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Swimmers take on Lake Michigan in annual open water race

Swimmers take on Lake Michigan in annual open water race

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
July 31, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

Local area swimmers took to Lake Michigan on Sunday morning for the third annual edition of the Great Lake Plunge, an open water swim of various distances held to raise funds for Evanston Swims!. The plunge, which is Evanston’s only open water swim, had an estimated 180 participants ranging in age...

Sheridan Road closed, Scott Hall evacuated due to gas main breach

Sheridan Road closed, Scott Hall evacuated due to gas main breach

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 31, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Construction workers on Sheridan Road breached a natural gas main Monday afternoon, temporarily closing the road and leading to the evacuation of Scott Hall. The breach occurred just north of intersection of Sheridan and Chicago Avenue, said Gloria Graham, University Police deputy chief. As a result,...

Detailed plans presented for proposed apartment tower on Sherman Avenue

Detailed plans presented for proposed apartment tower on Sherman Avenue

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 26, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

Architects presented detailed plans for a proposed 16-story, 287-unit residential building that they hope to build at 1454 Sherman Ave. to Evanston’s Design and Project Review Committee on Wednesday. The development would include a small public park, a 185-spot parking deck — built into the building,...

Blotter: Two men arrested in connection with multiple charges after traffic stop

Blotter: Two men arrested in connection with multiple charges after traffic stop

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 26, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Two men were arrested Tuesday in connection with multiple charges, including one felony and two misdemeanors, in south Evanston, according to a news release. Police stopped the men in the 1200 block of Howard Street when they noticed the passenger, an 18-year-old Chicago resident, was not wearing...

Football: Dickerson could be elixir for experience-lacking receiving corps

Football: Dickerson could be elixir for experience-lacking receiving corps

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 26, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football CHICAGO — When the watch list for the Mackey Award, given annually to college football’s best tight end, came out earlier this month, 55 names were on it. Northwestern senior superback Garrett Dickerson was not one of them. And throughout Tuesday’s Big Ten Media Days intervi...

Football Notebook: Northwestern to begin training camp unusually late

Football Notebook: Northwestern to begin training camp unusually late

Cole Paxton, Web Editor
July 26, 2017
Filed under Football, Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories

Football CHICAGO — Northwestern will be among the last schools in the country to open training camp when it begins Aug. 5, a move made in part because of the University’s academic calendar. Speaking Tuesday at Big Ten Media Days, coach Pat Fitzgerald said he made the decision after speaking to...

Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with driving while under the influence

Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with driving while under the influence

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 26, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Chicago woman was arrested Monday night in connection with driving while under the influence in south Evanston. The woman got into a traffic accident in the 1800 block of Dempster Avenue and said that her foot slipped off the brake in the parking lot, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. She...

City Council moves RFP for Harley Clarke Mansion to final drafting stage

City Council moves RFP for Harley Clarke Mansion to final drafting stage

Julia Esparza, Reporter
July 25, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City Council voted unanimously on Monday to move a Request for Proposals for the Harley Clarke Mansion to its final drafting stage. If the process continues according to plan, the RFP will become available on August 3 to parties interested in submitting a proposal for the long-discussed mansion at...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with domestic battery

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 24, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was arrested Saturday morning in connection with domestic battery in west Evanston. Police arrived at the 1700 block of Dodge Avenue because a 47-year-old woman said her husband jumped on her bed while she was sleeping and began punching her, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. Officers...

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance

Blotter: Man arrested in connection with possession of a controlled substance

Sophie Mann, Reporter
July 22, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A man was charged in connection with possession of a controlled substance in south Evanston on Thursday. Officers were dispatched to the Shell gas station in the 100 block of Ridge Avenue for a verbal dispute between two men who knew each other prior to the dispute, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan...

New animal hospital hopes to fill veterinarian void in south Evanston

New animal hospital hopes to fill veterinarian void in south Evanston

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 21, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories

When Madeline Heron’s newly adopted pinscher-chihuahua mix started having digestive problems and was diagnosed with a heart murmur by a clinic, she decided to take it to the brand-new Evanston Animal Hospital. Within 24 hours, Heron said, her dog had been diagnosed with a more severe heart murmur...

Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with DUI, multiple traffic citations

Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with DUI, multiple traffic citations

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

A woman was arrested Thursday morning in connection with driving while under the influence of alcohol after a traffic stop in west Evanston. The woman was speeding and crossed the double yellow line twice, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. After being stopped, the woman slurred her speech,...