Storm brings minimal damage to Evanston, officials say

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
November 17, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston escaped the brunt of a Sunday afternoon storm that brought fatal tornadoes to other parts of Illinois. At one point, the National Weather Service put the Evanston area under several advisories: severe thunderstorm, tornado watch, flash flood and high wind warnings. The first two were called... Read More »

Best 'College GameDay' Signs: Northwestern vs. Ohio State

Best 'College GameDay' Signs: Northwestern vs. Ohio State

Manuel Rapada, Social Media Editor
October 7, 2013
Filed under Multimedia, Photo Gallery

Northwestern students brought sass and snark to the Lakefill on Saturday, hoping for 15 seconds of TV fame. The line to watch ESPN’s “College GameDay” started Friday night, with many people bringing signs to share with broadcasters and roaming cameras. Before... Read More »

Daily alumni share newsroom memories as digitization project finishes

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
October 4, 2013
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Decades of Evanston and Northwestern news can now be accessed through a searchable online database. More than 13,000 issues of The Daily and earlier student newspapers have been digitized through a collaboration among Students Publishing Co., the University Library and NewsBank. When the project... Read More »

Daily named finalist for highest award in college journalism

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
September 6, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

The Daily was named a finalist this morning for the Pacemaker award, the highest honor for college newspapers. The Associated Collegiate Press announced 10 finalists in the four-year daily newspaper category. Judges evaluated papers on their content, layout and in-depth reporting, among other qualities. The... Read More »

Police arrest man trying to break into apartment building

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
June 10, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police... Read More »

Evanston firefighters put out 'difficult' blaze with help from 8 nearby communities

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
June 5, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston firefighters put out a large blaze in a Judson Avenue apartment complex this afternoon with help from eight nearby communities. The Evanston fire department responded about 2:30 p.m. to the three-story apartment building in the 1300 block of Judson Avenue, according to the department. Crews... Read More »

Evanston police charge 2 teens with burglaries

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 29, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police said they arrested two teenagers this week in connection with four separate car burglaries. Officers responding to a burglary in the 1700 block of Keeney Street became aware of another burglary in the 2000 block of Washington Street, police said. They located Paul Downs, 18, and Marshawn... Read More »

Best Place to Study: Deering Library

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 29, 2013
Filed under Best of Evanston

1970 Campus Drive, 847-491-7484, www.library.northwestern.edu Deering redefines what it means to be distracted at a library. After passing the Latin mottoes and opening the reopened wooden doors, students will fall in love with the Gothic architecture... Read More »

Best place to study: Charles Deering Library

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 29, 2013
Filed under Best of Evanston

1970 Campus Drive, library.northwestern.edu Deering redefines what it means to be distracted at a library. After passing underneath the engraved on the facade... Read More »

Evanston police cite 4 businesses for underage tobacco sales

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 28, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police issued citations Thursday to four city businesses for selling tobacco to minors. The department’s check of 40 businesses licensed to sell tobacco found Babylon Discount Food, 1618 Emerson St., and Evanston Gas & Food Shell, 101 Ridge Ave., sold cigarettes without checking the... Read More »

A&O will not reschedule Nick Swardson show

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 27, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

A&O Productions announced tonight it will not reschedule comedian Nick Swardson's visit to campus. Swardson, of “Reno 911!” fame, was slated to speak April 20, but the show was canceled because of a family death. A&O said it canceled the spring speaker event due to “limited availability... Read More »

Updated: Northwestern student robbed near Evanston campus

Tanner Maxwell and Manuel Rapada
May 24, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Two men robbed a Northwestern student of her cell phone, credit cards and keys early Friday morning near the Evanston campus, according to a University security alert. The student was walking east near Garrett Place and Orrington Avenue about 1:55 a.m. when the men approached her, the University said.... Read More »

D65 parents alerted about suspicious person

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 22, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A suspicious person approached four elementary and middle school students Tuesday afternoon, Evanston/Skokie District 65 Superintendent Hardy Murphy said in a letter to parents. A blue SUV drove up to the students at about 4 p.m. near Crain Street and Kimball Avenue in Skokie, according to the letter.... Read More »

