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Edward Cox, Manuel Rapada, and Jia You

January 7, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local, National, Politics, State

Dec. 15: Evanston hosts gun buyback program Evanston residents turned in 45 firearms during a gun buyback program Dec. 15, the day after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. The program came weeks after its chief organizer,...

Illinois Senate inches forward on same-sex marriage

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

January 6, 2013

Filed under City, Politics, State

A legislative battle over same-sex marriage has attracted strange bedfellows in President Barack Obama and Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady, which has North Shore supporters cautiously optimistic that Illinois may become the 10th...

Schapiro endorses proposed ‘brothel law’ changes, calls for more reforms

Marshall Cohen, Print Managing Editor

November 29, 2012

Filed under City, Politics

University President Morton Schapiro said Tuesday that proposed reforms to Evanston’s over-occupancy law are a “good first step” but do not go far enough to solve the problem. “You don’t want to have laws that don’t...

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn launches online pension awareness campaign

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 29, 2012

Filed under City, Politics, State

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn launched a campaign this month to raise awareness about Illinois’ current pension crisis. The campaign, entitled “Thanks In Advance,” includes a website, Facebook page and Twitter handle. The website...

Evanston aldermen pass budget by unanimous vote, discusses ‘brothel’ changes

Rachel Janik, Reporter

November 27, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston City Council voted Monday on the budget for the 2013 fiscal year and briefly discussed future changes to the city's controversial over-occupancy law. After a brief discussion on an amendment to Evanston's 2013 budget,...

Evanston officials to propose amending controversial ‘brothel law’

Marshall Cohen, Print Managing Editor

November 20, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston officials are preparing to propose changes to the city’s so-called “brothel law,” the controversial occupancy ordinance at the center of recent town-gown tensions. The proposal would relax limits on the number...

Evanston budget hearings wrap up, mental health position slashed

Susan Du, City Editor

November 12, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston City Council adopted four changes to the proposed city budget for fiscal year 2013, ending deliberations following its Saturday meeting. Previously scheduled Nov. 13 and 19 budget hearings have been canceled because...

Evanston aldermen to consider land lease for Northwestern visitors center

Susan Du, City Editor

November 12, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Northwestern’s proposed visitors center continues to draw community criticism even as the Evanston City Council nears final deliberation over leasing city property for its construction. The council is scheduled to vote tonight...