The Daily Northwestern

Evanston festival touts driving alternatives

Jennifer Ball, Assistant City Editor

September 8, 2014

Evanston hosted a street festival Sunday on Main Street, encouraging residents to support the city’s pro-biking initiative and embrace modes of transportation besides driving. Community members who attended the “Streets...

Evanston Swims! program more than doubles in size

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

May 13, 2014

A program to teach Evanston second graders to swim has more than doubled in size and moved out of its pilot phase, the Evanston Community Foundation said Monday. Evanston Swims!, which provides free monthly swimming lessons...

Residents weigh in on preliminary bike plan

Sophia Bollag, City Editor

May 3, 2014

A consulting firm presented the latest draft of a citywide bike plan on Saturday that would add features to make bike travel safer on some streets and prohibit it on others. The plan would add safety features to eight “corridors,”...

As city’s birthday ends, Evanston150 lives on

Scott Brown, Reporter

January 7, 2014

In 1963, when Evanston turned 100 years old, the city celebrated with a massive lakefront party. When a steering committee began plans in 2009 for Evanston’s 150th birthday, they had bigger ideas. “We very quickly came...