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


Snow globe next to a “Danger!” sign and containing a snowy downtown Chicago.

Weather relief programs, shelters open during the winter

January 10, 2023

Evanston’s weather relief programs and local centers are ready to help housing insecure Evanston residents. The Daily made a list of the resources and necessities available for this winter. Interfaith...

A brown bag with a green recycling symbol stands with two cans, one with a blue label and one with a brown label, as well as a tomato. There are cucumbers and celery in the bag, which casts a shadow on the green background of the illustration.

Evanston organizations work to fight food insecurity, foster community during pandemic

February 23, 2022

As inflation rises and the pandemic continues to heighten health inequities, Jean Fies is working to make a four dollar head of lettuce more accessible for Evanston residents. Fies leads Evanston Grows,...

The Producemobile at Fleetwood-Jourdain on April 23. The distribution center provides fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income Cook County residents.

Producemobile opens temporary second location to provide fresh produce to low-income residents

May 1, 2019

Evanston’s Producemobile, a distribution center that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to low-income residents, has opened a temporary second location at the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center. ...

First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago Ave. The church opened its doors to housing insecure people during the cold.

In freezing conditions, Evanston nonprofits and volunteers organize shelter for the homeless

February 1, 2019
In the basement of First Presbyterian Church on Wednesday, Evanston’s homeless sought shelter from the extreme cold outside. Cots and mattresses filled the space. Volunteers and guests mingled, playing cards and drinking tea.
Executive director of Interfaith Action Susan Murphy and the Rev. Betty Landis update commission members on Evanston’s emergency overnight shelter. The shelter opened its doors on 25 particularly cold nights during the winter.

Housing commission praises homeless shelter efforts, hears from new affordable housing coalition

May 10, 2017

Evanston residents and community leaders praised city efforts to expand its homeless shelter during the cold winter months at a Tuesday night meeting. The update came during a housing, homelessness...

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