Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


The new city flag was selected from over 200 submissions to the Evanston Youth Flag Design Contest.

City flag approved, new affordable housing authorized at City Council

June 25, 2024

City Council decided on a new city flag along with the authorization to negotiate for new affordable housing in West Evanston on Monday night. City Council also approved an ordinance for ranked choice...

A tan residential building

City Council approves loans, holds land sale for Church Street affordable housing complex

June 27, 2023

City council stopped short of greenlighting a planned housing complex on Church Street Monday night, holding a sale of land but granting loans to the Housing Opportunity Development Corporation. The...

Colorful map of Evanston with black house silhouettes scattered on the map. The map is in the middle of the word “Evanston,” which is written in black, pink and purple.

A history of initiatives and attempts to increase affordable housing in Evanston

October 12, 2022

A few years ago, Evanston’s Interim Community Development Director Sarah Flax found out some residents were paying more than 25% of their income for housing in the 1960s. Concerns over the lack of...

The Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center.

City Council approves purchase of vacant 5th Ward properties to develop into affordable housing

June 28, 2022

City Council voted 8-1 Monday to approve the purchase of boarded-up properties at 1917-25 Jackson Ave. and 1413-25 Emerson St. to develop into affordable housing.  The city plans to demolish the 5th...

A row of colorful houses on a narrow bridge over water.

Evanston to join national network for small city housing development

April 1, 2022

Evanston will join the second annual cohort of the Housing Solutions Lab’s Peer Cities Network, a nationwide initiative to support small and midsize cities in housing development, the city announced...

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