Evanston police find missing elderly man with Alzheimer's

Evanston police find missing elderly man with Alzheimer's

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 18, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police have located an elderly man with Alzheimer's who went missing this morning. Carlos Rodriguez, 80, was found at a Chicago-area hospital, police said tonight. Rodriguez's family last saw him at about 5:45 a.m. in the 100 block of Callan Avenue, near the Chicago-Evanston border. —... Read More »

Evanston police recover handgun, marijuana after raid

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 16, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police arrested two convicted felons and a Florida man this morning in a weapons search warrant. Special Operations officers executed the warrant at about 6:40 a.m. in the 2900 block of Church Street. Police found a semi-automatic handgun, ammunition and cannabis. Police... Read More »

Medill Prof. Ted Spiegel dies at 82

Medill Prof. Ted Spiegel dies at 82

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 13, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Medill professor emeritus-in-service Ted Spiegel, who helped develop the school’s marketing curriculum, died Saturday at the age of 82. Spiegel worked to establish the nation’s first direct... Read More »

Police: Chicago man who robbed Northwestern student arrested

Police: Chicago man who robbed Northwestern student arrested

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 13, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police arrested a Chicago man Sunday who reportedly robbed a Northwestern student in April. Police say Mitchell Ratliff, 22, ... Read More »

Northwestern alum Seth Meyers tapped for 'Late Night' host spot

Northwestern alum Seth Meyers tapped for 'Late Night' host spot

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 12, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

One of Northwestern’s most famous alumni has more late nights ahead of him. Seth Meyers (Communication '96) will take over as the new host of "Late Night" when Jimmy Fallon leaves next year, NBC announced this afternoon. “Since 1982, there have been three 'Late Night' hosts starting with David... Read More »

Bluegrass prodigy Sierra Hull to play Philfest

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 8, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Mandolin prodigy Sierra Hull will play Saturday’s Philfest 2013, A&O Productions announced this morning. Hull’s albums have climbed the Billboard bluegrass charts: “Secrets” peaked at No. 2 in 2008 and "Daybreak” hit No. 5 in 2011. The 21-year-old has performed at Carnegie Hall... Read More »

Chicago man charged with threatening to blow up Evanston civic center, police department

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 3, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police on Thursday arrested a Chicago man who, angry over a parking ticket, allegedly threatened to blow up two city buildings. Vincente L. Alford, 33, called Evanston Police Department four... Read More »

Evanston wins Hartrey Avenue zoning case

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 2, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston prevailed this week in a controversial zoning lawsuit involving the use of industrial property for a Jewish school. Joan Dachs Bais Yaakov Elementary School - Yeshivas Tiferes Tzvi filed the case in May 2009 after the City Council voted not to rezone a property... Read More »

Whysowhite, Geographer to play at A&O-Dance Marathon Benefit concert

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
May 1, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Meet me at Norris this weekend for some funk, electronic beats and Dance Marathon fundraising. Chicago band whysowhite will open for indie rock group Geographer at Sunday’s Benefit 2013, A&O Productions announced this morning. Whysowhite, featuring Weinberg senior Andrew Abramowitz and... Read More »

Cops: Cell phone thief caught hiding in yard

Cops: Cell phone thief caught hiding in yard

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
April 30, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Police arrested an Evanston teen Monday night after he allegedly robbed someone of his cell phone in a park near the Chicago border. Francisco Gonzalez, 18, approached a 53-year-old man from behind before snatching his phone at about 7 p.m. in James Park, police said. The man and others who witnessed... Read More »

Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta win Associated Student Government election

Manuel Rapada, Social Media/Breaking News Editor
April 21, 2013
Filed under Archive, Manual

Ani Ajith and Alex Van Atta beat three other pairs this evening to win the Associated Student Government election for president and executive vice president. "Alex and I have spent the last three years at Northwestern working across communities and building relationships," Ajith told The Daily during... Read More »

