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Kristina Karisch
Kristina is a Medill senior studying journalism, political science and legal studies. Her past positions at The Daily include Digital Projects Editor, City Editor, Development and Recruitment Editor, Web Editor and two quarters as assistant city editor. Kristina lives in Seattle and is involved with the Family Ambassador program through the office of New Student and Family Programs. She can be reached via email or Twitter.

Kristina Karisch, Reporter

Jun 17, 2020
Karisch: In Evanston, three years’ worth of learning and late nights (Story)
Nov 05, 2019
Ike Ogbo appointed new Health and Human Services director (Story)
Nov 04, 2019
Durbin urges Drug Enforcement Administration to reduce opioid doses (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Obamas talk place and purpose at third-annual Obama Foundation Summit (Story)
Oct 23, 2019
After ‘frustrating’ and confusing 2017 election, Evanston must reexamine primary rules (Story)
Oct 16, 2019
Durbin co-sponsors legislation to eliminate green card backlog (Story)
Sep 22, 2019
After 10 years in Evanston, city manager trades Great Lakes for West Coast (Story)
May 30, 2019
In Focus: Parents of students with disabilities say Evanston schools are failing to support their children (Story)
May 29, 2019
Northwestern looking to amend zoning to host professional sporting events at Ryan Field (Story)
May 15, 2019
From the Newsroom: Reflecting on The Daily’s coverage of Evanston (Story)
May 08, 2019
Evanston Literary Festival to return for fifth year (Story)
May 02, 2019
Cookbook author and host Samin Nosrat aims to tell stories through food (Story)
May 01, 2019
NU prof. studies Gen Z through the spelling bee (Story)
Apr 30, 2019
Illinois Senator Duckworth visits Iraq for first time since she was shot down in 2004 (Story)
Mar 10, 2019
Dance Marathon 2019 raises over $1.1 million for CIS Chicago, Evanston Community Foundation (Story)
Mar 06, 2019
Protest to performance: Amazingrace Coffeehouse’s place in Northwestern history (Story)
Feb 07, 2019
Suffredin questions city manager’s commitment to city, ‘unapologetic’ desire to leave (Story)
Jan 21, 2019
Former NU graduate student settles case with city following wrongful arrest (Story)
Jan 15, 2019
Two men arrested for possession of cannabis, loaded handgun (Story)
Dec 21, 2018
Former EPD detective accused of joining DEA to protect drug smugglers (Story)
Dec 11, 2018
Demitrous Cook been appointed as Evanston’s new police chief (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
Brussels sprouts are the best winter vegetable. Let me convince you. (Story)
Dec 04, 2018
Aldermen vote against censure of Rainey following ethics violations (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Weinberg sophomore Daniel Jessell dies (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Evanston’s community engagement manager to retire (Story)
Nov 27, 2018
EFD Station 4 to remain open under approved 2019 operating budget (Story)
Nov 26, 2018
Attorney General’s office to consider disclosure of Harley Clarke donation amounts (Story)
Nov 25, 2018
Church community gathers to honor woman who died in alcove (Story)
Nov 24, 2018
Man stabs dog in downtown Evanston (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
Woman found dead in alcove of First United Methodist Church in Evanston (Story)
Nov 19, 2018
Former Northwestern student faces charges of criminal sexual assault, battery (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Evanston had a record voter turnout for midterm elections, clerk says (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
EPD to partner with NUPD to patrol south campus (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Pritzker, Rauner, to make joint appearance at bicentennial (Story)
Nov 12, 2018
Ahead of book release, Michelle Obama tells students to find their stories, use their voices (Story)
Nov 11, 2018
Figure skater Mirai Nagasu talks career, setbacks and landing that historic triple axel (Story)
Nov 11, 2018
Aldermen to discuss revised budget proposal, possible property tax increase (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
City Council meetings in Evanston are long. That’s a problem. (Story)
Nov 07, 2018
Residents vote ‘yes’ on Harley Clarke, real estate transfer tax referenda (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Aldermen, residents voice opposition to proposed Station 4 closure (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Aldermen may keep communicable disease specialist, health department certification (Story)
Oct 30, 2018
Olympic team bronze medalist in figure skating, Mirai Nagasu, to speak on campus (Story)
Oct 29, 2018
Faith leaders demand aldermen put people first in budget (Story)
Oct 25, 2018
Closure of Station 4 would impact response times, cause ‘cascade effect’ across city (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Aldermen vote to keep funding operations of Gibbs-Morrison Cultural Center (Story)
Oct 23, 2018
Residents, health providers push back against possible health department changes (Story)
Oct 21, 2018
Aldermen to address proposed 2019 budget following resident concerns (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Residents, Evanston and Wilmette oppose Canal Shores land easement (Story)
