The Daily Northwestern

Residents, Evanston and Wilmette oppose Canal Shores land easement

Residents, Evanston and Wilmette oppose Canal Shores land easement

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 16, 2018


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

A proposed land easement in Wilmette near the border of Evanston is being met with staunch opposition from both cities, since the parcel comprises wetlands that are crucial for stormwater management. The proposed easement would take up much of the 10th hole of the Canal Shores Golf Course, south...

Blotter: Headphones, socks stolen from Target in downtown Evanston

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 16, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Police Department officers on Monday afternoon responded to another report of a theft at the 1616 Sherman Ave. Target in downtown Evanston. A man entered the store, took two pairs of headphones and a package of Hanes socks and walked past the last point of sale, setting off the alarms, said...

Aldermen talk preliminary concerns for proposed 2019 budget

Aldermen talk preliminary concerns for proposed 2019 budget

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 15, 2018


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

As City Council gears up for its annual discussion of the upcoming year’s budget, aldermen are facing concerns from constituents and questions of their own. Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd), Ald. Tom Suffredin (6th) and Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) all shared concerns about potential layoffs and department...

Evanston residents raise concerns about proposed budget cuts to EFD services

Evanston residents raise concerns about proposed budget cuts to EFD services

Sneha Dey, Reporter

October 15, 2018


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

Evanston residents have said they are frustrated at the possibility of Evanston Fire Department Station 4 — located in the 2nd Ward at 1817 Washington St. — shutting down due to proposed budget cuts. City officials are considering a $1.2 million cut to EFD, according to the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019, which was released Oct. 5. The proposed budget cuts also would result ...

Proposed budget puts Health and Human Services Department classification at risk

Proposed budget puts Health and Human Services Department classification at risk

Samantha Handler, Copy Chief

October 15, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

The proposed restructuring of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department could put the unit’s status as a health department at risk, pending approval of the city’s fiscal year 2019 budget. In the proposed 2019 budget — which contains a $7.4 million deficit — city staff recommends the...

Teen robbed in Ridge Avenue alley

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 15, 2018


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

Evanston Police Department officers responded Sunday evening to a report of robbery in an alley on the 2600 block of Ridge Avenue in north Evanston. A 15-year-old Evanston resident stepped outside into the alley to sell an e-cigarette he had found earlier in the day and was confronted by two other...

Panelists talk real estate transfer tax, Harley Clarke demolition at forum

Panelists talk real estate transfer tax, Harley Clarke demolition at forum

Alex Wong, Reporter

October 14, 2018


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

Panelists discussed the real estate transfer tax and Harley Clarke Mansion referendums at a Sunday forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of Evanston. City Council will ask voters in November whether the real estate transfer tax should increase for sales over $1.5 million and whether the Harley...

Friends of Robert Crown raise $1 million extra funds, may help fill deficit

Friends of Robert Crown raise $1 million extra funds, may help fill deficit

Kristina Karisch, City Editor

October 14, 2018


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

Friends of the Robert Crown Center, a nonprofit organization that is raising money for the new Robert Crown Community Center construction, said they can provide the city with an additional $1 million in funding for the project. “We wanted for this year to be able to take this issue off the table...

Blotter: man arrested for August battery

Cameron Cook, Assistant Campus Editor

October 14, 2018


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

Evanston Police Department officers arrested an Evanston man on Thursday after he admitted to a charge of battery that took place on August 23. The man who was assaulted, a 57-year-old male resident of Wheeling, was sitting in front of D&D Dogs in north Evanston when the Evanston man walked by and...

Proposed elimination of Station 4, EFD personnel leads to backlash

Proposed elimination of Station 4, EFD personnel leads to backlash

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

October 12, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

A $1.2 million cut to the Evanston Fire Department in the city’s proposed 2019 budget would mean eliminating nine positions and shutting down Station 4, which has led to pushback from current and former EFD personnel as well as city residents. The suggested reduction is the largest for any city ...

Democratic Party of Evanston expects high turnout and engagement for the midterms

Democratic Party of Evanston expects high turnout and engagement for the midterms

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

October 11, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

As Nov. 6 nears, the Democratic Party of Evanston is projecting higher voter turnout and civic engagement locally than the levels seen for the 2014 midterm elections, said the organization’s communications director. Typically, DPOE receives more volunteers closer to elections, Morgan said. This...

University, city officials await data on impact of two-year live-in requirement

University, city officials await data on impact of two-year live-in requirement

Grace Lougheed, Reporter

October 11, 2018


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

As sophomores for the first time are required to live on campus, city and University officials are still waiting on data about the impact of the change but remain hopeful for positive outcomes. Under the Housing Master Plan, both first-year and second-year students are required to live...