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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx recuses herself from Smollett case

CHICAGO (FOX 32) - Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has officially recused herself from the Jussie Smollett case, according to Chicago police. Officials say the Acting State's Attorney for the matter is First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats.


Evanston Police Seek Questions From Public For Town Hall Meeting

From Evanston PD: Evanston Police will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting on February 21, 2019, from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Avenue in room G300. The meeting will focus on Rights, Responsibilities and Reasonability in Evanston. There will be an open dialogue an


Illinois Gov. signs bill raising minimum wage to $15

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signed a bill into law Tuesday to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Pritzker ousted former-Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) in November and campaigned on raising the minimum wage.


Cell phone stolen from Toyota on Maple

A cell phone was stolen from a Toyota on Maple Avenue, and a Ford was damaged in an alley off Lake Street. These are among stories in today’s daily crime bulletin from Evanston police.


Polar plungers brave freezing temperatures for 24 hours in Evanston

The SUPER Plunge in Evanston on Feb. 15 kicked off the Law Enforcement Torch Run’s polar plunge season to support Special Olympics Illinois. SUPER Plungers were prepared to spend 24 hours inside a heated tent between plunges.


Evanston Deputy Attorney Named Director Of Real Estate At IDFPR

EVANSTON, IL — Gov. JB Pritzker appointed Evanston Deputy Attorney Mario Treto, Jr. to become director of real estate at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Tuesday, the governor's office announced. Pending Illinois Senate confirmation, Treto will serve under Deborah Hag


Evanston declines to paint 'eyesore' railroad bridge in heart of town

The Union Pacific railroad bridge that runs through downtown Evanston will remain an “eyesore” after aldermen on Monday declined to spend $350,000 to paint a bridge that does not belong to the city.


Blotter: Snowblower stolen from Evanston yard

The following items were taken from Evanston Police Department reports and releases. An arrest does not constitute a finding of guilt. Corey L. David, 31, of the 500 block of South Boulevard, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon in the 500 block of Howard Street on Feb. 13.


Niles West High School Notified Of Possible Threat From Student

SKOKIE, IL — Niles West High School administrators were notified of a possible threat from a student Tuesday, police said. Further investigation revealed the threat was unsubstantiated and "no imminent threat to the school existed," Skokie police said in a release.


CITY OF EVANSTON: City Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

City of Evanston issued the following announcement on Feb. 12. The City of Evanston’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for Fiscal Year 2017 has been awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United S


Evanston man arrested for damage to property

An Evanston man was arrested Friday after he damaged property at his apartment complex in the 1400 block of Howard Street. Multiple residents of the complex called the police Friday to report sounds of glass breaking and fighting near the rear of the building, said Perry Polinski, the 911 communicat


YWCA Evanston/North Shore to offer training centered on domestic violence

YWCA Evanston/North Shore is offering a 40-hour domestic violence in-person training opportunity March 12-22 at the YWCA, 1215 Church Street in Evanston. Training sessions will be held March 12,13, 15, 19, 20, and 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The cost of the entire program is $255.


Top 10 Subdivisions in Evanston, IL - February 2019

The Evanston subdivision with the highest average sale price between February 2018 and February 2019 was Sherman Plaza with an average sale price of $655,000. The subdivision with the highest number of sales in Evanston was Optima Horizons with 19 sales.


City lawyer named to state job

Evanston Deputy City Attorney Mario Treto Jr. has been named director of real estate at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Treto's appointment today, which is subject to confirmation by the state Senate.


Loyola Academy Can’t Stop Evanston

No. 3 Evanston (24-7) got its revenge over No. 2 Loyola Academy on its home court in the sectional semifinals Monday, Feb. 18. Evanston lost 47-31 to Loyola in the regional finals last year, but came out strong Monday and ran away with a 48-35 win over the Ramblers to advance to the sectional finals


Illinois State Police: Trooper injured in crash during traffic stop

STERLING, Ill. (KWQC) - An Illinois State Trooper was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries after a tractor semi-trailer sideswiped his squad car. It happened during a traffic stop on Interstate 39 in Ogle County on Feb. 18, 2019.


What to do with the ugly viaduct?

Evanston aldermen tonight will be asked what they want to do to dress up the Union Pacific viaduct at the intersection of Emerson Street, Ridge Avenue and Green Bay Road. The unattractive state of the viaduct has been a cause for community concern for years, and the city has concluded it has no leve


Back Seat Carjacker Steals Vehicle At Gunpoint: Glenview Blotter

GLENVIEW, IL — The following information comes from the Glenview Police Department and court records as a record of police activity, including incidents reported by the public and those arrested by police. Criminal charges represent accusations by the state and are often dropped or reduced. Updated


Report: A 3rd Sex Tape With R. Kelly And An Underage Girl Has Been Revealed

According to Hollywood-recognized lawyer Michael Avenatti, an alleged sex tape showing Chicago R&B artist R. Kelly sexually abusing yet another underage girl has been placed on his radar, which he allegedly told the New York Daily News “would be a third and distinctive other tape.”


'An amazing, amazing example': Morton Grove honors family that wrote note offering help during bitter cold

A Morton Grove family who offered assistance and hospitality to their neighbors during the depths of the late January polar vortex received recognition for their efforts at the Feb. 11 village board meeting.