The Daily Northwestern

Samantha Handler
Samantha is a Medill junior studying journalism and political science. She has previously worked as copy chief and an assistant city editor. The California native has also reported on city policy for Gotham Gazette and national policy for the Medill News Service. You can reach Samantha via Twitter or email.

Samantha Handler, City Editor

Nov 13, 2019
Blotter: Vodka taken from Walgreens, graffiti found at Shell Station (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
District 65 narrows search for superintendent (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Police investigate racial slur sent to D65 schools (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Aldermen introduce a rule making recreational cannabis legal (Story)
Nov 08, 2019
Evanston man arrested for loaded gun found in car (Story)
Nov 06, 2019
EFD announces new smoke detector law (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Blotter: Van never returned to U-Haul, Axe body spray taken from CVS (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Though group identifies contaminants in Evanston’s drinking water, city says water is safe (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Residents petition to block Salvation Army purchase of Hurd Ave location (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Schakowsky votes to pass impeachment resolution (Story)
Oct 30, 2019
ETHS Discipline report shows increase in drug offenses, continued racial disparities (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Parents of Haven Middle School student frustrated with lack of progress on assault investigation (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
Blotter: Wallet taken from nursing home, vodka taken from Jewel-Osco (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
Nonprofit plans to submit another bid for Harley Clarke Mansion despite previous denial (Story)
Oct 20, 2019
Evanston to host another ‘Coffee with a Cop’ event (Story)
Oct 17, 2019
Blotter: Coats stolen from Uncle Dan’s, $700 of food taken from Whole Foods (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
EPD, CFS investigate Haven Middle School staff member for inappropriate behavior (Story)
Oct 15, 2019
Blotter: Man arrested for striking police officer, items taken from car on Elmwood (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
EPD restarts Latinx outreach program (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
Ethics board to examine complaint against Braithwaite (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Evanston to hold sixth annual Zombie Scramble (Story)
Oct 09, 2019
City to draft referendum for nonpartisan elections to codify years-long practice (Story)
Oct 08, 2019
Blotter: Chicago resident issued ticket after Target theft, bike taken from Davis CTA station (Story)
Oct 03, 2019
Blotter: Hygiene products taken from CVS, Car never returned to U-Haul (Story)
Oct 01, 2019
Chicago resident hit in head with brick in attempted murder (Story)
Sep 27, 2019
Federal court dismisses Skokie’s lawsuit over Evanston water rates (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
$100 of Dandruff shampoo taken from CVS, home on Seward Street burglarized (Story)
Sep 26, 2019
ETHS grad makes bid for state Supreme Court (Story)
Sep 24, 2019
Illinois politicians favor impeachment proceedings (Story)
Sep 23, 2019
Blotter: Cash stolen from wallet at Whole Foods, license plate taken at Steak n Shake (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
Blotter: Liquor stolen from Jewel-Osco, car damaged (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
Council to vote on sales tax, discuss the hiring of a city manager search firm (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
Summer in Evanston: Mayor asks for criminal probe of City Council, NU looks to host pro-events at arena (Story)
Sep 17, 2019
Evanston moves forward with recreational marijuana legalization (Story)
May 20, 2019
In Focus: How the Harley Clarke Mansion became Evanston’s most hotly contested issue (Story)
Apr 26, 2019
‘Fund Our Care’ hosts town hall on mental health resources, students share stories (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Harley Clarke mansion spared from demolition (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Aldermen workshop a new version of 2019 budget proposal (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Council approves appointments to new affordable housing committee (Story)
Oct 31, 2018
EPL workshopping new services, gathering feedback to improve inclusivity (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Aldermen revise, strengthen Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (Story)
Oct 17, 2018
Ethics Board to hear complaints against Rainey regarding Harley Clarke fundraising (Story)
Oct 15, 2018
Proposed budget puts Health and Human Services Department classification at risk (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
Committee proposes changes to Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
Evanston resident opens teaching kitchen for children’s cooking lessons, events (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Council narrowly votes to purchase new Divvy stations (Story)
Sep 20, 2018
Three shot in Evanston at Custer Avenue and Howard Street (Story)
Sep 20, 2018
Evanston Fire Department rescues swimmer from Lake Michigan (Story)
Jun 01, 2018
Residents petition to protect Youth and Young Adult division from budget cuts (Story)
May 31, 2018
Evanston residents propose demolition plan for Harley Clarke mansion (Story)
May 29, 2018
Committee expands Divvy use to income-eligible residents (Story)
May 28, 2018
Council delays several capital improvement programs for 2018 (Story)
May 23, 2018
Committee recommends council approval of Purple Line modernization (Story)
May 22, 2018
EFD promotes three to various positions (Story)
May 22, 2018
Illinois politicians call for more gun safety measures following Santa Fe High School shooting (Story)
May 22, 2018
Aldermen consider changes to city’s public benefits ordinance (Story)
May 20, 2018
Jewish Voice for Peace, Evanston residents call on Schakowsky to condemn killings in Gaza (Story)
May 16, 2018
Council advances 17-story age-restricted residential building (Story)
May 15, 2018
Council approves ordinance to expunge juvenile criminal records (Story)
May 11, 2018
District 65 social workers discuss inequity in mental health at board meeting (Story)
May 08, 2018
Evanston Lakehouse and Gardens supporters fear future of Harley Clarke property (Story)
May 04, 2018
Nonprofit Art Encounter to honor one of its founders at 40-year anniversary gala (Story)
May 02, 2018
Council approves partnership with ETHS housing education program (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
Aldermen place ‘brothel law’ discussion on committee’s agenda (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Durbin praises FDA’s new measures cracking down on youth use of Juul, other e-cigarettes (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Council approves union contracts with police, firefighters (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Aldermen approve lease for Howard Street nonprofit dance, fitness studio (Story)
