The Daily Northwestern

Cook County board considering tax on sugary drinks

Nora Shelly, City Editor

October 14, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

Your can of soda may cost a little bit more next year, if the Cook County Board of Commissioners follows through on a proposal to tax sugary drinks. Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced the proposal on Thursday as part...

Cook County Circuit Court will allow juvenile hearings on weekends

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 11, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

Juveniles arrested over the weekend in Cook County will no longer have to wait until Monday for a hearing, after the Circuit Court of Cook County ordered last week that juvenile hearings be conducted on weekends. Currently,...

Cook County Board votes for paid sick time for suburban workers

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 9, 2016

Filed under City, Local, State

The Cook County Board voted Wednesday to give suburban workers paid sick time. More than 440,000 suburban workers in Cook County, including those from Evanston, will be affected by the ordinance allowing a maximum of five...

Residents gather at Nevin’s for Clinton’s nomination acceptance speech

Jerry Lee, Summer Managing Editor

July 31, 2016

Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics

Over 100 people crowded Tommy Nevin’s Pub Thursday night to watch Hillary Clinton’s nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention. State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston), who hosted the event, said during...

Illinois social services cuts to continue with lack of state budget

Robin Opsahl, Assistant City Editor

February 21, 2016

Filed under City, City Features, Politics, State

Illinois Budget Crisis Putting pressure on the governor to pass the state budget is the only way to prevent further cuts to state social services, local and state officials said. As the Illinois budget crisis continues...

Two Evanston residents to be honored for mental health support

Tori Latham, City Editor

May 20, 2015

Filed under City

Two Evanston residents will be honored by a local health center for their commitment to mental health care. Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin and architect Joseph J. Behles will be recognized by Turning Point Behavioral...

Turning Point Health Center awarded grant

Rebecca Savransky, Managing Editor

September 18, 2014

Filed under City

A local health care center was awarded a $90,000 grant from Cook County to create a new facility that will provide multiple services to homeless individuals, the organization announced Thursday. The Community Development Block ...

Housing options expand for low-income renters in Cook County

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

May 22, 2013

Filed under City, Local

Hundreds of low-income renters in Evanston will have expanded housing options starting in August, thanks to the passage of an ordinance by the Cook County Board of Commissioners earlier this month. The ordinance prohibits landlords...