The Daily Northwestern

Maia Spoto
Maia is a Medill sophomore from the Washington, D.C. area. Currently serving as development and recruitment editor, Maia reports on politics, health and social justice. Last year, she was an assistant city editor for two quarters. Outside of The Daily, you can find her working as a psychology research assistant, dancing with Steam Heat Dance Company or overwatering her snake plant. You can reach Maia via email or Twitter.

Maia Spoto, City Editor

Jan 23, 2021
Resident Marta Torres, shot in Jan 9. spree, was a beloved and joyous friend, teacher (Story)
Jan 20, 2021
Days after city’s 100th COVID-19 death, city holds light ceremony (Story)
Jan 17, 2021
Evanston woman dies one week after Chicago gunman shot her in crime spree (Story)
Jan 13, 2021
Rep. Jan Schakowsky votes in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump for the second time (Story)
Jan 12, 2021
Homophobic slur left in D65 vice president’s ransacked car (Story)
Jan 09, 2021
Woman shot, critically injured after being taken hostage in IHOP (Story)
Jan 07, 2021
Evanston, NU gear up for next phases of vaccine distribution (Story)
Jan 06, 2021
State, local leaders condemn President Trump, rioters in wake of U.S. Capitol breach (Story)
Jan 06, 2021
Pritzker lowers Illinois Phase 1B vaccine eligibility age to 65, citing equity reasons (Story)
Jan 05, 2021
With health metrics under review, District 65 delays hybrid learning launch (Story)
Jan 04, 2021
Students could face charges from Oct. 31 NUCNC protest footage; Human Services Committee discusses NIPAS involvement (Story)
Dec 23, 2020
Homeownership assistance reparations program continues to take shape (Story)
Nov 24, 2020
Approved 2021 budget set to raise property taxes by 1 percent (Story)
Nov 24, 2020
For Trans Day of Resilience/Remembrance, organizers uplift community care (Story)
Nov 16, 2020
Evanston Fight for Black Lives launches sit-in series to defund EPD (Story)
Nov 15, 2020
Proposed beer pong ban sparks controversy among residents, students (Story)
Nov 10, 2020
District 202 board members discuss racial academic achievement gap, proposed tax levy (Story)
Nov 08, 2020
Evanston celebrates after Biden declares victory (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
The “very radical stance”: A history of women’s suffrage in Evanston (Story)
Nov 02, 2020
Weinberg alumna Solis Doyle mobilizes Latinx leaders with Biden’s Florida campaign (Story)
Oct 24, 2020
NUCNC, Fossil Free Northwestern host protest for divestment from police, fossil fuels (Story)
Oct 18, 2020
Residents jump for Black joy (Story)
Oct 11, 2020
City makes significant budget cuts to reduce COVID-19-driven deficit (Story)
Oct 05, 2020
The Ripple: The Cost of the Election for College Students (Story)
Oct 05, 2020
Families of Jacob Blake, Breonna Taylor lead unity march (Story)
Sep 15, 2020
Council tables local eviction moratorium in conflict with CDC, state directives (Story)
Jun 22, 2020
Native Americans in Chicago chart a 15 percent COVID-19 mortality rate — but the city hasn’t released that information (Story)
Jun 14, 2020
When health care depends on communication, masks and VRIs can prevent Deaf individuals from accessing treatment (Story)
Jun 14, 2020
“White Fragility” author talks systemic racism, white humility at Family Action Network Q&A (Story)
Jun 07, 2020
ETHS students and grads talk whiteness and anti-racism on Central Street (Story)
May 20, 2020
Hard to Count: Evanston Census enumerator recruitment intensifies during COVID-19 (Story)
May 17, 2020
Reparations subcommittee evaluates program for black homebuyers (Story)
May 14, 2020
La Cocinita fights COVID-19 one empanada at a time (Story)
May 11, 2020
City Council expands access to Entrepreneurship Support Program Grant (Story)
May 11, 2020
Blotter: Disorderly conduct arrest, construction equipment burglary (Story)
May 07, 2020
“We’re grieving”: Neighborhood favorite YoFresh Yogurt Cafe misses local community as social distancing continues (Story)
Apr 30, 2020
“The show must go on”: Evanston’s new and expecting mothers confront anxiety, isolation (Story)
Apr 28, 2020
EPD handles social distancing violations with “education” not “enforcement,” but $150 fine possible (Story)
