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Human Services Committee discusses issues of free speech after Confederate flag incident

Ald. Peter Braithwaite (2nd). Braithwaite said he does not want the recent Confederate flag incident to distract city officials from other initiatives.

Julia Richardson, Reporter

August 4, 2020

Evanston’s Human Services Committee discussed issues regarding the public display of items on public property during a Monday meeting. The discussion was sparked by last week’s events at Lighthouse Beach, where a white group displayed a Confederate flag towel. Corporation Counsel Kelley Gandurski said displaying symbols like the Confederate flag is a First Amendment issue, and that free speech is usua...

Diary of a Song: Audax the Damsel on her song “Beads”

Olivia Yarvis and Jacob Fulton

August 3, 2020

Audax the Damsel is the stage name for bilingual rapper and Weinberg sophomore Sofía Stutz. Check out the story behind her new song “Beads”— a love letter to her family, femininity and Latino identity. Email: [email protected], [email protected] Twitter: @oliviayarvis, @jacobnfulton1 Related Stories: —Bilingual rapper Audax the Dams...

Blotter: Theft on Metra line, at Target

Grace Wu, Reporter

August 3, 2020

A backpack and its contents were stolen from a Metra train Sunday night. A 48-year-old man was riding on the northbound Union Pacific Metra Line around 10 p.m., according to Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry. The man then reportedly fell asleep when the train was between the Main Street station and...

Mayor Hagerty discusses complaint process during policing Q&A

Police Chief Demitrous Cook. Cook emphasized the importance of residents having options when it comes to ways they can file police complaints.

Julia Richardson, Reporter

August 3, 2020

Mayor Steve Hagerty hosted a discussion on the police complaint process on Monday, the fifth in a series of Q&As highlighting policing practices in Evanston. Residents can make police complaints through a patrol officer, the city website, the department office or the city’s 311 call center,...

Solidarity Street: Students take Millennium Park, the Loop calling for an end to university-police contracts

The Loop. Protestors painting the street at the intersection of State Street and Jackson Boulevard at 10 p.m. Saturday.

Jacob Fulton, Binah Schatsky, and Caroline Kubzansky

August 3, 2020

This piece was co-written by staff at the Chicago Maroon and The Daily Northwestern, as the first in a reporting partnership focusing on activism around campus policing. Hundreds of mask-wearing college students danced in the streets of the Loop on Saturday, with music and chants to “abolish the poli...