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The Daily Northwestern

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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Lettering above a store says “4 Suns Fresh Juice.” One of the store’s windows is broken.
Fire damages 4 Suns Fresh Juice
Aviva Bechky, City Editor • February 3, 2023

A fire damaged smoothie and juice bar 4 Suns Fresh Juice on Friday morning. An Evanston Fire Department press release said one employee left the store, based at 1906 Main St., before firefighters arrived....

Sketches of Asian people in several scenarios. Some hold “Stop Asian Hate” signs and others stand in front of Asian flags.
‘More representation, more visibility’: Evanston’s Asian American community claims its voice in participatory budgeting
February 2, 2023
An old stone building with towers and a red roof, covered in ivy.
Harley Clarke Mansion faces uncertain future as Artists Book House withdraws from project
February 2, 2023
A white hand hands a piece of paper over to a Black hand on a teal background.
Reparations Committee extends contract with nonprofit to distribute housing grants
February 2, 2023
Three people sitting at a table, the middle speaking.
Citizen Police Review Commission recommends de-escalation training, clear body camera policy to EPD
February 2, 2023
A white machine with a ring and a bed in front of it.
New Northwestern Medicine healthcare center aims to increase imaging access, reduce diagnostic delays
January 29, 2023
Science symbols, including beakers, molecules and DNA strands appear in multicolor against a black background.
UL Research to bring collaboration, business to downtown Evanston
January 19, 2023
Two people sit behind a desk. One is speaking into a microphone in front of him. His name plaque reads “Councilmember Suffredin.”
City Council delays decision to ban cashless businesses
January 24, 2023
A person stands behind a cash register and in front of bags of chips.
As COVID-19 continues to harm business, some local shop owners ask for support
January 24, 2023
An illustration of a teacher in front of a blackboard with the word “Reparations” on it. Students sit in the foreground.
ETHS staff say the school teaches about reparations. Some students say they haven’t learned enough.
January 31, 2023
Three men and one woman sit at a table with microphones in front of them.
District 65 raises childcare fees, announces High Five! award winners
January 31, 2023
The exterior of the Evanston History Center, a brown brick building with two towers.
Evanston events commemorate Black History Month
February 1, 2023
A group of people sit in front of a podium. Vice President Kamala Harris is talking at the podium.
City Mayor Daniel Biss attends White House summit on lead pipe replacement
January 31, 2023
A photo of the entrance of Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center in the daytime with two purple flowers out of focus in the camera.
City Council discusses where to allocate about $5.7 million remaining ARPA funds
January 24, 2023
A drawing of a globe with clouds is surrounded by a pink heart. The illustration is framed with drawings of leaves.
Evanston aims to ready more public buildings for solar panels
January 24, 2023
A person holds a treat to a dog in a cage.
Renovated Evanston Animal Shelter projected to open later this year
January 17, 2023
Two pairs of pedestrians are crossing the road and carrying white plastic bags from Target.
‘There’s just no agreement’: Single-use bag tax returns to the drawing board
January 15, 2023
Several people in heavy winter coats stand in front of a pink wall, getting hot drinks.
Without sufficient community support, mutual aid group Back On Their Feet confronts burnout and uncertain future
Aviva Bechky, City Editor • January 31, 2023

Michele Hays started Back On Their Feet, a mutual aid Facebook group, after the Women’s March in 2017. At the time, she said she saw community members coming together to provide...

Illustration of an open book surrounded by orange, purple, blue and yellow icons relating to media literacy
Illinois advocates, students ask for better media literacy education as new law takes effect
Emily Lichty, Assistant Illustrations Editor • January 31, 2023

When Aaliya Weheliye started taking journalism classes at Evanston Township High School, she learned the basics of media literacy, including how to interpret news articles and websites...

Yellow map of the U.S. with fists placed in the location of cities with reparation programs.
Reparations gain national momentum following Evanston’s implementation of historic program
Ella Jeffries, Development and Recruitment Editor • January 31, 2023

Content warning: This article contains mentions of slavery. In March 2021, Evanston became the first city in the U.S. to implement a reparations program for Black residents. Now,...