Report: Northwestern alumna's office to defend Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
April 21, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

The office of a Northwestern alumna is reportedly expected to represent the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Massachusetts federal public defender Miriam Conrad (Medill '79) said her office plans to represent 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev once charges are filed, the Associated Press... Read More »

Ludacris to headline A&O Ball

Ludacris to headline A&O Ball

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
April 21, 2013
Filed under Blogs, On Campus, Top Stories

Shake your money maker, Northwestern. Ludacris will headline Saturday’s A&O Ball. Known for songs such as “My Chick Bad" and “Money Maker,” Chris "Ludacris" Bridges headlined a sold-out A&O Ball in 2009 at Northwestern’s Patten Gym. This year, he will perform for students at Chicago’s... Read More »

Northwestern grad student robbed near campus

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
April 20, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

A Northwestern graduate student was robbed of his smartphone this morning near the Evanston campus. The student was walking east in the 600 block of Foster Street when a man grabbed his phone and continued running toward campus. The student chased the thief to no avail. The incident happened at about... Read More »

Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta win election for ASG president, vice president

Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta win election for ASG president, vice president

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
April 19, 2013
Filed under ASG Elections, Campus, Student Government, Top Stories

Ani Ajith and Alex Van Atta beat three other pairs Friday evening to win the Associated Student Government election for president and executive vice president. "Alex and I have spent the last three years at Northwestern working across communities and building relationships," Ajith told The Daily during... Read More »

Updated: Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta win Associated Student Government elections

Updated: Ani Ajith, Alex Van Atta win Associated Student Government elections

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
April 19, 2013
Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Ani Ajith and Alex Van Atta beat out three other pairs this evening to win the Associated Student Government election for president and executive vice president. After the online ballot closed at 5 p.m., Ajith, a Weinberg junior and former Daily staffer, and Van Atta, a McCormick junior, held a campaign... Read More »

Storm dumps 4 inches of rain on Evanston; many Northwestern buildings flooded

Storm dumps 4 inches of rain on Evanston; many Northwestern buildings flooded

Jeanne Kuang and Manuel Rapada
April 18, 2013
Filed under Administration, Campus, Greek, Top Stories

An overnight downpour dumped more than 4 inches of rain Thursday, flooding dozens of Northwestern buildings and Evanston streets. Students at 15 residential halls and 10 sorority houses woke up to find water in their ground floors or basements, University spokesman Al Cubbage said. An unspecified... Read More »

Overnight storm dumps more than 4 inches of rain on Evanston

Overnight storm dumps more than 4 inches of rain on Evanston

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
April 18, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Northwestern students woke up to flooded buildings and streets this morning after more than 4 inches of rain soaked Evanston overnight. The heavy precipitation has closed the Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center, as well as canceled lunch and dinner at the dining hall inside Willard Residential College.... Read More »

Marathon tragedy hits home for Evanston runners, Northwestern community

Marathon tragedy hits home for Evanston runners, Northwestern community

Manuel Rapada and Cat Zakrzewski
April 15, 2013
Filed under City, National, Top Stories

Some Evanston residents and members of the Northwestern community were running in the Boston Marathon shortly before deadly explosions went off near the finish line Monday. Seventeen of the 19 Evanston residents who registered for the race were tracked by the marathon's website. Most finished before... Read More »

Evanston residents, Northwestern student OK after Boston Marathon bombing

Evanston residents, Northwestern student OK after Boston Marathon bombing

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
April 15, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Top Stories

Some Evanston residents and members of the Northwestern community participated today in the Boston Marathon shortly before deadly explosions went off near the finish line. Seventeen of the 19 Evanston residents who registered for the race showed up, according to tracking data on the Boston Marathon's... Read More »

Evanston economic director Steve Griffin stepping down

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
April 11, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston's top economic official is stepping down after accepting a position in a coastal Alabama town, the city announced today. Steve Griffin, Evanston's director of community and economic development since 2010, will become city administrator in Gulf Shores, Ala.. He returns there after serving... Read More »

