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Evanston moves forward with recreational marijuana legalization

Evanston moves forward with recreational marijuana legalization

Samantha Handler, City Editor

September 17, 2019

Recreational marijuana legalization dominated the discussion at Monday’s City Council meeting, though specifics are yet to come. Aldermen voted to approve a resolution that makes cannabis business a special use function in Evanston and gives the Plan Commission direction on how to proceed with...

Candidates clash over gun control, public education in third round of debates

Candidates clash over gun control, public education in third round of debates

Daisy Conant and James Pollard

September 14, 2019

And then there were 10. For now. Thursday night marked another Democratic debate featuring a pool of candidates hoping to challenge President Donald Trump next November. Despite being the third round of matchups, the Houston debate exhibited multiple firsts. Aside from taking place over one night,...

Evanston man charged with sexual assault for second time

Evanston man charged with sexual assault for second time

Cassidy Wang, Assistant City Editor

September 12, 2019

An Evanston man was charged last week with a sexual assault incident that took place on June 1, according to a Wednesday Evanston Police Department news release. After an investigation, EPD found that Evanston man Jason Taylor contacted a woman in her 20s through a dating app and sexually assaulted...

Council advances reparations plan to counter wealth, opportunity gaps

Council advances reparations plan to counter wealth, opportunity gaps

Cassidy Wang, Assistant City Editor

September 10, 2019

Aldermen approved reparations recommendations made by the Equity and Empowerment Commission at City Council on Monday, a first step in addressing wealth and opportunity gaps experienced by black residents. From property tax relief for longtime residential property owners to down payment and rental...

Who represents you? A guide to on- and off-campus political officials

Who represents you? A guide to on- and off-campus political officials

Daisy Conant, Reporter

August 23, 2019

ASG, City Council and Illinois officials, oh my! The function and composition of on- and off-campus politics may seem daunting at first, so here’s a guide to help you learn who represents you in good ol’ Evanston. Northwestern Associated Student Government Executive Office Izzy Dobbel, Student Body Pres...