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Delays and unknown conditions push Fountain Square completion date to 2018

Delays and unknown conditions push Fountain Square completion date to 2018

Rishika Dugyala, Assistant Summer Editor
July 25, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top Stories

The construction of Fountain Square improvements will extend into the winter or spring of 2018 after facing delays for the veterans memorial wall and fountain, as well as unknown conditions with underground utility work. It will take longer than anticipated for the city to get its hands on a larger...

EPD gives tutorial, touts success of new body camera program

EPD gives tutorial, touts success of new body camera program

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 24, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Evanston Police Department presented early results of its body camera pilot program Monday, showcasing videos, testimonies and a sample camera. The program, which equipped 11 officers with body cameras beginning on June 3, has thus far collected 1,700 incident videos for the department, deputy...

Biss opens new Evanston field office for gubernatorial campaign

Biss opens new Evanston field office for gubernatorial campaign

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
July 21, 2017
Filed under City, Police, Top Stories

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) opened his campaign’s first field office in Evanston on Thursday and celebrated the achievement with supporters in the latest step on his quest to secure the Democratic gubernatorial bid early next year. Biss, speaking to a standing room-only crowd that filled...

Paul Ang, CARE coordinator for men’s engagement, set to leave Northwestern

Paul Ang, CARE coordinator for men’s engagement, set to leave Northwestern

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 21, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Stories

Paul Ang, the coordinator for men’s engagement at the Center for Awareness, Response and Education, will be leaving Northwestern in the upcoming few weeks to take a position at Minnesota. Ang has worked closely with Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault, a student group aimed towards combating sexual...

EPL board discusses Robert Crown branch, equity work

EPL board discusses Robert Crown branch, equity work

Amelia Langas, Reporter
July 20, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

In its first meeting since the election of new officers to the board, the Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees discussed efforts to promote equity and reviewed renovation plans for the Robert Crown Community Center branch. Mayor Steve Hagerty issued a statement on Facebook last Thursday sayi...

Captured: Brummel Park Food Truck Festival

Captured: Brummel Park Food Truck Festival

July 18, 2017
Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Multimedia, Top Stories

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing [email protected] Eight food trucks lined the edge of Brummel Park and thousands ...

Drawing from family roots, new alderman Cicely Fleming seeks to change Evanston’s path

Drawing from family roots, new alderman Cicely Fleming seeks to change Evanston’s path

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
July 17, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

It took Jerome Summers, the uncle of new alderman Cicely Fleming (9th), a while to list all of the notable Evanston politicians in Fleming’s family lineage — a lineage that dates back to the 1890s in the city. There was Samuel White, Jr., Fleming’s great-grandfather who served the 5th Ward when...

Dwight Hamilton joins NU as first associate vice president of equity, stresses campus outreach

Dwight Hamilton joins NU as first associate vice president of equity, stresses campus outreach

Troy Closson, Assistant Summer Editor
July 14, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

When Dwight Hamilton, the former vice president of inclusion, diversity and equity at Smith College, heard from a Northwestern job recruiter in late January, he didn’t consider himself on the market. The commitment he saw from the University to diversity and inclusion, however, as well as the opportunity...

As Harley Clarke acquisition process is extended, local nonprofit remains confident in bid

As Harley Clarke acquisition process is extended, local nonprofit remains confident in bid

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
July 13, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

In the wake of a decision by City Council that has extended the timetable for a resolution on the Harley Clarke Mansion situation, leaders of a local nonprofit still believe their bid for the property will remain the most competitive offer. Evanston Lakehouse & Gardens, an organization formed...

Benjamin Schapiro elected to succeed Tannen as new EPL board president

Benjamin Schapiro elected to succeed Tannen as new EPL board president

Kristina Karisch, Reporter
July 13, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The Evanston Public Library has elected new officers to its Board of Trustees, Mayor Steve Hagerty announced in a Facebook post Thursday. Benjamin Schapiro, a former co-treasurer, has been elected as the new board president, succeeding Michael Tannen. Current board member Victoria Foreman was elected...

Northwestern upholds suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter

Northwestern upholds suspension of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapter

Mariana Alfaro, Reporter
July 10, 2017
Filed under Campus, Greek, Top Stories

The Northwestern chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity will remain suspended until Sept. 1, 2018, said University spokesman Al Cubbage in an email to The Daily. The University suspended the chapter in April after the fraternity “knowingly violated” its disciplinary probation earlier this...

Taste of Evanston festival attracts local foodies, gives back to community

Taste of Evanston festival attracts local foodies, gives back to community

Syd Stone, Reporter
July 10, 2017
Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Bluestone, Hoosier Mama Pie Company, Peckish Pig and Tomate Fresh Kitchen, among other Evanston restaurants, set up stalls on the lawn of the historic Charles Gates Dawes House this weekend. Evanston’s sold-out, third annual Taste of Evanston food festival, hosted by the Evanston Lighthouse Rotary...