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Nora is a Medill senior studying journalism and history. In the past, she was managing editor and city editor at The Daily. The Pennsylvania native has reported on local and state politics. You can reach her via Twitter or email.

Nora Shelly, Former Editor in Chief

Nov 30, 2018
Unexpected nostalgia after over three years at The Daily (Story)
Nov 14, 2018
Schapiro clarifies research funding from Saudi Arabian government organization has been limited to sciences (Story)
Nov 08, 2018
City Council meetings in Evanston are long. That’s a problem. (Story)
Nov 04, 2018
Months of tense debate over Harley Clarke to be clarified with public referendum Tuesday (Story)
Oct 22, 2018
Questions arise over beach on northern part of Northwestern’s campus (Story)
Oct 08, 2018
Shelly: Don’t let Big Bite Night be your last venture into Evanston’s food scene (Story)
Mar 14, 2018
EPD investigating shots fired at Emerson and Maple (Story)
Feb 12, 2018
In letter to Klein accusers, Medill professors show support, say they’re listening (Story)
Feb 08, 2018
Klein to take leave of absence from Northwestern (Story)
Nov 08, 2017
In Focus: Political science Profs. Jacqueline Stevens, Alvin Tillery entangled in legal fallout over a year after contentious meeting (Story)
Oct 31, 2017
Rainey, Chicago counterpart continue push to clean up vacant Howard Street property (Story)
Oct 23, 2017
Four people charged in three separate weekend incidents (Story)
Oct 20, 2017
Developers present plan for development targeting ‘active’ seniors (Story)
Oct 17, 2017
Officials tout success of city-backed businesses on Howard Street (Story)
May 25, 2017
Controversial conservative speaker Ben Shapiro discusses politics, NU issues (Story)
May 24, 2017
Senate Democrats push through state budget plan (Story)
May 13, 2017
Bobkiewicz withdraws from Tacoma city manager consideration (Story)
May 03, 2017
Sen. Dick Durbin undergoes heart surgery at Northwestern Memorial (Story)
Apr 21, 2017
Northwestern’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity suspended from campus (Story)
Apr 10, 2017
Illnesses reported in Northwestern on-campus housing (Story)
Mar 30, 2017
University will not take disciplinary action against SAE, unnamed fraternity following reports of alleged assaults, druggings (Story)
Mar 29, 2017
Two challenge long-standing 3rd Ward alderman (Story)
Mar 04, 2017
Block 8: Tie Dye and Neck Ties (Story)
Mar 04, 2017
Block 4: Bikini Bottom (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
Hope for grand bargain dissipates in state Senate (Story)
Mar 03, 2017
While Title IX investigations of fraternities are ongoing, Northwestern community seeks solutions (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Northwestern student hit by car while crossing Clark Street (Story)
Mar 01, 2017
Senate votes on several items from grand bargain package (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
Steve Hagerty, Mark Tendam move on to mayoral election in April (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
Robin Rue Simmons, Carolyn Murray moving on in 5th Ward race (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
Candidates gear up for final campaigning before primary (Story)
Feb 28, 2017
Jeff Smith opposes Brian Miller’s inspector general proposal (Story)
Feb 26, 2017
Domestic violence services in Illinois lose funding (Story)
Feb 24, 2017
Miller proposes independent investigator position days before mayoral primary (Story)
Feb 23, 2017
Lee Cabot, Judy Fiske face off in 1st Ward race (Story)
Feb 22, 2017
Illinois Senators vocally oppose Trump on immigration orders (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
Evanston stands to lose funds under proposed statewide property tax freeze (Story)
Feb 21, 2017
Mentoring program with local businesses welcomes first class (Story)
Feb 19, 2017
City officials push for local control over pesticide use (Story)
Feb 19, 2017
Evanston businesses close for ‘day without immigrants’ (Story)
Feb 17, 2017
Man found dead in downtown Evanston (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
