The Daily Northwestern

Community discussion of plastic bag ban gets heated

Bailey Williams, Assistant City Editor

June 6, 2014

Discussion of a proposed plastic bag ban in Evanston ignited debate among community members at a meeting Thursday. About 25 residents, Northwestern students and local business people gathered at the Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick...

Evanston aldermen to weigh plastic bag ban modeled after Chicago ordinance

Patrick Svitek, Reporter

May 18, 2014

Evanston aldermen are scheduled Monday night to discuss whether to ban plastic bags, renewing a debate that ended with little consensus more than two and a half years ago. After Chicago City Council approved a partial ban on...

Updated: Evanston issues heat advisory, opens cooling sites

Patrick Svitek, Summer Editor

July 17, 2013

The Evanston Health Department declared a heat advisory this afternoon, citing a heat index that could reach 105 degrees Thursday and Friday. The city opened eight public cooling centers in response to the heat wave. They will...