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Statement From City Manager on Recent Shootings
Evanston Police Chief Rich Eddington has deployed additional officers into the field this evening (Tuesday July 8) and additional officers will be assigned as needed in the coming days
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Shooting in 2000 Block of Dodge
Evanston police are investigating a shooting that occurred at about 1 p.m. on July 8 in the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue. Responding to a call of shots fired, they found a man, age 21, shot in leg.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Shooting in 1700 Block of Payne
The victim, age 39, of Evanston was shot several times in the legs, say police.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Police Recover Handguns, Rifles and 1,800 Rounds of Ammo
Evanston Police Department's Neighborhood Enforcement Team (NET), accompanied by officers from the Cook County Sheriff's Gun Unit Team, and agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives executed the search warrant.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Librarian Dies in Bicycle-Motorcycle Accident
Gigi Galich, 55, a children’s librarian at the Evanston Public Library, has died from injuries suffered in a traffic accident at about 9 a.m. on June 30.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Evanston Man, 22, Fatally Shot on June 28
Albert E. Norman, 22, was fatally shot in the 1900 Block of Brown Avenue at approximately 12:45 a.m. on June 28.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Police Use Taser in Library Disturbance
A man who was playing music loud enough to disturb other patrons at the Main Library was stuned by a Taser used by Evanston Police officers after he refused to leave the premises.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
C.A.R.E. Donations Issue Punted to Attorney General
"We are in the process of reviewing this matter to determine whether and to what extent this Office can take action," the letter read.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Council Rejects 'Safety' Fence Around Top of Sherman Avenue Garage
The Administration and Public Works Committee refused to advance a proposal to build a $25,000 6-foot-high security fence around the top of the Sherman Plaza parking deck.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Liquor Bytes
Alcohol was on the agenda four times at the June 23 City Council meeting. Council approved one matter without discussion or controversy; two passed but with dissenting votes; and the last was introduced after a confusing amendment was withdrawn.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Peaceable Cities: Evanston Inaugurates 'Safer Stronger Neighborhoods'
Evanstonians who are concerned about safety in their neighborhoods and who have ideas about what could be done to make a difference may apply for a grant through the Safer Stronger Neighborhoods initiative sponsored by Peaceable Cities: Evanston. The initiative offers support for residents’ plans and ideas about how to make their neighborhoods places for healthy choices and creative opportunities.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
City to Host Recycling Fair
The City of Evanston will host its fourth annual recycling fair from 9 a.m. to noon on July 12 at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Third Annual Youth Citizen Police Academy
The Evanston Police Department will hold its third annual Youth Citizen Police Academy on July 14-18. The free program is for Evanston residents ages 13-17 who are interested in learning about issues in law enforcement and criminal justice.Twenty-five participants are chosen, but the police department encourages anyone with a general interest in learning how law enforcement works to apply.
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Evanston Police Investigate Crash Involving Bicyclist and Motorcycle
The motorcyclist was traveling east bound on Church Street when a bicyclist traveling east bound in the designated bike lane crossed Church Street mid-block into the path of the motorcycle, said police.
Monday, June 30, 2014
City to Host 4th Annual Recycling Fair and Equipment Display July 12
The City of Evanston will host its fourth annual recycling fair from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 12 at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Mayor to Hold Town Hall Meeting July 16
Community members are invited to join Mayor Elizabeth B. Tisdahl for a Town Hall Meeting on  July 16, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at the Chandler-Newberger Community Center. 
Monday, June 30, 2014
Two Shootings Early This Morning, One Fatality
When police officers arrived at the scene, they found a vehicle, which had rolled into a tree, with a 22-year old male behind the steering wheel who had been shot multiple times, said the Commander.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Fourth Gun Arrest in Ten Days
Police arrested the male passenger, 20 from Chicago, after recovering a loaded .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Police Arrest Man with Gun
When police conducted a pat-down of the male, they recovered a loaded .40 caliber handgun from the male’s waistband.  
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
City Wins Technology Award
The City of Evanston has been awarded the Public Technology Institute’s (PTI) 2013-2014 Technology Solutions Award in the category of Web Management.
Monday, June 23, 2014
County Awards Grant for Youth Employment, Rejects Bid for Camera Funding
Earlier this week, the City of Evanston learned it had received a $107,000 grant for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Recent ETHS Grad Shot and Killed on June 6
Alante Vallejo, 18, was shot and killed on the Chicago side of Howard Street near Winchester Avenue on Friday, June 6, at approximately 1:45 p.m. He was taken to Presence St. Francis Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Proposed Changes to Local Employment Program Sent Back to Committee
For more than a year, the City’s Minority- Women- and Evanston-Based Enterprises (MWEBE) Committee has been working to find a way to put some teeth into the City’s local employment program (LEP). The LEP requires contractors working on City projects to hire a certain number of Evanston residents for such projects. It appears that
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Beer Sales Coming to Gas Stations?
City Council introduced an ordinance that will, if passed, allow the sale of beer in gas stations with more than 3,000 square feet of interior retail space. As written the ordinance would cover only the Shell station on Oakton Street just east of the sanitary canal. It will be up for final vote next week.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Council Bytes: Highlights From the June 9 City Council Meeting
School is out and summer approaches full swing. The work of the Evanston City Council does not take a break, but it does slow down. The City cancelled its June 16 meeting for lack of sufficient agenda items, and only seven aldermen were present for the June 9 meeting.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Starlight Concert Series Kicks Off June 10
Entertainment includes a performance by the Surf Rock band, The Concussions.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Lightning Strike at 621-23 Sheridan Rd.
Arriving companies found that a three-story brick residential building with nine units had been struck by lightning.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Committee Holds DMK Liquor License
Changes to the City’s liquor code that were passed several weeks ago produced unintended consequences in the form of an application by DMK Burgers and Fish. The restaurant’s stated interest is to serve beer and wine only, yet the amended code no longer makes a distinction between restaurants serving beer and wine only and those serving all alcoholic beverages.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Station Break for Bike Commuters
For a few hours on June 17, a temporary bike “station” at Fountain Square offered bicyclists a respite and a thank-you for their efforts in reducing carbon emissions.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Fingers Crossed for Trees
The City has received several inquiries over the past few weeks about the state of some street trees that appear to have died over the Winter.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014


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