Oct 16, 2018
Aldermen talk preliminary concerns for proposed 2019 budget (Story)
Oct 14, 2018
Friends of Robert Crown raise $1 million extra funds, may help fill deficit (Story)
Oct 10, 2018
Residents urge aldermen to preserve historic Family Focus building (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
Aldermen allow Preservation Commission to visit Harley Clarke, deny statewide nonprofit (Story)
Oct 09, 2018
One worker killed, another in critical condition after crane accident (Story)
Oct 07, 2018
Proposed 2019 city budget calls for restructuring, layoffs to fill gap created by deficit (Story)
Oct 05, 2018
Blotter: Evanston man steals merchandise from Home Depot (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
New proposed business registration guidelines to be brought before City Council (Story)
Oct 02, 2018
Hagerty calls for law department to review city policy on primary elections (Story)
Oct 01, 2018
Rainey accused of violating ethics code, donating to Harley Clarke demolition efforts (Story)
Sep 30, 2018
Durbin expresses support of Ford, FBI investigation into Kavanaugh (Story)
Sep 30, 2018
Prairie Moon reopens with expanded bar and menu (Story)
Sep 30, 2018
Human Services to review EPD Use of Force report, police chief hiring process (Story)
Sep 27, 2018
Schakowsky stands by Kavanaugh accusers, calls for delay in confirmation (Story)
Sep 26, 2018
Fountain Square renovations fuel changes in downtown business scene (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Summer in Evanston: Completion of Albion tower expected by early 2020, Harley Clarke saga continues (Story)
Sep 25, 2018
Daniel Biss to lead non-profit group aimed to train Democratic candidates (Story)
Sep 19, 2018
City’s budget deficit projected at $7.5 million, result of general fund shortfall and expenditure (Story)
Sep 18, 2018
Sigma Alpha Epsilon to return to Northwestern’s campus this fall following suspension (Story)
Sep 14, 2018
Funeral for former Mayor Lorraine Morton to be held next Saturday (Story)
Aug 23, 2018
A guide to Evanston, NU elected officials (Story)
Aug 15, 2018
Fountain Square renovations delayed by leak in pipes, slated to end in December (Story)
Aug 10, 2018
Alec Klein no longer at NU following harassment allegations (Story)
Aug 02, 2018
Obama endorses Pritzker, Stratton, in gubernatorial race (Story)
Aug 01, 2018
City staff provides update on affordable housing in Evanston, plans going forward (Story)
Jul 23, 2018
Evanston City Council votes to move forward with demolition of Harley Clarke mansion (Story)
Jul 17, 2018
Mario Treto named deputy city attorney (Story)
Jul 10, 2018
Evanston residents join protestors at Dan Ryan shutdown, call for gun reform (Story)
Jul 02, 2018
Two NU alumnae on Trump’s shortlist for Justice Kennedy replacement (Story)
Jun 28, 2018
Aldermen vote to raise debt limit to help fund Robert Crown renovations (Story)
Jun 26, 2018
Hagerty, aldermen condemn Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policies (Story)
Jun 22, 2018
Clinton discusses new thriller, cyber threats at book event in Chicago (Story)
Jun 19, 2018
Aldermen vote to protect youth and young adult programs from budget cuts (Story)
Jun 01, 2018
Mayor hopes to be ‘honest broker’ with residents, focus on city finances (Story)
May 25, 2018
EPD encourages citizens to stay vigilant at 8th Ward meeting (Story)
May 08, 2018
Human Services hears update from citizens police complaint committee (Story)
Apr 27, 2018
City to ask for resident input on budget ahead of multi-million dollar 2019 deficit (Story)
Apr 20, 2018
Hagerty talks climate change, sustainability at Rotary International headquarters (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
Backlot Coffee goes green, eliminates plastic straws (Story)
Apr 18, 2018
Israeli journalist talks economy, market competition at Israel Week event (Story)
Apr 15, 2018
Pritzker talks college tuition, job creation at meet and greet with Schakowsky (Story)
Apr 10, 2018
Durbin questions Zuckerberg on right to privacy, Facebook data breach (Story)
Mar 04, 2018
Rauner, Ives face off in Republican gubernatorial primary (Story)
Dec 12, 2017
Aldermen approve Evanston’s fiscal year 2018 operating budget (Story)
Nov 30, 2017
Biss calls on opponents to release full tax returns, questions their financial interests (Story)
Nov 29, 2017
Aldermen vote to approve tax on vacation rentals, Airbnb properties (Story)
Nov 28, 2017
Fountain Square construction prompts search for new tree lighting location (Story)
Nov 21, 2017
Aldermen vote to add tax for ride-sharing trips to budget proposal (Story)
Nov 19, 2017
New EPL social worker seeks to provide resources to patrons, staff (Story)
Nov 17, 2017
ASG considering code change to prohibit ground flyering (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
City Council authorizes drafting of contract for renovation, lease of Harley Clarke mansion (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Aldermen approve $500,000 settlement in discrimination case against city manager (Story)
Nov 14, 2017
Nevin’s to close within next few weeks (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
Human Services meeting canceled after members fail to reach quorum (Story)
Nov 06, 2017
