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Graduate Leadership and Advocacy Council hosts town hall on NU’s COVID-19 policies

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 21:45

Representatives from the Graduate Leadership and Advocacy Council hosted a town hall Wednesday to allow members of the graduate student research community to voice concerns, comments and suggestions for the University’s current and future COVID-19 policies. GLAC representatives have been in contact with key administrators responsible for the University’s COVID-19 response, including Kelly Mayo, interim...

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Blotter: Battery at Evanston Hospital, Robbery at 7-Eleven

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 21:37

Evanston police charged an Evanston man with two counts of battery Monday. A 62-year-old man called the Evanston Police Department at approximately 10:15 a.m. Monday regarding the Evanston man, Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. The man said his neighbor, who lives on the same floor of the apartment complex, located at 1415 Howard St.,...

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“We’re all out of the Serif, would you like the Salad?”: McCormick sophomore creates new course scheduling platform

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 21:32

When it was announced that Serif.nu, the much-appreciated mock course scheduling website run by Northwestern undergraduates, was deprecating, students took to social media with calls to save the platform. But with registration nigh, and no formal plan to maintain or replace the site, it looked like students would have to navigate the tedious process of...

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Aug. 12: <b>Evanston</b> Had 5 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Suburban Cook County Had 305, and the ...

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 17:07
Under a July 15 Action Plan to Combat a Resurgence of COVID-19 in Illinois, the State has been divided into 11 regions, and the Governor and the ...

Aug. 12: Evanston Had 5 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Suburban Cook County Had 305, and the State 1,645

Evanston RoundTable City News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 17:07
Aug. 12   The Governor warned again  today if local officials failed to take steps to bring down infections and the positivity rate, "the State will be forced to step in and roll things back on a regional basis, something none of us wants."

Ryan Day provides details on what a spring football season would look like (and it&#39;s weird)

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:56
... Minnesota, and Evanston, Illinois? That sounds brutal. Or would they play inside the team's indoor practice facilities? Which has more buzz in 2020?

School District’s Tentative Budget for FY’21 is Balanced, But Projected Deficits Begin Starting FY'22

Evanston RoundTable Schools - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:29
Aug. 12  “Painful reductions” may be needed to address projected operating deficits of $400,000 in FY’22; $3.9 million in FY’23; $7.1 million in FY’24; $10.1 million in FY’ 25; and $12.9 million in FY’26.

Evanston Officials Hope Giant Sandbags Will Stem Tide of Beach Erosion

Evanston RoundTable City News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 15:12
Aug. 12  Evanston officials will be bringing in extra large sandbags later this year to fight beach erosion and stem further damage to an area that has received a battering this year.

Support for a program to pay reparations to descendants of slaves is gaining momentum, but could ...

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 12:13
Evanston, Illinois, made a similar move in 2019, using tax proceeds from recreational cannabis sales to fund the program. Glenn Loury, professor of ...

Daily Beach Pass Sales Discontinued

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 10:45
Free beach days for Evanston residents will take place at Clark Street Beach on Mondays, August 17, 24 and 31. For more information, please call or text ...

<b>Evanston</b> budget deficit grows to $2.1 million this year due to ongoing coronavirus pandemic

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 09:15
The city of Evanston is facing a 2020 projected revenue shortfall of $12 ... and $817,632 from the Illinois Department of Public Health to help pay for ...

News You Can Use (Unless You Live in North Dakota)

Evanston RoundTable City News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 09:13
Aug. 12    North Dakota, one of the first states to adopt voter registration in 1880, abolished the requirement in 1951. In every other state in the United States, it is the responsibility of the citizen to get registered, essentially making voting a two-step process.

Movie focuses on <b>Illinois</b> farmer known for selling produce in <b>Evanston</b>

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 08:00
A central Illinois farmer whose produce is a fixture of the Evanston Farmers Market is the subject of a documentary available Friday. “Seasons of ...

<b>Evanston</b> in No Hurry to Sign Franchise Extension with ComEd

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 01:00
“ComEd is currently being investigated for bribery charges that influenced energy legislation in the State of Illinois that could have impacted Evanston ...

Evanston in No Hurry to Sign Franchise Extension with ComEd

Evanston RoundTable City News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 00:01
Aug. 12   Evanston City Council members are not planning to sign an extension of their contract with Commonwealth Edison when it comes up for renewal next month.

Weinberg sophomore Carolina Débora Stutz conducts historical research on religious toleration

Daily Northwestern - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 22:30

This article is the fourth in a series featuring Northwestern students and their research projects during the summer of 2020. As a recipient of the Leopold Fellowship in the Chabraja Center for Historical Studies, Weinberg sophomore Carolina Débora Stutz is assisting history Prof. Scott Sowerby with his research on the toleration of Irish Catholics in...

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Waste Transfer Station study recommends prioritizing formaldehyde and nitric oxide in future work

Daily Northwestern - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 22:27

A six-month air quality study recommends prioritizing future work regarding the Church Street Waste Transfer Station around formaldehyde and nitric oxide.  On Tuesday, the city and RHP Risk Management, the company that conducted the study, held the final community meeting around the study of the station, 1711 Church St., which is owned and operated by...

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NUIT fires over 30 student workers amid department reorganization

Daily Northwestern - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 22:21

Over 30 student workers were fired Friday from their positions in the Northwestern University Information Technology department amid a reorganization of the NUIT Service Desk and University budget constraints. Earlier last week, University President Morton Schapiro detailed the University’s precarious financial situation in an email to members of the NU community, sparking concern among some...

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Some City Buildings Could Be Up for Sale As Evanston's COVID-19 Response in 2021

Evanston RoundTable City News - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 18:12
Aug. 11    Anticipating that the City will continue to receive diminished revenues because of COVID-19 in 2021, officials are considering selling off some of the City’s assets — including the Civic Center and Church Street garage — in a possible realignment of resources.

Aug. 11: <b>Evanston</b> Had 2 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Suburban Cook County Had 557, and the ...

Google News - Evanston - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 18:03
Also today, the Illinois Supreme Court granted Gov. Pritzker's request to exercise supervisory authority over a case pending in Clay County and to ...

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