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Weber Arch at Northwestern University. (Photo by Adina Keeling)

Good Tuesday morning, Evanston.

A lawsuit alleges that Northwestern and 15 other colleges and universities have illegally conspired to limit financial aid offered to students. The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Illinois and also named the University of Chicago as a defendant, as well as several Ivy League universities. The plaintiffs in the suit are five former students at some of these institutions.

At 100, Evanston ‘treasure’ Jane Durfee lives life with attitude of gratitude. Evanston resident Jane Durfee turned 100 on Dec. 10 and celebrated the milestone with a joyous birthday party attended by close family and friends. She is cared for by her daughter, Sharon Durfee, who describes her mother as “extremely kind and meticulous.” 

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Wild Onion Market members. (Photo via Wild Onion Market Instagram)

Community-owned food co-op moves forward with building plans. At Wild Onion Market, a sense of community that goes beyond neighborhood lines is set to lead the way, President Jillian Jason says, as the co-op moves forward with building plans.

Russell Muits and his Evanston Made installation. (Submitted photo)

The Art of Making Art: Russell Muits. Russell Muits is a painter and relief printer of cityscapes like no other. He paints manhole covers and transfers the wet paint image to canvas so he can capture the designs onto prints.

(Photo by Richard Cahan)

At this time: 8:21 a.m. Monday. Evanston Township High School students trudge back to school after more than three weeks. The school was locked down in mid-December after handguns were found on campus. Then, in-person learning was curtailed due to an outbreak of COVID-19. 

City’s snow shoveling program looking for volunteers. The city is looking for people willing to help shovel sidewalks and driveways to seniors and individuals with disabilities in Evanston through its Snow Shoveling Program.

NU Winter Chamber Music Festival celebrates 25 years. Quartets by Dvorak, Schubert, Tan Dun, Shostakovich and Britten will be featured, as well as the popular piano lecture/recital series by Jeffrey Siegel.

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Around the web

CPS students to return to classrooms Wednesday. The Chicago Teachers Union’s governing body has voted to suspend its labor action and return to in-person work Tuesday, ending a bitter dispute with Chicago Public Schools and setting up students to return to classrooms Wednesday for the first time in a week.

Cook County wants to make biking more accessible. Here’s how. Cook County leaders are creating the region’s first-ever bike plan — and one that emphasizes safety, ease of use and equity.

Chess app allows man to waste time on his phone, but in a smart way, says The Onion.

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Adina Keeling

Adina Keeling is a photojournalist and reporter, covering city news, sustainability, schools, and art. She also investigates mental health systems and environmental injustices in Evanston, and puts together...