Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881
Julia is a Medill junior studying journalism and political science. Her past positions at The Daily include managing editor, city editor and summer editor. The Illinois native is also involved with Medill Media Teens. She previously worked for Meet the Press. You can reach Julia via Twitter or email.

Julia Jacobs, Editor in Chief

Feb 08, 2017
Interfraternity Council executive board, presidents decide to suspend social events following reports of assaults, druggings (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
University notifies students about reports of sexual assaults, possible date rape drugs given at fraternity houses (Story)
Jan 11, 2017
As institutions face a blurring gender binary, a transgender student tests the bounds of Northwestern sorority life (Story)
Jan 03, 2017
City hearing on electoral objections could nix mayoral primary (Story)
Jan 02, 2017
Another round of objections adds to mayoral election controversy (Story)
Dec 18, 2016
Man discovered dead while partially inside washing machine (Story)
Dec 16, 2016
Evanston city clerk falls ill during electoral board meeting about candidate challenges (Story)
Dec 09, 2016
Two unions push to organize graduate students at Northwestern amid looming political shift in Washington (Story)
Dec 04, 2016
Jewish Studies lecturer reports man performing Nazi salute near Fiedler Hillel (Story)
Nov 30, 2016
The Daily Northwestern presents: Holiday Guide 2016 (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Donald Trump wins presidential election in unexpected victory (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Northwestern students say they were mistreated by police in Wrigleyville on night of Cubs’ clincher (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
Police Blotter: Evanston residents shot at with paintball, BB guns from passing vehicles (Story)
Oct 13, 2016
Faculty Senate committee finds it ‘impossible’ to act on Prof. Jacqueline Stevens’ appeal of involuntary leave (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
Graduate student hunger strikes for over seven days to spotlight impact of Prof. Jacqueline Stevens’ campus ban (Story)
Sep 28, 2016
Northwestern graduate students begin to seek union representation after NLRB decision (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
University drops campus ban on political science Prof. Jacqueline Stevens (Story)
Sep 14, 2016
The Graduate School expands parental leave policy following years-long push from students (Story)
Sep 07, 2016
Prof. Alvin Tillery: My issue with Prof. Stevens wasn’t about her political activism (Story)
Sep 02, 2016
Political science professor Jacqueline Stevens says she was banned from Northwestern’s campus (Story)
Aug 23, 2016
National Labor Relations Board: Student assistants at private universities qualify as employees (Story)
Aug 22, 2016
NLRB decision draws near on whether graduate students at private universities can unionize (Story)
Jul 11, 2016
Liberal icon Abner Mikva initiated legacy of Democratic activism in Evanston (Story)
May 31, 2016
Karl Eikenberry responds to criticisms of military background during Northwestern visit (Story)
May 27, 2016
In Focus: Inside administrators’ efforts to preserve the appointment of former ambassador Karl Eikenberry (Story)
Apr 22, 2016
Students charged with Alice Millar vandalism no longer enrolled at Northwestern (Story)
Apr 14, 2016
Karl Eikenberry will not step in as executive director of Buffett Institute (Story)
Mar 22, 2016
Northwestern student in Brussels reported safe after terrorist attacks (Story)
Dec 11, 2015
Evanston woman charged with robbing Winnetka bank (Story)
Dec 11, 2015
Menorah vandalized outside north Evanston hospitality facility (Story)
Dec 10, 2015
Gov. Bruce Rauner approves release of fuel tax revenue to local governments (Story)
Dec 05, 2015
Evanston teenager robbed at gunpoint (Story)
Dec 03, 2015
Delivery driver robbed at knifepoint near Evanston Township High School (Story)
Dec 02, 2015
State political leaders open negotiations in fifth month without a budget (Story)
Nov 24, 2015
City Council adopts 2016 budget, library tax levy expansion (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
Evanston Public Library seeks to expand collection (Story)
Nov 19, 2015
