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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, at the unveiling of his street sign Hecky Powell Way in 2014.

It’s the sauce and more: Hecky Powell, barbecue king and champion of the youth, dies at 71

May 23, 2020

When Angela McConner immigrated from Argentina 25 years ago, Hecky Powell paid for her English classes at the local community college. He helped McConner settle in Evanston and find her first job. “He...

Business owner Hecky Powell started The Evanston Work Ethic program through the Forrest E. Powell Foundation. The new program is meant to help high school students find success in a specific trade without needing to go to a four-year college.

Mentoring program with local businesses welcomes first class

February 21, 2017

A mentoring program for high school juniors matched its first class of eight participants with professional mentors last week. Business owner Hecky Powell started The Evanston Work Ethic program through...

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, owner of Evanston restaurant Hecky’s Barbecue, welcomes guests to a city event in June. Powell has worked to build the restaurant into a community-building establishment.

Hecky’s Barbecue celebrates 32nd anniversary

October 11, 2015

More than three decades since its founding, Hecky’s Barbecue has become more than just a Chicago-area ribs restaurant. The barbecue joint has slowly evolved into a community-building establishment thanks...

Captured: Evanston celebrates second annual Juneteenth Day Jubilee

Captured: Evanston celebrates second annual Juneteenth Day Jubilee

June 23, 2015

Evanston held its second annual Juneteenth Day Jubilee on Saturday, hosted by the Forrest E. Powell Foundation, which awards scholarships to young people entering trade schools and vocational programs....

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