The Daily Northwestern

Julia Esparza
Julia is a Medill junior studying journalism and political science. Before becoming city editor, she held the positions of assistant city editor, development and recruitment editor and copy chief. She is also a member of Northwestern University Model United Nations. You can reach Julia via Twitter or email.

Julia Esparza, Reporter

Nov 26, 2019
Everything Evanston: Gearing up for recreational cannabis; Over The Rainbow provides affordable housing for people with disabilities (Story)
Nov 12, 2019
Everything Evanston: 5th Ward resident talks waste transfer station, Books & Breakfast helps youth (Story)
Nov 03, 2019
Everything Evanston: Reflecting on gun violence in the 8th Ward (Story)
Oct 14, 2019
Everything Evanston: Community leaders talk push for reparations and inside Tomate Fresh Kitchen (Story)
Jun 15, 2019
District 65 Superintendent Paul Goren resigns (Story)
May 30, 2019
In Focus: Parents of students with disabilities say Evanston schools are failing to support their children (Story)
May 28, 2019
Hagerty moves to restrict FOIA powers currently held by city clerk (Story)
May 26, 2019
At least two injured in west Evanston shootings (Story)
May 24, 2019
Illinois Democrats denounce government’s role in migrant children’s death near border (Story)
May 22, 2019
Bill requiring equitable restroom access passes Illinois legislatures, waits approval from Pritzker (Story)
May 22, 2019
Eleven reports of smashed rear windows in South Evanston (Story)
May 20, 2019
Six months after tests scores show wide opportunity gap, black parents are still asking for answers (Story)
May 20, 2019
Citizens discuss affordability, transparency in Robert Crown construction (Story)
May 17, 2019
Democratic lawmakers aim to update current reproductive health laws in Illinois (Story)
May 15, 2019
Blotter: Two separate reports of shots fired in South Evanston (Story)
May 15, 2019
Newly reopened Gyros Planet hopes to build community through food (Story)
May 12, 2019
Council to approve police union contract, file first quarter financial report (Story)
May 09, 2019
Blotter: Man arrested near Northwestern campus and charged with DUI (Story)
May 09, 2019
Officer in charge of FOIA requests sues Evanston over access to information (Story)
May 08, 2019
Blotter: Woman reports money, credit cards stolen from her car (Story)
May 08, 2019
2 in custody after car chase follows reports of shots fired in west Evanston (Story)
May 08, 2019
Man arrested in connection with assault (Story)
May 08, 2019
Public Art Committee considers Noyes Street artwork, mural repair (Story)
May 02, 2019
Harley Clarke supporters discuss forming coalition for preservation efforts (Story)
May 01, 2019
ETHS ranks 27th in the state in 2019 U.S. News Best High Schools (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Six of seven elected D202 board seats filled by women after new members sworn in (Story)
Apr 24, 2019
Residents participate in Stand Against Racism (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
EPD warns of arrest warrant scam using ‘spoofed’ number (Story)
Apr 23, 2019
City to conduct air quality study around Church Street Waste Transfer Station (Story)
Apr 21, 2019
City Council to discuss 2018 budget increases totalling $18.6 million (Story)
Apr 19, 2019
Illinois Democrats denounce attorney general’s defense of Trump, call for access to full Mueller report (Story)
Apr 19, 2019
Blotter: Police arrest Chicago man who attempted to hit boy with car (Story)
Apr 18, 2019
Man wrongfully convicted of murder sues Evanston police, alleging ‘coercion, threats, fabrication and misrepresentation (Story)
Apr 17, 2019
Policy brief calls for increased attraction, retention of teachers of color in Illinois (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Politicians announce legislation to increase federal research funding (Story)
Apr 16, 2019
Man arrested for unlawful use of a weapon after finding brass knuckle handle attached to knife (Story)
Apr 08, 2019
Gov. Pritzker raises smoking age to 21 in Illinois (Story)
Apr 07, 2019
Council to discuss firefighter union contract, Main Street Corridor project (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
Erie Evanston/Skokie Health Center unveils expansion (Story)
Apr 03, 2019
Man arrested for unlawful use of a weapon following foot chase (Story)
Feb 21, 2019
Graduate students call for guarantee to sixth-year funding at forum on budget deficit (Story)
Feb 06, 2019
Chicago nonprofit offers business advice to community at Evanston Public Library (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
