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Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

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EPD statement: Recent bomb threats are ‘unsubstantiated hoaxes’
Lily Carey, City Editor • October 1, 2023

Evanston Police Department announced in a Friday statement that EPD, along with other neighboring police departments, had received several bomb threat calls in recent weeks — all of which were determined...

An exterior photo of Evanston Public Library.
Evanston Public Library celebrates 150th anniversary with yearlong programming
October 1, 2023
Evanston residents and their families picked pumpkins, made s’mores and tasted apple cider at Saturday’s Harvest Festival.
Evanston Harvest Festival leaves residents falling for autumnal celebrations
October 1, 2023
Illustration of several human figures with a light bulb signifying ideas above their heads. There are also dollar bills in the background.
Participatory Budgeting voting deadline draws near
September 28, 2023
Drawing of a police officer on a black background with white stars.
Community Police Academy welcomes participants for its 55th session
September 28, 2023
Chicago Avenue with cars driving by and a yellow sign on the sidewalk
Arts & Craft Beverage Crawl celebrates Evanston arts and businesses
May 18, 2023
The storefront of Artem Pop Up Gallery on Sherman Avenue with a white sign and glass window.
May Mart celebrates, supports Evanston ASPA-owned businesses
May 18, 2023
Shopping second-hand in Evanston is an affordable option for many customers — but it can also be a way to give back to the community the stores rely on.
Shopping secondhand in Evanston: Beyond Sherman Ave.
September 27, 2023
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City Council delays Fair Workweek Ordinance until Jan. 2024
September 25, 2023
Red brick building with glass windows and words that read, “Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Joseph E. Hill Education Center.”
District 65 board approves 2024 final budget amid ongoing fiscal issues
September 20, 2023
Twelve people sit in a large room at tables facing inward at each other in a rectangular formation. There is a projector screen on the back wall, with a presentation slide.
District 202 Board discussions on goals reflect district’s “abnormal” support for social justice
June 14, 2023
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Senior-only DMV service center to open at Evanston Civic Center
September 26, 2023
A Hispanic Heritage Month display at EPL. The observance is a yearly celebration that acknowledges and celebrates the contributions, history and culture of Hispanic Americans.
Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates Evanston’s growing Latine population
September 25, 2023
Audience members hold up anti-Ryan Field signs at the Land Use Commission meeting Wednesday night. Public commenters and community organizations voiced their thoughts on NU’s plan to rebuild Ryan Field and host for-profit concerts there, but the meeting will continue on Oct. 11.
Second Ryan Field hearing draws crowds as NU’s push for city approval continues
September 28, 2023
A new Illinois law aims to protect the children of influencers.
Illinois legislation first to protect the children of influencers
September 27, 2023
An exterior shot of the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, a red-brick building with a tan stone entryway, big silver lettering and a black door with a curved windowpane.
Council introduces semi truck ban on certain streets, approves election matching fund
September 27, 2023
A sign reads “Evanston Police Department” at the bottom of an art-deco brick building with an American flag hanging on a left wall and podi
Evanston Police Department gives update on crime trends, community relations to City Council
September 26, 2023
Houses lined up on a blue background with a green floor. A piece of paper with black lines and a dollar sign is in the foreground with COVID-19 particles in the sky.
Open Communities lawsuit alleges racial, income-based housing discrimination
Lily Carey, City Editor • September 27, 2023

Open Communities, an Evanston-based nonprofit advocating for fair housing, has filed a federal lawsuit against nationwide property management company Harbor Group Management. The lawsuit...

Protestors opposing the new Ryan Field marched down half of Sheridan Road toward the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. They began at Lighthouse Beach and were accompanied by a car caravan.
Northwestern Accountability Alliance, Evanston residents rally against Ryan Field commercial rezoning
Selena Kuznikov, Print Managing Editor • September 27, 2023

About 100 members of the Northwestern Accountability Alliance and Evanston residents gathered to pressure Evanston city government to require NU to establish a community benefits agreement...

An exterior photo of Margarita Inn.
Cook County officials designate $7 million purchase of Margarita Inn
Selena Kuznikov, Print Managing Editor • September 25, 2023

Cook County Board of Commissioners authorized a $7 million loan to Connections for the Homeless to facilitate the purchase of the Margarita Inn at a Thursday meeting.  The funds...

