The Daily Northwestern

Unemployment continues to plague Evanston, nation

Grace Johnson

April 15, 2010

Gone are the days when long lines of unemployed Evanston residents twisted out the door of the city's unemployment services center, but officials say the city's unemployment rate remains high.In recent months, fewer are claiming unemployment for their first time at the workNet Center, 1615 Oak Ave.,...

Evanston targets minorities in census outreach efforts

Alex Rudansky

April 15, 2010

As the drive continues to count every Evanston resident for the 2010 U.S. census, officials are working to increase participation among the city's Hispanic and Haitian communities.Sixty percent of minority households in Evanston have completed the census, said City Planner Craig Sklenar, who is the ac...

Council praises benefits of Lake Michigan wind farm

Brittney Wong

April 13, 2010

Evanston should look into building a wind farm in Lake Michigan, the city council agreed at its meeting Tuesday night.In a unanimous vote, the council asked the Office of Sustainability to submit a Request for Information about the possible project. The RFI would gather information and make developer...

Local Olympic skater glides into history as council dubs April ‘Shani Davis Month’

Katie Park

April 13, 2010

Evanston's City Council declared April 2010 to be Shani Davis Month at its meeting Tuesday.Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl first announced Shani Davis Month during a celebration for Davis on March 18, and the council on Tuesday made it official.Davis, an Olympic speed skater raised on the South Side of Chicago,...

Community center hosts first-ever spring flea market

Brittney Wong

April 11, 2010

The item David Jewell was happiest to sell at Evanston's first-ever spring flea market wasn't one of his grandmother-in-law's century-old lace tablecloths. It wasn't the silver teapot or his wife's watercolor of sailboats berthing on the shore of Lake Michigan."It was a Life magazine from 1951 with Harr...