The Daily Northwestern

Local grocery store, schools organize food drive for Evanston food pantry

Marissa Page, City Editor

January 7, 2016

Filed under City, Local

An Evanston grocery store collaborated with local schools to collect and donate more than 1,500 non-perishable food items to a local food pantry this week. Valli Produce, which opened its sixth location at 1910 Dempster St. this pas...

Police receive two reports of man on bike approaching girls on street

Paige Leskin, Managing Editor

April 25, 2015

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Two girls have reported separate incidents of a man on a bicycle approaching them on their way to school, Evanston police said Friday. Detectives in EPD’s Juvenile Bureau are investigating whether the two reports are related...

Three Evanston teachers move to final round for teaching excellence award

Tori Latham, City Editor

April 6, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

Three Evanston teachers have been named finalists for an award that showcases teachers in Chicago and its surrounding suburbs who strive to make differences in the lives of their students. Andrea Macksood, a third-grade teacher...

Oakton Elementary School principal announces resignation

Tori Latham, City Editor

April 2, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

The principal of Oakton Elementary School announced his resignation this week, Evanston/Skokie School District 65 said Thursday. Churchill Daniels Jr. told staff March 27 of his decision to step down and sent a letter to...

Evanston high school students lead after-school program on media, health

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

March 5, 2015

Filed under City, Education, Local

A new after-school program about the media’s influence on health concluded Feb. 26 with a session spent making a video that highlighted what Evanston elementary school students learned about nutrition and fitness. Two Evanston...

Substitute teacher sues District 65 for racial, sex discrimination

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 20, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Local

A substitute teacher is suing Evanston/Skokie School District 65, claiming he was not given a permanent teaching position because he is a white male. In a complaint filed in a Circuit Court of Cook County on Nov. 13, Elliott Cady alleged bo...

D65, local health center to educate schools on bullying, sexual harassment

Paige Leskin, City Editor

October 16, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 is partnering with a local health care center to bring behavioral and bullying intervention workshops to students and parents. After successful workshops last year with sixth graders to...