Two fountains at the center of a pond spew water as ducks swim by.
Evanston receives grant to improve urban forest health in waterside parks
Olivia Mofus, Assistant City Editor • September 25, 2023

Evanston has received a $802,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Forest Service Agency to improve the health of the urban forest parks alongside Evanston’s Northshore...

With the new Pretrial Fairness Act, if a judge decides the defendant does not present a risk to public safety or a likelihood of evading legal authorities, they will be released from jail without having to post bond.
Illinois becomes first state to eliminate cash bail
Ella Jeffries, Print Managing Editor • September 24, 2023

Illinois officially became the first state to eliminate cash bail on Sept. 18. The Pretrial Fairness Act holds that individuals arrested for crimes across Illinois no longer have to...

Evanston hosted its second participatory budgeting expo, gathering dozens of people to hear about the proposals on the ballot.
Participatory budgeting expo draws Evanston residents as voting period nears end
Megija Medne, Assistant City Editor • September 24, 2023

Organizers of Evanston’s participatory budgeting program hosted the city’s second proposal expo at the Levy Senior Center on Saturday afternoon. Drawing a dozen visitors, it was...

Many residents were not convinced the financial benefit of taxes and permit payments to the city would outweigh the incurred costs.
7th Ward residents discuss Ryan Field rebuild with Ald. Revelle at forum
Megija Medne, Assistant City Editor • September 22, 2023

The Central Street Neighbors Association hosted a live Q&A Thursday with Ald. Eleanor Revelle (7th) . Several topics were on the discussion board but one stood out: the Ryan Field...

A red brick building with the words “Evanston Public Library 1703 Orrington” on the side.
After recent security threats, local libraries emphasize safety, intellectual freedom
Lily Carey, Assistant City Editor • September 21, 2023

A series of unsubstantiated bomb threats at several area libraries sent shock waves through northern Illinois communities in late August and September. These threats reached Evanston...

Illustration of several human figures with a light bulb signifying ideas above their heads. There are also dollar bills in the background.
The Daily Explains: Here’s how to vote on participatory budgeting in Evanston
Megija Medne, Assistant City Editor • September 21, 2023

Evanston’s participatory budgeting voting process will close in eight days — but until then, residents still have an opportunity to cast a ballot. Their votes will determine how...

A pair of hands forms a circle around a small picture of a row of houses. Green leaves and a green background surround the picture.
Evanston residents express concerns over electrical energy alternatives at town hall
Olivia Mofus, Assistant City Editor • September 20, 2023

Natural gas may soon disappear from households in Evanston, city officials said at a Wednesday night town hall. The city hopes to phase out natural gas systems in new construction projects...

The IDPH endorsed the CDC’s recommendation to administer FDA-approved COVID-19 booster shots for all people ages six months and older.
IDPH supports CDC’s recommendation for new COVID-19 vaccines
Lily Ogburn, Assistant City Editor • September 20, 2023

The Illinois Department of Public Health recently endorsed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendation to administer COVID-19 booster shots from Pfizer and Moderna...

A square shaped building with the words Robert Crown Community Center, surrounded by grass and trees.
City seeks proposals for Robert Crown solar panel installation
Aviva Bechky, Senior Staffer • September 20, 2023

The City of Evanston has begun its search for a contractor to install solar panels on the Robert Crown Community Center, advancing on a yearslong goal. Since the center’s reconstruction...

The entrance of a building with two purple flowers out of focus in the camera.
City Council discusses water fund, parks updates for 2024 Capital Improvement Program
Lily Ogburn, Assistant City Editor • September 19, 2023

Evanston City Council discussed funding recommendations for improving the city’s water infrastructure, parks and recreational facilities at a special meeting Monday.  The projects...

Members of the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers stand in front of the inflatable rat on Sherman Avenue.
Union workers call for fair contract at Sherman Avenue construction site
Lily Carey, City Editor • September 19, 2023

Local union members called attention to a construction project on Sherman Avenue Monday with a symbol that’s hard to miss — a 12-foot tall inflatable rat. According to members...

Als Deli. Bob Pottinger, co-owner of the beloved Noyes Street establishment, passed away Saturday following a medical emergency.
Bob Pottinger, beloved co-owner of Al’s Deli, passes away on Saturday
Olivia Mofus, Assistant City Editor • September 19, 2023

Bob Pottinger, co-owner of Al’s Deli on Noyes Street, passed away on Sept. 16 after struggling with a medical emergency. Pottinger developed sepsis after suffering a clogged artery....

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