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Blotter: Police respond to car burglary

Nikki Baim, Reporter

May 24, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Top City Stories

A 68-year-old Evanston man reported a car burglary to police Wednesday in northwest Evanston. The man’s vehicle was parked in his garage in the 2800 block of Hartzell Street from 3 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The garage door was left open and the car was unlocked. ...

Youth activists, former FBI agent talk gun violence in Chicago at ETHS event

Youth activists, former FBI agent talk gun violence in Chicago at ETHS event

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

To 15-year-old Rie’onna Holman, the solution to violence in Chicago and mass shootings is simple: stricter gun laws. At Evanston Township High School, Holman, fellow teenage representative Diamondlee Ocasio and former FBI agent Phil Andrew spoke on a Wednesday panel about gun violence moderated...

Blotter: Man charged with breach of peace

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 24, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Officers arrested a 36-year-old Evanston man early Wednesday morning in connection with breach of peace. An officer on patrol in the 1500 block of Sherman Avenue saw a man yelling profanities in the middle of the street at about 4:30 a.m. When police told him to quiet down, he began to insult a homeless...

Committee recommends council approval of Purple Line modernization

Committee recommends council approval of Purple Line modernization

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 23, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Transportation and Parking Committee voted Wednesday to recommend approval for an agreement with Chicago Transit Authority to modernize the Purple Line in Evanston. According to city documents, the CTA has been seeking funds for the Red and Purple Modernization program, which includes a series...

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 23, 2018


Filed under City, City Features, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Ana’s two sons play soccer and go to school in Evanston, but her eldest child, Yesica, has been in a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in Houston for more than a year. Ana — whom The Daily is not identifying with her last name for safety reasons — told The Daily in Spanish...

EFD promotes three to various positions

EFD promotes three to various positions

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Fire Department promoted three individuals to various positions on Tuesday. Captain Emanuel Perrino, a 27-year veteran of the department, was promoted to shift chief, according to a Tuesday EFD news release. Perrino holds a bachelor’s degree in fire science and has certifications in confined...

Residents say budget survey endangers programs helping underprivileged communities

Residents say budget survey endangers programs helping underprivileged communities

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Community members at a City Council meeting Monday voiced their frustration over the priority-based budgeting survey and advocated for programs affecting underprivileged communities in Evanston. The city released the survey on May 10, asking residents to rank their top 10 and bottom 10 budgeting priorities using a list of 46 items. Residents spoke out against the...

Pritzker speaks on policy issues, campaign financing at Celtic Knot campaign event

Pritzker speaks on policy issues, campaign financing at Celtic Knot campaign event

Amelia Langas, Copy Chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker spoke at the Celtic Knot on Tuesday, outlining his views on policy issues such as health care and Illinois’ tax system. The campaign event, presented by the Evanston chapter of Action for a Better Tomorrow, drew a crowd of about 60 people. Pritzker...

Evanston residents protest systemic racism, poverty in Springfield

Evanston residents protest systemic racism, poverty in Springfield

Clare Proctor, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A bus of Evanston and other North Shore protesters drove to Springfield for a statewide rally against systemic racism and poverty Monday. Almost 400 people attended the rally organized by the Poor People’s Campaign — a national organization calling for “moral revival” across the country —...

Illinois politicians call for more gun safety measures following Santa Fe High School shooting

Illinois politicians call for more gun safety measures following Santa Fe High School shooting

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, National

Illinois politicians and candidates called for Gov. Bruce Rauner and Republicans in Congress to take action to prevent gun violence in the wake of last week’s shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. On Friday, a 17-year-old gunman and student at the school opened fire, killing 10 and wounding...

Blotter: Evanston man charged with DUI while driving to liquor store

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 68-year-old Evanston man was arrested Monday afternoon for driving under the influence after the alcohol levels in his bloodstream registered two times over the legal limit, according to an Evanston Police Department tweet. The man received seven citations around 4 p.m., including two DUIs, a seatbelt violation, improper lane usage and three tra...

NU, Evanston school district partnership presents findings on student performance

NU, Evanston school district partnership presents findings on student performance

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under City

The Northwestern-Evanston Education Research Alliance has identified six main school-based factors that affect how students perform in college as part of a preliminary study and partnership with Evanston school districts. The data — which focused on students who graduated from Evanston Township...