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


With the new Pretrial Fairness Act, if a judge decides the defendant does not present a risk to public safety or a likelihood of evading legal authorities, they will be released from jail without having to post bond.

Illinois becomes first state to eliminate cash bail

September 24, 2023

Illinois officially became the first state to eliminate cash bail on Sept. 18. The Pretrial Fairness Act holds that individuals arrested for crimes across Illinois no longer have to pay cash to be released...

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City Council votes unanimously to ban no-knock warrants

November 2, 2022

Content warning: this story contains mentions of police violence. City Council unanimously voted to ban no-knock warrants last week, a policing practice where officers are allowed to enter a home or...

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‘My City, Your City, Our City’ initiative engages Evanston youth with summer activities

July 25, 2022

 Evanston’s “My City, Your City, Our City” youth program has started its second run this summer, aiming to encourage community youth to avoid violence and engage in recreational activities. “My...

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Moran Center and Evanston Public Library partner to provide eviction expungement

May 25, 2022

About 10 residents attended a walk-in legal clinic Tuesday to remove prior evictions from their records before a temporary Illinois law expires at the end of July.  The James B. Moran Center for Youth...

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In Focus: As community members remain split on SROs in Niles Township high schools, the district fails to act

February 11, 2022

Content warning: This story contains mentions of police violence and gun violence. When Jasmine Sebaggala’s 15-year-old daughter went to get a drink during her lunch period at Niles West High School...

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