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Officers respond to, investigate shots fired incident

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

October 29, 2017


Filed under City, Crime

Officers responded to a shots fired incident Thursday night in south Evanston. At approximately 10:04 p.m., police arrived in the area of Howard Street and Dodge Avenue, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said in a Friday news release. There, officers located a 29-year-old Evanston resident bleeding...

Schakowsky condemns 2018 budget resolution, says tax cuts will hurt middle class

Schakowsky condemns 2018 budget resolution, says tax cuts will hurt middle class

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under City, National, Politics

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) condemned the 2018 budget resolution in a statement Thursday, saying the tax cuts would hurt middle-class families across the country. “The Republican Budget passed today paves the way for trillions of dollars in tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations...

Lawsuits filed against ETHS, former teacher accused of sexual abuse

Lawsuits filed against ETHS, former teacher accused of sexual abuse

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Two lawsuits were filed Wednesday following allegations that a former Evanston Township High School drama teacher sexually abused students during his roughly 20-year tenure. The two “John Doe” plaintiffs were male students in the 1970s. In the lawsuits, they claimed the teacher — Bruce Siewerth ...

Evanston school aims to modernize STEM program with new laboratories

Evanston school aims to modernize STEM program with new laboratories

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under City, Education

With its new science, technology, engineering and mathematics laboratories, the St. Athanasius School in Evanston is looking to modernize its education to a 21st-century standard. St. Athanasius School is a private pre-K through eighth grade school that has previously taught STEM programs for its...

District 65 board members raise issues with new school funding formula

District 65 board members raise issues with new school funding formula

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

October 26, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 officials said new state legislation changing the way schools are funded is a good step forward, but has also brought to light a few concerns. The new “evidence-based” funding formula — which became law in August after years of negotiation — prioritizes districts...

Meals at Home, EPL launch food insecurity discussion with SESP research

Meals at Home, EPL launch food insecurity discussion with SESP research

Nikki Baim, Reporter

October 26, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories

Northwestern students presented findings showing Evanston’s food insecurity rate ranged between 12.1 percent and 20 percent at a Wednesday event hosted by local nonprofit Meals at Home. Around 30 people attended the discussion, which was held at Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. The event...

EPD introduces traffic initiative to address accidents along Ridge Avenue

EPD introduces traffic initiative to address accidents along Ridge Avenue

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under City, Local

Evanston police began monitoring traffic Wednesday along Ridge Avenue, especially from Greenleaf Street to Davis Street, kickstarting a new initiative aimed at reducing crashes in the area. The initiative — coordinated by Evanston Police Department, traffic engineers and other city officials —...

Crews to remove fence from Sheridan after completing phase 2 of construction project

Crews to remove fence from Sheridan after completing phase 2 of construction project

Jake Holland, Assistant City Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Crews will remove the fence along Sheridan Road by the week’s end after completing construction from Chicago Avenue to Lincoln Street, the Evanston Public Works Agency announced Wednesday. The construction along Sheridan Road, which began in July, resulted in several incidents like a natural gas main breach and side road closures. As a result of the complet...

Medical marijuana dispensary lease reduced from 3 years to 1

Medical marijuana dispensary lease reduced from 3 years to 1

Jonah Dylan, Sports Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under Business, City

PharmaCannis, a licensed medicinal marijuana dispensary located in downtown Evanston, will have its lease term reduced from three years to one year. In April 2015, City Council approved PharmaCann’s lease through a subsidiary company, PharmaCannis. The change to PharmaCann’s agreement — approved by City Council ...

Bobkiewicz instated as regional vice president of association for local governments

Bobkiewicz instated as regional vice president of association for local governments

Amelia Langas and Kristina Karisch

October 25, 2017


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston city manager Wally Bobkiewicz was sworn in Wednesday as midwest regional vice president of the International City/County Management Association. The association aims to advance local professional government management globally through “leadership, management, innovation and ethics,” the...

Residents voice concerns about plans for 25-story residential building on Chicago Avenue

Residents voice concerns about plans for 25-story residential building on Chicago Avenue

Alan Perez, Reporter

October 25, 2017


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

Residents expressed overwhelming concern for a 25-story building proposal at a 1st Ward meeting Tuesday. Developers for the building presented their plans to an audience of about 80 people at The Merion, a luxury senior living home across the street from the planned development. The proposed building...

ETHS officials discuss school’s curriculum review process

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

October 25, 2017


Filed under City, Education

Evanston Township High School/District 202 officials discussed the school’s curriculum review process at a joint meeting with Evanston/Skokie School District 65 on Monday. Pete Bavis, District 202’s assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, said he is partnering with the district’s...