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The Ripple: Evanston residents, organizations mobilize for state, local elections

The Ripple: Evanston residents, organizations mobilize for state, local elections

Clare Proctor, Reporter

February 17, 2020

CLARE PROCTOR: From The Daily Northwestern, I’m Clare Proctor. Welcome to The Ripple, a biweekly podcast on the effects of state and national politics on the Evanston and Northwestern community. Coming off the heels of the Iowa caucuses and New Hampshire primary, we know that the presidential election is on the front ...

Q&A: A conversation with Pia Justesen, human rights lawyer and accessibility advocate

Q&A: A conversation with Pia Justesen, human rights lawyer and accessibility advocate

Maia Spoto, Assistant City Editor

February 17, 2020

In her novel released last October, human rights lawyer and professor Pia Justesen wrote “From the Periphery” to spark a conversation about disability oppression and empowerment.  In her 2019 book, she elevates the voices of nearly 40 Chicago-area residents affected by disabilities as they w...

District 65 revamps annual Achievement and Accountability report

District 65 revamps annual Achievement and Accountability report

Delaney Nelson, Reporter

February 17, 2020

For the first time ever, Evanston/Skokie District 65 created individual school profiles to complement the overall district 2018-2019 Achievement and Accountability Report. The report is 29 pages shorter than last year’s, and includes a greater amount of qualitative data. The report outlined a decrease in kindergart...

Blotter: Woman arrested for retail theft, package stolen from apartment

Molly Burke, Reporter

February 17, 2020

A 50-year-old Evanston woman was arrested Saturday for retail theft around 8 p.m. at Target, 1616 Sherman Ave. Security stopped the woman after she passed the last point of purchase without paying, Evanston police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. Employees said they witnessed her placing items in her bag be...

Evanston community members analyze impacts of endorsements on Democratic primary

Evanston community members analyze impacts of endorsements on Democratic primary

Jacob Fulton, Assistant City Editor

February 17, 2020

In elections, endorsements mean everything — at least, that’s what candidates seem to believe. In competitive primaries for House or Senate seats, a presidential endorsement can be the difference between winning a party nomination and going home empty-handed. Even though they may not have the...