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Stay-at-home order lifted, Evanston reaches Phase 3

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker speaks during his daily coronavirus pandemic briefing at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Springfield, Illinois. On Friday, Pritzker announced the state is moving into Phase 3 of his announced “Restore Illinois Plan.”

Jacob Fulton, Assistant City Editor

May 30, 2020

The state has reached the third stage of the “Restore Illinois Plan” Saturday and the stay-at-home order has been lifted, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Friday. Phase 3 permits retail stores, manufacturers and hair salons to open with limited capacity and other safety precautions. The...

“Generations of pain”: The road to reparations in Evanston

From indentured servitude to federal redlining, Evanston’s history is marked with colored lines. City officials and residents develop initiatives to address historical inequities with the recently established reparations fund.

Keerti Gopal, Reporter

May 29, 2020

Maria Murray was 15 years old in 1855 when she was purchased out of slavery by a white family and brought to work as an indentured servant in their Evanston home. She was one of Evanston’s first black residents. Evanston native and historian Dino Robinson said newspapers diminished Murray’s status...

City may end nationwide city manager search, considers Erika Storlie as a candidate

Erika Storlie. City Council proposed Storlie as a candidate for the city manager position.

Sneha Dey, City Editor

May 29, 2020

City officials proposed ending the nationwide search for a city manager and promoting Erika Storlie, who has served as interim city manager amid the pandemic. “I hear from members of the community how glad they are that they live in Evanston right now...That’s Erika,” said Ald. Melissa Wynne...

Under the stay-at-home order? Evanston residents discuss life in quarantine

Sketch of Lake Street Church in Evanston

Lauren McCaffrey, Reporter

May 28, 2020

In the days ahead of the stay-at-home order ending, The Daily spoke with Evanston residents about how they’ve been keeping busy under quarantine. These interviews have been edited for clarity and brevity. Shruti Vijay Local artist Shruti Vijay has spent much of her time observing and sketching t...

Following in-person primary, how will a pandemic general turn out?

As residents remain skeptical of in-person voting in a pandemic, the Illinois House approved a proposal May 21 to send applications for mail-in ballots to anyone who voted by mail in 2018, 2019 or this year’s primary.

Eva Herscowitz, Assistant City Editor

May 28, 2020

With few exceptions, Carol Greene has served as an election judge in every election for over a decade, overseeing polling places, assisting voters and building community relationships. But after spending nearly sixteen hours for the Illinois primary in March in a crowded Haven Middle School room...