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Evanston Police Department Encourages Citizens to use Text-a-Tip

Evanston RoundTable City News - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 13:14
July 31  The Evanston Police Department would like to encourage the community to use Text-A-Tip. Text-A-Tip is an independent program that operates separate from the emergency 9-1-1 system. 

Aug. 3 Q&A and Discussion on Police Complaint Process

Evanston RoundTable City News - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:21
July 31   Community members are invited to join Mayor Stephen Hagerty, members of the Evanston Police Department, and attorney and former chair of the City's Citizen Police Complaint Assessment Committee, Matthew Mitchell, for an upcoming Q&A and discussion on the Police Complaint Process. 

Aug. 3 Q&A and Discussion on Police Complaint Process

Evanston RoundTable City News - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 12:21
July 31   Community members are invited to join Mayor Stephen Hagerty, members of the Evanston Police Department, and attorney and former chair of the City's Citizen Police Complaint Assessment Committee, Matthew Mitchell, for an upcoming Q&A and discussion on the Police Complaint Process. 

Wildkits Return To Play With New IHSA Calendar

Google News - Evanston - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:18
That's the scenario set up by the Illinois High School Association Wednesday as high schools across the state, including Evanston Township, were ...

How Much Has ETHS Spent On PPE To Prepare For School Year?

Google News - Evanston - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 11:15
EVANSTON, IL — Evanston Township High School administrators have spent just under $50,000 to purchase personal protective equipment and ...

An Eye for Art: Theater educator, author enjoys 'creating magic,' sharing her techniques

Google News - Evanston - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 10:00
Burgess decided to change directions and applied to graduate school at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. where she received her master's ...

Woman publicly berates beachgoers for Confederate towel. A black vet intervenes, changes the ...

Google News - Evanston - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:18
A woman approached a group of Evanston, Illinois, beachgoers earlier this week and railed against them for using a Confederate flag towel as they ...

Podculture: Wildcats talk beloved character Harry Potter on his 40th birthday

Daily Northwestern - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 08:04

Even though we know deep down that we won’t ever receive our letter from Hogwarts, the world of “Harry Potter” has captivated many members of the Northwestern community. They talked about the nostalgia surrounding the series, J.K. Rowling’s transphobic remarks and Deering Library’s resemblance to Hogwarts. HALEY FULLER: From The Daily Northwestern, I’m Haley Fuller. ...

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“Our songs are the stories of our lives”: Two men remember the beginnings of gay liberation on campus

Daily Northwestern - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 07:45

In 1970, Maher Ahmad and Bill Dry founded the Gay Liberation Front — Northwestern’s first gay rights advocacy group. The group hosted the first gay dance on campus, held demonstrations in the city and boycotted bars that had racist policies. Just a few years later, Vince McCoy would become the first black president of the...

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Can Cities Do Reparations Alone?

Google News - Evanston - Fri, 07/31/2020 - 06:26
Last November, Evanston, Illinois's city council voted to funnel the first $10 million in revenue collected from its recreational marijuana tax to what it ...

Blotter: Vehicle damage

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 23:00

A man punched an Evanston woman’s car that was parked in her driveway Wednesday evening, leaving a dent in the rear hatch. The incident occurred Wednesday around 7 p.m at 1820 Foster St., Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. Two men were lying in the 42-year-old woman’s lawn when she went outside to check if...

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Harry Potter turns 40 amid quarantine and controversy

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:48

For Melissa Richmond, her dorm room feels brightened by “Harry Potter” decor and a stack of the new illustrated editions on the standard-issue bureau, a colorful addition to the room. The Weinberg junior has been an avid Potterhead since she was in fourth grade, just before “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” came out. The...

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NU joins Illinois universities in creating Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:26

Northwestern recently joined three Illinois universities in creating the new Institute for Mathematical and Statistical Innovation, a regional research center aimed at addressing important scientific and technological challenges with ideas from mathematics and statistics. Led by the University of Chicago, the center also includes the University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Illinois at...

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Administrators provide resources for international students in third discussion with NU community

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:15

Administrators answered questions and provided resources for international students amid national visa policy changes and travel bans. The discussion was a third part of a series related to Northwestern’s plan to return to campus. Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that newly enrolling international students will be barred from entering the country if...

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D65 officials answer questions about reopening plans, online learning

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 22:05

As families prepare for some in-person instruction in Evanston/Skokie School District 65, district officials discussed details for the upcoming school year in a Wednesday meeting. The district is set to begin the year with entirely remote classes, and plans to transition to some in-person classes beginning on Sept. 29. Parents will need to inform the...

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Confederate flag towel displayed at Lighthouse Beach; residents and city officials speak against hateful symbols

Daily Northwestern - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 21:58

Visitors displayed a Confederate battle flag towel at Lighthouse Beach on Wednesday, which has resulted in outrage from local residents. A video from Evanston resident LaShandra Smith-Rayfield (Weinberg ’98) confronting the visitors about the flag went viral, amassing more than 163,000 views as of Thursday night. The video showed Smith-Rayfield confronting a group who had...

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Beachgoers Blasted for Displaying Confederate Flag Beach Towel in <b>Evanston</b>

Google News - Evanston - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 21:57
Illinois Coronavirus Updates: Pritzker Says Metrics Rising in... The viral video, captured by Smith-Rayfield, shows the confrontation as she calls out the ...

July 30: Evanston Had 2 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Illinois’s New Cases Jumped to 1,772

Evanston RoundTable City News - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 17:19
Evanston had 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. The State had 1,772 new cases, the most since May 24. “We’re at a danger point everybody,” said Gov. Pritzker. “Pay attention.”

July 30: Evanston Had 2 New COVID-19 Cases Today, Illinois’s New Cases Jumped to 1,772

Evanston RoundTable City News - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 17:19
Evanston had 2 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today. The State had 1,772 new cases, the most since May 24. “We’re at a danger point everybody,” said Gov. Pritzker. “Pay attention.”

Unsettling Report of a Confederate Flag Towel at Lighthouse Beach

Evanston RoundTable City News - Thu, 07/30/2020 - 10:46
July 30  WBBM Newsradio is reporting that a patron of Lighthouse Beach hung his towel, which portrayed the stars and bars of the Confederacy, on the snow fence there earlier this week.

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