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Toppling the Trigger: Following 8th Ward shootings, victims’ loved ones search for hope

Christopher Vazquez, Digital Managing Editor

October 25, 2019

There were no murders in Evanston’s 8th Ward in the five years leading up to 2016. In the last three years, the ward and its surrounding areas have seen three gun homicides. In our latest episode of “Toppling the Trigger,” The Daily’s series on gun violence in Evanston, survivors and community...

In Focus: As student mental health concerns rise, parents and social workers worry District 65 services aren’t equitable

In Focus: As student mental health concerns rise, parents and social workers worry District 65 services aren’t equitable

Marissa Martinez, Print Managing Editor

May 31, 2019

Margaret Rothe has met with children from almost every elementary and middle school in Evanston during her 25 years as a social worker in Evanston/Skokie School District 65. By now, she’s working with the second or third generation of the same families, who are reporting similar mental health problems,...

In Focus: Parents of students with disabilities say Evanston schools are failing to support their children

In Focus: Parents of students with disabilities say Evanston schools are failing to support their children

Julia Esparza and Kristina Karisch

May 30, 2019

In January, Tandria Collins got a call from her daughter, an eighth-grader at Haven Middle School. She was hiding in a school bathroom after girls approached her wanting to fight. Her daughter Chayce had her hood pulled over her hair so “no one would try to pull it if they fought” as she cried to...

In Focus: How the NCAA’s institutional barriers shut out black coaches

In Focus:  How the NCAA’s institutional barriers shut out black coaches

Andrew Golden, Web Editor

May 28, 2019

Editor’s note: When this article refers to Division I schools and their statistics, HBCUs are excluded from the numbers. When former Northwestern assistant coach Pat Baldwin started playing basketball at six years old, his future career plans were different than most. While many kids dream of...

In Focus: Years after surgery, new documents renew patients’ malpractice claims against Northwestern Memorial doctor

In Focus: Years after surgery, new documents renew patients’ malpractice claims against Northwestern Memorial doctor

Amy Li, Web Editor

May 23, 2019

Thirteen years ago, Northwestern Memorial Hospital's renowned cardiac surgeon Patrick M. McCarthy began operating on his patients’ hearts using a new invention. McCarthy designed the Myxo-ETlogix 5100 annuloplasty ring, devised to treat the most common form of heart disease, called “myxomatous...