EFD responds to structure fire on Custer Avenue (Story)
Nov 02, 2017
Durbin questions tech executives about Russia, disinformation during election (Story)
Oct 31, 2017
Hillary Clinton talks book, election loss at Chicago event (Story)
Oct 30, 2017
City officials clarify proposed social services transfers, explain their necessity (Story)
Oct 26, 2017
Schakowsky condemns 2018 budget resolution, says tax cuts will hurt middle class (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Bobkiewicz instated as regional vice president of association for local governments (Story)
Oct 24, 2017
EPL director introduces proposal for main branch renovations (Story)
Oct 18, 2017
EPL board approves contract with equity assessment consultant (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
Aldermen urge greater diversity on city-run boards, commissions (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
Aldermen allow city clerk to retain FOIA role, further examine publicizing information (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
Organic fast-food restaurant seeks Evanston expansion amid parking concerns (Story)
Oct 10, 2017
City Council amends ‘welcoming city’ ordinance, broadens protections for undocumented residents (Story)
Oct 09, 2017
Democratic gubernatorial candidates push free tuition, single-payer health care (Story)
Oct 06, 2017
City clerk announces FOIA reforms, urges city to keep jurisdiction in ‘elected and independent office’ (Story)
Oct 02, 2017
Local museum opens with antique clocks, floor-to-ceiling stained glass (Story)
Sep 27, 2017
Evanston to purchase body-worn, dashboard cameras for police (Story)
Sep 26, 2017
Aldermen reject city funding proposal for 2nd Ward affordable housing development (Story)
Sep 22, 2017
New social emotional/equity learning classes implemented in D65 schools (Story)
Sep 19, 2017
Service providers, residents urge for action on affordable housing (Story)
Sep 17, 2017
Latinx Business Alliance hosts inaugural Hispanic Heritage Month celebration (Story)
Sep 06, 2017
Evanston representatives, University employees join hundreds marching for union rights, higher wage (Story)
Aug 28, 2017
After public service upbringing, Tom Suffredin values responsiveness and accessibility to residents (Story)
Aug 17, 2017
LYFE Kitchen closes, to be replaced by new restaurant in November (Story)
Aug 05, 2017
University Police bike training focused on mobility, officer approachability (Story)
Jul 13, 2017
Benjamin Schapiro elected to succeed Tannen as new EPL board president (Story)
Jul 11, 2017
Proposed equity and empowerment plan to start broad discussion among city officials (Story)
Jun 29, 2017
Evanston librarian Lesley Williams resigns after months of controversy (Story)
Jun 13, 2017
Aldermen vote to approve development at 831 Emerson (Story)
Jun 04, 2017
Documents show EPL officials wanted to terminate Lesley Williams for years (Story)
Jun 01, 2017
EPL librarian Lesley Williams to face possible termination on Friday (Story)
May 31, 2017
Evanston Community Foundation announces more than $800,000 in annual grants (Story)
May 24, 2017
D65, Northwestern officials explain plans for STEM partnership (Story)
May 23, 2017
At Evanston’s northwest border, 6th Ward maintains a close-knit, multigenerational community (Story)
May 21, 2017
Northwestern to welcome 2 Chicago Star Scholars (Story)
May 18, 2017
Officials block plan to build road through Isabella Woods (Story)
May 18, 2017
Illinois Democrats applaud decision to appoint special counsel in Russia investigation (Story)
May 16, 2017
City Council rejects possible roadway through Isabella Woods (Story)
May 11, 2017
Evanston Public Library limited by small budget, lack of resources (Story)
May 09, 2017
Evanston welcomes 80th City Council (Story)
May 05, 2017
Residents call for library equity audit (Story)
May 03, 2017
Board finds Holmes in violation of city ethics code (Story)
May 02, 2017
Human Services Committee advances plan for citizen oversight of police (Story)
Apr 28, 2017
Bill that would require presidential candidates to release tax returns passes in Illinois Senate (Story)
Apr 28, 2017
Evanston set to welcome 40,000 honeybees next month (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
Official results for municipal election released by Cook County Clerk’s Office (Story)
Apr 26, 2017
Former chief of staff to Michelle Obama talks girls’ education, local politics (Story)
Apr 25, 2017
EPL board defends director, acknowledges lack of diversity (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Protesters rally to support Evanston librarian who faces potential disciplinary charges (Story)
Apr 19, 2017
Elected officials endorsing candidates not an ethics violation, board finds (Story)
Apr 17, 2017
Holmes reflects on lifetime of service in Evanston (Story)
Apr 14, 2017
Evanston Environment Board considers alternative energy sources, plans task force (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
Evanston Public Library releases 2016 annual report (Story)
Apr 12, 2017
NU alumnus Cody Keenan discusses career as Obama’s speechwriter (Story)
Apr 10, 2017
Local political organization supports two winning candidates (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
Structure fire breaks out in kitchen of Evanston house (Story)
