The Daily Northwestern

Evanston native takes charge of Biss gubernatorial campaign

Ryan Wangman, Assistant City Editor

April 28, 2017

Abby Witt was a freshman sitting in a political science class at American University in 2001 when planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Witt — who will manage state Sen. Daniel Biss’ (D-Evanston) gubernatorial campaign — said 9/11 was a “life-altering” event that helped energize her i...

Letter to the Editor: Stop claiming Mayor Emanuel’s CPS plan is ‘elitist’

April 16, 2017

Over the past weeks, a great deal of controversy has erupted surrounding Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposed “Learn. Plan. Succeed.” initiative to increase high school graduation requirements for Chicago Public Schools students....

Schwartz: New CPS graduation requirement puts underprivileged students at a further disadvantage

Alex Schwartz, Columnist

April 6, 2017

On Wednesday, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a new graduation requirement for Chicago Public Schools: Students must have either a job offer or an acceptance letter to a college, trade school or gap-year program lined up...