Ald. Judy Fiske holds off challenge from Ed Tivador to retain 1st Ward seat

Ald. Judy Fiske holds off challenge from Ed Tivador to retain 1st Ward seat

Manuel Rapada and Tanner Maxwell
April 10, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics

Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) won re-election Tuesday, holding back a Northwestern-student-supported challenge by Ed Tivador. Fiske took 56 percent of the vote to Tivador’s 44 percent, besting the Northbrook/Glenview School District 30 superintendent by more than 100 votes. One in four registered voters... Read More »

Evanston Police: Man returns stolen Louis Vuitton purse after owner gives chase

Evanston Police: Man returns stolen Louis Vuitton purse after owner gives chase

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
April 2, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston Police arrested a parolee Monday after he allegedly snatched a Louis Vuitton purse from a vehicle waiting to be washed. Steven Elmo Hatfield, of the 2000 block of Dodge Avenue, stole the $2,600 purse from a vehicle at a car wash in the 2200 block of Ashland Avenue, police... Read More »

Police: Alleged robber told Pizza Hut employee, 'You are going to die'

Police: Alleged robber told Pizza Hut employee, 'You are going to die'

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
March 31, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston Police on Friday arrested a Chicago man days after he allegedly robbed a Pizza Hut with a threatening note: "Give me the money or you are going to die." Warren Morris, 35, robbed the the pizza chain at 951 Howard St. on Wednesday, police said. He unsuccessfully tried to wash the windows... Read More »

Updated: Fiske, Tivador on the issues: Your 1st Ward candidate cheat sheet

Updated: Fiske, Tivador on the issues: Your 1st Ward candidate cheat sheet

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor
March 14, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Evanston's 1st Ward alderman needs to digest opinions from several viewpoints: Northwestern students, businessmen and preservationists, to name a few. The ward encompasses most residential halls west of Sheridan Road, while those living east of Sheridan Road live in the 7th Ward. The Daily has spoken... Read More »

Northwestern business, law programs stay near top of U.S. News rankings

Manuel Rapada, Social Media/Breaking News Editor
March 11, 2013
Filed under Blogs, On Campus

Another year, another list praising Northwestern graduate programs. U.S. News & World Report unveiled its latest graduate school rankings Tuesday with little movement in Northwestern’s standing in business, law, education, engineering and medical school programs. The Kellogg School of Management... Read More »

Ald. Fiske (1st) lights up on downtown economic development, responds to concerns of dim lighting

Ald. Fiske (1st) lights up on downtown economic development, responds to concerns of dim lighting

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
March 7, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Ask Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) about city economic development, and she will light up. There is clear support in Evanston for locally-owned small businesses, Fiske said Thursday from the back of Fit + Frisky, the Davis Street pet shop she has run since 2007. Running a small business also gives her 1st... Read More »

Evanston declares snow emergency for Wednesday, Thursday; parking bans issued

Evanston declares snow emergency for Wednesday, Thursday; parking bans issued

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
March 5, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The sirens Evanston residents will hear over the next two days will not signal canceled Northwestern classes but rather their last chance to move cars. City officials declared a snow emergency Tuesday night as residents experience what one official called “the biggest snow storm since the Blizzard... Read More »

1st Ward candidate Tivador calls 'brothel law' impractical, shares views on student safety

1st Ward candidate Tivador calls 'brothel law' impractical, shares views on student safety

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
March 3, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics

Running a campaign on communication and collaboration, Evanston resident Edward Tivador would rather not label 1st Ward constituents as “the students” or “the neighbors.” “I don’t necessarily see the University students as ‘Northwestern,’” Tivador told The Daily last month. “…... Read More »

Ald. Grover (7th) talks first-term success, Evanston-Northwestern relations

Ald. Grover (7th) talks first-term success, Evanston-Northwestern relations

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
February 26, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

On election night in April 2009, Ald. Jane Grover (7th) said one of her friends at a Northwestern polling place reported she had beaten her opponents 2 to 1. “I said, ‘Well that’s really — that’s a great margin, I like the percentage.’” That friend clarified: two votes to one. A... Read More »

