The Daily Northwestern

Evanston aldermen OK ‘arts czar’ position

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

June 18, 2013

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, The Summer Northwestern 2013

City Council approved the new position of cultural arts coordinator Monday night, agreeing to recruit what one proponent called Evanston's first "arts czar." Aldermen voted 8-1 to move ahead with three recommendations included...

In 3 years since cellphone ban enacted, Evanston sees decline in crash rate

Jia You, City Editor

May 19, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston has seen a significant reduction in car crashes in the past three years since a City Council ban on using handheld cellphones while driving went into effect. The number of roadway crashes declined 17 percent from 2009...

Police: Evanston man killed in Chicago may have ties to local gun violence

Ciara McCarthy and Edward Cox

May 15, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Police say an Evanston man killed Sunday on the South Side of Chicago may have been the intended target of a shooting last week in west Evanston. Blake Ross, 20, was shot dead Sunday in the 2800 block of East 76th Street. Ros...

Economic Development Committee approves loan for Music Institute of Chicago

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

April 24, 2013

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

The Economic Development Committee on Wednesday unanimously granted the Music Institute of Chicago a $165,000 tax increment financing grant to move its headquarters to Evanston. The relocation from Wilmette will bring 34 jobs to...

Evanston, Skokie patients flock to Erie Family Health Center

Edward Cox, Assistant City Editor

April 17, 2013

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston and Skokie residents in need of affordable health care have been flocking to the Erie Family Health Center, according to a report released Thursday by the center. The federally qualified health center, temporarily...

Alds. Delores Holmes, Mark Tendam re-elected in landslides

Ciara McCarthy and Jia You

April 9, 2013

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Alds. Delores Holmes (5th) and Mark Tendam (6th) beat back challengers Tuesday, handily winning re-election to the Evanston City Council. Holmes, who was challenged by write-in candidate Carlis Sutton, won 338 of the 453 ba...

Election Guide 2013: Q&A with 5th Ward candidates Ald. Delores Holmes and Carlis Sutton

Jia You, City Editor

April 7, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Residents in Evanston’s 5th Ward, including many NU students living off campus, will decide Tuesday between Ald. Delores Holmes and write-in candidate Carlis Sutton for the City Council race. Holmes is seeking re-election for...