Northwestern acquisition of building raises questions from city officials (Story)
Feb 16, 2017
Temperance Beer signs letter lobbying against Trump’s EPA nominee (Story)
Feb 15, 2017
Gov. Bruce Rauner voices limited support for Senate budget plan in annual address (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, House Dems send letter to Gov. Bruce Rauner on Obamacare (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter ordered to cease activities by national headquarters (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Evanston pastor appointed as city’s first equity coordinator (Story)
Feb 14, 2017
Insomnia Cookies permit approved by council (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
Man shot in west Evanston while sitting in car (Story)
Feb 13, 2017
Illinois senators secure federal funding for sexual assault prevention (Story)
Feb 12, 2017
City develops loan program to replace lead pipes (Story)
Feb 09, 2017
Biss introduces bill to create publicly-funded matching program for small campaign donations (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Interfraternity Council executive board, presidents decide to suspend social events following reports of assaults, druggings (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
Biss introduces bill requiring presidential candidates in Illinois to release tax returns (Story)
Feb 08, 2017
State attorney general presses Gov. Bruce Rauner on immigration executive orders (Story)
Feb 07, 2017
Longtime advocate Jeff Smith prioritizing progressive aims (Story)
Feb 06, 2017
University notifies students about reports of sexual assaults, possible date rape drugs given at fraternity houses (Story)
Feb 05, 2017
Former employee files suit against city alleging wrongful termination, workplace harassment (Story)
Feb 05, 2017
Five vehicles stolen from Evanston car dealership (Story)
Feb 04, 2017
Child hit by car, injured in north Evanston (Story)
Feb 04, 2017
Chase bank in south Evanston robbed (Story)
Feb 03, 2017
Mayoral candidates talk town-gown relations at Northwestern-held forum (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Illinois senators oppose Tillerson, other Trump nominees (Story)
Feb 02, 2017
Illinois Democrats warn Rauner over potential Obamacare repeal impacts (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Lincolnwood contacts city about buying water as Evanston finalizes deals with Morton Grove, Niles (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Gov. Bruce Rauner urges ‘swift resolution’ of executive order concerns (Story)
Jan 30, 2017
Evanston man hit by car, sustains head injury (Story)
Jan 29, 2017
Greene kicks off campaign with mayors’ support (Story)
Jan 27, 2017
CTA modernization project included in leaked Trump infrastructure plan (Story)
Jan 26, 2017
Senate leaves town with budget package still in flux (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
Evanston man missing for 4 days (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
Trump signs order to pull federal funding from sanctuary cities (Story)
Jan 25, 2017
Missing Evanston man found dead (Story)
Jan 24, 2017
Future is unclear for Illinois Senate’s ‘Grand Bargain’ (Story)
Jan 23, 2017
Police Blotter: Items stolen from house overnight (Story)
Jan 23, 2017
Evanston man charged with kidnapping (Story)
Jan 22, 2017
Three injured in early morning crash (Story)
Jan 20, 2017
Developers shift gears for proposed 831 Emerson (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
Evanston man shot, killed in St. Louis (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl: Filing for elected office in Evanston is ‘too complex’ (Story)
Jan 18, 2017
City’s lawsuit against ComEd and Nicor over contaminants moves forward (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
Evanston man killed in Chicago shooting (Story)
Jan 17, 2017
The Daily Northwestern, Political Union to host mayoral debate (Story)
Jan 16, 2017
South Evanston Whole Foods to close (Story)
Jan 16, 2017
Police Blotter: CVS employee arrested after altercation (Story)
