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In Focus: In an industry ravaged by COVID-19, Evanston hotels struggle to make ends meet

In Focus: In an industry ravaged by COVID-19, Evanston hotels struggle to make ends meet
November 5, 2020

Last fall, David Reynolds was hesitant to sell his hotel. The Homestead, a boutique hotel, had been an Evanston mainstay in the hospitality industry since before the Great Depression. For nearly 40...

When your house is not a home: domestic violence in Chicago amid a pandemic

When your house is not a home: domestic violence in Chicago amid a pandemic
July 7, 2020

The Daily has chosen to rename sources who wish to remain anonymous for personal safety reasons. These sources are introduced with an asterisk. Candace* was in the middle of taking her remote nursing...

In Focus: A Park School teacher faced harassment after coming out as transgender. The school district struggled to act.

In Focus: A Park School teacher faced harassment after coming out as transgender. The school district struggled to act.
June 16, 2020

From a young age, Ren Heckathorne always saw themself as a teacher. Education always fascinated Heckathorne. They became familiar with the classroom and teaching from watching their mother, a special...

In Focus: As climate change worsens, combined sewers pose new issues

illustration by Catherine Buchaniec
May 26, 2020

Evanston’s sewer system has been flooded with problems for decades. As early as 1902, the city’s commissioner of public works declared the sewer system to be “inadequate in size and depth to serve...

In Focus: Independent businesses in Evanston deal with declining support

In Focus: Independent businesses in Evanston deal with declining support
March 6, 2020

If you walk through the streets of Evanston, you’ll notice struggling small businesses, empty storefronts and a plethora of big-box chains. Small businesses in the city have faced challenges in the...

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