Apr 22, 2018
City hosts annual Earth Day celebration, cleanups (Story)
Apr 22, 2018
Evanston holds cleanup events across city in celebration of Earth Day (Story)
Apr 19, 2018
Plan Commission recommends council approval for mixed-use building (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
Pritzker, Rauner spend a combined $100 per vote cast in primaries (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
City to consider altered agreement with Open Communities after resident complaints (Story)
Apr 16, 2018
OPAL, District 65 express support for Nichols principal after claims of discriminatory practices (Story)
Apr 13, 2018
Aldermen approve grant to Mudlark Theater to diversify staff (Story)
Apr 11, 2018
City to further research fence for Sherman Plaza garage roof after incident (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Council denies Harley Clarke lease agreement due to fundraising concerns, liability issues (Story)
Apr 08, 2018
Deputy city attorney to serve as interim corporation counsel (Story)
Apr 05, 2018
City adds left-turn signals at Ridge Avenue, Lake Street intersection (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
Evanston ranks second in Illinois for livable, environmentally friendly streets (Story)
Apr 03, 2018
Pritzker donates another $7 million to gubernatorial campaign (Story)
Apr 02, 2018
Evanston sees increase in new businesses in 2017 (Story)
Mar 29, 2018
Man arrested at Metra stop after fleeing police (Story)
Mar 20, 2018
Suffredin wins primary in reelection bid for Cook County commissioner (Story)
Mar 15, 2018
Middle school students hold walkout in response to Parkland shooting (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Aldermen to consider Harley Clarke lease, youth coding program at council (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Durbin introduces amendment providing student loan protections (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
City clerk appears in court on driver’s license suspension charge (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Suffredin takes on challengers in race for Cook County commissioner (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
Aldermen discuss possibly removing arrest records from city website (Story)
Mar 01, 2018
National Vegetarian Museum opens exhibit at library (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Climate task force discusses public outreach, future steps (Story)
Feb 27, 2018
Vehicle strikes daycare, no children injured (Story)
Feb 25, 2018
Vacant building collapses in 5th Ward (Story)
Feb 25, 2018
State representatives to introduce gun control legislation to House on Wednesday (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Schakowsky reintroduces violence against women act (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Evanston man hopes Council will reconsider efforts to open restaurant (Story)
Feb 19, 2018
Aldermen consider delaying EPL renovation at Council (Story)
Feb 18, 2018
Council to discuss Robert Crown Center, EPL renovations (Story)
Feb 15, 2018
Illinois lawmakers call for action in the wake of Florida shooting (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
New Cafe Coralie location opens on Howard Street (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
City website crashes after technical difficulties handling summer camp registration (Story)
Feb 11, 2018
EPL hosts panel on book centered on identity, injustice (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Pritzker apologizes for racialized comments in 2008 over Senate seat (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Economic Development Committee recommends technology training program to City Council (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
Former ETHS newspaper adviser wins lifetime achievement award (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
District 65 school board members discuss, critique STEM program (Story)
Feb 04, 2018
Evanston man files police misconduct report after injuries (Story)
Feb 01, 2018
13-year-old author speaks about book, social media campaign (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Evanston business owners urge more local development to help growth (Story)
Jan 30, 2018
Our Revolution Illinois endorses Biss in gubernatorial race (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
ETHS alum, actor accused of sexual misconduct (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
Aldermen request revision of landlord assistance program (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
Aldermen to consider improvements to Ridge Avenue after increase in accidents (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
City Council approves fund to reimburse low-income firefighter applicants (Story)
Jan 23, 2018
Aldermen deny 33-story residential development at 601 Davis St. (Story)
Jan 21, 2018
ASG to connect student groups with community, mayor’s office (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Haitians in Evanston dismayed by Trump’s ‘shithole countries’ comment (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Durbin subject of Trump’s tweets after DACA meeting (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
New Trier Democrats endorse Biss for governor (Story)
Jan 12, 2018
Biss releases first TV ads in gubernatorial race (Story)
Jan 10, 2018
Beacon Academy donates $500,000 to Robert Crown Center (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
ETHS cuts Hebrew program due to low enrollment, lack of teachers (Story)
Jan 09, 2018
City Council delays vote on 33-story development project (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
District 202 passes resolution limiting board members’ communication with public (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
ASG passes sustainability code change, allocates B-status funding (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
ASG passes sexual assault training mandate for student groups (Story)
Nov 15, 2017
Fifth Ward noise citations increase after new EPD policy (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
Evanston police officers discuss drugs, gangs at town hall (Story)
Nov 09, 2017
ASG proposes sexual assault training mandate (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
ASG members undergo record check for sexual assault, misconduct (Story)
Nov 01, 2017
Coalition proposes guidelines to address affordable housing issues in Evanston (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Panelists discuss gun violence in Chicago area (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
School board members call for more information on districts’ achievement gaps (Story)
Oct 22, 2017
Poet discusses challenges transgender people of color face at APAC, SASA event (Story)
Oct 22, 2017
Local artist works with at-risk youth to highlight experiences with racism (Story)
Oct 05, 2017
NU professors discuss changes in political, cultural climate in the 1960s (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Durbin introduces bill to make textbooks free to public (Story)