City manager nixes end-of-year furlough day (Story)
Nov 16, 2015
Gov. Bruce Rauner announces temporary closure of Illinois borders to Syrian refugees (Story)
Nov 15, 2015
Police Blotter: Man strikes ambulance attendant before fleeing vehicle (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
Illinois House passes bill to release revenue to local governments during budget impasse (Story)
Nov 12, 2015
Evanston teenager charged in connection with shots fired near ETHS (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Gov. Bruce Rauner expands child care eligibility amid budget negotiations (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Police Blotter: Man arrested after stealing pair of shoes (Story)
Nov 11, 2015
Two Evanston males arrested after shots fired near Evanston Township High School (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
Aldermen dismiss gun violence prevention proposal for efficacy concerns (Story)
Nov 10, 2015
Aldermen urge movement in state budget impasse (Story)
Nov 08, 2015
Federal judge dismisses case against Evanston in 2010 murder arrest (Story)
Nov 05, 2015
Young Evanston model Kaylyn Pryor remembered for energy, ambition after Chicago shooting (Story)
Nov 03, 2015
Evanston aspiring model killed, teenager injured in Chicago shooting (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Evanston staff funding uncertain without fuel tax revenue (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Yellow Line service to Skokie resumes after six-month closure (Story)
Nov 02, 2015
Metra avoids shutdown due to legislation extending deadline for safety system installation (Story)
Nov 01, 2015
Long-time executive director of North Shore affordable housing non-profit to step down (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
City Council approves Beacon Academy move to larger space (Story)
Oct 27, 2015
Obama urges federal support for police at law enforcement conference in Chicago (Story)
Oct 26, 2015
City Council ushers in new job training program (Story)
Oct 25, 2015
Evanston Public Library requests expanded budget for new programming (Story)
Oct 25, 2015
Aldermen talk budget, tax increases with state funding still in question (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
Police Blotter: Purse and items valued at more than $2,000 stolen from Evanston Hospital (Story)
Oct 22, 2015
CTA’s proposed budget keeps fares stagnant despite major projects ahead (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
Hillary Clinton to fundraise in Evanston next month (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
Evanston water negotiations delayed as villages explore new option (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
City Council affirms new direction for Penny Park renovations (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
City Council moves forward nearly $5 million Fountain Square renovation plan (Story)
Oct 16, 2015
Teenager charged with additional counts after July shooting (Story)
Oct 15, 2015
Driver in last month’s fatal crash charged with reckless homicide (Story)
Oct 15, 2015
After grant to fund animal shelter employees, city must amend proposed budget (Story)
Oct 14, 2015
Police Blotter: Bank employee charged with stealing money from customer (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
City Council updates animal shelter euthanasia guidelines (Story)
Oct 11, 2015
Evanston police denied federal grant for body cameras (Story)
Oct 11, 2015
Northwestern donates first portion of $5 million gift to Evanston (Story)
Oct 10, 2015
Proposed Evanston budget increases property taxes, plans for potential cuts (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
Evanston prep school staff member charged with possession of child pornography (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
City moves Public Works Agency forward with new bureau managers (Story)
Oct 06, 2015
Evanston Community Foundation names new president (Story)
Oct 05, 2015
Politicians rally to support local affordable housing for seniors (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Evanston police officer photographed sleeping in squad car faces disciplinary action (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Police say same man likely entered bedrooms of female NU students in separate incidents (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Police Blotter: Jogger robbed in south Evanston (Story)
