The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: Evanston man charged with harassment by electronic communication

Colin Boyle, Photo Editor

May 20, 2018

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A 24-year-old man was charged Wednesday afternoon with harassment by electronic communication. The Evanston man was arrested for sending a text message that expressed an intent to harm a 23-year-old Skokie woman, Evanston police...

Police Blotter: Man charged with battery to police officer, resisting arrest

Robin Opsahl, City Editor

May 19, 2016

Filed under City, Crime

A man was charged with battery to a police officer, as well as resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license Wednesday. Around 7:30 p.m. officers observed a car sitting in the middle of an alley while patrolling the 1800...

Child hit by car near Evanston elementary school

Paige Leskin, City Editor

November 12, 2014

Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

A child was hit by a car Wednesday near an Evanston elementary school, police said. According to a tweet from the Evanston Police Department’s account at about 4 p.m., a vehicle struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Lee Street and Ashland Ave...

Illness at Washington Elementary School identified as norovirus

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 9, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

The illness that caused students and staff to fall sick at Washington Elementary School last month has been identified as the highly contagious norovirus, according to a letter sent out to parents and guardians of Evanston/Sk...

Unknown illness affects many at Washington Elementary School

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 5, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Evanston/Skokie School District 65 contacted city health officials on Friday after an “unusually large number” of students and staff at a district school became ill. Students and staff from Washington Elementary Schoo...

District 65 Board of Education looking to fill open position

Stephanie Kelly, Reporter

June 22, 2014

Filed under City, Education

Following the resignation earlier this month of board member Eileen Budde, the Evanston/Skokie School District 65 Board of Education is looking to fill the position. Budde’s written resignation, which became effective June...

District 65 begins integrating Next Generation Science Standards

Tanner Maxwell, Reporter

April 25, 2013

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories, Local, National, State

With the release of new national science education standards, Evanston/Skokie District 65 teachers are trying to change their outdated curriculum this fall as state lawmakers aim to do the same for all Illinois schools. T...

Grandmother Park Initiative nears fundraising goal to create west Evanston tot lot

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor

October 12, 2012

Filed under City, Local

On a summer walk in 2009, west Evanston resident Gay Riseborough and her neighbor Mary Trujillo talked about how there seemed to be no safe place for their then-4-year-old grandsons to play. Washington Elementary School is nearb...

Evanston elementary schools participate in International Walk to School Day

Ayla Goktan, Reporter

October 3, 2012

Filed under City, Education

Evanston/Skokie District 65 elementary school students skipped the bus in favor of walking on Wednesday as part of International Walk to School Day. Every D65 elementary school was registered to participate, said Pat Markham,...