Evanston/Skokie District 65 to work with consultant to assess teacher appraisal system

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
February 25, 2013
Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston/Skokie District 65 will look to a long-standing survey partner to assess the district’s teacher evaluation system. A $73,132-a-year contract with ECRA Group, Inc., passed in a consent agenda vote during Monday night’s board meeting at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center. Later... Read More »

Submit questions for Alds. Fiske (1st) and Grover (7th)

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
February 25, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

President Obama visits Chicago, addresses gun violence with calls for economic and community growth

President Obama visits Chicago, addresses gun violence with calls for economic and community growth

Ciara McCarthy and Manuel Rapada
February 16, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local, National, Politics, Top Stories

CHICAGO — President Barack Obama returned to his South Side roots Friday, calling economic opportunity and community development crucial in keeping children safe from gun violence. After much cheering, squealing and cell-phone picture-taking from the Hyde Park Academy students in attendance, Obama... Read More »

Preservationists stop suit, Prentice plans to move forward

Preservationists stop suit, Prentice plans to move forward

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
February 14, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Top Stories

There’s no saving Prentice now. Landmarks Illinois and the National Trust for Historic Preservation moved Thursday to dismiss their case against the city of Chicago. The two groups, which make up part of the Save Prentice Coalition, planned to appeal the dismissal of their lawsuit after Chicago’s... Read More »

Know your alderman? Meet some of the Evanston residents running in April's City Council election

Manuel Rapada and Jia You
February 12, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

In less than two months, Evanston voters will head back to the polls to elect aldermen and a mayor. Not all Northwestern students live in the same ward, especially those living off campus. In the coming weeks, The Daily will reach out to aldermen and their challengers for interviews and candidate... Read More »

1st Ward challenger Edward Tivador says he offers 'good communication and skillful collaboration' Fiske lacks

1st Ward challenger Edward Tivador says he offers 'good communication and skillful collaboration' Fiske lacks

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
February 11, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

In a blustery Saturday campaign launch, 1st Ward alderman challenger Edward Tivador said he has the qualities needed to get things done in Evanston: good communication and skillful collaboration. “I know the work is hard, but I know it’s important,” Tivador said. “I’m up for that challenge... Read More »

City officials, developers break ground on Trader Joe's, plan for October opening

City officials, developers break ground on Trader Joe's, plan for October opening

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 31, 2013
Filed under Business, City, Local, Top Stories

A caged-off Chicago Avenue land lot near two grocery stores will soon be transformed into a Trader Joe’s, with developers hoping for a fall opening. City officials, aldermen and representatives from developer Terraco, Inc., huddled together Thursday to formally break ground at the site, 1211 Chicago... Read More »

Chamber of Commerce honors Northwestern official, names new executive director

Chamber of Commerce honors Northwestern official, names new executive director

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 30, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

A Northwestern official was honored and a new executive director was named Wednesday night at the Evanston Chamber of Commerce’s annual celebration. Leaders from major businesses and organizations around the city mixed and mingled at restaurant 27 Live, 1012 Church St., the site... Read More »

Tisdahl expresses support for newly introduced assault weapons ban

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 24, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl expressed support today for a U.S. senator’s legislation to ban assault weapons. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2013, introduced Thursday by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), would ban more than 150 military-style assault weapons, according to the senator’s website. Tisdahl... Read More »

Subzero wind chills prompt "frostbite shuttles," 24-hour warming center

Subzero wind chills prompt

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 23, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

As Evanston braces for another day of sub-zero wind chills, city officials are calling on residents to seek shelter from the dangerous cold. With predicted gusts as fast as 20 miles per hour, Wednesday’s forecasted 25-degree high will feel as low as 4 below zero, according to the National Weather... Read More »

Evanston to use $1 million grant to add ultra high-speed Internet, appeal to entrepreneurs

Evanston to use $1 million grant to add ultra high-speed Internet, appeal to entrepreneurs

