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Blotter: Man arrested in connection with aggravated domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter

August 14, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was arrested in connection with aggravated domestic battery in west Evanston on Tuesday. Officers arrived to the 1400 block of Pitner Avenue after a woman reported her husband had taken her phone during a verbal dispute, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. When the woman walked...

Man killed in Chicago Avenue shooting, suspect still at large

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

August 14, 2017


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

A Chicago man was shot and killed at the intersection of Chicago Avenue and Howard Street in Evanston at about 2:45 a.m. Monday morning, according to a Evanston Police Department news release. The suspect in the homicide, described as a young, black male about six feet in height and of a medium build,...

Blotter: Armed robbery suspect at large in Evanston

Sophie Mann, Reporter

August 11, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police are looking for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place on Wednesday night in south Evanston, according to a city news release. Officers were dispatched to the CVS in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue because a cashier stated that a man came into the store and approached the counter with...

Nevin’s, Prairie Moon owners voice support for proposed apartment tower on their footprint

Nevin’s, Prairie Moon owners voice support for proposed apartment tower on their footprint

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

August 10, 2017


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

The owners of Tommy Nevin’s Pub and Prairie Moon testified at Wednesday’s Evanston Plan Commission meeting in favor of the proposed apartment tower that would demolish their existing buildings. If the 16-story tower at 1454 Sherman is approved, Prairie Moon restaurant would plan to move into a smaller space built...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with retail theft at Jewel-Osco

Sophie Mann, Reporter

August 9, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested Tuesday in connection with retail theft in south Evanston. Officers were dispatched to the Jewel-Osco in the 2400 block of Howard Street after store security saw the man take a bottle of vodka and two 12 packs of beer, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The items were valued...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with 2 felonies

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with 2 felonies

Sophie Mann, Reporter

August 8, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was arrested Sunday night in connection with two felonies in downtown Evanston, according to a news release. An officer saw two men punching and kicking another person who was on the ground, the release said. When they saw the officer, the two men fled. The man on the ground told the...

Blotter: Homeless man arrested in connection with sex offender registration violation

Blotter: Homeless man arrested in connection with sex offender registration violation

Sophie Mann, Reporter

August 7, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested in south Evanston on Wednesday morning in connection with failing to register as a sex offender. Police were dispatched to the 1200 block of Oak Avenue for a person sleeping in the park, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Officers found a tent in the park with the 55-year-old...

Blotter: Evanston police looking for two men in connection with armed robbery incident

Blotter: Evanston police looking for two men in connection with armed robbery incident

Sophie Mann, Reporter

August 5, 2017


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston police is investigating an armed robbery that occurred in south Evanston on Thursday, according to a news release. Police were dispatched to the 300 block of Custer Avenue where a 36-year-old man said two men approached him as he exited his garage and asked him if a certain individual lived...

New ramen restaurant Furious Spoon opens in downtown Evanston

New ramen restaurant Furious Spoon opens in downtown Evanston

Ben Pope, Summer Editor

August 4, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

College students love ramen. It’s an age-old fact that Chef Shin Thompson, owner of the Furious Spoon restaurant that opened Thursday night in downtown Evanston, was well aware of when bringing his ramen-focused, Chicago-area chain within a few blocks of Northwestern’s campus. Thompson also...

Brunch spot Ovo Frito Cafe opens on Maple Avenue

Brunch spot Ovo Frito Cafe opens on Maple Avenue

Syd Stone, Reporter

August 4, 2017


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

Evanston welcomed Ovo Frito Cafe, a breakfast, lunch and brunch restaurant, to town in July. Zinnia Iglesias and her husband Roberto Flores own the cafe, which opened July 6 and is located at 1936 Maple Ave. Iglesias said the cafe is an American restaurant with a hint of Latino influence. Ovo...

Evanston car dealerships affected by Chicago auto mechanics’ strike

Evanston car dealerships affected by Chicago auto mechanics’ strike

Molly Glick, Reporter

August 3, 2017


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

A Chicago area auto mechanic strike has spread to four Evanston car dealerships — Autobarn Mazda, Autobarn Volkswagen, Autobarn Nissan and Autobarn Fiat — as Evanston mechanics join the protest. About 2,000 mechanics in the Chicago area have been on strike since Tuesday after their union almost...

Foster Street, Noyes Street each to close for a week at Sheridan Road

Foster Street, Noyes Street each to close for a week at Sheridan Road

Cole Paxton, Web Editor

August 3, 2017


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

Foster Street and Noyes Street will each be closed for a week this month at Sheridan Road as construction continues on the major thoroughfare adjacent to Northwestern’s campus. The Sheridan and Foster intersection will close for a week beginning Aug. 7, then reopen as the intersection of Sheridan...