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Speakers urge action on guns

EvanstonNow - 9 hours 31 min ago

Speakers at a forum Thursday evening at Evanston's Civic Center urged the more than 100 people in attendance to take action to reduce gun violence.

District 65 to review equity impact guide

EvanstonNow - 9 hours 38 min ago

The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board is scheduled Monday to discuss proposed guidelines for assessing the racial impact of its decisions.

Streaming: Mayor's forum on gun violence issues

EvanstonNow - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 18:33

Here's streaming video coverage of tonight's forum on gun violence issues organized by Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty. The meeting is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center.

King Arts teacher a Golden Apple finalist

EvanstonNow - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 17:59

Kristen Mitchell, who has taught kindergarteners the last 10 years at Evanston’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Literary and Fine Arts School, is one of 30 finalists for the 2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Evanston mayor to toast Northwestern bowl game victory with Kentucky bourbon from losing team - Chicago Tribune

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:38

Chicago Tribune

Evanston mayor to toast Northwestern bowl game victory with Kentucky bourbon from losing team
Chicago Tribune
Bourbon from Lexington, Kentucky Mayor Jim Gray rests on a table in Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty's office following the Northwestern University Wildcats football team's win over the University of Kentucky Wildcats in the Music City Bowl on Dec. 29 ...

Evanston/Skokie District 65 to make director, coach hires to address black student achievement gaps - Chicago Tribune

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:37

Chicago Tribune

Evanston/Skokie District 65 to make director, coach hires to address black student achievement gaps
Chicago Tribune
Evanston/Skokie School Dist. 65 Superintendent Paul Goren, pictured in this Aug. 28, 2017 file photo outside Dawes Elementary School in Evanston, has proposed making new hires to help close the school district's racial achievement gap. (Genevieve ...

Evanston talks millions for community center, library renovations; could delay one or both projects - Chicago Tribune

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 15:35

Chicago Tribune

Evanston talks millions for community center, library renovations; could delay one or both projects
Chicago Tribune
Renovations are planned for the Robert Crown Center in Evanston, pictured in this November 2017 file photo. The Evanston City Council discussed Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 possibly holding off on the project, estimated to cost up to $46 million, to figure ...

Knife stolen from unlocked Subaru on Madison

EvanstonNow - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:56

A knife, along with some cash, was taken from an unlocked Subaru in the 800 block of Madison Street. This among the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Bond denied for two Evanston men accused of armed robbery and carjacking - Chicago Tribune

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:09

Chicago Tribune

Bond denied for two Evanston men accused of armed robbery and carjacking
Chicago Tribune
Two Evanston men were ordered held without bond at the Skokie courthouse Tuesday and an arrest warrant was issued for a woman, all in connection with armed robberies and the kidnapping of a pizza delivery driver in Evanston earlier this month ...

How zoning can make affordability difficult

EvanstonNow - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:09

Evanston's Zoning Board of Appeals this week rejected zoning variations required to build 14 accessible two-bedroom apartments on Central Street.

Blotter: Evanston resident's car tires taken from driveway - Daily Northwestern

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:22

Blotter: Evanston resident's car tires taken from driveway
Daily Northwestern
A 57-year-old Evanston man said he found his car sitting on pavers, missing its tires and wheels Tuesday morning. The man said he saw the car in his driveway in the 700 block of Wesley Avenue with the tires at 11 p.m. Monday but woke up and noticed ...

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Wheels removed from Honda on Wesley

EvanstonNow - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:28

For the third time this month, somone removed all four wheels of a Honda parked in Evanston. This time it was in the 700 block of Wesley Avenue and is one of the stories in today's daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.

Evanston Routs Vernon Hills In Regular Season Basketball Finale - Patch.com

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 16:08

Patch.com

Evanston Routs Vernon Hills In Regular Season Basketball Finale
Patch.com
Improved play wasn't the only thing Evanston basketball coach Mike Ellis was looking for in Tuesday night's regular season finale at Vernon Hills. Unselfish play will always rank high on the list of team goals for any Ellis-coached squad, too. All 12 ...

Highlights from the Feb. 12 City Council Meeting - Evanston RoundTable

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:11

Highlights from the Feb. 12 City Council Meeting
Evanston RoundTable
Recent City Council meetings have stretched long into the night with large development projects and other controversial matters eliciting extended public participation and often testy, borderline angry exchanges in Council chambers. Feb. 12 was a ...

Water Fund Update Shows Potential Revenue Growth - Evanston RoundTable

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:00

Water Fund Update Shows Potential Revenue Growth
Evanston RoundTable
A complicated formula for determining the water rate charged by the City of Evanston to its water customers, including the Northwest Water Commission, Morton Grove, and others, led to a lawsuit filed against Skokie upon the expiration of the Evanston ...

Council Approves Nearly $1.4 Million for Howard Street Theater Project - Evanston RoundTable

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:00

Council Approves Nearly $1.4 Million for Howard Street Theater Project
Evanston RoundTable
By a 7-2 vote on Feb. 12, City Council approved a nearly $1.4 million construction contract for a theater on Howard Street. The new building, when completed, will serve as the home for Theo Ubique, a cabaret theater group currently operating out of a ...

Committee Scraps 'Simple Recycling' Plan - Evanston RoundTable

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 15:00

Committee Scraps 'Simple Recycling' Plan
Evanston RoundTable
A plea from Goodwill Industries fearing an interruption in their “crucial donation stream” led the City's Administration and Public Works Committee on Feb. 12 to reject a proposed contract with Great Lakes Recycling that would have offered free pick up ...

Why does this student scream during Northwestern games? Her response: 'How could you not?' - Chicago Tribune

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:36

Why does this student scream during Northwestern games? Her response: 'How could you not?'
Chicago Tribune
Emily Harriott, the Northwestern student who screams during basketball games, discusses being heard game broadcasts. (Teddy Greenstein/Chicago Tribune). Teddy GreensteinContact ReporterChicago Tribune. You've probably never seen her. But if you've ...

Would rent control help Evanston?

EvanstonNow - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:32

Some affordable housing advocates here are saying the city should impose rent control, and Evanston's gubernatorial candidate, Daniel Biss, is pushing legislation that would repeal a state-wide ban on the concept.

City seeks to loosen NU parking requirement - Evanston Now

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 09:54

Evanston Now

City seeks to loosen NU parking requirement
Evanston Now
Evanston's Plan Commission tonight is scheduled to review a city staff proposal to reduce the number of parking spaces Northwestern University is required to provide on campus. The proposal is prompted by the city's need to rebuild a water reservoir on ...

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