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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
Misha Oberoi, Assistant City Editor • 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...

Daniel Biss, wearing a dark suit, sits at a dais.
Confirmed as Evanston party leader, Biss still quiet on reelection
April 28, 2024
People run through an inflatable start line on a road.
City holds first Lakeshore Shuffle 5K Run & Walk
April 28, 2024
A mural reads Bookends & Beginnings and displays colorful stacks of books.
Independent Bookstore Day draws ‘busloads’ to Evanston bookstores
April 28, 2024
The front of Evanston Township High School
School district sustainability coordinators provide hope, education
April 25, 2024
A violin with the number 50 overlayed on it.
Bach Week Festival returns to Evanston for 50th, final anniversary
April 24, 2024
Three women on the stage and a large audience.
Bestselling author Anne Lamott talks new book, transformative power of love
April 24, 2024
A collage of bagels.
Lefty’s Righteous Bagels to bring wood-fired Montreal-style bagels to Evanston
April 23, 2024
A glass storefront with a rack of clothes.
Evanston’s heyday brings eclectic vintage clothing
April 11, 2024
A person speaking into a microphone.
‘Yo soy Bessie Rhodes’: Parents demand District 65 keep K-8 bilingual school open
April 23, 2024
School board members listen to a public commenter.
District 65 board hears updates on dual language program, 5th Ward school
April 22, 2024
A black rat bait box.
‘Rattiest’ no more: Residents gain ground in Evanston battle against rodents
April 24, 2024
A person smiles.
Q&A: Evanston’s new transit coordinator Sarah FioRito talks road, Metra upgrades
April 23, 2024
A hotel entrance with Hilton Orrington written on it.
Senate passes bill to end use of small, single-use plastic bottles in Illinois hotels
April 11, 2024
Several tumbleweeds blow past a ballot box in front of a blue and red background.
Organizers work to increase voting in November after less than 18% turnout in Evanston primaries
April 8, 2024
A shelf of packages.
Local businesses grapple with impact of Evanston’s flavored tobacco ban
April 10, 2024
A building door with lamps on the wall.
City Council indicates support for migrant shelter — but not downtown
April 9, 2024
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Illinois Senate passes bill banning brominated vegetable oil, other food additives
William Tong, City Editor • April 22, 2024

Illinois state senators approved legislation on Thursday to ban several food additives that have been found to cause adverse health effects. The Illinois Food Safety Act, which was...

People look at one another while holding a sign that reads “We demand ceasefire now.”
Evanston Ceasefire coalition clashes with City Council over resolution
Melissa Dai, Senior Staffer • April 22, 2024

Evanston resident Maha, who is Palestinian American, said she moved her family to the city over 20 years ago for its “progressive” community — where “people are open and share...

Three people playing Uno. There are cards on the table between them.
Books & Breakfast celebrates 10-year anniversary with pancake dinner, games
Anavi Prakash, Assistant City Editor • April 21, 2024

As Hector Hernandez entered the Fleetwood-Jourdain Community Center Saturday evening, he encountered a pancake dinner, games, face painting and an airbrush tattoo station. Hernandez...

At its Earth Day Fest, the Evanston Ecology Center had a birthday table set up to celebrate its 50th birthday.
Evanston Ecology Center celebrates 50th birthday at Earth Day Fest
Sarah Serota, Assistant Crossword and Games Editor • April 21, 2024

Tents lined the field of Ingraham Park from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday for the Evanston Ecology Center’s Earth Day and 50th birthday celebration.  The Ecology Center has held Earth...

A group gathers in a circle while one person writes on a poster.
Evanston, Skokie residents discuss visions for affordable housing at joint housing forum
Hannah Webster, Assistant City Editor • April 21, 2024

Evanston and Skokie residents voiced their concerns on housing affordability Saturday at Homing in on Housing, a housing forum hosted by Community Alliance for Better Government and...

A wall behind a line with red flags.
Judge sides with NU, Evanston, dismisses 3 counts in Ryan Field case
Shun Graves, Assistant Photo Editor • April 19, 2024

Dealing an early blow to residents opposing public-facing concerts at Ryan Field, a county judge dismissed three counts in the Most Livable City Association and 13 stadium neighbors’...

Woman wearing a red long-sleeve shirt sits at a table behind a placard reading, “Darlene Cannon.”
Equity and Empowerment Commission recommends additional support for Wesley residents
Joshua Sukoff, Reporter • April 19, 2024

After City officials gave tenants living at 2014, 2018 and 2024 Wesley Ave. a mid-May deadline to vacate their homes, commissioners on the Equity and Empowerment Commission raised concerns...

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District 65 discusses bilingual Two-Way Immersion program benefits with parents
Edward Simon Cruz, Assistant Audio Editor • April 19, 2024

Seth Stern enrolled his son, a kindergartener, in the Two-Way Immersion program at Washington Elementary School for the 2023-24 school year. Now, Stern’s son learns alongside native...

An injection surrounded by two injection vials.
Illinois Department of Public Health reports 64 measles cases this year
Hannah Webster, Assistant City Editor • April 18, 2024

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported 64 measles cases in the state this year. Last year, the state saw five cases of measles, and the last case before 2023 was in 2019.  The...

A person in a suit walks while carrying a binder.
Parties duel as first decision looms in Ryan Field zoning case against Evanston
Shun Graves, Assistant Photo Editor • April 18, 2024

Finishing off the initial salvo in a wide-ranging lawsuit over Ryan Field’s transformation into a part-time concert venue, attorneys for Evanston and Northwestern faced off in a Chicago...

A train is pulled into a train station.
State senate passes bill requiring annual safety reports from state transportation agencies
Anavi Prakash, Assistant City Editor • April 17, 2024

The Illinois Senate unanimously passed a bill on Friday mandating that all state transportation agencies issue an annual report on recommendations from the National Transportation Safety...

An earth surrounded by hearts and leaves.
Evanston organizations to host Earth Day celebrations
Hannah Webster, Assistant City Editor • April 17, 2024

With Earth Day on the horizon, organizations across Evanston have planned weekend events for the community from service opportunities to sustainable art projects. Main-Dempster Mile...

Three people talk to each other.
Evanston/Skokie School District 65 community members meet new superintendent
Anavi Prakash, Assistant City Editor • April 17, 2024

About 200 Evanston/Skokie School District 65 community members attended a welcome reception for newly appointed Superintendent Angel Turner at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center Tuesday...

Students and volunteers pick out prom dresses.
The Woman’s Club of Evanston dresses local students up at 17th annual Dreams Delivered Prom Boutique
Marisa Guerra Echeverria, Reporter • April 16, 2024

The Woman’s Club of Evanston hosted its annual Dreams Delivered Prom Boutique from Sunday to Tuesday, outfitting 120 Chicago area students with free prom dresses, shoes and accessories...

Two beach chairs are set up in the sand in front of a sailboat in the ocean.
Evanston adopts boat rack limits to promote equitable beach access
Hannah Webster, Assistant City Editor • April 16, 2024

When Lisa Degliantoni moved to Evanston with her two children 12 years ago, her family “fell in love with the lakefront.” After saving money all fall, the family bought a used...

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