As temperatures continue to drop, Evanston communities are working on providing emergency shelter for the homeless (Story)
May 31, 2018
Blotter: Police respond to possible false reports of shots fired (Story)
May 29, 2018
EPD investigating arson after structure fire at Rice Education Center (Story)
May 25, 2018
Daughter of Salvadoran woman seeking refuge in Evanston will not be immediately deported (Story)
May 24, 2018
Blotter: Man charged with breach of peace (Story)
May 23, 2018
Salvadoran woman finds refuge in Evanston church, attempts to reunite with daughter (Story)
May 22, 2018
The Graduate School moves to limit sixth-year student funding (Story)
May 22, 2018
Blotter: Man charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon (Story)
May 15, 2018
Blotter: Man charged with unlawful use of a weapon (Story)
May 15, 2018
Blotter: Man arrested for disobeying police order (Story)
May 11, 2018
Blotter: Man arrested in connection with domestic battery (Story)
May 09, 2018
Blotter: Man charged with DUI, multiple traffic violations (Story)
May 09, 2018
ETHS grad, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist reflects on success (Story)
May 04, 2018
Evanston receives 4-STAR community recertification (Story)
May 01, 2018
Blotter: Shots fired in south Evanston (Story)
Apr 30, 2018
Blotter: Oak Lawn man arrested in connection with possession of cannabis (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
Blotter: Man arrested in connection with aggravated battery at a school (Story)
Apr 25, 2018
Blotter: Shots fired in west Evanston (Story)
Apr 24, 2018
Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II talks education, Sharia Law (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
Blotter: Man arrested in connection with possession of cannabis, unlawful use of a weapon (Story)
Apr 17, 2018
Evanston’s first self-serve taproom to open Wednesday (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Blotter: Cosmetics stolen from CVS (Story)
Apr 08, 2018
Curt’s Café trainees express themselves through art program (Story)
Apr 04, 2018
EPD reports increase in commercial burglaries in March (Story)
Apr 03, 2018
Blotter: Burglary reported at Wheel and Sprocket on Monday (Story)
Mar 10, 2018
Block 5: Hot Tent Time Machine (Story)
Mar 10, 2018
Block 4: U Up? (Story)
Mar 09, 2018
5th Ward residents evaluate benefits, costs of water pumping station (Story)
Mar 08, 2018
Blotter: Burglary reported at childcare facility (Story)
Mar 07, 2018
Evanston resident writes, directs play about Frederick Douglass (Story)
Mar 05, 2018
Blotter: Burglary reported in west Evanston (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Fire breaks out at home in 600 block of Ridge (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Blotter: Woman reports wallet theft from Unicorn Cafe (Story)
Feb 28, 2018
Leaders in Evanston Jewish community discuss eruv expansion (Story)
Feb 27, 2018
Northwestern administrators, District 202 board members celebrate ETHS, University partnership (Story)
Feb 26, 2018
Blotter: Evanston man charged in cell phone theft (Story)
Feb 25, 2018
Blotter: Window broken, items stolen from Evanston woman’s car (Story)
Feb 24, 2018
Evanston reduces Ridge Avenue speed limit (Story)
Feb 23, 2018
Evanston 5th Ward residents say they were ‘blindsided’ by water pumping station plans (Story)
Feb 22, 2018
Blotter: $10 worth of quarters stolen from car (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Plan Commission recommends modifying Northwestern parking requirements to standing committee (Story)
Feb 21, 2018
Blotter: Evanston resident’s car tires taken from driveway (Story)
Feb 15, 2018
Body found near Metra tracks in Evanston (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Evanston city clerk arrested Tuesday, charged with traffic violation (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Fire breaks out in Northwestern students’ home Monday (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
Aldermen vote to move Howard Street Theater one step closer to construction (Story)
Feb 14, 2018
15-year-old boy arrested in connection with Evanston carjacking (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
City event honors impactful black Evanston residents (Story)
Feb 13, 2018
Blotter: 19-year-old Evanston man reports sidewalk robbery (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Blotter: Pots, pans taken from Evanston home (Story)
Feb 07, 2018
Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau talks at UChicago (Story)
