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City to continue discussion of ‘brothel law’

City to continue discussion of ‘brothel law’

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Aldermen on the Planning and Development committee continued discussions at a meeting Monday about Evanston’s three-unrelated rule — often referred to as the “brothel law” — a city ordinance preventing more than three unrelated people from living together in a single unit without a special...

Red Hot Chilli Pepper hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

Red Hot Chilli Pepper hosts ribbon cutting ceremony

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 15, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Instagram Posts, Latest Stories

The owner of Red Hot Chilli Pepper hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to celebrate a new Indo-Chinese restaurant that opened several months ago in downtown Evanston. U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) and Evanston mayor Steve Hagerty attended the ceremony, where guests were served a buffet lunch...

Blotter: Man arrested for disobeying police order

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 15, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

A 40-year-old Chicago man was arrested early Monday morning in connection with disobeying police orders. Police were patrolling near the 700 block of Forest Avenue when they saw a person walking north of a vehicle with its interior lights on, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The officers tried...

Biss endorses former opponent Pritzker for governor

Biss endorses former opponent Pritzker for governor

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 14, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) is now “all in” for Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker after losing to him by just under 20 points in the March primary. Biss emphasized Pritzker’s prioritization of a progressive income tax and campaign finance reform as a few of the reasons for...

Aldermen to consider ordinance to expunge juvenile criminal records

Aldermen to consider ordinance to expunge juvenile criminal records

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Aldermen will consider an ordinance that would amend city code to allow for automatic expungement of juvenile criminal records at Monday’s City Council meeting. If passed, the ordinance will require the city to automatically expunge law enforcement records regarding events occurring before an individual’s...

Two EPD officers to receive department’s Officer of the Year Award on Wednesday

Two EPD officers to receive department’s Officer of the Year Award on Wednesday

Ryan Wangman, Copy Chief

May 13, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Two Evanston Police Department officers will receive Officer of the Year awards at a Wednesday ceremony hosted by the department. Officers Enjoli Daley and Adam Howard will receive the award for their community engagement efforts in the city, according to a news release. The pair will be honored alongside...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with domestic battery

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 13, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 26-year-old Evanston man was arrested Friday morning in connection with domestic battery. At 12:30 a.m., officers responded to the 1800 block of Hartrey Avenue. The man allegedly said he was going to kill himself when his sister verbally encouraged him to do so, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. Glew...

District 65 social workers discuss inequity in mental health at board meeting

District 65 social workers discuss inequity in mental health at board meeting

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 11, 2018


Filed under City, Education

Margaret Rothe, a social worker in Evanston/Skokie District 65, said she has never seen the rate of mental health-related hospitalization among middle school students as high as it is now. This year, she said she has had around 20 students hospitalized, all around 12 to 14 years old, and some of them...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with domestic battery

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 11, 2018


Filed under City, Crime

Police arrested a 39-year-old Evanston man early Thursday morning in connection with domestic battery and aggravated assault. Officers were called to the 600 block of Linden Place at about 1 a.m. after a man threatened to stab his girlfriend in the stomach with a knife, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan...

City releases priority-based budget survey

City releases priority-based budget survey

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories

As Evanston faces another multi-million dollar budget deficit, city staff released a survey Thursday asking residents to rank city programs so their feedback can be considered for the fiscal year 2019 budget. According to a news release, the survey contains 46 items, and asks residents to rank their...

Evanston Literary Festival to return for fourth year

Evanston Literary Festival to return for fourth year

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 10, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Literary Festival will return for its fourth year with more than 30 events across the city, featuring authors such as Charles Johnson, Nadine Strossen and Daniel Kraus. Festival co-organizers Lynn Haller and John Wilson partnered with literary institutions like Evanston Public Library,...

Latinx businesses, alliance growing in Evanston

Latinx businesses, alliance growing in Evanston

Clare Proctor, Reporter

May 10, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Top City Stories

As the number of Latinx businesses and professionals grows in the city, the Evanston Latinx Business Alliance plans to expand the breadth of its resources, said Linda Del Bosque, vice president of the alliance. Del Bosque, who is also the editor in chief of Evanston Woman magazine, said the alliance’s...