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Back in the classroom — or not: Breaking down Chicago universities’ approaches for the fall

Daily Northwestern - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 20:03

Nine days before students were scheduled to move into dorms, Northwestern announced it would require all freshmen and sophomores to go completely virtual in the fall — a short-notice change from the previous plan to bring all students back to campus. Upperclassmen will be allowed to return to campus, while students who planned to live...

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Happenings: Sept. 11-20, 2020

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 18:03
Tracy Loland, of Evanston, Illinois, joins the fun on the bumper cars last year during the Lake Geneva Jaycees Venetian Festival in downtown Lake ...

Sept. 9: Four New COVID-19 Cases of Evanstonians, 1,337 New Cases for the State

Evanston RoundTable City News - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 17:56

When asked today, Sept. 9, when a vaccine would be ready, Governor JB Pritzker said, “We're going to make sure that whatever we're distributing is safe – that’s got to be the first thing that we do. … So that means there isn't a date certain. It's about a safety level that we want to reach."

5 things Illinoisans should know about voting by mail

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 17:50
FILE – In this March 17, 2020 file photo, Evanston residents line up for voting in ... Illinois State Board of Elections spokesman Matt Dietrich joins John ...

Confinement Ordered for Evanston Firefighters After Positive Test

Evanston RoundTable City News - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 17:21
Sept. 9  Firefighters from several shifts of the Evanston Fire Department were recently ordered to quarantine and not report for work after one member told the department he had tested positive for the novel coronavirus while off duty.

Four new COVID cases in <b>Evanston</b>, state&#39;s positive rate drops

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 15:13
The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 1,337 new cases of the disease today among the 48,029 people whose test results were reported.

Life Briefs: Awards and honors

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:45
EVANSTON, Illinois – Mason McKibben of Colonel Crawford High School is among 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship ...

Ransomware Attack Exposes NorthShore, Northwestern Patient Data

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:11
EVANSTON, IL — Cybercriminals gained access to the personal information of more than 400,000 people involved with NorthShore University ...

Life briefs: National merit semifinalists

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 13:00
EVANSTON, Illinois – Four area students are among 16,000 semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These academically ...

Update on Recruitment of New City Manager

Evanston RoundTable City News - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 10:29
Sept. 9  The City's search firm hopes to have a final candidate for City Manager in place by Oct. 19.

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for September 9, 2020

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 08:41
Evanston, Illinois-based Few Spirits has launched Immortal rye, a new whiskey proofed down to bottling strength with tea. The 46.5% abv whiskey is ...

Iowa Football Jumps in Mix with 4-Star LB Sebastian Cheeks

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 05:52
Despite attention from elsewhere, the four-star linebacker from Evanston (IL) High really was excited by the Hawkeyes jumping into the mix for his ...

Eula Biss&#39;s new book &#39;Having and Being Had&#39; is about buying a house in <b>Illinois</b> — and the boxfuls ...

Google News - Evanston - Wed, 09/09/2020 - 04:33
Biss' writing gets as uneasy as Biss herself, living on a pleasant block of Evanston, Illinois, within a pleasant stroll of her job teaching creative writing at ...

Robert L. Harger Jr.

Google News - Evanston - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 22:56
He was born in Evanston, Illinois, Dec. 12, 1943, son of Frances (Roebuck) and Robert L. Harger Sr. Robert was a graduate of Remington High ...

Lower compliance with at-home COVID-19 testing kits than expected, administrators say

Daily Northwestern - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 22:28

According to administrators, only about 50 percent of Northwestern students completed step one of a University-wide COVID-19 testing process for undergraduate students returning to campus. At a Tuesday afternoon webinar, Northwestern administrators said the actual percentage of students who completed the required testing process was “pretty low.” Prior to the Aug. 28 decision to keep...

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JEAN CHARLENE HEMP

Google News - Evanston - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 21:26
Jean was born on November 15, 1928 in Evanston Illinois to James & Charlotte Farning. Jean's father died when she was just 5 months old due to ...

EPD officer allegedly linked to Instagram comment against defunding police, Black Lives Matter movement

Daily Northwestern - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 21:19

A comment left on a July 6 post from the DefundEPD Instagram account dismissing the Black Lives Matter movement and local activists’ efforts to defund police departments has allegedly been linked to a member of the Evanston Police Department, members of local police accountability group Citizens Network of Protection say. Neal Weingarden, a representative of...

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Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life supports calls to address harm in Greek life, opposes Panhellenic Association’s call for abolition

Daily Northwestern - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 20:59

Northwestern’s Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life released a statement Tuesday in support of students addressing the harms that exist in Greek life, but against their demands for abolition. This comes a day after the NU Panhellenic Association’s executive board released a statement calling on Greek chapters on NU to consider disbandment after a summer-long...

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Softball: Northwestern’s Wilkey, Cuchran star in inaugural season of FGCL

Daily Northwestern - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 20:47

Softball The inaugural softball season of the Florida Gulf Coast League was one week old, and the Manatee Squeeze, who had won four straight after dropping their opener, trailed FastPitch U by two runs in the seventh inning. Wisconsin star Taylor Johnson had just hit a two-run single to close the gap, and Northwestern infielder...

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Sept. 8: One New COVID-19 Case of an Evanstonian, 1392 New Cases for the State

Google News - Evanston - Tue, 09/08/2020 - 18:14
New Cases in Evanston, Suburban Cook County, Chicago and Illinois. New cases and deaths of Evanstonians: There was 1 new confirmed COVID-19 ...

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