A legal challenge to a retail Goliath and funding for a guaranteed income pilot program competed with a double homicide and school budget cuts for reader attention on Evanston Now last month.
Here’s a rundown of the top 10 stories:
- Three shot on Hovland Court — March 12 — Evanston police say two of the three men shot at 1811 Hovland Court shortly before noon today now have died. The men who died were from Glenview and Des Plaines.
- Evanston bookstore sues Amazon — March 26 — Without a doubt, it is a modern-day version of David vs. Goliath. Bookends and Beginnings, a small independent bookstore in Evanston, has filed a lawsuit against sales and delivery behemoth Amazon.
- Victim beaten, robbed on Hinman — March 29 — A robbery victim was beaten and robbed in the 500 block of Hinman Avenue early Saturday.
- NU to fund guaranteed income pilot — March 8 — Northwestern University announced today that it will support a guaranteed income pilot program as part of this year’s Good Neighbor Fund grant to the City of Evanston.
- D65 targets schedules, jobs to cut nearly $2M — March 5 — When your child heads off to a District 65 school this fall, the starting time may be different, and fewer employees may work there.
- Concept unveiled for Bookman’s Alley downtown – March 3 — A concept for enhancing Bookman’s Alley in the 1700 Block of Sherman Avenue in downtown Evanston was unveiled at a 1st Ward meeting Tuesday evening.
- Activist challenges legality of reparations plan — March 18 — A conservative legal activist who has backed several challenges to race-based government policies before the U.S. Supreme Court is threatening to sue Evanston over its reparations program.
- ETHS to resume in-person classes, union calls plan deeply flawed — March 1 — Teachers union not happy with plan that could put unvaccinated teachers back in the classroom.
- Pedestrian hit by train at Davis Street — March 16 — Trains on the Metra line through Evanston are being delayed this afternoon after a pedestrian was struck by a train near the Davis Street station.
- D65 ‘Black Lives Matter’ curriculum questioned — March 17 — The Atlantic asks whether Black Lives Matter teaching materials in Evanston/Skokie School District 65 cross “the line between education and indoctrination.”