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Evanston sees decrease in part one crimes

Evanston sees decrease in part one crimes

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Part one crimes in Evanston have decreased by 20 percent in for the first six months of 2018 compared to the same time period in 2017, according to a Wednesday news release. Part one crimes include assault, burglary and murder. Of those crimes, burglaries decreased most, the release said. There have...

Police locate suspect in man with gun incident

Police locate suspect in man with gun incident

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Police determined the cause of the call of a man with a gun on Northwestern’s campus to be a part-time Northwestern student with a wooden toy gun, University spokesman Bob Rowley told The Daily in an email. The man was taken into custody Tuesday evening, several hours after police got a call that...

Evanston Refugee Task Force discusses new program, plans info sessions

Evanston Refugee Task Force discusses new program, plans info sessions

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 12, 2018


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

The Evanston Refugee Task Force examined refugee numbers in the United States and planned future information sessions for the community at a Tuesday meeting. The group also discussed the Trump administration’s current policies about border separation. The task force originated at an Evanston city-school...

EPL to hold naloxone training for opioid overdose

EPL to hold naloxone training for opioid overdose

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 12, 2018


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

The Evanston Public Library will hold a free training session July 16 for community members to learn how to administer naloxone, a commonly used antidote for opioid overdoses, according to a news release. The program will include presentations from Peer Services, a substance use treatment and prevention...

Letter to the Editor: Should arrest be the only tool police have in a nonviolent situation?

July 12, 2018


Filed under Latest Stories, Letters to Editor, Opinion

At the Evanston 4th of July Parade, I was disappointed to find myself arrested for an act of protest. I went to the parade as a cautionary tale from my own heritage: an Abuela de Plaza de Mayo, one of the women whose children were “disappeared” by the Argentine government of the 1970s. While...

City Council reaches agreement with Smylie Brothers, moves forward with new proposal process

City Council reaches agreement with Smylie Brothers, moves forward with new proposal process

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 11, 2018


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

City Council approved a resolution terminating the lease between the city and Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. at 2222 Oakton St. at a Monday meeting. Aldermen voted 5-2 to pass the resolution with Ald. Thomas Suffredin (6th) and Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th) voting against the resolution. The 10-year lease...

Evanston restaurant La Cocinita returns to Taste of Chicago

Evanston restaurant La Cocinita returns to Taste of Chicago

Andrea Michelson, Assistant Summer Editor

July 11, 2018


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

When Evanston restaurant and food truck La Cocinita made its Taste of Chicago debut in 2016, co-owner Rachel Angulo said the pork patacon was an immediate hit. The crispy green plantain sandwich, topped with savory pork, queso fresco and spicy guava sauce, ensured that the Venezuelan eatery would be...

Chicago man sentenced to probation for sexually abusing woman at Evanston spa

Chicago man sentenced to probation for sexually abusing woman at Evanston spa

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Kai Wang, the Chicago man who was found guilty of sexually abusing a woman at an Evanston spa, was sentenced to sex offender probation Thursday, according to the Chicago Tribune. Wang was convicted of attempted sexual assault on May 23, but acquitted of more serious sexual assault charges, Evanston Police Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Da...

Police investigate call of man with gun on campus, source determined to likely be props

Police investigate call of man with gun on campus, source determined to likely be props

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Evanston and University police are investigating the call of a man with a gun on Northwestern’s campus Tuesday, according to the EPD twitter account. At 5:40 p.m. EPD tweeted that the area was secure and police units were clearing the scene. The tweet said the likely source of the call was props be...

University spokesman releases statement, issues apology regarding Medill Prof. Alec Klein

University spokesman releases statement, issues apology regarding Medill Prof. Alec Klein

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

University spokesman Al Cubbage released a statement Tuesday regarding Medill Prof. Alec Klein, who was accused of harassment by former students and Medill School of Journalism employees. Cubbage, who is retiring from his position this summer, said in the statement that the University “cannot confirm the details that have been made public” about Klein and the investigation into his behavior, due to...

Evanston residents join protestors at Dan Ryan shutdown, call for gun reform

Evanston residents join protestors at Dan Ryan shutdown, call for gun reform

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

July 10, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Top Stories

Evanston residents joined protesters from across Chicago in blocking the Dan Ryan Expressway Saturday to call attention to gun violence, crime and other issues affecting neighborhoods in the city. Thousands of people gathered on the highway for a shutdown of the northbound lanes, led by Rev. Michael...

City Council approves removal of arrest records from city website after 14-day period

City Council approves removal of arrest records from city website after 14-day period

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

July 10, 2018


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

City Council unanimously passed a resolution to remove arrest records from the city’s website after a 14-day rolling period at Monday’s meeting. The resolution was moved by Ald. Eleanor Revelle (7th) and seconded by Ald. Cicely Fleming (9th). According to city documents, arrest records will be...