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The fatal blind spots of American democracy

Google News - Evanston - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 09:45
... they know the most end up the most influenced by inaccurate ideas,” said David Rapp, a psychologist at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

District 65 Board to Hold Special Meeting to ‘Discuss Our Safety and Security’

Evanston RoundTable Schools - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 09:32
Jan. 12  The District 65 School Board will hold a special closed-session meeting on Jan. 14 to discuss the safety and security of School Board members in the wake of the ransacking of the car of Board Vice-President Elisabeth “Biz” Lindsay-Ryan.

<b>Evanston</b> Pets Up For Adoption: Meet Dottie, Remi, Rollie And Bowie, August And Tegan &amp; More

Google News - Evanston - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 09:11
Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many facilities in the Evanston area are still working to fulfill adoptions. Across Illinois, there are thousands ...

Articles of Impeachment

Evanston RoundTable City News - Tue, 01/12/2021 - 07:50
On Jan. 11, Articles of Impeachment were filed against President Donald Trump. The  House of Representatives may vote on the Articles tomorrow. The Articles are available here.

Council weighs reserve funding resolution residents fear could raise property taxes

Daily Northwestern - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 23:46

Aldermen debated a resolution that would allocate $1.9 million of reserve funding into the general fund balance annually through 2025 at Monday’s City Council meeting, a measure some say could lead to annual increases in property taxes. “There is no requirement in this resolution for the city to reduce expenditures (and) to live within its...

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Some ETHS students notice dip in antiracist activism, but continue to fight

Daily Northwestern - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 23:29

Evanston Township High School students are continuing to educate the Evanston community and press on racial equity in the city, even as they say the momentum behind last summer’s wave of antiracism action has fizzled. Since the police killing of George Floyd last spring, ETHS senior Mika Parisien has been working as a board member...

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Council approves grant for rent assistance program

Daily Northwestern - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 23:08

City Council voted unanimously Monday to approve a $500,000 grant to Connections for the Homeless for a rent assistance program. The program is expected to help between 40 and 70 households across the city for up to six consecutive months. Connections for the Homeless will process and approve applications prioritized mainly by census tract, income...

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Northwestern administers Color winter COVID-19 testing, students talk experiences

Daily Northwestern - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 22:51

The University has implemented a new testing system with the company Color in order to accommodate the influx of returning sophomores and new freshmen on campus. While some students have found it to be a relatively seamless process, others found some faults compared to Fall Quarter testing procedures. Last quarter, NU provided testing to undergraduate...

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Evanston Community Foundation announces grants to help address homelessness, food security and mental health

Daily Northwestern - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 22:40

Evanston Community Foundation announced Monday its latest round of grant recipients through its Evanston Community Rapid Response Fund. The grants, which total to over $300,000, will continue supporting nonprofit organizations and community members through the COVID-19 pandemic. ECF established the Rapid Response Fund days after COVID-19 arrived in Evanston, and has received nearly $4 million...

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North Shore Death Notices: Jan. 4 To Jan. 10

Google News - Evanston - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 22:30
Dr. Charles A. Mudd passed away in his sleep at the Presbyterian Homes in Evanston, Illinois, on January 1, 2021. His family includes his wife, Joan ...

Sally Nuamah seeks to empower Black girls with films, research

Daily Northwestern - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 22:27

Prof. Sally Nuamah’s (Weinberg Doctorate ’16) scholarship isn’t constrained to the limits of traditionally academic research. A filmmaker, political scientist, author and non-profit founder, Nuamah has used various mediums to examine the education and political participation of Black women. Social policy Prof. Jonathan Guryan, her colleague in the Institute for Policy Research, said the scope...

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Northwestern faculty condemn administration’s “corporate approach to education” in AAUP report

Daily Northwestern - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 21:19

In late November, a committee within the Northwestern chapter of the American Association of University Professors published a report criticizing the administration’s COVID-19 response, calling several budgetary and academic decisions out of line with the mission of education. A national nonprofit organization, the AAUP identifies and defines key educational and professional values in order to...

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Woman shot at <b>Evanston</b> IHOP critical

Google News - Evanston - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 19:31
Evanston Police Chief Demitrous Cook said the woman, who was initially transported in critical condition after being taken hostage and shot in the neck.

Monday

Evanston RoundTable City News - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 18:50

Good evening, Evanston. The first forum for the three mayoral candidates held clarify their positions on some issues. Residents responded to the drive to raise money for Evanston Community Foundation to distribute to help offset the ravages of the pandemic. Suburban Cook County is close to meeting the metrics – but not there yet – for the State to roll back some of its mitigations. DPOE members rallied around a candidate who was racially attacked during an interview. Click on the headlines below to read the full story.

Jan. 11: Eighteen New COVID-19 Cases in <b>Evanston</b>, New Cases Continue to Increase in ...

Google News - Evanston - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 18:44
He said Illinois has been able to reduce the number hospitalizations and its positivity rate by more than one-third since Nov. 20 due the mitigations that ...

Victims Identified In Shooting Spree From Chicago To <b>Evanston</b>

Google News - Evanston - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 17:26
EVANSTON, IL — More details are emerging about Saturday's deadly rampage that left three people dead in Chicago before the gunman was killed in ...

Jan. 11: Eighteen New COVID-19 Cases in Evanston, New Cases Continue to Increase in Suburban Cook County, Chicago and the State

Evanston RoundTable City News - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 17:24
Jan. 11  At a briefing this afternoon, Gov. JB Pritzker reiterated that Regions that meet the metrics may begin to move from Tier 3 mitigations to Tier 2 or lower mitigations beginning on Jan. 15.

Racial Slurs, Threats, Interrupt Evanston Candidate's Interview Session

Evanston RoundTable City News - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 14:46
Jan. 11 Democratic Party of Evanston: “It was a White Supremacist attack on a Black candidate for office, definitely racial in nature.” 

Wheel &amp; Sprocket bike seller adding a third Chicago-area store to its lineup

Google News - Evanston - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:53
Its Chicagoland stores are in Oak Park and Evanston, Illinois. Wheel & Sprocket plans to open the new store as sales of bicycles soar amid the ...

First Mayoral Forum: Sparring About Biss’s Council Support, Thoughts on Reparations, Civic Center and Robert Crown

Evanston RoundTable City News - Mon, 01/11/2021 - 11:06
Jan. 11 With more than two candidates running, the race will go to a primary vote on Feb. 23. If one candidate receives 50% of the votes plus one vote at that time, he or she will be declared mayor.

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