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Fire departments host first responder training for local residents, city officials

Fire departments host first responder training for local residents, city officials

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

October 2, 2017


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, City, Local, Multimedia, Top Stories

Welcome to The Daily's photo blog: Captured. This will be a space to share photos by The Daily's staff as well as photos from members of our community. Students can submit entries to be considered from their classes, vacation or just from around NU by emailing [email protected] On Saturday, Evanston and Skokie fire departments hosted FIR...

Evanston raises over $12,000 in month-long campaign for hurricane relief

Evanston raises over $12,000 in month-long campaign for hurricane relief

David Fishman, Print Managing Editor

October 1, 2017


Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

Evanston community members raised more than $12,000 in a month-long fundraiser for those affected by this year’s hurricane season. The fundraising effort, dubbed “Give for the Gulf,” brought together more than a dozen local businesses and organizations to raise relief funds. It also laid the framework for future natural d...

Football: Northwestern’s late comeback bid falls short against No. 10 Wisconsin

Football: Northwestern’s late comeback bid falls short against No. 10 Wisconsin

Max Gelman, Reporter

September 30, 2017


Filed under Football, Gameday, Sports, Top Stories

Football MADISON, Wis. — Northwestern appeared down and out with about 10 minutes left Saturday at No. 10 Wisconsin. Junior quarterback Clayton Thorson had just thrown a pick-six, putting the Wildcats in a 31-10 hole. But NU (2-2, 0-1 Big Ten) didn’t quit, scoring two quick touchdowns and shaving th...

The Weekly Podcast: What moves Northwestern students?

The Weekly Podcast: What moves Northwestern students?

The Daily Audio Desk

September 29, 2017


Filed under Audio, Multimedia, The Weekly, Top Stories

In this episode of The Weekly, we talked to students about what moves them — around campus. This week features everyone from skateboarders to moped-users, discussing why they chose their preferred mode of transport. Molly Glick talked to Julie Cahillane of SustainNU about how Northwestern's campus...

Evanston officials take action on equity initiatives

Evanston officials take action on equity initiatives

Nikki Baim, Reporter

September 29, 2017


Filed under City, Education, Top Stories

Officials presented ongoing initiatives to integrate an “equity lens” across Evanston schools at the City-School Liaison Committee meeting Thursday. This school year, Evanston Township High School/District 202 launched a research program in which teachers shadow students of color, while Evanston/Skokie...

Rauner pledges to sign abortion bill after months of indecision

Rauner pledges to sign abortion bill after months of indecision

Rishika Dugyala, City Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under City, Politics, State, Top Stories

Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Thursday his decision to sign an abortion bill, one he promised in April to veto to appease party conservatives. Rauner’s initial stance wavered after pushback from state Democrats and advocacy groups. In a news release, he said while he understands and respects the opinions on both sides, women ...

Northwestern achieves first platinum LEED certification for Kresge Hall

Northwestern achieves first platinum LEED certification for Kresge Hall

Julia Esparza, Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under Campus, Facilities, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

The recently renovated Kresge Hall is the first building at Northwestern to receive the highest level LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, awarded to buildings for their achievements in sustainability. Developers planned Kresge’s renovation with the platinum certification in...

Durbin introduces bill to make textbooks free to public

Durbin introduces bill to make textbooks free to public

Samantha Handler, Reporter

September 27, 2017


Filed under City, Education, National, Top City Stories, Top Stories

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) reintroduced a bill Tuesday that would make college textbooks free to the public, expanding access to a costly resource for many college students. The legislation, which U.S. Sens. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and Angus King (I-Maine) also sponsored, will create a grant program...

City Council approves sale of Chicago Avenue parking lot

City Council approves sale of Chicago Avenue parking lot

Amelia Langas, Assistant City Editor

September 27, 2017


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

City Council approved in a 6-2 vote early Tuesday morning the sale of the parking lot adjacent to the Evanston Public Library. Both citizens and aldermen expressed concerns about adding another office building to the city landscape, with Ald. Melissa Wynne (3rd) and Ald. Eleanor Revelle (7th) voting...

Council suspends online database after juveniles’, sexual assault survivors’ names disclosed

Council suspends online database after juveniles’, sexual assault survivors’ names disclosed

Molly Glick, Audio Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

City Council voted to make the online database containing Evanston’s Freedom of Information Act requests private after it publicly disclosed the names of juvenile offenders and survivors of sexual assault. The NextRequest database, which launched in February 2016, allows Evanston residents to request access to public records in accordance with Illinois FOIA amendments. To prevent duplicate req...

Aldermen reject city funding proposal for 2nd Ward affordable housing development

Aldermen reject city funding proposal for 2nd Ward affordable housing development

Kristina Karisch, Web Editor

September 26, 2017


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

In a 5-3 vote at Monday’s City Council, aldermen struck down a proposal to help fund a three-story affordable housing development, citing concerns about access for Evanston residents. The building, which is set to be built at 2215 Dempster St. in the 2nd Ward, would contain 16 units of affordable...

New Women’s Center director aims to open dialogue with students, faculty

New Women’s Center director aims to open dialogue with students, faculty

Elizabeth Byrne, Assistant Campus Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

Sekile Nzinga-Johnson said working as a social worker in the Baltimore City Public School system opened her eyes to the issues many young women face and motivated her to turn to a new way of combating these struggles. “I realized that many of the issues that the girls were facing were not of their...