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


People gather around a stall set up by Open Communities.

Open Communities hosts inaugural ‘Walk/Roll the Redline’ event, raises awareness on local housing discrimination

April 28, 2024

Open Communities, an Evanston-based housing advocacy nonprofit, hosted its inaugural “Walk/Roll the Redline” fundraising event Saturday afternoon. The walk began at Twiggs Park and followed a route...

A skater descends into Evanston Skate Park

Evanston’s new skate park delivers community but not ‘street cred’

April 7, 2024

Local skater Adam Eichorn turned toward two police cars guarding the entrance to the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Evanston’s new skate park, took out his phone and snapped a picture. He laughed to himself,...

Evanston’s new skate park, located at Twiggs Park, includes a mix of features for skaters of different ability levels.

Here for the ride: Evanston opens new skate park at Twiggs Park

January 4, 2024

By 2002, the wooden surfaces in Evanston’s previous skate park — located in the old Robert Crown Community Center — had degraded, leading to the park’s closure.  Evanston skaters began practicing...

The Zombie Scramble began at the Ladd Arboretum, and continued through Butler Park and Twiggs Park.

Evanston celebrates Halloween season with eighth annual Zombie Scramble

October 23, 2023

With Halloween fast approaching, over 900 Evanston community members gathered Saturday for a spooky seasonal celebration — the eighth annual Zombie Scramble.  Event participants donned flag football...

A construction site with a green fence and a sign that says “Path Closed.”

Skaters rejoice as Twiggs Park facility rolls toward completion

September 28, 2023

Quentin Herzig started skating when he was 8-years-old, but later stopped because there was no skate park in Evanston, and he didn’t know many other skaters. During the pandemic, Herzig returned to...

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