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Man Charged in Robbery of CVS Store
Police charged a man who allegedly robbed a CVS store, brandishing a knife, say police.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Eamon Kelley Withdraws From Race for State Senate
 Eamon Kelley told supporters he has decided to forgo his own campaign for State Senator at this time.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Evanston Parking Ticket Amnesty Program
Drivers who owe outstanding parking tickets to the City of Evanston can avoid paying additional fees during a one-time parking ticket amnesty program through September 30, 2017.
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Schakowsky Statement on President Trump's 'Racist, Rambling Press Conference'
Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky sent the following statement after President Donald Trump's press conference on Aug. 15:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Mayor Hagerty Reaches Out to Charlottesville Mayor
Mayor Steve Hagerty sent the following letter to Michael Signer, Mayor of Charlottesville
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Rep. Gabel Meets With Representatives of 36 States to Discuss Environmental Issues
In August 2017, Rep. Robyn Gabel joined 128 state legislators from 36 states at the 2017 National Issues Forum organized by the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Daniel Biss Responds to Rauner's Comments on Charlottesville
Like Donald Trump, Bruce Rauner is an incompetent billionaire unwilling to name and confront hatred because his re-election strategy relies on appealing to right wing radicals.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Dewey Avenue Resurfacing Project Begins August 21
The City will be contracting street improvements on Dewey Avenue from the cul-de-sac south of Simpson Street to the dead end north of Payne Street.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Man Shot to Death at Howard and Chicago
During the altercation, the victim, was shot one time in the head by the suspect. The suspect fled the scene northbound on Chicago Avenue.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Court of Appeals Upholds Jury Verdict Against the City
On July 31, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a jury verdict against the City of Evanston, awarding a former water department employee total damages of $354,000. The trial court also ordered the City to pay Mr. Stragapede an additional $357,000 in costs and attorneys fees.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Police Arrest Middle School Bike Riders
On the evening of July 14, Evanston police officers arrested at least three black youths and transported them to the police station in paddy wagons, according to multiple sources. One of those arrested is the son of an elected Evanston official, though names are not being released at this time because the investigation into the incident is ongoing.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Content, Mark Tendam Has No Regrets
“People keep asking me how I am,” said Mr. Tendam, “as if I should be sad.” He is not sad, or bitter, but content. “I ran for the right reasons, and when you run for the right reasons you don’t have regrets,” he said.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Crown Center Plans Taking Shape
Working with City officials and listening to Evanston residents, the firms Woodhouse Tinucci Architects and MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects are narrowing in on plans for the new Robert Crown Center.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Officials Introduce Howard Street Proposals
The goal of the project is an overall improvement of safety, access and landscaping along Howard Street. Among the proposed changes are additional bike lanes, curb-cuts and cosmetic improvements, officials said, but planning is only in its most initial phases.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Residents Object to Proposed Sherman Avenue Development
Chicago-based Albion Residential is proposing to construct a 16-story building, containing 287 residential units and 9,616 square feet of retail space just south of downtown at 1450-1508 Sherman Ave.
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Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Committee Calls for Action on Equity
The results of an Equity Survey presented by City staff to the Human Service Committee on Aug. 7, caused two committee members to direct that no more surveys be taken. The time for surveys and town halls is over, both said, and the time for action plans has arrived.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Police Award Citizens for Outstanding Service
Five citizens were given the Police Chief’s Special Awards at the Evanston Police Department 2017 Awards Ceremony for their actions in saving lives and stepping up to protect a woman in a dangerous situation. Nine additional citizens were given awards for their service in alerting police to crimes in process and for serving on the Police Advisory Committee.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
A Record Turnout for National Night Out
More than 500 people came out to celebrate National Night Out (NNO) from 5:30 – 10 p.m. on August 1 at various locations around Evanston.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
Police Investigate Armed Robbery
When the victim resisted their efforts, he was cut several times on the forearms and once on the back of the neck, said the Commander. 
Friday, August 4, 2017
Mary Rita Luecke Runs for State Representative
On Aug.1, Mary Rita Luecke, former president of the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board, announced her candidacy for Illinois State Representative, 17th District. 
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Deadline for Arts Survey Extended
The deadline for the City of Evanston Arts Survey has been extended to Wednesday, September 6.
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Traffic Stop Leads to Gun Arrest
A search of the driver, a 39-year old Evanston man, revealed a loaded Ruger 9mm handgun in his waistband, said the Commander.
Friday, July 28, 2017
Council Approves $2 Million Subsidy For Chicago-Howard Development
 At its July 24 meeting, City Council voted to approve a nearly $2 million forgivable loan to a developer for a 24-unit mixed use development along the stretch of Chicago Avenue just north of Howard Street.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Delving into Property Tax Bills
Many residents have been hit with large increases in their property tax bills. While a significant portion of the increase is due to District 65’s $14.5 million referendum that was approved on April 4, a significant portion of the increase for some property owners is due to the Assessor’s 2016 triennial reassessment of property in Evanston and in School Districts 65 and 202.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
City Struggles to Fill Budget Gap
 City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz warned a wary City Council Monday night, July 23, that staff layoffs may be looming as the best and only way to fill an anticipated $3.3 million 2017 budget shortfall and other ongoing budget challenges.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
EPD Pilots Use of Body Cameras
On June 2, the Evanston Police Department launched a pilot in which nine police officers and two supervisors started wearing body cameras to test the reliability and effectiveness of the equipment and to address any procedural and technical issues that may arise.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Sen. Biss Speaks on Campaign Financing, Tax Reform, School Funding
At a meeting hosted by the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group Action for a Better Tomorrow (ABT) on July 23, Democratic gubernatorial candidate and current State Senator Daniel Biss spoke about Illinois’ unfair tax system and its broken political system, both of which, he said, harm many Illinois residents.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
No Increases in Parking Ticket Fines
 Despite facing a looming budget crisis, the City’s Administration and Public Works Committee has absolutely no appetite for an increase in expired-meter fines and street-sweeping parking fines and a reduction in the number of tickets needed to get the Boot from five to three.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Library Board Hears Equity Update, Honors Delores Holmes
Meeting with new officers, the Library Board of Trustees on July 19 heard City Equity and Empowerment Coordinator Patricia Efiom describe the process she envisions for the Library.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
ADS, City Address Some Transfer Station Problems
Officials from Advanced Disposal Services (ADS) and the City, on July 19, spoke at the Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center to update neighborhood residents on new developments concerning Advanced Disposal’s waste-transfer station located at 1711 Church Street.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017



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