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How Evanston K-12 schools enforce Title IX

How Evanston K-12 schools enforce Title IX

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

In Evanston/Skokie School District 65 and Evanston Township High School District 202, Title IX requires that students have the resources to report misconduct in relation to gender. Enacted in 1972, Title IX bars gender discrimination or exclusion in federally-funded programs, which includes District...

Officers at Evanston Township High School now equipped with body cameras

Officers at Evanston Township High School now equipped with body cameras

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Education, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Student resource police officers at Evanston Township High School are now equipped with body cameras, according to a February intergovernmental agreement between the ETHS/District 202 School Board and the Evanston City Council. The agreement stipulates that the two uniformed officers assigned to...

Blotter: Wallet stolen from Sketchbook Brewing Co. in Evanston

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident reported that her wallet had been stolen from her coat pocket while she was at Sketchbook Brewing Company, 821 Chicago Ave., Tuesday evening. The woman received a notification from her bank that her account had been frozen because of a $600 charge to her credit card at the Target...

Evanston’s Bookends & Beginnings to start used book buyback program

Evanston’s Bookends & Beginnings to start used book buyback program

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

March 6, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories

Nina Barrett (Medill ‘87) wants Northwestern students to find a literary haven in her bookstore, Bookends & Beginnings, but she knows how expensive books can be. Barrett hopes the store’s new used book buyback program will alleviate this cost burden and engage student readers. Bookends &...

Evanston writers, poets, podcasters share works in progress at Bookends & Beginnings

Evanston writers, poets, podcasters share works in progress at Bookends & Beginnings

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Latest Stories

Evanston residents gathered in the back room of Bookends & Beginnings on Tuesday to enjoy wine and cheese and listen to a group of writers share their “literary appetizers,” or works in progress. Pam Ferdinand, a writer who lives in Evanston, organized the event, “Literary Appetizers: A Taste...

Over $100,000 in cash taken from Evanston resident’s safe

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

March 5, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston woman reported Monday that valuable items and over $100,000 in cash were stolen from her residence in the 100 block of Ashland Avenue. The woman said she got a call about a burglar alarm in her home as she was leaving work for home. Evanston Police Department officers arrived at the residence...

World Languages Week at Evanston Township High School fosters learning about diverse cultures through language

World Languages Week at Evanston Township High School fosters learning about diverse cultures through language

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Education, Latest Stories

Students at Evanston Township High School have the opportunity to engage with world languages beyond the classroom this week as the school celebrates World Languages Week. The ETHS World Languages department is hosting a week-long celebration of diverse world languages spoken at the school. In addition...

District 65 saw an increase in kindergarten literacy scores

District 65 saw an increase in kindergarten literacy scores

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

March 5, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, Top City Stories, Top Stories

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board members expressed excitement at a board meeting Monday after looking at data that showed an increase in kindergarten readiness from winter 2019. District 65 director of literacy Elizabeth Cardenas-Lopez updated board members on the rise in students meeting...

Evanston proposes two-year climate action plan implementation strategy

Evanston proposes two-year climate action plan implementation strategy

Emma Edmund, Reporter

March 5, 2019


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

City staff proposed a two-year implementation strategy for the Climate Action and Resilience Plan at the Human Services Committee meeting Monday. The implementation strategy would carry through 2020, and would be reassessed after the two-year time frame, according to Kumar Jensen, Evanston’s sustainability...

Man arrested for stealing from Target

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

March 4, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 57-year-old Evanston resident was arrested Saturday after he took several items from Target, 1616 Sherman Ave., without paying for them. A Target employee said he saw the man conceal six bottles of Jameson Irish Whiskey and five candles on his person. The man left the store without paying for the...

Sanders talks economy, race in second campaign stop for 2020 presidential race

Sanders talks economy, race in second campaign stop for 2020 presidential race

James Pollard, Reporter

March 4, 2019


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

CHICAGO — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) outlined a bold, progressive vision for the country and maintained his focus on economic inequality during the second rally of his 2020 presidential campaign, held Sunday at Navy Pier. Sanders said he hopes to “complete the political revolution we started...

Evanston city staff says it will prioritize infrastructure in 2019-2020 year

Evanston city staff says it will prioritize infrastructure in 2019-2020 year

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

March 4, 2019


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

Aldermen emphasized the need for infrastructure investment, one of several city goals previously set for the 2019-2020 year, at Saturday’s special council meeting. Lara Biggs, the city engineering and capital planning bureau chief, said no long-term plan currently exists to address infrastructure...