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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

Hecky Powell is the owner of Hecky’s Barbecue, which has been in Evanston for the past 33 years. His and other black-owned businesses will be featured at the Black Business Expo held with Le Tour de Noir Entreprise Evanston.

Evanston group plans second annual expo of black-owned businesses

February 20, 2017

The Black Business Consortium of Evanston/Northshore will host its second annual “Le Tour de Noir Entreprise Evanston” and Black Business Expo on Saturday. The event will include a bus tour that...

Sarah Flax, Evanston’s housing and grants administrator, works with the community housing issues. The city is asking for public feedback on their plan for federal funding use in 2017.

Action plan tries to minimize possible damage from state and federal funding shortfalls

October 19, 2016

The city has released its proposed 2017 Action Plan for housing funds, despite uncertainty surrounding funding and grant money. The plan, released at the end of last week, includes the city’s goals...

Hecky Powell launched the Evanston Work Ethic program through the Forrest E. Powell Foundation this school year. The program is hoping to help ETHS students who aren’t interested in a four-year college with a trade career.

Hecky Powell’s foundation helps launch youth training program

September 21, 2016

The Forrest E. Powell Foundation — operated by the owner of Hecky’s Barbecue — is investing in helping high school students find career success through trade school. “I’ve discovered that...

Hecky Powell is one of 37 black business owners in and around Evanston participating in Le Tour de Noir Enterprise Evanston. In honor of Black History Month, black entrepreneurs have planned tours of their businesses.

Black business owners celebrate Black History Month with inaugural bus tour

February 3, 2016

Black entrepreneurs in Evanston are celebrating Black History Month by launching a new tour of Black-owned businesses throughout the city. This month, Le Tour de Noir Entreprise Evanston will feature...

Sarah Flax, Evanston’s housing and grants administrator, works with the community housing issues. Flax helped construct a plan for the allocation of next year’s federal funds to housing and other urban improvements.

City plans for more delays to next year’s federal housing development funding

November 18, 2015

A city committee voted Tuesday to recommend a plan to allocate federal funding for housing and other urban improvements to City Council, despite concerns for a recurrence of delays in delivery of the funds....

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