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Local elected officials sound off on Rauner’s unity address

Local elected officials sound off on Rauner’s unity address

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
June 23, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, State

Local officials and gubernatorial candidates decried Gov. Bruce Rauner's speech from earlier this week, categorizing his call for bipartisan cooperation to pass a balanced budget plan insincere and hypocritical. State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) said in a news release that the governor’s own ina...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection with domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 23, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police arrested an Evanston man Thursday morning in connection with domestic battery in south Evanston. A 41-year-old woman reported that her husband battered her after a verbal altercation turned physical, Evanston Police Department spokesman Perry Polinski said. She sustained minor injuries to her...

Football: Scouting every game on Northwestern’s 2017 schedule

Football: Scouting every game on Northwestern’s 2017 schedule

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 22, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports

Football The new nine-game Big Ten conference schedule, first implemented last year, will work in Northwestern’s favor this season, giving it five conference games at Ryan Field. Two of the Wildcats’ four away games, moreover, will be relatively short trips away — at Illinois and at Wisconsin...

Blotter: Chicago residents arrested in connection with retail theft, armed robbery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 21, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago man and woman were arrested in connection with armed robbery and retail theft, respectively, in south Evanston on Monday afternoon, according to a news release. Police were called to the Jewel-Osco on the 1100 block of Chicago Avenue after a retail theft that involved one of the offenders wielding a knife, the release...

Construction projects approved for Tech building, Fiji house

Construction projects approved for Tech building, Fiji house

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 21, 2017
Filed under Campus, Facilities, Latest Stories

Proposals to build an addition to the Technological Institute and to renovate the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity house were presented to and approved by the city's Design and Project Review Committee on Wednesday. Architect Mitchell Fox presented a plan to build an “A-B” infill between the exis...

Construction on Sheridan Road will stop without state budget

Construction on Sheridan Road will stop without state budget

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
June 20, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, State, Top City Stories

Construction work on Sheridan Road will come to a halt if state lawmakers cannot pass a budget by June 30, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz said. The project, managed by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will continue with minor construction throughout the week, but will likely shut down at t...

Men’s Basketball: Assistant coach Pat Baldwin hired by Milwaukee

Men’s Basketball: Assistant coach Pat Baldwin hired by Milwaukee

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
June 20, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Men's Basketball Assistant coach Pat Baldwin is leaving Northwestern after agreeing to a five-year deal to become Milwaukee’s head coach, Milwaukee announced in a news release Tuesday. Baldwin, a Wildcats guard from 1990-94, joined NU’s coaching staff in 2013-14 when head coach Chris Collin...

Former Hagerty Consulting executive confirmed by U.S. Senate as new FEMA head

Former Hagerty Consulting executive confirmed by U.S. Senate as new FEMA head

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 20, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Brock Long, the former vice president of Mayor Steve Hagerty’s consulting firm, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, on Tuesday. Long had worked at Hagerty Consulting since 2011 after previously serving as director of Alabama’s...

Blotter: Evanston man shot in thigh on Darrow Avenue on Sunday night

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
June 19, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston man was transported to Evanston Hospital Sunday night after being shot in the thigh while standing in the 2100 block of Darrow Avenue, according to a news release. The 32-year-old man told police four shots were fired at him — one of which hit his body — from a passing white vehicl...

18th annual Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate unifies Evanston community

18th annual Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate unifies Evanston community

Hayley Miller, Reporter
June 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories

Over 5,000 runners and walkers gathered at Long Field on Sunday morning for the Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate. The event was organized by the Evanston/North Shore YWCA, which uses proceeds to benefit the organization's racial justice and relationship violence prevention programs. The r...

Boxing gym provides unique form of exercise to Evanston

Boxing gym provides unique form of exercise to Evanston

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
June 19, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

An Evanston boxing gym open since late April is striving to bring a unique way to exercise to both the Evanston community and the Northwestern student body. The boxing club, a TITLE Boxing Club franchise gym, focuses on members’ fitness, as opposed to other boxing gyms that train people to fight, o...

Blotter: Des Plaines man arrested in connection with felony aggravated battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
June 16, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Des Plaines resident was arrested Wednesday night in connection with aggravated battery after inappropriately touching a woman in south Evanston. The woman called the police after the man tried touching her arm and speaking with her on a CTA bus, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. She then...