Jan 11, 2017
Police Blotter: Nichols Middle School employee charged with battery (Story)
Jan 11, 2017
Electoral board throws out latest objections to mayoral candidacies (Story)
Jan 11, 2017
Obama urges unity, civic engagement in farewell speech (Story)
Jan 10, 2017
Senate leadership reveals state budget legislation package (Story)
Jan 10, 2017
Electoral board delays action on latest objections to mayoral candidates (Story)
Jan 09, 2017
Women’s basketball player Jordan Hankins dies (Story)
Jan 08, 2017
City working to redevelop land in west Evanston (Story)
Jan 06, 2017
Illinois begins 2017 without a state budget after temporary plan expires (Story)
Jan 05, 2017
Police Blotter: Man falls asleep in car with handgun, cocaine inside vehicle (Story)
Jan 05, 2017
Citizens group pushes for independent police authority in Evanston (Story)
Jan 04, 2017
District 65 Board to consider referendum raising property taxes (Story)
Jan 03, 2017
U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth sworn-in by vice president (Story)
Jan 03, 2017
Police Blotter: Two rental vehicles stolen in separate incidents (Story)
Jan 02, 2017
Teen arrested in Election Day robbery (Story)
Dec 13, 2016
New city ordinance will require some building owners to report energy usage (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
Northwestern alumnus becomes fifth candidate to join mayoral race (Story)
Dec 08, 2016
Woman charged with child endangerment after car accident (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
District 65 board approves contract (Story)
Dec 07, 2016
Aldermen approve 2017 budget with Harley Clarke Mansion funding (Story)
Dec 05, 2016
South Evanston fire displaces 18 residents (Story)
Dec 03, 2016
District 65 teachers approve contract proposal (Story)
Dec 02, 2016
Man dies after being struck by CTA train at Foster stop (Story)
Nov 30, 2016
Students, Evanston residents rally at Evanston Public Library in response to defacement of Islamic books (Story)
Nov 28, 2016
Evanston police officers placed on leave after arresting city clerk candidate (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
Evanston Public Library books related to Quran defaced (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
Evanston officials prepare for a Trump presidency (Story)
Nov 22, 2016
Evanston, AFSCME begin contract talks (Story)
Nov 21, 2016
As state politicians renew budget talks, social services remain uncertain on future funding (Story)
Nov 21, 2016
District 65 teachers, board reach tentative agreement on contracts (Story)
Nov 20, 2016
City Council approves new liquor license for recreation facilities (Story)
Nov 20, 2016
20-year-old Evanston resident injured in car crash (Story)
Nov 20, 2016
Police Blotter: Woman charged with child endangerment (Story)
Nov 18, 2016
Elderly Evanston driver crashes car off Sheridan Road (Story)
Nov 18, 2016
Rauner, Madigan begin budget talks for rest of the fiscal year (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Man wanted in connection with Evanston homicide taken into custody (Story)
Nov 17, 2016
Cook County budget includes staff reductions, sugary beverages tax (Story)
Nov 16, 2016
Senate overrides Rauner automatic voter registration veto (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
District 65 teachers, board continue negotiating as possible strike date looms (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
Evanston teens arrested in connection with motor vehicle thefts (Story)
Nov 15, 2016
Evanston residents demand water main replacement (Story)
Nov 14, 2016
Eight people hospitalized after carbon monoxide alarm (Story)
Nov 13, 2016
Gov. Bruce Rauner reports more than $170 million in income for 2015 (Story)
Nov 10, 2016
Local women in politics mourn Clinton loss (Story)
Nov 10, 2016
Evanston educators seek to ease post-election anxiety (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
Thai restaurant NaKorn opens its doors in Evanston (Story)
Nov 09, 2016
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, state Rep. Robyn Gabel hold onto seats (Story)
