The Daily Northwestern

Parks and Recreation Board votes to rehabilitate rather than redesign Penny Park

Robin Opsahl, Reporter

October 2, 2015

Filed under City

Evanston’s Parks and Recreation Board unanimously voted last week to formally recommend City Council decide to rehabilitate Penny Park to meet Americans with Disabilities Act standards rather than demolish the park’s curr...

Evanston begins Instagram contest to stand against tobacco

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 11, 2015

Filed under City, Local, National

An Evanston department has started an Instagram contest to oppose tobacco use, the city announced Wednesday. The Health & Human Services Department’s #NotAReplacement Instagram contest began Wednesday and will continu...

District 65 schools, Evanston Township High School closed Wednesday

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

January 6, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston Township High School and schools and centers in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 will close Wednesday due to below-freezing temperatures with extreme wind chills, ETHS and District 65 announced Tuesday. The National...

Church organizes temporary shelter for homeless during Evanston winters

Madeline Fox, Reporter

November 3, 2014

Filed under City, Local

When the temperature drops below 5 degrees this winter, a local organization will open a shelter for Evanston’s homeless population to provide them with a place to sleep and protection from severe weather. Interfaith Action...

Evanston residents volunteer at Day of Caring

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

October 26, 2014

Filed under City, Local

Evanston hosted an event Saturday to bring out people to participate in a day of volunteering. Through the Evanston Day of Caring, the city aimed to attract 300 volunteers, according to the website. As of Friday, about 200...

Residents can pay wheel tax, parking permits starting Monday

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 21, 2014

Filed under City, Local

The city will begin accepting wheel tax payments from residents on Monday, and residents can purchase their residential parking permits for 2015 then as well, according to a news release from the city. The wheel tax payment...

Evanston seeks community input for Fountain Square renovation

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 16, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

The city is soliciting input on the upcoming renovation of Fountain Square, the small plaza downtown near World of Beer. The comments will help to develop four possible concepts for Fountain Square to be presented in early...

Historic house to be moved to Evanston

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

October 9, 2014

Filed under City

A house built by a noted architect will be moved from its original location in Wilmette to Evanston, according to a city news release. The move to the new Evanston site will begin on Friday. The house, currently at 1318 Isabella...

Cultural Arts Center exhibit celebrates artists with disabilities

Rachel Yang, Reporter

October 7, 2014

Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City

The Noyes Cultural Arts Center will host an exhibit featuring works by artists with emotional, psychological and developmental disabilities. “Expressions from the Heart,” created and curated by local antiques dealer Harvey...