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Five of seven claims dismissed in acquitted suspect’s lawsuit against Evanston

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

April 20, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A federal judge has dismissed all but two claims in a lawsuit against the city that alleges Evanston police falsely arrested a man in 2010 who was later acquitted of murder. In a ruling filed Wednesday, Judge Amy J. St. Eve...

Lawsuit: Evanston police officers participated in attack on Skokie man

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

March 26, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A Skokie man is alleging Evanston police officers were involved in an attack that left him hospitalized for several days and required surgery to put a metal plate in his head. In a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday, Abdul Elijah...

Proposal to abolish Evanston Township moves forward

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

September 24, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Aldermen moved one step closer to abolishing Evanston Township on Monday night, introducing a proposal to put the issue before voters. City Council voted to advance the plan without discussion and could approve it as early as ...

Judges rules discrimination lawsuit against Evanston can proceed

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

August 27, 2013

Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories, The Summer Northwestern 2013

A discrimination lawsuit against Evanston will move forward after the city's attempt to stop it failed last week. Judge John Darrah ruled Aug. 21 that Elke Tober-Purze's sex bias claim was "adequately pled," denying the c...