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A provision in state law that permits concealed firearms to be brought onto school grounds in vehicles has raised concerns with the Evanston/Skokie District 65 School Board, which has asked lawmakers to amend the law.

Post date: May 13, 2014 - 2:07pm
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Evanston police say a 27-year-old man was stabbed in the arm about 11:20 this morning while he was standing in an alley in the 400 block of Ridge Avenue.

Post date: May 13, 2014 - 12:45pm
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Evanston aldermen on split votes Monday night passed resolutions opposing a reduction in the state income tax and favoring higher taxes on cell phone users.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, who led the push for both resolutions, said that if the state income tax is allowed to fall back from its current "temporary" 5 percent level to 3 percent, it would lead to devastating cuts in state aid to the city as well as a range of other programs.

But Alderman Don Wilson, 4th Ward, said the resolution would send the wrong message to the legislature.

Post date: May 13, 2014 - 10:05am
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Perhaps blame it on the cold weather -- but Evanston retail sales in February, as reflected in sales tax payments by the state to the city this month, slumped below year ago levels.

The figures from the Illinois Department of Revenue show that sales tax revenue the city received this month fell to $1.08 million, down 6.6 percent from the same month in 2013.

It was the first month this year that sales tax receipts in Evanston haven't exceeded year ago levels.

Post date: May 13, 2014 - 9:33am
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The Evanston-based pharmaceutical firm Naurex Inc. has raised another $25 million from investors.

Chicago Business reports that the Northwestern University spinout, based at the Illinois Technology Enterprise Center on Maple Avenue, is now considering raising even more funds.

Post date: May 13, 2014 - 8:40am
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Monday, June 2, 7 pm, 1st Floor Community Meeting Room, Main Library

Post date: May 12, 2014 - 8:19pm
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Here's a recap our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council meeting.

Post date: May 12, 2014 - 7:39pm
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Evanston police have arrested five people for thefts from several different stores. Those stories are among the items on the weekend crime roundup.

Post date: May 12, 2014 - 7:05pm
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Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council Planning and Development Committee meeting.

Post date: May 12, 2014 - 7:01pm
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Here's a recap of our live coverage of tonight's Evanston City Council Administration and Public Works Committee meeting.

Post date: May 12, 2014 - 6:02pm

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