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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

Music by Alex is a new business aiming primarily to support high schoolers getting started in professional music.
Music by Alex offers creative space, resources to local musicians
Kaavya Butaney, Senior Staffer • February 29, 2024

Alexandros Pirillis spent over 24 years as a mechanical engineer, but just last year, he decided to take a plunge and pursue his longtime passion for music. Pirillis has been playing the violin for...

People walk in downtown Evanston on Thursday, Feb. 29. A new grant program could help still-struggling local businesses cover their expenses.
New city grant program could help Evanston businesses recover from pandemic
February 29, 2024
The city is considering a short-term pause to the ban, which has been in place since last April.
Potential pause to city’s gas and propane leaf blower ban stirs up controversy
February 28, 2024
Mayor Daniel Biss announced the GIS mapping tool as part of the Environment Equity Investigation in October 2022.
Environmental Justice Evanston in talks to develop mapping tool prototype with city
February 28, 2024
Driven by a vision for the Asian American Art and Cultural Center, the Evanston ASPA continues working to secure the building at 831 Chicago Ave.
‘Somewhere to belong’: Evanston ASPA plans for Asian American Art and Cultural Center
February 28, 2024
Evanston Present and Future plans to give back to teen parents with their photo shoot and self care day.
Evanston Present and Future to host photo shoot session for teen parents
February 27, 2024
The grant will help support instructors and keep the class free, according to Piven Artistic Director Jennifer Green.
Piven Theatre named NEA grant recipient for supporting artists with developmental disabilities
February 8, 2024
Alcove Evanston’s unique location limits it to only 80 or so seats.
Alcove Evanston celebrates 10 years under chef Elio Romero’s ownership
February 27, 2024
Customers showed up to Evanston Games and Cafe’s grand opening at its new location Tuesday.
Moving one block could prove a game changer for Evanston Games and Cafe
February 20, 2024
ETHS senior Milo Slevin speaks at an event before Monday’s board meeting celebrating a new sustainability policy for the school.
District 202 board passes sustainability policy at joint meeting with District 65
February 27, 2024
Evanston Township High School District 202 Superintendent Marcus Campbell gave a talk about Black education as part of Sherman United Methodist Church’s “My Black is Beautiful” series.
Sherman United Methodist Church reflects on Black education, commerce in ‘My Black is Beautiful’ series
February 25, 2024
Despite the TEAACH Act’s historical significance, teachers find it difficult to implement at ETHS.
In its second year, TEAACH Act faces implementation challenges at ETHS
February 15, 2024
Yolande Wilburn started her tenure at Evanston Public Library three months ago. Since then, she’s been having conversations about equity, diversity and inclusion, “spaces and places” and pathways to success for Evanstonians.
Q&A: Wilburn reflects on three months at EPL, lifetime in libraries
February 14, 2024
Four candidates are running to fill incumbent Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx’s seat in the March 19 primaries.
Key races to watch for in Evanston as March 19 primaries approach
February 26, 2024
March 19 is the big day for Evanston voters to cast their ballots in the 2024 primaries.
How you can vote in Evanston’s March primaries
February 26, 2024
A developer’s plans to build 12 small homes on this narrow Grant Street plot has faced the chagrin of neighbors.
City Council sends efficiency home plan back to committee, extending debate
February 27, 2024
David Goldenberg, the Anti-Defamation League’s Midwest Regional Director, speaks at the Evanston City Council meeting on Monday, Feb. 26.
City issues statement on public comment standards following disruption at special council meeting
February 26, 2024
The Daily compiled a searchable database of all Evanston city employee salaries budgeted for 2024.
How much are Evanston city employees getting paid this year? Search this database.
Saul Pink, Data Visualizations Editor • February 27, 2024

The city of Evanston has about 700 employees — from standard municipal jobs like police officers and firefighters to those with distinctive titles like the city’s “Rodent Control...

A developer’s proposal to build 12 efficiency homes on a narrow lot has faced blowback from residents before a City Council vote on Monday, Feb. 26.
In 7th Ward, plan for small homes causes big uproar
Shun Graves, Assistant City Editor • February 26, 2024

Just north of bustling McCormick Boulevard, residents walked their dogs and sauntered around a quiet Evanston neighborhood lined with townhomes, two-flats and single-family homes Sunday. But,...

Peaceful demonstrators interrupted the Democratic Party of Evanston’s “get out the vote” rally at the Unitarian Church Sunday.
Democratic Party of Evanston holds GOTV rally ahead of March primaries
Misha Oberoi, Copy Editor • February 25, 2024

The Democratic Party of Evanston held a “get out the vote” rally at the Unitarian Church of Evanston Sunday. Mayor Daniel Biss, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Evanston), Cook County...

