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Evanston’s Francesca’s store to close in November

Evanston’s Francesca’s store to close in November

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Top City Stories

The Francesca's boutique in downtown Evanston will close its doors early next month. The location at 1631 Sherman Ave. opened years ago, and has been a vibrant presence downtown for both locals and Northwestern students. Caitlin Heinen, the district manager for 16 of the store’s Chicago locations,...

Blotter: Theft reported at YMCA

Amelia Langas, Development & Recruitment Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

At around 5:35 p.m. Monday, the Evanston Police Department received a call about a theft at the McGaw YMCA in the 1000 block of Grove Street. Officers responded to the call and met with the 35-year-old woman Evanston resident whose backpack was stolen, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The woman...

Gabel secures endorsements from Tribune, Sun-Times

Gabel secures endorsements from Tribune, Sun-Times

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

October 23, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Chicago’s two largest newspapers have endorsed state Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston) for the 18th House district over Republican challenger and health care consultant Julie Cho. The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune both offered their endorsements of the Democratic incumbent along with endorsements...

Residents, health providers push back against possible health department changes

Residents, health providers push back against  possible health department changes

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Possible cuts to and restructuring of the Health and Human Services Department took center stage among resident concerns on Monday as aldermen began discussing the city’s proposed 2019 budget. The proposed budget is about $319 million, down about $19 million from last year’s numbers. The proposal...

Questions arise over beach on northern part of Northwestern’s campus

Questions arise over beach on northern part of Northwestern’s campus

Nora Shelly, Editor in Chief

October 22, 2018


Filed under City, Top City Stories, Top Stories

For decades, Northwestern students had near-exclusive access to a beach on north campus. The Lincoln Street Beach, formed largely due to lake bed shifting that occurred after Northwestern began constructing the Lakefill in the 1960s, was considered University property until 2015. Then, NU built the...

J.B. Pritzker, Bruce Rauner bring controversies to Illinois gubernatorial race

J.B. Pritzker, Bruce Rauner bring controversies to Illinois gubernatorial race

Evan Robinson-Johnson, Reporter

October 22, 2018


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

Just over two weeks remain until the midterm elections, and the Illinois gubernatorial race continues to draw controversy from both candidates. According to a recent NBC News/Marist Poll, Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker is currently leading the race by 17 points against Republican incumbent Bruce...

Blotter: Chicago man points gun at Skokie man behind library

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 22, 2018


Filed under City, Police

Evanston Police Department officers responded to a report of a Chicago man threatening a Skokie man with a gun behind the Evanston Public Library on Saturday night. The Skokie man made plans to meet his girlfriend, an 18-year-old Evanston resident, behind the library — 1703 Orrington Ave. — to...

Evanston Democrats honor local politicians, rally voters for Midterms

Evanston Democrats honor local politicians, rally voters for Midterms

Jane Recker, Monthly Editor

October 21, 2018


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

While honoring the work of prominent Cook County Democrats, the Democratic Party of Evanston on Sunday rallied its members for the midterm elections at its annual dinner. Awards recipients included Cook County Board President and Chicago mayoral candidate Toni Preckwinkle, Illinois 4th congressional...

Aldermen to address proposed 2019 budget following resident concerns

Aldermen to address proposed 2019 budget following resident concerns

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 21, 2018


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

Aldermen on Monday will discuss the city’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget, which has garnered concerns from both residents and council members. The proposed budget sets to fill an estimated $7.4 million deficit, which is a combination of three things: a $4.9 million general fund shortfall, a $1.5 million replenishment of recently depleted reserve funds, and p...

Proposed Evanston budget could decrease EPD presence at NU football games, Dillo Day

Proposed Evanston budget could decrease EPD presence at NU football games, Dillo Day

Joshua Irvine, Reporter

October 21, 2018


Filed under City, Police, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Changes to Evanston’s operating budget could end Evanston police presence at Northwestern football games and Dillo Day. The proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year beginning in January eliminates overtime pay for Evanston Police Department officers assigned to home football games at Ryan Field...

Blotter: Parking lot argument turns violent

Cameron Cook, Assistant City Editor

October 21, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police, Top City Stories

Evanston Police Department officers on Thursday evening responded to a report of battery in the parking lot on 2400 Main St. in southwest Evanston. A 61-year-old man from Chicago backed his car out of a parking spot out in front of a 63-year-old man from Skokie who was pushing a shopping cart, said...

OPAL members, Evanston residents concerned about potential budget cuts to youth services

OPAL members, Evanston residents concerned about potential budget cuts to youth services

Maddy Daum, Reporter

October 18, 2018


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

The Organization for Positive Action and Leadership on Thursday discussed the cuts in Evanston’s 2019 proposed budget regarding at-risk youth programs and mental health services. OPAL hosted a racial equity in city budgeting meeting at the Grace Lutheran Church, located at 1430 South Blvd., open...