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Author Karen Babine reflects on cooking and cancer

Author Karen Babine reflects on cooking and cancer

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories

In her book “All the Wild Hungers: A Season of Cooking and Cancer,” Karen Babine intertwined food metaphors and stories about her mother’s cancer. The author answered questions and discussed her new essay collection at Bookends & Beginnings on Friday night. Babine read chapters from her essay...

Brick breaks kitchen window of Evanston home

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 37-year-old woman reported Thursday that her cousin’s home in the 400 block of Asbury Avenue was damaged while she was away on vacation. The homeowner, a 36-year-old Evanston resident, said she checked her security cameras while on vacation in Mexico and saw a brick break through her kitchen window....

Evanston restaurants participate in North Shore Restaurant Month

Evanston restaurants participate in North Shore Restaurant Month

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

February 15, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories

For Evanston foodies, February’s claim to fame is not Valentine’s Day, but North Shore Restaurant Month. During the month, participating restaurants offer select deals and discounts to encourage residents of the North Shore to eat out. At least 85 restaurants are participating in the 11th year...

Bill passes House to raise minimum wage to $15, heads to Pritzker’s office

Bill passes House to raise minimum wage to $15, heads to Pritzker’s office

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State, Top Stories

The Illinois House of Representatives voted 69-41 Thursday in favor of a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over the course of six years. The bill will now go to Gov. J.B. Pritzker for approval. The legislation, which Pritzker is likely to sign into law, will increase the state’s...

Pritzker faces larger deficit than expected going into Illinois budget proposal

Pritzker faces larger deficit than expected going into Illinois budget proposal

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State, Top Stories

Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s administration estimated a steep fiscal deficit of $3.2 billion for Illinois, placing the blame on his predecessor, former Gov. Bruce Rauner. According to a Feb. 7 report by Illinois Deputy Gov. Dan Hynes, Illinois’ fiscal deficit has risen to $3.2 billion, roughly $440 million...

Construction to begin for water reservoir project on Northwestern campus

Construction to begin for water reservoir project on Northwestern campus

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

February 15, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Evanston will begin construction for a new water reservoir this month to ensure reliable drinking water for 400,000 people. The reservoir is located at the corner of Lincoln Street and Campus Drive. Five years ago, the concrete slab that covered the reservoir had deteriorated so much that it was...

Blotter: Board game miniature figure stolen from apartment

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 26-year-old Evanston resident reported to the Evanston Police Department on Wednesday that a package had been stolen from his apartment common area on Feb. 9. The man received notification that package had been delivered to his residence in the 500 block of Custer Avenue at 2 p.m. on Feb. 9. When...

High costs, ‘privatized interests’ of Northwestern in Robert Crown Center push Evanston residents to voice concerns

High costs, ‘privatized interests’ of Northwestern in Robert Crown Center push Evanston residents to voice concerns

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories

The project is estimated to cost a total of $53 million, though it was originally projected at about $30 million. To cover the increase, the city raised the debt limit in June 2018.

High costs, ‘privatized interests’ of Northwestern in Robert Crown Center push Evanston residents to voice concerns

High costs, ‘privatized interests’ of Northwestern in Robert Crown Center push Evanston residents to voice concerns

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

February 14, 2019


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

Over a hundred residents joined city officials to share their thoughts on the upcoming Robert Crown Community Center at a Wednesday community meeting. Ald. Donald Wilson (4th), Evanston Public Library director Karen Danczak Lyons, Parks, Recreation and Community Services Director Lawrence Hemingway...

Affordable Housing Plan Steering Committee holds inaugural meeting

Affordable Housing Plan Steering Committee holds inaugural meeting

Aaron Boxerman, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

The Mayor’s Affordable Housing Plan Steering Committee met for the first time on Wednesday night, setting a regular meeting time and preparing to draft a new Affordable Housing Plan for Evanston. Mayor Steve Hagerty appointed the committee to look at how to spend city resources and different strategies...

Evanston plan to combat climate change emphasizes equity

Evanston plan to combat climate change emphasizes equity

Emma Edmund, Reporter

February 14, 2019


Filed under City, Politics

In its new Climate Action and Resilience Plan, Evanston seeks to use an “equity-centered lens” to help residents overcome barriers to achieving climate change objectives. As one of the plan’s three guiding principles, the equity focus seeks to aid community members who are unable to afford the...

Blotter: Liquor stolen from Target

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

February 14, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A loss prevention agent for Target reported Tuesday that a man stole $20 worth of liquor from the store’s location on Sherman Avenue. The security officer told Evanston Police Department officers that he observed a man place a bottle of Smirnoff vodka into his satchel and leave the store without...