Nov 08, 2016
Tammy Duckworth defeats Mark Kirk to win Senate (Story)
Nov 07, 2016
Evanston, Cook County see record number of early voting (Story)
Nov 06, 2016
U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth, Sen. Mark Kirk clash in final senate debate (Story)
Nov 06, 2016
City plans on increasing parking garage rate (Story)
Nov 04, 2016
Missing Evanston teen found (Story)
Nov 03, 2016
Evanston Public Library includes full-time social worker position in proposed budget (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
Know your ballot: Voters consider constitutional amendment on transportation funding (Story)
Nov 01, 2016
City planning on adding new Divvy bike station (Story)
Oct 31, 2016
Evanston District 65 teachers consider strike (Story)
Oct 30, 2016
City to up funding for Evanston organization in proposed budget following criticism (Story)
Oct 30, 2016
Evanston man found dead in Michigan, son charged with homicide (Story)
Oct 28, 2016
Know your ballot: Former Winnetka village president Jessica Tucker challenges Illinois Rep. Robyn Gabel (Story)
Oct 27, 2016
Evanston home damaged in structure fire (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
Juvenile arrested in connection with robbery of Northwestern student (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
Potential new tenant for Howard Street Theater may reduce cost of project (Story)
Oct 26, 2016
City to sound alarm if Cubs win it all (Story)
Oct 25, 2016
City plans for potential state funding cut (Story)
Oct 24, 2016
City to test water in south Evanston homes (Story)
Oct 23, 2016
City explores possibility of staffer devoted to issues of equity (Story)
Oct 23, 2016
Limited damage after rubbish fire spreads to townhouse (Story)
Oct 22, 2016
Evanston police officer hit by truck (Story)
Oct 21, 2016
Lawsuit filed against Cook County for ‘excessive’ bails (Story)
Oct 20, 2016
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin urges big pharma action on opioids at law school talk (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Action plan tries to minimize possible damage from state and federal funding shortfalls (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Man arrested in connection with shotgun possession (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Police Blotter: Men steal lottery tickets (Story)
Oct 19, 2016
Gov. Bruce Rauner starts initiative to cut bureaucratic ‘red tape’ (Story)
Oct 18, 2016
Experts discuss ‘unprecedented’ level of spending in Illinois campaigns (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
Windsurfer rescued after calling 911 while out on lake (Story)
Oct 17, 2016
Bike lane plans approved two years ago receive new scrutiny (Story)
Oct 16, 2016
Police Blotter: Middle school sign defaced (Story)
Oct 16, 2016
Illinois Department of Corrections to open life skills facility (Story)
Oct 14, 2016
Cook County board considering tax on sugary drinks (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
NU funds to go toward Sheridan Road bike lanes, families impacted by violence (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
City tries to get around state hurdles for crosswalks (Story)
Oct 12, 2016
Police, fire departments fight uphill battle for pension funds (Story)
Oct 11, 2016
Same-day registration is certain for Illinois voters after judicial back-and-forth (Story)
Oct 10, 2016
Evanston teen located after six-day disappearance (Story)
Oct 09, 2016
Proposed budget recommends property tax increase (Story)
Oct 06, 2016
Appeals court stays ruling on same-day voter registration (Story)
Oct 06, 2016
Ald. Mark Tendam joins race for Evanston mayor (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
Police Blotter: Canoe stolen in south Evanston (Story)
Oct 05, 2016
U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky: Trump’s views are ‘antithetical’ to young people’s (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
Police Blotter: Teenagers attempt to start trashcan fire (Story)
Oct 04, 2016
District 65 teachers, board to negotiate using federal mediator (Story)
Oct 03, 2016
