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District 65 board members express concern after downward trend in test scores

District 65 board members express concern after downward trend in test scores

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under City, Education, Top Stories

Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board members reviewed the 2017 Achievement and Accountability Report at a meeting Tuesday, expressing concern about the achievement gap and declining test scores. At the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, board members discussed the report, which demonstrates a district-wide...

District 202 school board withdraws controversial confidentiality resolution

District 202 school board withdraws controversial confidentiality resolution

Nikki Baim, Reporter

January 17, 2018


Filed under City, Top Stories

Evanston Township High School/District 202 school board members unanimously voted to withdraw an “unnecessary” resolution at its Tuesday meeting that restricted them from sharing internal communications with the public. “It got ridiculous and time consuming,” board president Pat Savage-Williams...

Sole supplier of historic Tallmadge streetlights likely to shut down

Sole supplier of historic Tallmadge streetlights likely to shut down

Ryan Wangman, City Editor

January 17, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories

The future of Evanston’s unique Tallmadge streetlights looks dimmer after their sole supplier announced in December that its plant will likely close this year. Union Metal, based in Canton, Ohio, sent a letter to Canton’s city council in December stating that it may lay off approximately 339 employees...

2017 Good Neighbor Fund donation to center youth initiatives

2017 Good Neighbor Fund donation to center youth initiatives

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

City manager Wally Bobkiewicz told The Daily on Tuesday that Evanston has received Northwestern’s 2017 Good Neighbor Fund donation, which can now be directed toward implementing youth-centered initiatives. Roughly two-thirds of this year’s donation has been allocated to supporting youth initiatives in the community through park and facility improvements, job training programs and the Youth and Young Adult divisio...

Man arrested in downtown Evanston, charged with child endangerment

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

January 16, 2018


Filed under City, Crime

Police arrested a 46-year-old man and charged him with child endangerment in Evanston on Saturday. Police were alerted of an infant left in a parked car that was not running near the Whole Foods in downtown Evanston, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. Police were on the scene for about 10 minutes...

Diverse Communities United 2018 focuses on black women, black LGBTQ voices

Diverse Communities United 2018 focuses on black women, black LGBTQ voices

Julia Esparza, Assistant City Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Prompted by the current political atmosphere, this year’s Diverse Communities United 2018 performance focused on amplifying the voices of black women and black members of the LGBTQ community. Students from Evanston elementary, middle and high schools created original performances at the event to...

District 202 school board to reconsider controversial confidentiality policy

District 202 school board to reconsider controversial confidentiality policy

Ryan Wangman, City Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under City, Education, Top Stories

At their meeting Tuesday, Evanston Township High School/District 202 school board members will discuss withdrawing a controversial resolution that limits board members’ capacity to communicate with the public. The resolution, which passed 5-2 on Dec. 11, stipulates that written communication from the district superintendent or board president is confidential unless explicitly stated otherwise. It also prohibits disclosing in...

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration encourages active youth to lead the way

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration encourages active youth to lead the way

Wilson Chapman, Reporter

January 15, 2018


Filed under City, Education, Local, Top City Stories

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, members of the Evanston community celebrated his role in inspiring youth toward change and social progress on Saturday. The MLK Day of Celebration event, held at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center, hosted speakers and presentations that showcased...

New Trier Democrats endorse Biss for governor

New Trier Democrats endorse Biss for governor

Samantha Handler, Assistant City Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories

The New Trier Democrats endorsed state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) for governor at their Sunday meeting, according to an announcement on their website. This is a significant endorsement for Biss, as Democratic candidate J.B. Pritzker (School of Law ’93) has received backing from the Illinois Federation...

Candidates for Illinois Attorney General discuss women’s issues, Trump

Candidates for Illinois Attorney General discuss women’s issues, Trump

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

January 15, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Candidates for Illinois Attorney General struggled to stand out at a community forum Sunday evening and answered questions from local residents on topics ranging from President Donald Trump to sexual assault. Action for a Better Tomorrow — an Illinois-based nonprofit, grassroots organization founded...

City officials look to introduce amendments to Evanston’s panhandling ordinance

City officials look to introduce amendments to Evanston’s panhandling ordinance

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under City, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

City officials are looking to revise current guidelines on panhandling in Evanston due to an increase in resident concerns over the practice. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz said city staff will likely present amendments to Evanston’s panhandling ordinance to City Council in February or March. Bobkiewicz...

City commission discusses housing strategies

City commission discusses housing strategies

Catherine Henderson, Assistant City Editor

January 12, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Housing and Homelessness Commission discussed a range of affordable housing strategies on Thursday in preparation for the special City Council meeting on Jan. 29. The members of the commission reviewed a report written by the city’s Housing and Grants administration, which included information...