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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


A black rat bait box.

‘Rattiest’ no more: Residents gain ground in Evanston battle against rodents

April 24, 2024

Rats scurried in broad daylight outside Insomnia Cookies in downtown Evanston. At night, the long-tailed rodents leapt out of trash cans. And around the clock, they forced nearby businesses to wage a “losing...

NU’s student health center. Evanston is collaborating with Northwestern to investigate the outbreak of norovirus, and the University has begun collecting stool samples.

Evanston investigating norovirus outbreak linked to Big Wig Tacos student deal

November 22, 2023

With Northwestern students reporting widespread illness following a promotional deal at Big Wig Tacos & Burritos, local authorities are investigating the event as a confirmed outbreak of norovirus,...

A man in a suit looks through his glasses and speaks into a microphone at the City Council dais.

City Council postpones final decision on plastic bag tax

January 10, 2023

City Council voted 8-1 to refer a 15-cent plastic bag tax back to the Human Services Committee on Monday.  The council considered an ordinance that would levy the tax on all carry-out plastic bags...

Multiple COVID-19 boxes surround nasal swabs and antigen test cards.

Two years later: Northwestern’s COVID-19 story, as told by testing data

March 4, 2022

This story was last updated Feb. 3. The data in the story was last updated June 9. This story is split into several sections:       — The methodology of the collected data       — A...

Bobby Burns leans back in a chair, masked.

Here’s how Evanston’s newly-elected councilmembers are advancing their agendas

February 3, 2022

When councilmembers Ald. Clare Kelly (1st), Ald. Jonathan Nieuwsma (4th), Ald. Bobby Burns (5th) and Ald. Devon Reid (8th) were elected to the dais for the first time last April, they promised increased...

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