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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

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Evanston Voter Initiative aims to land direct democracy proposal on the ballot this summer

February 9, 2022

In 2019, Evanston residents launched the Evanston Voter Initiative, a grassroots effort attempting to give voters a direct voice in local politics. While the initial push for a voter initiative process...

Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn attends the grand opening of Kerry Woods Cubs Field in September 2015. Quinn is the Evanston Voter Initiative’s legal counsel.

Evanston Voter Initiative loses suit against city and objectors

February 13, 2020

The Evanston Voter Initiative lost its suit Thursday against its objectors and Evanston in the Circuit Court of Cook County in what the judge called a “first-impression case.” Judge Maureen Kirby...

Electoral Board sustains objection to Evanston Voter Initiative

Electoral Board sustains objection to Evanston Voter Initiative

January 16, 2020

The Municipal Officers Electoral Board sustained the objection to the Evanston Voter Initiative in a 2-1 vote during their hearing Wednesday, but the petitioners and supporters of the initiative claimed...

The Evanston Voter Initiative objection hearing. The two opposing parties debated the legality of the potential referendum question.

Electoral Board postpones objection hearing for Evanston Voter Initiative

January 15, 2020

The Municipal Officers Electoral Board’s Jan. 9 objection hearing for the Evanston Voter Initiative’s referendum question was postponed after EVI petitioners submitted a motion to dismiss the opposition....

Former Gov. Pat Quinn, center, signs into law a bill in March 2011 in Springfield with Kwame Raoul beside him. Raoul won the Democratic nomination for attorney general on Tuesday.

Raoul wins crowded Democratic primary for attorney general

March 20, 2018

Former state Sen. Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) won the crowded Democratic primary for attorney general on Tuesday. Raoul won about 30 percent of the vote, just ahead of former Gov. Pat Quinn, who took about...

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