The Daily Northwestern

Zika cases in Illinois rise eight-fold in 2016

Nora Shelly, Assistant City Editor

May 3, 2016

Filed under City, Local

The number of Zika cases in Illinois has risen from two to 16 since January, but city and state officials maintain that there is little threat to residents, according to a public health report released Friday. Twelve of the 16 in...

Evanston officials respond to discovery of three Zika cases in Illinois

Cydney Hayes, Reporter

February 12, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

After three cases of Zika virus have been recorded this year in Illinois, Evanston officials said residents need not worry about contracting the disease in the city. Two of the three infected Illinois residents are pregnant...

Evanston receives over $40,000 in federal grant for senior meal program

Robin Opsahl, Reporter

October 6, 2015

Filed under City, Local

Evanston’s Human Services Committee has renewed funding for the city’s senior meal program, giving more than $40,000 this year to the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center and the Levy Senior Center. This is the fifth year...

Evanston takes action against growing rat problem

Cydney Hayes, Reporter

September 30, 2015

Filed under City

An increased number of complaints from residents regarding rat sightings has led Evanston officials to reach out to private pest control companies. An increase in 311 calls in the city regarding rodent sightings in residential...

Evanston day care kitchens checked quarterly, officials say

Tori Latham, City Editor

May 18, 2015

Filed under City, Local

Officials said Monday that kitchens in Evanston day care facilities are checked quarterly after the Chicago Tribune reported Chicago health inspectors failed to check hundreds of day care centers that serve food in 2014. In a May 15 article, the Chicago Tribune said ...

Illness at Washington Elementary School identified as norovirus

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 9, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

The illness that caused students and staff to fall sick at Washington Elementary School last month has been identified as the highly contagious norovirus, according to a letter sent out to parents and guardians of Evanston/Sk...

Unknown illness affects many at Washington Elementary School

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 5, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 contacted city health officials on Friday after an “unusually large number” of students and staff at a district school became ill. Students and staff from Washington Elementary Schoo...

Second ETHS student diagnosed with whooping cough this year

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 21, 2014

Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

A student at Evanston Township High School has been diagnosed with whooping cough, according to a letter sent out Monday to students' parents. This is the second case at the school this year. The student, who has been diagnosed...