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

Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern


Evonda Thomas-Smith is on the right side of the Zoom screen, wearing a pink and white shirt. On the left is a black presentation slide with white text that says “Racism: A Public Health Crisis.”

Evonda Thomas-Smith discusses health inequities, systemic racism at YWCA webinar

April 27, 2021

In order to address health inequities, communities must address structural and social racism and determinants of health, Evanston’s former director of Health and Human Services Evonda Thomas-Smith said...

Ike Ogbo appointed new Health and Human Services director

November 5, 2019

Ike Ogbo has been appointed director of Evanston’s Health and Human Services Department, the city announced Tuesday. Ogbo was appointed to the position by interim city manager Erika Storlie. He has...

In Focus: As student mental health concerns rise, parents and social workers worry District 65 services aren’t equitable

In Focus: As student mental health concerns rise, parents and social workers worry District 65 services aren’t equitable

May 31, 2019

Margaret Rothe has met with children from almost every elementary and middle school in Evanston during her 25 years as a social worker in Evanston/Skokie School District 65. By now, she’s working...

Health and Human Services Director Evonda Thomas-Smith speaks at a city meeting. Thomas-Smith said the YWCA has the capacity to provide the domestic violence crisis intervention services and 24-hour coverage the city is currently lacking

Aldermen approve service agreement with YWCA to fund domestic violence services

March 13, 2019

At a Monday meeting, City Council voted 7-2 to authorize a service provider agreement with YWCA Evanston/North Shore to provide domestic violence services. The six-month service agreement, which will...

A store shelf filled with cigarettes. Illinois state legislators are revisiting the Tobacco 21 legislation, which would raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21

Illinois to reconsider raising tobacco purchasing age

February 5, 2019

State policymakers are revisiting their attempts to pass statewide legislation to increase the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old. Legislators have reintroduced the Tobacco...

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