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February 18, 2018 




Forum for Candidates for State Representative of 17th District
The forum will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb.17 at Family Focus.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Wildkit Girls Bow Out with 47-41 Loss in Regional Finals
But the Wildkits could never get over the hump and suffered a season-ending 47-31 loss to Loyola in the Class 4A Lane Tech regional championship basketball game.
Friday, February 16, 2018
Mayor Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair March 3
More than 40 employers providing summer and year-round employment will be present ...
Friday, February 16, 2018
Meeting on Proposed Expansion of Evanston Eruv
A meeting will be held on Feb. 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Morton Civic Center in room 2404 for a discussion about the proposed expansion of the Evanston Eruv.
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Thursday, February 15, 2018
Juvenile Charged in Feb. 1 Carjacking
A 15-year old male from Chicago has been charged in connection with the carjacking of an 84-year old woman’s car on Sheridan Road and Davis Street, said police.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Body Found Along Metra Tracks
On Feb. 15, at approximately 8:06 a.m., Metra notified the Evanston Police Department that an engineer had observed a body along the tracks near Dempster Street,
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Sen. Biss Responds to Gov. Rauner's Budget Address
Daniel Biss released the following statement in response to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Chow Calls on Gong-Gershowitz to Return Madigan Money
Candance Chow, a candidate for State Representative of the 17th District, has called on her opponent Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz to return campaign contributions that Ms. Gong-Gershowitz has received from the Democratic Majority Political Party Committee, chaired by Michael Madigan.
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Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Online Summer Camp Registration to Reopen February 17
Online summer camp registration for Evanston residents who live in zip codes 60201 and 60202 will reopen on Saturday, February 17 at 8 a.m.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Survey Regarding Complaints about EPD
The newly formed Citizen Police Complaint Process Assessment Committee is examining the Evanston Police complaint process.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Man Shot to Death on Hovland Court
A 20-year old Chicago man was shot in the chest during an apparent physical altercation, said police.
Friday, February 9, 2018
EPD Advisory
The Evanston Police Department wants to update the public regarding a recent carjacking and vehicle related robbery incidents that have taken place in the City of Evanston. 
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Performing Arts Center Resolution Sparks Public Debate
Community members attending the Jan. 31 meeting of the City’s Economic Development Committee largely expressed opposition to a proposed performing arts center with its accompanying 37-story tower in downtown Evanston.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Affordable Housing Discussions Continue
Council members have made this a priority and committed to at least one meeting each quarter for updates on initiatives and progress on a broad range of methods for addressing the thorny problem.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
All Police Officers in the Field Now Wearing Body-Worn Cameras
On Jan. 26, the Evanston Police Deparatment fully implemented its Body-Worn Camera program. Nationwide, the use of body-worn cameras has become a best practice for police departments, said the EPD in a prepared statement.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Biss Moves Up in the Polls
A recent poll shows that State Senator Daniel Biss, candidate for Governor, has moved up from having 6% of the votes in October to 17.5% in late January, with about 38% of the voters still undecided.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Gong-Gershowitz and Dagher, Two of Five Candidates for 17th District State Rep
There are five Democratic candidates for State Representative of the 17th District running in the upcoming primary election: Candance Chow, Mary Rita Luecke, Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, Peter Dagher, and Alexandra Eidenberg.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Paul D'Agostino to Receive Environmental Award
The Evanston Environmental Association Board of Directors has selected Paul D’Agostino to receive the 2017 Charlotte Omohundro Award.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Free Screening For STIs
For a second year, the City of Evanston Health and Human Services Department is partnering with Howard Brown Health and the Evanston Public Library to provide free sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening in the Evanston community.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Candidates Forum for 17th District State Rep
Central Street Neighbors Association will host the primary election candidates for State Representative in the 17th District at a forum for residents of the Central Street community at 7 p.m. on Feb. 8, at Three Crowns Park in the Multipurpose Room. Three  Crowns is located at 2323 McDaniel Ave. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Evanston Township GOP Announces Endorsements for March Primary
In advance of the March 20 Republican Primary, the Evanston Township Republican Organization announced its endorsements across the ticket. “We’re proud to support such an outstanding slate of Republican candidates who will push hard for conservative principles on behalf of Illinoisans,” said Evanston Township GOP Committeeman Blair Garber.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
League of Women Voters to Host Candidate Forums
The League of Women Voters will hold candidate forums for three contested Primary Election races March 3, beginning at 9 a.m., in the Community Recreation Center, 3000 Glenview Road, Wilmette. The forums are co-sponsored by the Evanston, Glenview/ Glencoe, Wilmette and Winnetka-Northfield-Kenilworth Leagues.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Carjacking at Sheridan and Davis
On Feb. 1, at approximately 2:05 p.m., police officers were dispatched to Sheridan Road and Davis Street for a carjacking that had just occurred.
Friday, February 2, 2018
Apprentice Training Program
The City of Evanston has joined with the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters Apprentice & Training Program to increase minority, female and veteran participation in the construction workforce.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
601 Davis Proposal Voted Down
On Jan. 22, City Council’s  Planning and Development Committee voted 6-1 to reject the proposed building at the corner of Davis Street and Chicago Avenue, ending the project for now.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Police Respond to Attempted Armed Robbery, Mistaken Handcuffing
Ultimately about a dozen police cars arrived on the scene, including at least one Northwestern University police car.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Fiery Exchange Results in Hold on a Proposed Simpson Street Restaurant
Apparently, this long-standing ordinance resulted in confusion for one prospective business owner, who is seeking to open Rubie’s restaurant at 1723 Simpson St., former home of Ramy’s Foods convenience store.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
ETHS Day School Proposal to Move to City Council
On Jan. 23, the City’s Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) unanimously recommended a special use for Evanston Township High School’s proposed day school/alternative school at1233-35 Hartrey Ave.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Mary Rita Luecke Runs for State House
Mary Rita Luecke, who is a candidate to represent the 17th District in the State House of Representatives, says she is the most progressive of the candidates currently running to fill the post.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Man Wanted for Attempted Robbery and Robbery
On Jan. 22, at approximately 4:34 p.m., police were dispatched to Close Knit at 1630 Orrington Ave., for an attempted armed robbery that had just occurred.
Tuesday, January 23, 2018



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