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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


The city is considering a short-term pause to the ban, which has been in place since last April.

Potential pause to city’s gas and propane leaf blower ban stirs up controversy

February 29, 2024

Almost a year after the city banned gas- and propane-powered leaf blowers — an effort meant to reduce the city’s “carbon footprint”  — the city is considering a short-term pause for the coming...

A green leaf blower scatters leaves across a light blue background.

Evanston bans gas- and propane-powered leaf blowers

April 2, 2023

Evanston banned the use of gas- and propane-powered leaf blowers in Evanston Sunday, making the city one of the first in Illinois to implement such a ban, according to Public Health Manager Greg Olsen. City...

One gray rat and one darker gray rat behind it.

Rats! Increased numbers of rodents infiltrate Evanston homes, businesses

March 3, 2023

When Ald. Devon Reid (8th) walks his dog late at night, he said he sometimes sees a rat pop out from an alley.  Reid is not the only one to run into these rodents. Many residents have spotted them...

A volunteer health worker and firefighter, dressed in black administers a bandage to a man with a checkered shirt and glasses, both wearing masks. Tables are set up in the background.

Mayor Steve Hagerty praises health department’s coronavirus response in final Q&A

May 7, 2021

In his final community forum, Mayor Steve Hagerty lauded the efforts of Evanston’s Public Health Department and residents’ compliance in fighting COVID-19 at Thursday’s virtual Coronavirus Q&A.  Hagerty,...

Mayor Steve Hagerty sits at a table in a white shirt and striped tie

Mayor Steve Hagerty addresses vaccine supply and distribution during vaccine Q&A

March 5, 2021

Mayor Steve Hagerty addressed concerns surrounding COVID-19 vaccine supply and distribution during a Facebook Q&A on Thursday. Hagerty hosted the session in conjunction with the Evanston Health &...

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