Feb 06, 2018
City officials attend Evanston-based play as part of equity, empowerment training (Story)
Feb 05, 2018
Blotter: Attempted armed robbery reported near Sheridan Road and South Boulevard (Story)
Feb 04, 2018
Evanston Branch NAACP hosts panel discussing mass incarceration (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Evanston city staff to explore license options for Binny’s Beverage Depot (Story)
Jan 31, 2018
Blotter: Man charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver (Story)
Jan 29, 2018
Blotter: Wallet theft reported at NaKorn Urban Thai (Story)
Jan 28, 2018
Blotter: Woman charged with domestic battery (Story)
Jan 26, 2018
Woman taken to hospital after incident on city parking garage (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Evanston police to require use of body cameras starting Friday (Story)
Jan 24, 2018
Blotter: Police charge man with unlawful use of a weapon (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Chicago Teachers Union endorses former state Sen. Kwame Raoul for attorney general (Story)
Jan 22, 2018
Blotter: Two men shot in south Evanston on Sunday (Story)
Jan 19, 2018
Evanston Police Department launches Explorer Program after 30 years inactive (Story)
Jan 18, 2018
Blotter: Residential burglary reported on Gaffield Place (Story)
Jan 16, 2018
2017 Good Neighbor Fund donation to center youth initiatives (Story)
Jan 16, 2018
Man arrested in downtown Evanston, charged with child endangerment (Story)
Jan 15, 2018
Diverse Communities United 2018 focuses on black women, black LGBTQ voices (Story)
Jan 12, 2018
Evanston History Center receives grant for Dawes House renovations (Story)
Jan 10, 2018
Blotter: Woman charged with battery pulled out knife during argument (Story)
Jan 08, 2018
Blotter: Woman arrested at Saint Francis Hospital, charged with two counts of theft (Story)
Jan 03, 2018
Pedestrian fatally struck in south Evanston (Story)
Dec 29, 2017
Mayor Hagerty wagers Lexington mayor in outcome of Music City Bowl (Story)
Dec 21, 2017
Nevin’s self-service taproom to open in Pete Miller’s (Story)
Nov 16, 2017
Local businesses express frustration with Fountain Square construction (Story)
Nov 10, 2017
Social justice writer Shaun King talks progress, police brutality in US (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
Evanston basketball player chosen to compete in 2018 Special Olympics USA Games (Story)
Oct 13, 2017
Scholars discuss Quran, misconceptions of Islamic faith (Story)
Oct 11, 2017
Harley Clarke renovation draws interest of new youth art organization (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
Panelists discuss Indigenous Peoples’ Day, culture at Baha’i House of Worship (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
NU initiative connects students with northern Chicago neighborhood (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Northwestern achieves first platinum LEED certification for Kresge Hall (Story)
Aug 08, 2017
Northwestern emphasizes use of holistic admissions process in wake of federal Affirmative Action scrutiny (Story)
Jul 25, 2017
City Council moves RFP for Harley Clarke Mansion to final drafting stage (Story)
Jun 28, 2017
City Council to consider other proposals for Harley Clarke Mansion (Story)
May 26, 2017
Medill celebrates retirement of former dean Loren Ghiglione (Story)
May 25, 2017
Chicago hip-hop artists, activists discuss role of hip-hop music in activism (Story)
May 24, 2017
Michael Phelps helps train Evanston Special Olympic athletes (Story)
May 23, 2017
Stanford professor gives lecture on age, its relationship to happiness (Story)
May 12, 2017
Author Mary Barr speaks about racial segregation in Evanston (Story)
May 10, 2017
Cubs director of research, development discusses statistics in baseball (Story)
May 09, 2017
South African artist, academic discusses work at Buffett Institute talk (Story)
May 05, 2017
Same-sex marriage activist talks landmark Supreme Court case, LGBTQ rights (Story)
May 02, 2017
Journalist discusses career as international crisis reporter (Story)
Apr 28, 2017
Buffett Institute holds panel on Trump’s foreign policy (Story)
Apr 27, 2017
Hecky’s Barbecue to be served in Foster-Walker Complex dining halls on Friday (Story)
Apr 19, 2017
Ghanaian technology entrepreneur receives Buffett Institute award, discusses career in STEM (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
Evanston gelato store expands to Chicago (Story)
Feb 17, 2017
Panelists discuss Trump’s Middle East foreign policy, impact on immigration (Story)