion’ restaurant to launch in Evanston early next year

Charlotte Walsh, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Local

A new “all-occasion” restaurant, Kinship/Next of Kin, will open January 2018 in downtown Evanston and serve a variety of handmade dishes. The restaurant will open at 1603 Orrington Ave. — the former location of LYFE Kitchen — and feature “sister concepts within one space,” said Emily Paulsen, director of mark...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with public indecency

Sophie Mann, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

A local man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a public indecency incident that occurred Saturday in downtown Evanston. A 19-year-old woman was sitting at the Panera Bread in the 1700 block of Sherman Avenue on Sunday when the man began making long, unwanted eye contact with her, Evanston police...