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Mayor Daniel Biss: Reflecting over the past two weeks

I’m shaken by two terrible events that happened in Evanston in the last few weeks. On the evening of July 14, a young man who was walking with his daughter near McCormick Boulevard was shot and killed. Then, this past Monday evening, a teenage girl was shot while attending a backyard party. She is currently in the hospital.
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Mayor Daniel Biss discusses turbulent city manager search during town fall forum

Mayor Daniel Biss addressed Evanston’s city staffing shortages and responded to resident concerns of a lack of transparency and diversity in the 14-month long city manager search in a Tuesday town hall meeting. Evanston RoundTable reporter Bob Seidenberg moderated the event, and around 50 residents filled the seats at...
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Mayor Daniel Biss: Tragedy in Highland Park

Yesterday, a tragedy occurred in Highland Park. A gunman fired repeatedly into the Independence Day parade, taking six lives and wounding dozens. The suspected shooter was taken into custody in the early evening, more than eight frightening hours after the shooting. Given that situation, we quickly decided to cancel both our 4th of July Parade and the evening concert and fireworks.
HIGHLAND PARK, IL
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Mayor Daniel Biss: City manager search discussion on July 12

For several months now, the City of Evanston has been searching for a new city manager. The process has been long and confusing with multiple rounds of finalists and the need to start over more than once (in fact, more than twice). This has all understandably left people with a...
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‘I’ve got a lot to learn from everybody’: Daniel Biss and his journey to Evanston City Hall

Ask him or his old friends, and they will all tell you that Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss was never supposed to work in politics. Growing up in Bloomington, Indiana, Biss spent his early years surrounded by a family of professional musicians. His mother Miriam Fried grew up in Israel, while his father Paul Biss was raised in DeKalb, Illinois. The two met at Indiana University in Bloomington, where they both went to study the violin, and they later joined the music faculty at the university when Daniel was young. His paternal grandmother, Raya Garbousova, was born in Russia and later became a well-known cellist.
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Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss talks environmental justice and racial disparity

When asked by a Northwestern student why they should get involved with the Evanston community Tuesday night, Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss encouraged students to find a cause that they are passionate about. “For example, there’s climate activism,” Biss said. “There’s a lot of passion for climate activism on campus and...
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Mayor Daniel Biss: An update on COVID-19

During a few wonderful weeks back in June and early July, it seemed COVID-19 might finally be in retreat. The City reported zero new COVID-19 cases for 18 of 20 consecutive days back then, which, together with the resumption of many activities that had been on hiatus, led many to breathe a sigh of relief after an incredibly difficult 15 months.
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Daniel Biss, Alderpeople sworn in as Evanston’s 81st City Council

Evanston’s 81st City Council was sworn in Monday evening at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, beginning the terms of Mayor Daniel Biss, City Clerk Stephanie Mendoza and four new alderpeople: Clare Kelly (1st), Jonathan Nieuwsma (4th), Bobby Burns (5th) and Devon Reid (8th). Four members of the last council...
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Message From Mayor-Elect Daniel Biss: Swearing-In and First Act as Mayor

Thanks to your help, tonight I’ll be sworn in as mayor of Evanston. Because of the pandemic, the in-person ceremony won’t be open to the public, but you can watch it, starting at 7:30pm on the City’s YouTube channel. I’m excited to work with the City Council, staff, and our...
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Daniel Biss discusses policing, racial equity and town-gown relations in Northwestern forum

Mayor-elect Daniel Biss stressed the need to find policing alternatives, address the city’s racial inequities and improve town-gown relations during a Wednesday forum with NU students and faculty. The forum was co-hosted by the University’s Community Engagement Coalition and NU College Democrats. Medill senior Alex Moore and Weinberg senior Flannery...
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Suburban Cook County election results: Daniel Biss apparent Evanston mayor; Dolton mayoral race goes to runoff

Some results were in early Wednesday after voters across Illinois cast ballots in local races for Tuesday's consolidated primary election . Daniel Biss appears to be the next mayor of Evanston. With nearly all the precincts counted, he has more than 73% of the vote, defeating Lori Keenan. Evanston incumbent Steve Hagerty did not run for reelection.
COOK COUNTY, IL
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Daniel Biss to become Evanston’s next mayor

Former state Sen. Daniel Biss will be Evanston’s next mayor as of Tuesday night, with unofficial results showing he secured over 73 percent of votes, with all precincts reporting. Biss, an Evanston resident of over a decade, faced off in the city’s mayoral primary against local activist Lori Keenan and...
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Daniel Biss Declares Victory In Evanston Mayoral Race

EVANSTON, Ill. (CBS/AP) — Former Illinois state Sen. Daniel Biss declared victory Tuesday night in the race for mayor in Evanston. “Thank you, Evanston!” Biss said on Facebook. “I’m honored to be your next Mayor and I’m looking forward to getting to work on building a bold, progressive, and equitable government.”
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Gov. Pritzker endorses mayoral candidate Daniel Biss; opponents respond

Gov. J.B. Pritzker endorsed Evanston mayoral candidate and former state Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) Thursday. “(Biss) has a bold, progressive agenda for the City of Evanston,” Pritzker said in a tweet announcing his endorsement. “I look forward to working alongside him to get big things done for Evanstonians.”. The statement...
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Mayoral candidate Daniel Biss rejects Ald. Ann Rainey’s endorsement

Former state Senator and Evanston mayoral candidate Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) said Friday he could no longer accept Ald. Ann Rainey’s (8th) endorsement. This statement comes after Rainey apologized, and then recanted, to City Clerk Devon Reid for anti-Black comments she made at a candidate forum last week. “Ald. Rainey… reiterated...
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