Monday, April 1, 2013
Evanston Township High School Supt. Eric Witherspoon shared a note on the District 202 website following the death of Kevoyn Cox, 18, in a car crash Friday. Other ETHS students were injured in the crash on Howard Street.
In a letter to students and parents, Evanston Township High School (ETHS) Supt. Eric Witherspoon described the death of an ETHS senior in a car crash last week as "a tragedy in our ETHS family." Kevoyn Cox, 18, died after the car lost control and crashed into a tree on Howard Street Thursday, March 28. Police said the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed. Four other occupants were transported to local hospitals with non life-threatening injuries, and another person fled the scene on foot, police said. Earlier: Evanston Man, 18, Died in Howard Street Crash In his letter, Witherspoon expressed his sympathy for Cox's family and noted that some other ETHS students were among those injured. Chicago Police have said …
Friday, March 29, 2013
An 18-year-old man from Evanston died last night when the car he was driving lost control and crashed into a tree in the 2900 block of Howard Street, according to police.
An 18-year-old man from Evanston was killed when the car he was driving lost control and crashed into a tree on Howard Street last night. Kevoyn Cox, of the 800 block of Dodge Avenue in Evanston, was identified as the driver, according to a representative from the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. Earlier: One Dead, Four Injured After Car Crash on Howard Street Police said the car was traveling at a high rate of speed when it lost control and slammed into a tree in 2900 block of Howard Street Thursday night. Four passengers were taken to various hospitals with non-life threatening injuries and are now in stable condition, police said. A sixth occupant ran away on foot. A spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department told Patch that, …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
City council members are expected to consider making a $200,000 grant to the owners of a restaurant and brewery called Peckish One, proposed for 623-627 ½ Howard St.
The owners of a proposed restaurant and brewery on Howard Street are expected to come before Evanston aldermen Monday, seeking a $200,000 grant and a lease for city-owned property. Debbie and Jamie Evans, former managers and partners at the Celtic Knot, hope to open a microbrewery at 623-627 ½ Howard St. called Peckish One, according to city documents. The name plays off the British term “peckish,” meaning “somewhat hungry.” They hope to enter into a lease-to-own agreement with the city, which purchased the space and two others on Howard Street in February 2011 using tax-increment financing (TIF) dollars from the Howard/Ridge TIF district. A cocktail bar called Ward Eight opened in December at one of the other properties, 629 Howard St., …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Evanston aldermen hesitated over the $1.7 million price tag for city funding for construction of a theater space at 727-9 Howard St., where the Chicago-based City Lit Theater is considering a second location.
Evanston aldermen rejected a proposed $1.7 million city grant to build a theater on city property at 727-9 Howard St. Monday, asking city staff to come back with more information on the project in the future. Ald. Ann Rainey (8th ward) has championed the theater along with several other city-backed renewal projects on Howard Street. Under the current proposal, funding for the project would come from a $2.2 million line of credit the council approved in August, split between two local tax-increment financing (TIF) districts, including the TIF district that stretches along Howard Street between the lakefront and Ridge Avenue. “I have been very positive about the TIFs, the redevelopment on Howard,” said Ald. Coleen Burrus (9th ward). “I …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
A 25-year-old man was shot shortly after midnight Sunday, Nov. 25, in the 2800 block of West Howard Street, according to the 'Chicago Tribune.'
A 25-year-old man was shot in the thigh during a fight early Sunday morning in the 2800 block of West Howard Street, according to the Chicago Tribune. The man was shot at 12:10 a.m., the Tribune reports, and was taken to St. Francis Hospital for treatment, where his condition was stabilized. Because the shooting took place on the Chicago side of Howard Street, Chicago Police are investigating the incident, according to a spokesperson for the Evanston Police Department. For the full story, visit the Chicago Tribune.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Alderman Ann Rainey and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl held a press conference to announce Best Buy's donation of $10,000 in appliances. "Watch out, Rogers Park, Howard Street in Evanston is on the rise,” Rainey said.
With the help of a donation from Best Buy, the owners of a new small plates bar on Howard Street are moving closer to their dream of opening the business they'll live above. On Wednesday, eighth ward Alderman Ann Rainey and Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl held a press conference outside the Best Buy at 2301 Howard Street to announce the store’s $10,000 donation, to be used in the affordable housing apartments above the new business, called Ward Eight. Owners Anne Carlson and Cody Modeer, who met at Andersonville’s upscale liquor store In Fine Spirits, plan to open the restaurant/bar in August or September, when construction is complete. They are leasing the building, at 629 West Howard, from the city of Evanston, along with an apartment …
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
This is the third installment of Christine Wolf's conversation with City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz stemming from questions about a city-owned parking lot near Trader Joe's.
Editor's Note: This is the continuation of Christine Wolf's column from Monday where she sat down with City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz to discuss her concerns about the city paying to build parking near the new Trader Joe's. Yesterday, Bobkiewicz discussed how the arrival of Trader Joe's would effect other Chicago Avenue grocery businesses. Today, the discussion's focus is on other economic development initiatives in the city, particularly along Howard Street. From the amount of money, though, what I think a lot of people — especially a few aldermen I’ve spoken with — their big concern is 'The Money. The Money. The Money going out…' Between [this potential parking lot cost] and the Howard Street purchases ... they just want to stop the …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The bar would move into a building the city bought last year to spur economic development.
The Evanston City Council voted Monday night to underwrite the cost of a $130,000 loan for a couple planning to open up a wine bar on Howard Street, the Evanston Review reports. The city bought the building the bar would occupy, at 629 Howard St., last year in hopes of spurring economic development in the area, the article says. The $230,000 purchase price plus the loan brings the city’s total investment to more than $360,000 Read the full Evanston Review story here.