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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

City Council is expected to vote on a community responder program at its Feb. 26 meeting.

Proposed community responder program could offer alternative to police

February 21, 2024

Tens of thousands of 911 calls stream into the Evanston Police Department every year. From minor disputes to critical encounters, one versatile group is tasked with handling them all: police officers. But...

The LEAP report calls for the city to hire six teams of two community responders each, prioritizing diversity, community ties and de-escalation skills in applicants.

LEAP study recommends Evanston establish community responder program

November 6, 2023

After conducting a monthslong analysis, the Law Enforcement Action Partnership has released its Evanston Community Responder Report. The report recommends ways the city can better manage its response to...

Seven buckets with bags of money floating around on a blue background.

Here’s how Evanston has allocated $42 million of its ARPA funding over the last two years

March 1, 2023

President Joe Biden and Congress enacted the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to address the national health, economic and social consequences of COVID-19. The law set aside $350 billion to create Coronavirus...

A close-up photo of Daniel Biss sitting at a desk with a Black N95 mask on.

Mayor Biss talks Evanston reparations, public safety in State of the City address

May 24, 2022

Content warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault.  Mayor Daniel Biss reflected on Evanston’s challenges and accomplishments during the past year at his first address at the annual...

The front of the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, a red brick building with a concrete entryway.

The Daily Explains: Political turnover in Evanston has welcomed newcomers at high rates. Here’s what you need to know about our city’s fledgling leaders.

May 17, 2022

Content warning: This article contains mentions of sexual assault.  With a new city manager selection on the horizon, Evanston’s cohort of new leaders continues to expand.  In areas like education...

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