City continues efforts to develop Howard Street properties (Story)
Oct 02, 2016
Rauner pushes prison bill meant to reduce recidivism (Story)
Oct 02, 2016
Police Blotter: Woman reports electronic device stolen from home (Story)
Sep 30, 2016
Animal rescue organization plans shelter in Skokie after leaving Evanston (Story)
Sep 30, 2016
Alderman, husband, to be honored for environmental work (Story)
Sep 30, 2016
Police Blotter: Officers investigate aggravated assault (Story)
Sep 29, 2016
City mulls downtown area expansion proposal (Story)
Sep 27, 2016
Evanston reports first case of West Nile virus this year (Story)
Sep 27, 2016
City settles dispute with Home Depot (Story)
Sep 27, 2016
Police Blotter: $2,000 worth of tools stolen from truck (Story)
Sep 26, 2016
Post office renamed after Evanston political icon Abner Mikva (Story)
Sep 25, 2016
Despite lawsuit, south Evanston water is potable, officials say (Story)
Sep 25, 2016
Police Blotter: Car’s windows smashed in south Evanston (Story)
Sep 24, 2016
Woman falls into Lake Michigan while walking along Evanston pier (Story)
Sep 23, 2016
Miller urges a more effective city government in campaign kick-off (Story)
Sep 22, 2016
Police Blotter: Police investigate two home break-ins (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
Connections for the Homeless launches awareness campaign (Story)
Sep 21, 2016
The Home Depot owes city $15,000 (Story)
Sep 20, 2016
Police blotter: Burglars break into home in south Evanston (Story)
Sep 20, 2016
Police Blotter: Multiple vehicles burglarized in south Evanston (Story)
Sep 18, 2016
Police Blotter: Man arrested in connection with two residential burglaries in one morning (Story)
Sep 18, 2016
City’s response to Harley Clarke Mansion plan: A sigh of relief (Story)
Sep 18, 2016
Panel discusses history, future of Evanston’s black community (Story)
Sep 16, 2016
Ald. Brian Miller announces candidacy for Evanston mayor (Story)
Sep 13, 2016
Man arrested after police found him having sex with 15-year-old (Story)
Sep 13, 2016
City Council passes pay increases for aldermen (Story)
Sep 13, 2016
Council passes short-term plan to reopen Harley Clarke (Story)
Sep 08, 2016
Evanston man shot on Dodge Avenue (Story)
Sep 06, 2016
Two convicted felons arrested after posting Facebook Live video at gun range (Story)
Sep 02, 2016
Woman fights off attacker in south Evanston park during attempted sexual assault (Story)
Aug 17, 2016
Council delays action on salary changes for aldermen, city clerk (Story)
Aug 15, 2016
Rauner vetoes automatic voter registration bill despite bipartisan support from legislators (Story)
Aug 10, 2016
EPD recovers two handguns (Story)
Jul 27, 2016
Committee holds benchmarking ordinance (Story)
Jul 22, 2016
Branches cleared, power restored after violent thunderstorm (Story)
Jul 12, 2016
Council refers salary changes for elected officials to Rules Committee (Story)
Jun 30, 2016
Rauner signs temporary budget to alleviate year-long stalemate (Story)
Jun 28, 2016
Council approves changes to nuisance premise ordinances (Story)
Jun 21, 2016
Staff introduces proposed changes to nuisance premise ordinance (Story)
Jun 14, 2016
City approves changes to food truck regulations (Story)
May 27, 2016
Mayor Tisdahl discusses crime, state budget crisis at town hall (Story)
May 26, 2016
2nd Ward residents shun negative perceptions, highlight diverse community (Story)
May 24, 2016
Evanston City Council rejects massage ordinance (Story)
May 22, 2016
Man arrested for shooting incident outside Tommy Nevin’s Pub (Story)
May 20, 2016
Anti-violence campaign looks to expand conversation, outreach beyond social media (Story)
May 19, 2016
Community discusses potential northward expansion of downtown space (Story)
May 16, 2016
Police Blotter: Burglary reported at Evanston apartment (Story)
May 16, 2016
Illinois Department of Corrections lawsuit settlement includes changes in mental health programs (Story)
May 12, 2016
As city seeks to accommodate Strawdog Theatre, some aldermen hesitate (Story)
May 11, 2016
ETHS employee fired over locker thefts (Story)
May 09, 2016