Stefan Markov of The Naked Truffle and Todd Allison of River Valley Ranch and Kitchens converse beside their tables, containing, respectively, truffles and mushrooms.
‘See what smaller vendors have to show’: Evanston indoor farmers market offers mushrooms, vegan soaps
Divya Bhardwaj, Assistant City Editor • January 30, 2023

Despite wintry weather, local vendors converge at the Evanston Ecology Center on select Saturday mornings for the city’s indoor farmers market.  “We as small businesses are...

People fill a room with tables and chairs, talking
Evanston climate community reconnects, plans for future together
Lily Ogburn, Reporter • January 30, 2023

Evanston and Citizens’ Greener Evanston brought together about 30 local organizations Saturday to reconnect the Evanston climate community.  The Reconvening on Climate Action...

A school building stand next to apartments
Evanston says Main Street will become more accessible. Advocates say, ‘This is the first baby step.’
Cole Reynolds, Reporter • January 29, 2023

Nura Aly’s wheelchair sometimes gets stuck in sidewalk cracks on Main Street. The sudden stop catapults her out of the chair, and she lands face-first on the ground. “That’s...

A burnt house at night, with a scorched roof.
Grey Avenue fire injures one, displaces two
Aviva Bechky, City Editor • January 28, 2023

A fire on the 800 block of Grey Avenue injured one and displaced two Friday evening, according to an Evanston Fire Department press release.  An ambulance brought the one injured...

An illustration of a yellow van driving up to a school with a pride flag as the backdrop.
District 65 offers LGBTQ+ support groups for families and staff
Kristen Axtman, Reporter • January 27, 2023

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 partnered with Chicago Therapy Collective to offer support groups for LGBTQ+ community members, as a part of the district’s initiative to make schools...

A Starbucks employee in a red shirt places bags with the Starbucks logo on a counter in the store.
Main Street Starbucks votes 12-0 to unionize
Aviva Bechky, City Editor • January 27, 2023

Employees of Evanston’s Starbucks at 519 Main St. voted 12-0 to unionize Thursday, making the location the first Starbucks in the city to unionize.  “Hopefully the unanimous...

Two police cars in the rain.
Barbereux School goes on soft lockdown after false alarm
Aviva Bechky and Divya Bhardwaj January 26, 2023

A false alarm near Barbereux School Thursday morning led to a soft lockdown at the private school and increased police presence in the area, according to an Evanston Police Department...

People browse tables of books.
Bookends & Beginnings bids farewell to longtime Bookman’s Alley location
Maia Pandey, Senior Staffer • January 26, 2023

Dozens of community members gathered Wednesday to say goodbye to Bookends & Beginnings’ beloved Bookman’s Alley location.  The bookstore will begin relocating to 1620 Orrington...

Protestors gather in a domed multi-story building holding signs advocating for abortion access.
‘A painful and infuriating nodal point’: Protestors advocate for abortion rights on would-be 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Divya Bhardwaj, Assistant City Editor • January 25, 2023

Content warning: This article contains discussions of unsafe abortions. Fifty years after the U.S. Supreme Court guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion in Roe v. Wade and...

A man in a grey adidas shirt smiles at the camera in front of a tree.
District 202’s new sustainability coordinator and E-Town Sunrise students work toward more sustainable future
Aria Wozniak, Senior Staffer • January 25, 2023

Last April, students at Evanston Township High School walked out of class to demand their school hire a full-time sustainability coordinator.  Four months later, the school announced...

A beige house has fire and smoke coming out of the second floor. There are firefighters and police officers around the building.
Fire on Emerson Street displaces six residents
Casey He, Assistant City Editor • January 24, 2023

A fire on the second floor of a two-story multi-residential building at 2002 Emerson St. displaced six residents Tuesday. The Evanston Fire Department responded at approximately...

Chute Middle School’s gym will be closed for at least two months following the discovery of asbestos.
Asbestos found in Chute Middle School gymnasium
Divya Bhardwaj, Assistant City Editor • January 24, 2023

A burst pipe led to the discovery of asbestos in Chute Middle School’s gym, resulting in its temporary closure, according to Joseph Sierra, director of operations at Evanston/Skokie...

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