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Police Seek Assistance in Aug. 10 Shooting
“Witnesses and the victim are currently uncooperative with attempts by police to hold the individuals accountable with this violent act,” the Commander said.
Monday, August 18, 2014
After Controversy, Abunimah Speaks at EPL
After several days of confusion, scheduling changes and barbed exchanges, author Ali Abunimah spoke about Gaza at Evanston Public Library Aug. 11.
Friday, August 15, 2014
Evanston Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Armed Robbery
The young man was charged with armed robbery with a handgun of three female Northwestern students in the 2000 block of Pratt Court back on Aug. 19, 2012.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Sen. Durbin Visits Erie Health Center
Senator Richard Durbin toured Erie Family Health Center, 1285 Hartrey, on Aug. 5 and then led a roundtable discussion on the effects of new dental and medical initiatives.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Bike Plan Passes After Bumpy Ride
City Council passed an updated bike plan at its July 28 meeting, revising a 2002-03 plan, despite numerous objections from the public and an effort by Alderman Peter Braithwaite, 2nd Ward, to hold the document pending further community input
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
City Seeks to Become Marijuana Dispensary Landlord
Evanston City Council voted on Aug. 11 to agree to lease City-owned property at 1800 Maple Ave. to a medical marijuana dispensary, should the state award a license for it. The vote came on the consent agenda without any public debate. Public comment was limited to a request for support from a prospective dispensary’s representative.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
CPAH Brings Rehabbed Homes to Community
More than 40 volunteers brought shovels, sledgehammers, rakes and other tools to help clear out the once-abandoned property acquired by the nonprofit group Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH).
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
City Continues to Work Toward Increased Water Sales
The City has been valiantly trying to find additional customers for Lake Michigan water pumped ashore through Evanston’s water plant for years. Utilities Director Dave Stoneback updated City Council on those efforts again at the July 21 City Council meeting.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Council Trumps Mayor, Awards Liquor License To D&D Dogs
City Council took the unusual step on Aug. 11 of reversing the decision of the City’s Liquor Commissioner, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, and permitted the issuance of a liquor license to D&D Dogs at 825 Noyes St. D&D Dogs plans to serve beer and wine only.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Council Nuggets - Aug. 11
Summer for the City Council means only one meeting in August. Ordinarily, that results in a jam-packed, single-meeting agenda and a very late night. That was not the case on Aug. 11, as Council largely agrees on most items these days.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
At National Night Out, Community Remembers Victims of Violence
This year, as in the past several years, the celebration of National Night Out in the parking lot at Church Street and Dodge Avenue focused on young Evanston lives lost to gun violence. On Aug. 5, however, there appeared to be a greater sense of urgency and of pressure on the community to act.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
City Retains High Ratings From Moody's and Fitch
City of Evanston has received high rankings from the two major bond-rating firms for the $12.6 million in bonds set for sale on Aug. 6. The sale of these 20-year general obligation (G.O.) bonds will finance a portion of the City’s annual capital improvements plan and purchase major equipment with extended life-cycles, according to the City.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Evanston Police Make Arrests for Armed Robbery and Burglary
Evanston police charged an Evanston man with armed robbery of the Radio Shack in Dempster Plaza and charged an Evanston man with burglary from a parked vehicle.
Monday, August 11, 2014
Voters May Apply Online for Ballots for the Nov. 4 Election
Suburban Cook County voters may now apply online for mail ballots for the Nov. 4, 2014 General Election, Cook County Clerk David Orr announced on Aug. 6.  
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
New Portal Provides Access to Building Permit Information
The City of Evanston has launched Accela Citizen Access™ (ACA), a web-based portal that provides residents, contractors, and visitors conducting business in Evanston access to building permit information online,
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Accidental Shooting is Fatal
The man ejected two or three rounds, held the shotgun to his cheek, told his friends it was empty and pulled the trigger, said the Commander.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Motorcycle Crash at Emerson and Hartrey
The Evanston resident, not wearing a helmet, sustained facial fractures and brain bleeding and is in critical condition in ICU.
Monday, August 4, 2014
New Linings for Old Water Pipes
Baggy pipes may be the green solution to water-main replacement.The City of Evanston has used Cured-in-Place Piping (CIPP) technology to replace many of its sewer pipes. Now, a similar technology – creating a solid but flexible resin lining for century-old water pipes – is being piloted on a section of Washington Street between Dewey and Dodge avenues.
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Chicago-Main Tower Approved
The 100-foot tall mixed-use development at Chicago Avenue and Main Street slipped through City Council on July 28 and was approved with no debate.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
A Plastic Bag Ban Cometh
City Council has approved a ban on distributing plastic bags used to carry groceries, books and other goods sold by stores "with a floor area whose square footage exceeds 10,000 square feet."
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
City to Buy Another Howard Street Building
The City of Evanston is poised to add to its growing Howard Street real estate holdings with the purchase of the propety at 717 Howard St.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Celebrating a Century Of Safe Drinking Water
At an open house at the City’s water utility on July 26 visitors could see examples of the pipes, pumps, tanks and basins that daily pump about 40 million gallons of safe, clean water into homes and businesses in Evanston, Skokie and elsewhere. The capacity of the utility is more than twice that – 108 million gallons/day.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Chicago Man Fatally Shot On McCormick
Antoine Sanders, a 23-year old resident of Chicago, was fatally shot on Tuesday, July 22, at about 9:50 a.m. He was the passenger in a car on McCormick Boulevard near Oakton Street when a man riding a motorcycle opened fire and shot him in the chest, according to Skokie police. Mr. Sanders was driven to Presence Saint Francis Hospital where he was pronounced dead, said Skokie police.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Weed Whacker Whacks Cars
As it was cutting brush and weeds along the Union Pacific tracks (used by the METRA northline trains), a heavy piece of machinery spewed rocks and chunks of wood into a parking lot at University Place and East Railway Avenue in the afternoon on July 29.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014



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