The Daily Northwestern

Two dozen apply to open Evanston marijuana dispensary

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 23, 2014

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

More than 20 entities have submitted applications to open a marijuana dispensary in Evanston, the city manager said Monday. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said Evanston itself does not accept the applications or select the...

Self-defense studio gets Evanston City Council approval

Paige Leskin, City Editor

September 22, 2014

Filed under Business, City

An exercise studio that will offer programming for both fitness and self-defense training received approval from City Council on Monday to open its doors on Davis Street. Aldermen voted on Monday night to suspend the rules...

Evanston aldermen review improvements to programs for high-risk residents

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

September 18, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

City Council discussed initiatives to coordinate different city services for homeless and at-risk residents Monday. Officials from the Evanston Public Library and the city presented their plans to develop new programs in ...

Council holds off on penalty increase for noncompliant contractors

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

May 29, 2014

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

City Council voted Tuesday to hold off on a proposed fee increase for contractors who do not employ Evanston residents on city-funded construction projects. The proposed change would amend the Minority, Women and Evanston Based...

Health experts recommend Evanston raise age to buy tobacco

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

May 6, 2014

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Evanston Health Advisory Council is asking aldermen to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21, a move the group says will make the city a "health leader" in Illinois. Dr. Timothy Sanborn made the group...

Police tie man slain in Chicago to Evanston shooting

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

November 20, 2013

Filed under City, Crime

Police believe a man who was killed in May in Chicago was involved in another slaying six months earlier in Evanston. The issue came to light at a City Council meeting last week in which Carolyn Murray, the mother of slain ...