Apr 06, 2017
Newly elected aldermen look to collaborate on city-wide issues, advocate for their wards (Story)
Apr 05, 2017
Three new aldermen elected to City Council, 6 to serve another term (Story)
Apr 04, 2017
Process to create citizen-run police review board extended through May (Story)
Apr 02, 2017
Man sues Evanston police after allegedly being hit by vehicle involved in chase (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Theo Ubique receives lease approval for Howard Street property (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
Simmons, Murray prioritize economic development, affordable housing in 5th Ward race (Story)
Mar 28, 2017
Holmes apologizes after using city email for candidate endorsement (Story)
Mar 17, 2017
Evanston residents sue 5th Ward aldermanic candidate Robin Rue Simmons over construction dispute (Story)
Mar 14, 2017
City to re-evaluate advertising policies following petition (Story)
Mar 10, 2017
12-year-old robbed in south Evanston (Story)
Mar 05, 2017
Dance Marathon 2017 raises over $1.2 million to support GiGi’s Playhouse, Evanston Community Foundation (Story)
Mar 05, 2017
Block 10: We Are Generation G (Story)
Mar 04, 2017
Block 2: EDMpowerment (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Police Blotter: UPS package stolen from apartment lobby (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
City officials respond to complaints about postal service (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Robin Rue Simmons, Carolyn Murray moving on in 5th Ward race (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
City approves extension of Skokie water deal until new agreement is reached (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Economic Development Committee approves reimbursement plan for Kabul House restaurant (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
Tisdahl: Evanston ‘on our own’ with state, federal funding (Story)
Feb 20, 2017
Evanston group plans second annual expo of black-owned businesses (Story)
Feb 19, 2017
Police Blotter: Laptop, tablet, cell phone stolen from apartment (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Violent crime decreased by 7.2 percent last year, Evanston police report (Story)
Feb 12, 2017
State Democrats introduce bills to increase protections for immigrants (Story)
Feb 10, 2017
Ald. Delores Holmes endorses Robin Rue Simmons in 5th Ward race (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Kellogg alumnus Chris Kennedy announces gubernatorial bid (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Police Blotter: Wallet stolen at Cheesie’s Pub & Grub (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
City presents Evanston Police Department policy changes (Story)
Feb 05, 2017
Mayoral, 5th Ward candidates debate affordable housing, violence prevention (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Following executive order, international students at Northwestern express fear, confusion (Story)
Feb 01, 2017
Local candidates prioritize affordable housing, ‘welcoming city’ status (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Durbin, Schakowsky condemn Trump’s recent executive orders (Story)
Jan 29, 2017
Police Blotter: Vintage jewelry stolen from west Evanston home (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
Schapiro emphasizes importance of liberal arts education during Wilmette talk (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
City to build new Robert Crown Community Center rather than renovate (Story)
Jan 22, 2017
Demonstrators flood Chicago for Women’s March, joining millions worldwide (Story)
Jan 20, 2017
City candidates discuss affordable housing, development (Story)
Jan 19, 2017
State Sen. Daniel Biss says he is considering gubernatorial bid (Story)
Jan 13, 2017
City to present EPD policy changes following release of arrest video (Story)
Jan 12, 2017
Police release video depicting 2015 arrest of Northwestern graduate student (Story)
Jan 11, 2017
Police Blotter: Two vehicles stolen from dealership (Story)
Jan 11, 2017
City set to release 2015 video depicting contentious arrest (Story)
Jan 10, 2017
Alderman asks city to reexamine parking garage issues (Story)
Jan 08, 2017
Fifth Ward candidates look to cater to diverse needs, expand programming (Story)
Nov 20, 2016
Evanston leaders, faith community hold post-election unity rally (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Committee discusses future of Harley Clarke’s fog houses (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
Students take action to support undocumented peers in light of election results (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Republican House challengers concede to Illinois Democrats from Evanston (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
Points for a Purpose posts portraits, interviews about food insecurity in Evanston (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Student-run class notes service plans to begin selling textbook summaries (Story)
Oct 21, 2016
Housing, youth employment discussed at Fifth Ward meeting (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
City’s first cider distillery awaits approval on new license (Story)
Sep 30, 2016
City reevaluates local parks for future city council (Story)