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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...

Robert Crown Community Center cost estimate increases by $4.5 million

Robert Crown Community Center cost estimate increases by $4.5 million

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Aldermen and staff discussed a $4.5 million increase to the cost estimation for the Robert Crown Community Center and looked ahead to new sources of revenue at Monday’s City Council meeting. The total budget estimate is now $52.9 million, assistant city manager Erika Storlie said. She said the...

EPD showing ‘zero tolerance’ for seat belt violations

EPD showing ‘zero tolerance’ for seat belt violations

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Police

Evanston is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation for a national seat belt enforcement campaign during one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year. According to a city news release, EPD will enforce a zero tolerance policy for seat belt violations May 18-29 with...

Aldermen consider changes to city’s public benefits ordinance

Aldermen consider changes to city’s public benefits ordinance

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Aldermen directed city staff at Monday’s City Council meeting to create a more definitive list of public benefits that developers can include when proposing a new project. A current city zoning ordinance lists nine public benefits that are supposed to be provided by new developers, though Evanston...

Blotter: Man charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon

Julia Esparza, Copy Chief

May 22, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Following a foot chase, police arrested a Skokie man Saturday night in connection with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. An officer pulled over a vehicle at about 8:45 p.m. after it ran through a red light in the 800 block of Asbury Avenue. The officer detected the smell of cannabis and...

City to hold equity forums in response to racial bias incident at Philadelphia Starbucks

City to hold equity forums in response to racial bias incident at Philadelphia Starbucks

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

May 21, 2018


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

In response to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks last month, Evanston officials have organized public forums for residents to discuss the incident and reflect on greater issues of racism and discrimination in the country. On April 12, two black men were arrested at Starbucks...

EPD charges Colorado resident with sexual assault of boy in Evanston hotel in 2001

EPD charges Colorado resident with sexual assault of boy in Evanston hotel in 2001

Syd Stone, City Editor

May 21, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Top City Stories

Evanston Police Juvenile Bureau arrested a 56-year-old Colorado resident Friday in connection with a 2001 criminal sexual assault incident. Arvada, Colorado, resident Kenneth Lewis was charged with sexual assault against a minor stemming from an incident that took place in an Evanston hotel in July...

Blotter: Evanston man charged with harassment by electronic communication

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 24-year-old man was charged Wednesday afternoon with harassment by electronic communication. The Evanston man was arrested for sending a text message that expressed an intent to harm a 23-year-old Skokie woman, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The day before the man was arrested, officers...

Jewish Voice for Peace, Evanston residents call on Schakowsky to condemn killings in Gaza

Jewish Voice for Peace, Evanston residents call on Schakowsky to condemn killings in Gaza

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

About 40 people gathered in front of U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky’s (D-Ill.) district office Friday to call on her to condemn Israeli forces for killing dozens of Palestinians in Gaza. Jewish Voice for Peace Chicago, an organization that supports the human rights of Palestinians and “all peoples of...

Evanston branch of One River School of Art + Design to open in June

Evanston branch of One River School of Art + Design to open in June

Jake Holland, Web Editor

May 20, 2018


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, City Features, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Following rapid growth at other locations around the country, the Evanston branch of One River School of Art + Design, 1033-1035 Davis St., will hold its grand opening June 2 and 3. The opening will feature free trial classes throughout the day for both children and adults, said Cristina Willard,...