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Speakers urge action on guns

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 13:05:31 +0000

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

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 12:58:30 +0000

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

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:33:54 +0000

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.

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King Arts teacher a Golden Apple finalist

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 23:59:15 +0000

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.




Knife stolen from unlocked Subaru on Madison

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:56:49 +0000

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.




How zoning can make affordability difficult

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:09:55 +0000

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




Wheels removed from Honda on Wesley

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:28:07 +0000

For the third time this month, someone 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.




Would rent control help Evanston?

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:32:35 +0000

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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

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:35:07 +0000

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 implications of shopping at Amazon Go

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:39:16 +0000

SEATTLE--With two Amazon-owned Whole Food grocery stores in town, it is not unlikely that Evanstonians may someday be shopping in a store where you walk out with your purchases without standing in line at a checkout counter.