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Amid COVID-19 surges, Chicago to implement travel restrictions

Evanston implemented a stay-at-home advisory beginning on Monday morning.
November 10, 2020

Amid increasing COVID-19 transmission rates across the country, the city of Chicago will implement a modified emergency travel order starting Friday, Nov. 13, requiring individuals arriving from 43 states...

Evanston poll workers, polling places express confidence in coronavirus precautions ahead of Tuesday’s election

On Election Day, Evanston polling locations were mostly quiet, which some attribute to an increased use in early voting and mail-in ballots.
November 2, 2020

As the doors of the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center closed to early voters Monday night, Evanston’s 27 polling places and Cook County election judges geared up for a smooth and safe Election Day. Although...

Faculty make changes to students’ schedules on Election Day

 A student votes in the 2012 presidential election.
November 2, 2020

For this year’s Election Day, many professors are making more schedule changes than previous years to make voting more accessible, given the reports of record-breaking lines outside polling stations. Rates...

NU to close testing centers for Winter Break, makes travel recommendations

The Donald P. Jacobs Center will close its asymptomatic testing center Dec. 21 to Jan 2.
October 30, 2020

Northwestern will not offer asymptomatic testing for two weeks during Winter Break, according to a Thursday email. The email also outlined travel recommendations for students in preparation for the Thanksgiving...

Cook County State’s Attorney resumes clearing cannabis records

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has resumed expunging low-level cannabis records after the pandemic delayed court operations.
October 28, 2020

After the pandemic delayed court operations, the Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s Office is now resuming the process of expunging low-level cannabis convictions. Since the beginning of October,...

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