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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

City Council

The city is considering a short-term pause to the ban, which has been in place since last April.

Potential pause to city’s gas and propane leaf blower ban stirs up controversy

February 28, 2024

Almost a year after the city banned gas- and propane-powered leaf blowers — an effort meant to reduce the city’s “carbon footprint”  — the city is considering a short-term pause for the coming...

Commander Scott Sophier of Evanston Police Department addresses City Council in support of the Alternative Community Response Initiative.

City Council approves non-police alternative for 911 response to start by June

February 27, 2024

Starting this summer, community responders, instead of police officers, will respond to many low-risk Evanston 911 calls. On Monday, City Council unanimously approved the Alternative Community Response...

A developer’s plans to build 12 small homes on this narrow Grant Street plot has faced the chagrin of neighbors.

City Council sends efficiency home plan back to committee, extending debate

February 27, 2024

City Council decided 8-0 Monday to send a controversial proposal for the city’s first-ever pocket neighborhood back to committee, extending an ongoing conflict between 7th Ward residents and a real estate...

David Goldenberg, the Anti-Defamation League’s Midwest Regional Director, speaks at the Evanston City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 26.

City issues statement on public comment standards following disruption at special council meeting

February 26, 2024

City officials issued a statement Monday reaffirming their stance against “offensive and dangerous rhetoric” and their commitment to an inclusive council meeting environment. The statement came...

A developer’s proposal to build 12 efficiency homes on a narrow lot has faced blowback from residents before a City Council vote on Monday, Feb. 26.

In 7th Ward, plan for small homes causes big uproar

February 26, 2024

Just north of bustling McCormick Boulevard, residents walked their dogs and sauntered around a quiet Evanston neighborhood lined with townhomes, two-flats and single-family homes Sunday. But, a narrow,...

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