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MLK day celebrations call for equality, unity in Evanston

MLK day celebrations call for equality, unity in Evanston

Suzy Vazquez, Reporter

January 21, 2019


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

Evanston community members called for equality and unity at an event on Saturday, as the city celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with performances and speeches at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. The event started with a performance of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by the Second Baptist...

Evanston Public Library remembers Martin Luther King Jr. through literature

Evanston Public Library remembers Martin Luther King Jr. through literature

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Public Library remained open on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday to give families an opportunity to remember the civil rights leader through literature. Over 50 Evanston residents gathered at EPL for a series of events celebrating King’s legacy. The celebrations included a book...

ETHS reaches settlement in case against former drama teacher

ETHS reaches settlement in case against former drama teacher

Sneha Dey, Assistant City Editor

January 21, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Education, Latest Stories

Evanston Township High School/District 202 reached a $100,000 settlement in a lawsuit filed against former drama teacher Bruce Siewerth for charges of sexual abuse. The district had no knowledge of the allegations at the time, but agreed to a settlement to “avoid costly and drawn out litigation,”...

Armed robbers steal iPhone from Evanston man

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

January 21, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 22-year-old man reported Thursday that two armed robbers stole his iPhone near the 100 block of Custer Avenue in south Evanston. The man said one of the men had a gun and threatened to shoot him if he didn’t hand over his iPhone 6, valued at $200. The man was then instructed to turn around...

Northwestern community grapples with Van Dyke sentencing

Northwestern community grapples with Van Dyke sentencing

Catherine Henderson, City Editor

January 21, 2019


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

CHICAGO — As a citizen of Chicago and the adoring aunt of black children, Paula Hooper felt a mix of emotions — fear, disappointment, anger — when she heard former police officer Jason Van Dyke would serve only 81 months in prison for the murder of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in October 2014....

Former NU graduate student settles case with city following wrongful arrest

Former NU graduate student settles case with city following wrongful arrest

Kristina Karisch, Digital Projects Editor

January 21, 2019


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

Former Northwestern graduate student Lawrence Crosby settled a lawsuit this month with Evanston two years after the release of a video that shows his violent arrest by Evanston Police Department officers. Crosby, who earned his PhD from McCormick last June, was arrested on Oct. 10, 2015, after someone mis...

One River School serves Evanston arts community

One River School serves Evanston arts community

Maddy Daum, Assistant City Editor

January 17, 2019


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

The One River School of Art + Design has only been open for seven months, but it’s already helped over 100 aspiring artists explore the creative industry. One River provides weekly two-hour classes open to all ages, which focus on contemporary art and encourage students to create their own individual...

Local retail stores struggle to compete with rising rent prices

Local retail stores struggle to compete with rising rent prices

Ashley Capoot, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top Stories

Steep increases in rent prices are making it more difficult for local retail stores to stay in business, and, in some cases, local businesses have been forced to close. Rent prices in Evanston increased by 2.3 percent in 2018, according to a January 2019 report conducted by Apartment List. Paul Zalmezak, Evanston’s economic development manager, said rent prices are not likely to decrease in the near future. ...

J.B. Pritzker will no longer serve on Northwestern’s Board of Trustees

J.B. Pritzker will no longer serve on Northwestern’s Board of Trustees

Alan Perez, Editor in Chief

January 17, 2019


Filed under Administration, Campus, City, Latest Stories, Politics, State

The billionaire Democrat resigned from his position on Dec. 3 after winning the November gubernatorial election by a 15-point margin, Northwestern spokesman Bob Rowley said in an email to The Daily. Pritzker (School of Law ‘93) has served on the board since 2004, and has donated millions of dollars to the University, including a $100 million gift to the School of Law in 2015.

Blotter: Rear license plate stolen from pickup truck

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 17, 2019


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 19-year-old Evanston resident reported that the rear license plate of his 2011 Ford pickup truck was missing Wednesday. The vehicle was parked at the corner of Callan Avenue and South Boulevard. The car owner noticed the plate was missing from his car at approximately 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Evanston...

Evanston Organizes: Moran Center for Youth Advocacy provides restorative justice services for youth

Evanston Organizes: Moran Center for Youth Advocacy provides restorative justice services for youth

Cassidy Wang, Reporter

January 17, 2019


Filed under City, Evanston Organizes, Latest Stories

This story is part of a series of profiles of activist and community groups across Evanston. Patrick Keenan-Devlin believes Evanston is a community of “haves and have nots,” with few people in the middle. Although lots of financial and nonprofit resources exist in the community, he said the city...

ETHS teacher fights for equity in schools through policy fellowship

ETHS teacher fights for equity in schools through policy fellowship

Clare Proctor, Assistant City Editor

January 16, 2019


Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

When Corey Winchester was a student, school was never about a “transactional” relationship in which a student goes to school just to get grades. For him, it was always about learning, a mindset he credits to his family and first-grade teacher. Winchester (SESP ’10) is one of 20 teachers in Illinois...