The sole resolution discussed at the special meeting would direct city staff to explore leases shorter than 15 years, but City Council rejected the resolution.
City Council rejects proposal to consider shorter leases for downtown civic center, sustain 15-year lease
Casey He, City Editor • February 23, 2024

City Council voted 5-3 at a special meeting Thursday to sustain the city’s plan to lease downtown office space for city government operations for 15 years, rejecting a superseding...

PILOT programs allow nonprofit institutions that are exempt from paying property taxes to pay agreed-upon sums to the municipalities they operate in.
The Daily Explains: What is a Payment in Lieu of Tax — or PILOT — program?
Pavan Acharya, Senior Staffer • February 22, 2024

At its next meeting Monday, City Council will decide whether to create a committee to explore the potential implementation of Payment in Lieu of Tax — or PILOT — programs in Evanston. PILOT...

NU’s piece-by-piece demolition of Ryan Field, seen Thursday, began after much controversy.
Contentious Ryan Field demolition in full swing, ending 97-year chapter for NU
Shun Graves, Assistant City Editor • February 22, 2024

Piece by piece, Northwestern’s football stadium of 97 years is turning to rubble. Half of Ryan Field’s bleachers have disappeared since the full-scale demolition began last week....

Lake Forest College Prof. Courtney Pierre Joseph discussed DuSable’s time in present-day Chicago.
Lake Forest College professor talks Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable’s legacy at EPL
Edward Simon Cruz, Assistant City Editor • February 21, 2024

When Courtney Pierre Joseph, associate professor of history and African American studies at Lake Forest College, was researching the history of Haitians in Chicago for her dissertation,...

City Council is expected to vote on a community responder program at its Feb. 26 meeting.
Proposed community responder program could offer alternative to police
Melissa Dai, Senior Staffer • February 21, 2024

Tens of thousands of 911 calls stream into the Evanston Police Department every year. From minor disputes to critical encounters, one versatile group is tasked with handling them all:...

The Mitchell Museum is rebranding to focus on Indigenous tribes in the Chicago and Great Lakes region. Their new mission involves education, advocacy and awareness about the tribes.
Mitchell Museum to rebrand, emphasize local Native cultures
Anavi Prakash, Assistant Audio Editor • February 21, 2024

At the end of last year, staff at the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian found an eagle staff, a Native artifact made with eagle feathers and a deer antler, but couldn’t trace...

Nominations for both major parties will be up for grabs along with Illinois’ congressional delegation.
Early voting in suburban Cook County to begin Wednesday
Shreya Srinivasan, Assistant City Editor • February 20, 2024

Limited early voting for the March 19 general primary will begin Wednesday at five suburban Cook County locations and one downtown Chicago location.  Evanston voters can go to the...

The Behavioral Health Care and Ongoing Navigation portal will make it easier for families to identify the behavioral and mental health services for which their children are eligible.
Illinois to launch portal streamlining access to youth mental health services
Edward Simon Cruz, Assistant City Editor • February 20, 2024

The Illinois Department of Human Services and Google Public Sector will launch a new online portal by July 3 to streamline family access to youth behavioral and mental health resources. The...

Voting for participatory budgeting had an 8.6% turnout from the community — one of the highest in the country.
New community group, Open Democracy Evanston, picks up where participatory budgeting left off
Mary Randolph, Development and Recruitment Editor • February 19, 2024

Following one of the most successful participatory budgeting programs in the country, Evanston’s City Council decided not to fund a PB cycle for 2024. Now, the team behind PB has...

The city also aims to replace all lead service lines in the construction zone free of charge.
City to conduct water main improvement on Crain Street
Casey He, City Editor • February 19, 2024

A section of Crain Street from Ridge Avenue to Sherman Avenue will be under construction for water main improvements over the next eight to 10 weeks, the city announced in a Thursday...

Evanston/Skokie District 65’s board of education plans to announce their next superintendent at its Mar. 18 meeting. The board hired the Illinois Association of School Boards to conduct the search.
Evanston/Skokie School District 65 to announce next superintendent in March
Anavi Prakash, Assistant Audio Editor • February 19, 2024

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 is in the final round of its superintendent search, according to Board of Education President Sergio Hernandez. He said the board hopes to announce...

Five people sit on a stage for a panel discussion.
Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre hosts panel discussion ‘That Art Thing We Do’ with Black artists
Carlotta Angiolillo, Reporter • February 18, 2024

Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre brought four Black Evanston artists together Saturday night for a discussion and celebration of Black culture through the lenses of art and culinary experiences.  Playwright...

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