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These 2 Illinois Cities Earned Perfect Scores in New LGBT Equality report by the Human Rights Campaign

Reboot Illinois | Posted 02.02.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

The Illinois General Assembly legalized same-sex marriage throughout the state in June, but individual cities have jurisdiction over other laws and policies that can be more or less inclusive of their lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.

Evanston Township Ceases to Exist

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.19.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Until May 1, taxpayers in Evanston supported two governments -- the city of Evanston and Evanston Township. Evanston became a case study in government consolidation when voters decided in March that one Evanston government was enough and dissolved the township as a legal entity.

Windy City Happening: Dillo Day 2014 at Northwestern (PHOTOS)

Justin Barbin | Posted 08.09.2014 | Chicago
Justin Barbin

Northwestern University's Mayfest organization hosted its 42nd annual Dillo Day along the shores of Lake Michigan last week to an estimated crowd of over 9,000 attendees.

Illinois Is Home to the World's Largest What?!?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 06.02.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Think you know a lot about Illinois? Let's take a little quiz then.

120 Rabbis in Congressional Record: Toward Peace or War With Iran?

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 03.15.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

The Rabbinic Statement on Moving Step by Step toward Shalom with Iran (initiated by The Shalom Center) has been placed in the Congressional Record by ...

Homeless Youth: Are We Looking Hard Enough for the Keys to Open More Doors?

Susan Garcia Trieschmann | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Susan Garcia Trieschmann

Why are there street people when there are church steeples only a block away? This has stuck with me since the first time I heard it in a song writte...

So Light 'Em Up But It'll Cost You Money Here

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.28.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add 75 cents to the city's tax on a pack of cigarettes. This would make Chicago the most expensive place in the country to smoke, surpassing New York.

Skateboarding Is Still a Crime, But the Sport Is Admirable

Laura Beth Nielsen | Posted 05.22.2013 | Chicago
Laura Beth Nielsen

As any soccer, basketball or football mom knows, having two kids who practice the sport means I've spent lots of time in skate parks all around the United States and parts of Europe. And what I observe is a sport practiced by dedicated and enthusiastic young people who should be admired, not scorned.

Evanston Entrepreneur to Host Event on Sex Trafficking July 1st

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 08.28.2012 | Impact
Joan Brunwasser

This project and has women in the windows of retail stores with price tags and for sale signs listing age, weight and other details as if they were just another item for sale along with everything else.

Joseph Erbentraut

Filmmaker Explores Gender Equality In China | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.07.2012 | Chicago

May Tchao wasn't always an aspiring filmmaker, but after working in the advertising industry for years, the Chinese-American Evanston, Ill. resident k...

What Making 100 Quilts in One Year For Lutheran World Relief Taught my Church Group

Joan Brunwasser | Posted 12.10.2011 | Women
Joan Brunwasser

I have been attending the evening quilting sessions at our church for almost two decades. In the early years, we might make 10 or 15 quilts a year. This year, our goal was to create 100 quilts.

Explosive Device Found At Suburban Police Station

Evanston, IL Patch | Jessica Rudis | Posted 08.20.2011 | Chicago

Evanston police said an explosive device was found in back of their Howard Street outpost on Saturday. A person of interest in the case has been taken...

Evanston Hospital Employee Gets Laid Off, Punches Boss In Face

Posted 06.22.2011 | Chicago

A 21-year-old food services employee at Evanston Hospital allegedly punched his boss in the face Wednesday afternoon, after being told he was getting ...

Evanston Residents Fooled By Paper's Snow-Removal Prank

AP | Posted 06.01.2011 | Chicago

EVANSTON, Ill. — Talk about a snow job. Some residents of a Chicago suburb who remember all too well having to dig out from February's historic...

Illinois Redistricting: Will Minorities Really See Improvements?

Kyle Hillman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Kyle Hillman

Next week, the public aspect of the state redistricting process will begin. On Monday, the largest metropolitan area gets a say, and it should be fascinating to watch.

College Town Will Enforce 'Brothel Rule'

City | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Northwestern administration will not ask Evanston to reconsider its "brothel law," a zoning ordinance that will cause hundreds of students to be e...

Evanston Named One Of America's Coolest Suburbs By Travel And Leisure

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For years, the suburbs were regarded as vast, generic wastelands. The architecture of the city was miles away, and there was the misconception that su...

Evanston Pipe Bomb Explosion Was A Suicide, Family Says

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The explosion of a pipe bomb in Evanston that killed a young man was apparently a suicide, his family reports. Colin Dalebroux's body was found early...

Headless Body Found Near Evanston Middle School

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A headless body was found near an Evanston middle school early Tuesday--and a pipe bomb was found nearby. According to NBC Chicago, Evanston residen...

Social Worker Who Donated Kidney Could Be Fired...For Not Living In Chicago?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

UPDATE: CPS chief executive Ron Huberman told the Chicago Tribune that he personally will review the matter and was freezing any action regarding Coyn...

The Empire of the Ants

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

In antediluvian Evanston, that is, before three weeks ago, a few confused ants would wander about the kitchen counter, lost on their way to ant conventions or curious about life beyond the baseboards.

Evanston City Council Votes Unanimously To Explore Wind Turbines On Lake Michigan

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If some Evanston officials have their way, dozens of giant wind-turbines one day could tower above the waves of Lake Michigan several miles off shore,...

Lake Michigan Wind Power: Evanston Considering Building Offshore Wind Farm

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Tuesday night, the City of Evanston will consider a plan to build wind turbines more than 6 miles offshore, reported. If built, the m...

Evanston Wants To Ban Saggy Pants...Is It Constitutional?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Municipalities trying to outlaw the wearing of sagging pants is nothing new. In 2004, the entire states of Louisiana and Virginia both tried to pass l...

Mayor Of Evanston: April Is 'Shani Davis Month'

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A couple hundred speedskating fans packed the Robert Crown Ice Arena in Evanston on Thursday to meet and honor Olympic Speedskater Shani Davis. "I'm ...