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Golden Apple teaching award finalist impacts Willard Elementary School students

Golden Apple teaching award finalist impacts Willard Elementary School students

Molly Lubbers, Assistant City Editor

February 19, 2020

Now a finalist for the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, Arturo Fuerte has been recognized for his work in music instruction. But if not for an educator in his life, he may never have picked up the instrument he dedicated decades to playing. It was Roger Rickson, a then-music director...

Everything Evanston: Willard Elementary School music teacher develops music festival

Everything Evanston: Willard Elementary School music teacher develops music festival

Molly Lubbers, Assistant City Editor

February 19, 2020

MOLLY LUBBERS: From The Daily Northwestern, I’m Molly Lubbers, and this is Everything Evanston. In the basement of Willard Elementary School, there is a room cluttered with instruments. You have to be careful when you’re walking around so you don’t bump into a drum set, guitar or keyboard. And in the middle...

Blotter: Man arrested for Google Home theft, residential property vandalized

Molly Burke, Reporter

February 19, 2020

A 48-year-old Evanston man was arrested Tuesday for retail theft. The man was charged with stealing a Google Home system from Target, 1616 Sherman Ave., valued at around $300, Evanston police said. The incident took place on Feb. 6 at around 8 p.m., though it wasn’t reported until employees...

Women business owners reflect on leadership

Women business owners reflect on leadership

Maia Spoto, Assistant City Editor

February 19, 2020

As Northwestern University celebrates 150 Years of Women, three of Downtown Evanston’s female business owners reflected on their personal experiences leading local businesses and influencing their communities. As of 2019, 42 percent of all businesses in the United States are women-owned — a 21...

Underwood campaigns for re-election support at Indivisible Evanston event

Underwood campaigns for re-election support at Indivisible Evanston event

Jason Beeferman, Reporter

February 19, 2020

U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood (D-Naperville) spoke to Evanston residents Tuesday about her work in Congress, and asked for support in her re-election campaign in the historically-red District 14. Underwood became the first black woman to ever hold the seat in 2019. Referencing her district’s right-leaning...