Apr 28, 2020
Everything Evanston: Food Pantries in a Pandemic (Story)
Apr 27, 2020
Blotter: Attempted burglary, graffiti in Evanston Hospital waiting area (Story)
Apr 27, 2020
As food insecurity rates balloon, city officials open emergency pantry at James Park (Story)
Apr 26, 2020
Blotter: Motor vehicle theft, graffiti on CTA property (Story)
Apr 23, 2020
Illinois stay-at-home order extended, lawsuit filed against Pritzker (Story)
Apr 22, 2020
Blotter: Two iPhones taken from Xfinity Store, mountain bike stolen (Story)
Apr 16, 2020
Hard to Count: The fight to prevent a 2020 undercount amid COVID-19 (Story)
Apr 15, 2020
Blotter: Chicago man arrested for cannabis possession, resisting police officer (Story)
Apr 14, 2020
Alone, together: Substance abuse recovery organizations take community online (Story)
Apr 10, 2020
Donors will match up to $1 million for Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund (Story)
Apr 07, 2020
Cannabis sales rise as dispensaries move to protect at-risk patients (Story)
Mar 30, 2020
“This virus isn’t going to go away” — Evanston organizations rush to assist the city’s vulnerable homeless population (Story)
Mar 24, 2020
Coping with “the new normal”: local wellness leaders weigh in (Story)
Mar 19, 2020
Social distancing protocol forces small businesses to make tough calls (Story)
Mar 05, 2020
Robert Crown demolition work set to begin (Story)
Mar 04, 2020
Armadillos, marshmallows and artists: an afternoon in Rogers Park (Story)
Mar 03, 2020
Panelists examine adapting food systems to mitigate climate change (Story)
Mar 01, 2020
Blotter: Man arrested in connection with television theft, car door spray-painted (Story)
Feb 24, 2020
Initiative for pre-enslavement black history education gains traction (Story)
Feb 20, 2020
Blotter: Driver failed to secure child, Ohio man sped on Ridge Avenue (Story)
Feb 19, 2020
Women business owners reflect on leadership (Story)
Feb 18, 2020
Illinois for Warren mobilizes support at office opening (Story)
Feb 17, 2020
Q&A: A conversation with Pia Justesen, human rights lawyer and accessibility advocate (Story)
Feb 13, 2020
“A home away from home”: Jennifer’s Edibles celebrates hard work (Story)
Feb 12, 2020
Evanston businesses offer Valentine’s Day deals (Story)
Feb 09, 2020
Warm days don’t faze Maggie Daley Skating Ribbon (Story)
Feb 05, 2020
Mather Institute study finds link between resident personality and health (Story)
Jan 31, 2020
Poets examine dual cultures in Mitchell Museum storytelling event (Story)
Jan 30, 2020
State law seeks to improve harassment protection in the workplace (Story)
Jan 29, 2020
Blotter: Frozen meat stolen from front porch, renter fails to return U-Haul truck (Story)
Jan 26, 2020
Cook County State’s Attorney candidate holds Evanston reception (Story)
Jan 26, 2020
BLACK MEN helps community members understand institutional racism (Story)
Jan 21, 2020
EPL panel evaluates mass protest movements for MLK Jr. Day (Story)
Jan 16, 2020
EPL branch at Robert Crown Center likely to open in February (Story)
Jan 12, 2020
In response to study, local wellness professionals emphasize healthy relationships with exercise (Story)
Jan 07, 2020
Students navigate Northwestern Dining and ‘skinny dinner’ culture with an eating disorder (Story)
Jan 07, 2020
Student photographs at Evanston Public Library illuminate activism and identity (Story)
Nov 20, 2019
Evanston nursing home fined $25,000 for care policy violations (Story)
Nov 07, 2019
Small Business Saturday will promote shopping locally for holiday season and beyond (Story)
Oct 31, 2019
Evanston Made engages local artists with Evanston public (Story)
Oct 29, 2019
Local youth trick-or-treat at annual NCDC event, Project Pumpkin (Story)
Oct 24, 2019
A diner with a soup-rise: Prairie Joe’s sells home-cooked dishes, art (Story)
Oct 21, 2019
Tariffs hit Kerrygold, an Irish butter company with Evanston offices (Story)
Oct 13, 2019
‘Find something that lights you on fire’: First Indian-American Miss America discusses activism, representation (Story)
Oct 03, 2019
Students with food allergies see room for improvement in dining hall accommodations (Story)