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Journalist Maudlyne Ihejirika emcees fifth annual Taste of Evanston in support of combating homelessness

Journalist Maudlyne Ihejirika emcees fifth annual Taste of Evanston in support of combating homelessness

Catherine Buchaniec, Reporter

July 15, 2019

Inside a large white tent packed full of Evanston residents and visitors, the sound of laughter combined with the steady beat of a drum. Onlookers feasted on a host of miniature foods as loud music saturated the crowd. The fifth annual Taste of Evanston drew a crowd of over 500 residents to the lawn...

Northwestern, Evanston release statements prior to possible ICE raids on Sunday

Northwestern, Evanston release statements prior to possible ICE raids on Sunday

Marissa Martinez, Summer Editor

July 12, 2019

Illinois residents have been preparing for potential raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The operation is slated to begin Sunday, according to President Donald Trump. Trump announced upcoming raids on Friday as he prepared to depart Washington for Wisconsin. He said the agency would primarily...

Proposed liquor license for Welsh-Ryan draws heavy criticism from residents

Proposed liquor license for Welsh-Ryan draws heavy criticism from residents

Catherine Buchaniec, Reporter

July 9, 2019

Residents voiced concerns during Monday’s council meeting regarding a potential alteration to the city’s liquor code, which would create a new class of liquor license. This change would pave the way for the sale of alcoholic beverage sales at Welsh-Ryan Arena. The agenda item was previously held...

Gas prices increase in Illinois following Pritzker’s infrastructure plan

Gas prices increase in Illinois following Pritzker’s infrastructure plan

Marissa Martinez, Summer Editor

July 6, 2019

Illinois residents have noticed an increase in gas prices over the past week after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed new legislation Friday as part of his $45 billion infrastructure plan. The new changes began July 1. Motor fuel tax has doubled from 19 cents to 38 cents per gallon, while diesel fuel tax increased...

Evanston Escola de Samba brings Brazilian flair to Fourth of July parade

Evanston Escola de Samba brings Brazilian flair to Fourth of July parade

Isabella Werneck, Reporter

July 5, 2019

Percussion-based music echoed in the streets as dancers and musicians from the Evanston Escola de Samba invited people to clap along with the beat. Dancers wearing bright pink, blue and orange costumes and heavy skirts greeted people along the way. The Evanston Escola de Samba, an organization that...