Sep 29, 2015
Driver in fatal crash charged with DUI (Story)
Sep 28, 2015
Police Blotter: Sept. 28 (Story)
Sep 27, 2015
City Council adds hurdles to setting up gun ranges in Evanston (Story)
Sep 24, 2015
City appoints director of reenvisioned Public Works Agency (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
Coffee Lab to take over Rollin’ To Go’s former space (Story)
Sep 23, 2015
Proposed apartment high-rise targets NU students (Story)
Sep 22, 2015
Rollin’ To Go sandwiches to make a comeback at D&D Finer Foods (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Aldermen advance plan for Howard Street Theater (Story)
Sep 21, 2015
Evanston raises parking violation fees (Story)
Sep 20, 2015
Evanston social services cope with Illinois budget stalemate (Story)
Sep 18, 2015
Evanston man dies three days after shooting (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
Evanston increases ambulance fees (Story)
Sep 16, 2015
Evanston aldermen pave way for new ‘green’ day care (Story)
Sep 01, 2015
City Council moves forward on department reorganizations, budget-building measures (Story)
Aug 31, 2015
Rep. Bob Dold talks medical research funding bill with NU faculty (Story)
Aug 29, 2015
Police Blotter: Woman arrested after charging hospital security guard (Story)
Aug 26, 2015
SESP introduces undergraduate learning sciences major (Story)
Aug 25, 2015
Police Blotter: Man arrested after lunging at officer (Story)
Aug 24, 2015
New organization vows to preserve Black House student spaces (Story)
Aug 24, 2015
University halts reorganization of Black House, Multicultural Center space (Story)
Aug 21, 2015
Police Blotter: Driver crashes stolen van while fleeing (Story)
Aug 21, 2015
Evanston to consolidate Public Works and Utilities departments (Story)
Aug 20, 2015
Amended alcohol policy grants amnesty to students who require emergency assistance (Story)
Aug 18, 2015
Evanston City Council mulls furlough day, hiring freeze (Story)
Aug 18, 2015
Police Blotter: Man charged with possessing more than 2.5 pounds of marijuana (Story)
Aug 14, 2015
Evanston to consider officer-worn body cameras after governor signs state-wide legislation (Story)
Aug 13, 2015
Deputy city manager Joe McRae to leave Evanston (Story)
Aug 13, 2015
Northwestern Medicine likely to merge with KishHealth System (Story)
Aug 13, 2015
Appeal of Greenwell racial profiling case dismissed (Story)
Aug 11, 2015
Police Blotter: Man charged with forging check for $208,000 (Story)
Aug 11, 2015
Three teenagers charged with burglary after multiple store break-ins (Story)
Aug 08, 2015
Police Blotter: Eight burglaries to vehicles in the past week (Story)
Aug 07, 2015
City officials have positive outlook for new grocery stores on economy (Story)
Aug 06, 2015
Window washer injured from fall off Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Story)
Aug 04, 2015
Police Blotter: Man stabbed during armed robbery (Story)
Aug 04, 2015
Northwestern moves up to No. 16 on Forbes Top Colleges list (Story)
Aug 04, 2015
Evanston Democrats show support for Tammy Duckworth’s U.S. Senate bid in straw poll (Story)
Aug 03, 2015
Storm topples trees, cuts power in south Evanston (Story)
Jul 30, 2015
Two men shot in central Evanston (Story)
Jul 30, 2015
Police Blotter: Man arrested in battery case from weeks ago (Story)
Jul 30, 2015
Wings Over Evanston to be replaced by Pizza Hut (Story)
Jul 30, 2015
Teenager charged with shooting in central Evanston (Story)
Jul 29, 2015
Friends remember Northwestern student John Thumel for kind, fun-loving spirit (Story)
Jul 28, 2015
Council moves forward with downtown theater plan (Story)
Jul 27, 2015
Police Blotter: Man stabbed during fight in south Evanston (Story)
Jul 27, 2015
Northwestern student John Thumel dies in Texas car crash (Story)
Jul 25, 2015
Childcare Network of Evanston to expand programs for impoverished families (Story)
Jul 24, 2015
Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl talks pension reform in state capital (Story)
Jul 24, 2015
Northwestern Graduate School names interim dean (Story)
Jul 24, 2015
City will not administer fall furlough day as remedy for state cuts (Story)
Jul 24, 2015
Police Blotter: Vehicle burglaries reach seven in one week (Story)
Jul 23, 2015