Alley paving program running out of money (Story)
May 08, 2016
Shots fired outside Tommy Nevin’s Pub early Saturday (Story)
May 05, 2016
Rauner to skip GOP convention (Story)
May 05, 2016
As Lake Michigan rises, Evanston’s dog beach disappears (Story)
May 05, 2016
Two injured in home invasion (Story)
May 03, 2016
Zika cases in Illinois rise eight-fold in 2016 (Story)
May 03, 2016
City discusses food truck ordinance (Story)
Apr 29, 2016
As overall violent crime goes down, gun violence still vexes city (Story)
Apr 28, 2016
Dave’s IK may receive loan from city (Story)
Apr 25, 2016
City Council urges U.S. Senate to hold hearings for SCOTUS nominee Merrick Garland (Story)
Apr 24, 2016
Company with Northwestern roots wins Clean Energy Award with product that reduces food waste (Story)
Apr 21, 2016
Subcommittee urges clarity in nuisance property ordinance language (Story)
Apr 19, 2016
City Council to consider expanding downtown (Story)
Apr 17, 2016
Sketchbook Brewing expands with new Tap Room (Story)
Apr 17, 2016
Evanston natural gas pipelines to be replaced this year (Story)
Apr 15, 2016
Harley Clarke Mansion placed on state list of ‘endangered’ sites (Story)
Apr 12, 2016
Council delays action on massage ordinance (Story)
Apr 10, 2016
Evanston Police Department releases taser video, statistics (Story)
Apr 08, 2016
City makes plans to consolidate committees (Story)
Apr 07, 2016
Subcommittee makes plan to revise nuisance property ordinance (Story)
Apr 06, 2016
Children’s consignment shop opens in south Evanston (Story)
Apr 04, 2016
Evanston signs Environmental Protection Agency amicus brief supporting clean power (Story)
Apr 03, 2016
Chili’s cited for underage drinking violation (Story)
Mar 31, 2016
Violent crime in 2015 down overall in Evanston Police Department statistics (Story)
Mar 29, 2016
Evanston City Council approves Ryan Field renovations (Story)
Mar 17, 2016
Council forms subcommittee to look at integrity ordinance (Story)
Mar 11, 2016
Vampire Weekend campaigns for Bernie Sanders, leads students to polls (Story)
Mar 10, 2016
Vampire Weekend, Ben & Jerry’s founder to campaign for Bernie Sanders at Northwestern on Friday (Story)
Mar 05, 2016
Block 5: The Block Awakens (Story)
Mar 04, 2016
Evanston to begin planning Fountain Square upgrades (Story)
Feb 28, 2016
Senator Cory Booker says love, faith can end political cynicism, division (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Council narrowly approves Divvy bike plan to be installed this year (Story)
Feb 24, 2016
Best Women’s Clothing: Urban Outfitters (Story)
Feb 23, 2016
Council votes to end lawsuit, continue working with waste transfer center (Story)
Feb 23, 2016
Eleanor Revelle sworn in as 7th Ward alderman (Story)
Feb 21, 2016
University of Chicago professor says accountability is key to restoring trust in police (Story)
Feb 18, 2016
Civil rights activist Bennett Johnson reflects on life of service (Story)
Feb 09, 2016
Negro Leagues baseball player Ray Knox receives key to city (Story)
Feb 07, 2016
Social media campaign launches in Evanston to limit violence (Story)
Jan 28, 2016
City to donate $5,000 to Flint Water Fund (Story)
Jan 26, 2016
City Council approves EPD to purchase additional camera-equipped tasers (Story)
Jan 20, 2016
City Council hears update on Robert Crown renovations (Story)
Jan 18, 2016
Evanston celebrates Dr. King’s legacy at Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center (Story)
Jan 13, 2016
7th Ward residents share thoughts on pool of aldermen candidates with Mayor Tisdahl (Story)
Jan 12, 2016
City Council authorizes city manager to finalize federal grants for capital construction project (Story)
Nov 18, 2015
City plans for more delays to next year’s federal housing development funding (Story)
Nov 13, 2015
Feinberg professor talks realities of hypochondria at Evanston Public Library (Story)
Oct 20, 2015
South African CEO shares path from rural origins to Wall Street (Story)
Oct 12, 2015
Northwestern professor shares research on legislative gridlock (Story)
Oct 09, 2015
NU professor discusses poetry at Bookends and Beginnings (Story)