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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 sole resolution discussed at the special meeting would direct city staff to explore leases shorter than 15 years, but City Council rejected the resolution.

City Council rejects proposal to consider shorter leases for downtown civic center, sustain 15-year lease

February 23, 2024

City Council voted 5-3 at a special meeting Thursday to sustain the city’s plan to lease downtown office space for city government operations for 15 years, rejecting a superseding resolution that would...

The city is now poised to leave the Georgian Revival-style building at 2100 Ridge Ave. that has been the heart of Evanston civic life since 1979 before the end of the year.

Downtown lease sparks concerns over cost, transparency amid discussion on Civic Center’s future

February 7, 2024

Growing up in Evanston in the 1980s, Emilio Vargas remembers the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center as the building at the center of the city. His mother would bring him to art shows, book fairs and other...

a red brick building alongside greenery

City staff discuss ADA improvement plan, new comprehensive plan and zoning requests

March 29, 2023

City staff presented plans for ADA improvements to City Council at its meeting Monday.  They also continued a conversation on its proposed updated Comprehensive Plan and zoning code, presenting an...

An illustration of a dark blue ramp with the phrase An Uphill Battle written across it. In the background, there is a wheelchair sign next to a light purple silhouette of Weber Arch and darker purple silhouettes of Deering Library and Locy Hall.

In Focus: Physical accessibility limits students on Northwestern’s Evanston campus

February 9, 2023

After his wheelchair flipped over on one of Northwestern’s uneven sidewalks last spring, Alec Cabacungan broke his hip.  The Medill junior has osteogenesis imperfecta, also known as brittle bone...

A school building stand next to apartments

Evanston says Main Street will become more accessible. Advocates say, ‘This is the first baby step.’

January 30, 2023

Nura Aly’s wheelchair sometimes gets stuck in sidewalk cracks on Main Street. The sudden stop catapults her out of the chair, and she lands face-first on the ground. “That’s happened so many times...

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