Newbery Medalist Kwame Alexander engages Evanston kids with novel on basketball, growing up (Story)
Jul 22, 2015
Documentary: Northwestern journalism investigation led to wrongful conviction (Story)
Jul 20, 2015
Police Blotter: Officers arrest four vehicle burglars amid pattern of incidents (Story)
Jul 17, 2015
Evanston staff considers potential cuts to balance upcoming state slashes (Story)
Jul 16, 2015
Police Blotter: Fingerprints lead to arrest of 2012 burglar (Story)
Jul 16, 2015
City begins process of narrowing down designs for Fountain Square renovation (Story)
Jul 15, 2015
NU, Chicago Transit Authority announce free bus service to replace Ryan Field shuttle (Story)
Jul 14, 2015
Negotiations with brewing company approved despite citizen objection (Story)
Jul 14, 2015
Police Blotter: Woman charged with battery after hitting officer with urine-soaked paper towels (Story)
Jul 13, 2015
CTA will not add Purple Line Express run after pilot program fails (Story)
Jul 12, 2015
Building collapse causes electrical fire on Ridge Avenue (Story)
Jul 11, 2015
Evanston staff, human services providers await cuts amid state budget stalemate (Story)
Jul 10, 2015
Police Blotter: Two nearby cars stolen over weekend (Story)
Jul 08, 2015
Feinberg research growing from injections of federal dollars, private gifts (Story)
Jul 07, 2015
Police Blotter: Burglar charged with felony after turning himself in to police (Story)
Jul 06, 2015
Family-run sandwich shop Rollin’ To Go closes (Story)
Jul 04, 2015
Police Blotter: Group fights erupt outside two nearby Evanston residences (Story)
Jul 04, 2015
First instances of West Nile mosquitoes in North Shore this year prompt regional spraying (Story)
Jul 01, 2015
State legislators fail to secure temporary budget to fund certain essential services (Story)
Jul 01, 2015
Police Blotter: Man robbed over missing drug payment (Story)
Jul 01, 2015
House passes amnesty bill to protect intoxicated minors who call 911 for help (Story)
Jun 30, 2015
Niles moves forward in plan for Evanston water purchase (Story)
Jun 30, 2015
Police Blotter: Man arrested in connection with battery of teenage girl (Story)
Jun 29, 2015
Captured: Evanston artists show work at Fountain Square Art Festival (Story)
Jun 28, 2015
Evanston man injured in drive-by shooting (Story)
Jun 25, 2015
Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoes vast majority of budget bills (Story)
Jun 25, 2015
Motorcycle hits two cars in south Evanston (Story)
Jun 25, 2015
State politicians respond to budget concerns in Chicago town hall (Story)
Jun 25, 2015
Police Blotter: Woman shot near south Evanston home (Story)
Jun 23, 2015
City Council restricts zoning for gun ranges in Evanston (Story)
Jun 22, 2015
Police Blotter: Two arrested in connection with unlawful use of weapons (Story)
Jun 22, 2015
Anti-Semitic graffiti found at Ryan Field on graduation day (Story)
Jun 21, 2015
Ricky Byrdsong Race Against Hate imparts timely message in wake of Charleston shooting (Story)
Jun 19, 2015
IBM CEO Virginia Rometty encourages graduates to embrace changing world (Story)
Jun 18, 2015
Police Blotter: June 18 (Story)
Jun 18, 2015
State Sen. Daniel Biss dishes out bleak predictions for state budget crisis at town hall meeting (Story)
Jun 18, 2015
Average salary for recent Northwestern graduates rising, study says (Story)
Jun 16, 2015
Police Blotter: June 16 (Story)
Jun 16, 2015
Evanston City Council hires consultant to strategize Robert Crown project fundraising (Story)
Jun 15, 2015
Evanston woman charged with neglecting elderly mother (Story)
May 29, 2015
State campus sexual assault bill seeks clear policy, community collaboration (Story)
May 27, 2015
Council wraps up discussion of Northwestern subdivisions (Story)
May 25, 2015
Evanston overtime costs rise in 2014 (Story)
May 25, 2015
Dawes Park pond dedication to kick off concert season (Story)
May 21, 2015
New spice shop debuts in downtown Evanston (Story)
May 18, 2015
Evanston releases highest bills from 2014 (Story)
May 17, 2015
City to install Divvy bikes in spring 2016 (Story)
May 15, 2015
Evanston Animal Shelter moves on from CARE controversy (Story)
May 13, 2015
Evanston joins campaign to buckle up (Story)
May 12, 2015
Evanston city manager unveils plans for major changes to services, department structures (Story)
May 12, 2015
Illinois politicians share grim outlook for budget proposal (Story)
