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


A bug’s eye view drawing of the Family Focus building, a tall red-brick school.

From Foster to Family Focus: More than a century of District 65 decisions in the 5th Ward

April 20, 2022

Evanston’s 5th Ward hasn’t had its own neighborhood school in more than 50 years.  But on March 14, after decades of activism, Evanston/Skokie School District 65’s Board of Education voted to...

In Focus: Fifth Ward residents advocate for neighborhood school in historical building

In Focus: Fifth Ward residents advocate for neighborhood school in historical building

June 1, 2018

In the 1960s, Jerome Summers was among the first group of students bussed from the only neighborhood school in the historically black 5th Ward to a majority-white school outside of the ward — an effort...

Jelani Pitcher and Rachel Shapiro in “A Home on the Lake.” The play, written by Evanston residents Stephen Fedo and Tim Rhoze, discusses race and housing discrimination in Evanston.

Local play explores race, housing discrimination in Evanston

April 25, 2018

The play “A Home on the Lake,” written by Stephen Fedo and Tim Rhoze, struck close to home for Evanston residents. Characters in the play referenced the familiar “special sauce” at Hecky’s Barbecue...

Concerns raised over potential sale of historic Family Focus building

November 19, 2017

The more than 100-year-old building that currently houses Family Focus — a nonprofit offering family and child support services — will be put up for sale in January despite concerns that doing so would...

Ald. Cicely Fleming. Fleming expressed her opposition of the adoption of the resolution to settle Shannon Lamaster v. City of Evanston et al.

Drawing from family roots, new alderman Cicely Fleming seeks to change Evanston’s path

July 17, 2017

It took Jerome Summers, the uncle of new alderman Cicely Fleming (9th), a while to list all of the notable Evanston politicians in Fleming’s family lineage — a lineage that dates back to the 1890s...

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