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Illinois Supreme Court kills 2013 pension reform

Kevin Mathew, Copy Chief

May 10, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

The Illinois Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Friday that pension reductions passed in 2013 were unconstitutional. The decision struck down the most recent attempt to address a $111 billion pension shortfall and spells trouble...

Evanston honored as walking-friendly city

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

May 8, 2015

Filed under City

Evanston has been designated a Gold Level Walk Friendly Community by the Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center, the city announced Thursday. The Walk Friendly Communities program, maintained by the PBIC, nationally recognizes...

Utilities Commission begins development of energy efficiency ordinance

Marissa Page, Assistant City Editor

May 7, 2015

Filed under City, Local

City Council has directed the Evanston Utilities Commission to begin exploring the creation of an energy efficiency benchmarking ordinance, the city announced Tuesday. The potential Building Energy Efficiency Benchmarking ordinance...

Police Blotter: April 21

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

April 20, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Woman robbed Sunday near Evanston-Chicago border A Chicago woman was robbed Sunday after getting into an argument with two of her acquaintances, police said. Officers responded to the 900 block of South Boulevard around...

Anti-conversion therapy activism in Illinois gains momentum alongside national movement

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

April 16, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics, State

Illinois activists and politicians are ramping up efforts to gain votes for a state ban on so-called conversion therapy for LGBT youth in the hopes of passing the bill out of the state’s House of Representatives by next Friday’s...

Baseball: Wildcats hope to recover against streaking Flames

Jesse Kramer, Reporter

April 14, 2015

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Baseball Northwestern will get a wonderful view of the Chicago skyline Wednesday when the team heads to Curtis Granderson Stadium for a midweek matchup with UIC. NU has defeated UIC four consecutive times dating back to 2...

Police Blotter: April 14

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

April 13, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Local

Evanston man charged with disobedience to police, battery Police arrested an Evanston man twice Friday in connection with not following police orders and hitting another man, officials said. The 18-year-old was charged with t...

Healthy restaurant Freshii plans to open in Evanston in two weeks

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

April 9, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

The cluster of high-rise office and residential buildings in downtown Evanston sold David Grossman on the idea that the city would be an ideal location in which to expand his franchise of healthy dining restaurants. Grossman...