May 08, 2015
Evanston devotes May to bike safety, appreciation (Story)
May 08, 2015
Rauner budget would slash state funding for Alzheimer’s research, care (Story)
May 06, 2015
Mayfest announces Dillo Day noise fixes (Story)
May 03, 2015
ETHS gains recognition for increasing access to advanced courses (Story)
Apr 28, 2015
Plans to extend Evanston water reach accelerate (Story)
Apr 26, 2015
Rauner terminates grant to bring Evanston high-speed Internet (Story)
Apr 24, 2015
Alderman candidates debate city issues at public forum (Story)
Apr 19, 2015
RTA system ranks highly nationally despite aging vehicles (Story)
Apr 17, 2015
Anti-conversion therapy activism in Illinois gains momentum alongside national movement (Story)
Apr 14, 2015
Evanston residents, NU students discuss budget cuts at sixth annual Lobby Day (Story)
Apr 12, 2015
Transit representatives, state politicians request federal transportation funding (Story)
Apr 07, 2015
Community Animal Rescue Effort volunteers reinvent organization with support from loyal partners (Story)
Apr 05, 2015
Evanston looks to redevelop closed recycling center (Story)
Apr 02, 2015
Evanston pilots community ambassadors program (Story)
Mar 31, 2015
Experts discuss solutions to global water crisis on local scale (Story)
Mar 18, 2015
Evanston to represent US in World Wildlife Fund environmental competition (Story)
Mar 06, 2015
Tisdahl debuts Twitter handle with online Q&A (Story)
Mar 05, 2015
Evanston high school students lead after-school program on media, health (Story)
Mar 03, 2015
Evanston aims to help 600 teens find summer jobs (Story)
Mar 01, 2015
Evanston chef nominated for James Beard Award (Story)
Feb 27, 2015
Evanston officials reflect after a year of same-sex marriage in Illinois (Story)
Feb 24, 2015
Evanston man arrested in connection with abuse of infant daughter (Story)
Feb 20, 2015
YWCA facilitates conversations on racial issues (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
Evanston’s Citizen Police Academy turns 20 (Story)
Feb 18, 2015
Evanston introduces changes to housing rehabilitation program (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Evanston Animal Shelter partners with pet care company for discounted food (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Connections for the Homeless undertakes new young adult housing program (Story)
Feb 11, 2015
Student-designed survey aims to gauge time management (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
Evanston teenager arrested in connection with credit card theft (Story)
Feb 09, 2015
Evanston fire department to hold free monthly health care clinics (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Evanston Public Library offers tours of local brewery, distillery (Story)
Feb 05, 2015
Three nonprofits receive Evanston Community Foundation grants (Story)
Feb 03, 2015
Historic snowfall prompts cleanups, citations (Story)
Jan 29, 2015
National road salt price increase hits Evanston (Story)
Jan 28, 2015
Evanston named finalist in international environmental competition (Story)
Jan 26, 2015
Northwestern, local academics react to Obama’s community college plan (Story)
Jan 22, 2015
Evanston clinic to hold free Affordable Care Act enrollment fair (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
Evanston City Council to weigh regulations on ride-share services (Story)
Jan 21, 2015
Obama emphasizes income inequality in State of the Union address (Story)
Jan 13, 2015
Evanston residents weigh in on Divvy bike share program (Story)
Jan 13, 2015
New Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announces executive actions at inauguration (Story)
Jan 07, 2015
Evanston responds to extreme cold with warming, childcare shelters (Story)
Jan 06, 2015
District 65 schools, Evanston Township High School closed Wednesday (Story)
Jan 05, 2015
Anti-domestic violence program graduates first class of high school boys (Story)
Nov 19, 2014
Local officials share information on community health care resources (Story)
Nov 11, 2014
Northwestern faculty train Chicago Public Schools principals through program (Story)
Nov 07, 2014
Anne-Marie Slaughter talks foreign policy at 25th annual Leopold Lecture (Story)
Oct 28, 2014
Students phone-bank, canvas to influence midterm elections (Story)
Oct 19, 2014
Three Evanston businesses qualify for Chase grant consideration (Story)