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 18, 2013
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), Business, City, Local, Politics, State

Evanston received a $1 million state grant to turn the city into a “gigabit community” that can attract entrepreneurs, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Friday. A bevy of aldermen, businessmen and Northwestern students joined Quinn behind the podium at the Chicago Main library, 900 Chicago Ave. The city’s... Read More »

Q&A: Evanston History Center archivist talks history months before city turns 150

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 16, 2013
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Evanston will turn 150 years old at the end of 2013. In preparation for the city’s birthday in December, the Evanston History Center organized Evanston History 101, a tour that will guide visitors through major moments throughout the years. Before the first visitors get schooled... Read More »

Residents file suit to stop Northwestern visitor center construction

Residents file suit to stop Northwestern visitor center construction

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 15, 2013
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local, Politics

Three residents who oppose the construction of a lakefront University visitor center have taken their case to the Cook County Circuit Court. The visitor center, which Northwestern announced plans for last February, will be the new place to welcome prospective Wildcats and their families. However,... Read More »

1st Ward candidate stays on ballot after resident withdraws objection

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 13, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

A 1st Ward resident withdrew her objection Friday to a challenger’s petition to run against incumbent Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) in the April election. Barbara Janes, who currently sits on the city’s Rental Unit Licensing Committee with Fiske, filed an objection to Edward Tivador’s petitions on... Read More »

Evanston bakery suddenly closes

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
January 10, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Fraiche Bakery and Cafe, which received much media attention recently for a lawsuit over recipes, has unexpectedly closed for business. Though Twitter account Northwestern Tips reported that the bakery permanently closed Wednesday morning, it is not clear when Fraiche, 815 Noyes St., closed and for... Read More »

Evanston-Skokie District 65 reports Internet, phone outage

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 10, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston-Skokie District 65 schools had no phone or Internet Thursday afternoon due to an issue with service provider Comcast. Phones were operating, however, at the Joseph E. Hill Education Center, according to an email from district spokesperson Pat Markham. District 65 families received an automated... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 11

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 10, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Chicago resident arrested after music CD theft A 19-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stealing two music CDs from an electronics store. Evanston police responded at about 7 p.m. Wednesday to Best Buy, 2301 Howard St., Evanston Police Department Cmdr. Jay Parrott... Read More »

Crossing guard changes take effect at Evanston intersection

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 7, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Crossing guard changes began Monday at a crosswalk used by students attending three different Evanston schools after a city study found more children were crossing an uncontrolled intersection than the one with a crossing guard. Parents and businesses raised concerns about students crossing at Central... Read More »

Aside from ETHS board race, little competition in April election

Aside from ETHS board race, little competition in April election

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 7, 2013
Filed under City, Local, Politics

After a crowded field of City Council candidates stacked the 2009 election, only two incumbent aldermen face a challenger in the upcoming April election. The filing period to participate in the statewide April 9 election ran from Dec. 17 to 26, garnering candidates for City Council and school board... Read More »

While you were on break: the local, state and national news you missed

Edward Cox, Manuel Rapada, and Jia You
January 6, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local, National, Politics, State

Dec. 15: Evanston hosts gun buyback program Evanston residents turned in 45 firearms during a gun buyback program Dec. 15, the day after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. The program came weeks after its chief organizer, Carolyn Murray, lost her 19-year-old son Justin in a Nov.... Read More »

Blotter: Jan. 7

Joseph Diebold and Manuel Rapada
January 6, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local

Glenview man arrested in connection to April home invasion Evanston Police charged a 51-year-old Glenview resident Dec. 19 with one count of home invasion in the theft of artwork worth up to $200,000. On April 13, 2012, an Evanston couple were knocked to the ground and duct taped... Read More »

Evanston schools, mayor respond to Newtown, Conn., shooting

Evanston schools, mayor respond to Newtown, Conn., shooting

Manuel Rapada, City Editor
January 6, 2013
Filed under City, Crime, Local, National, Politics, State

Evanston school officials reassured parents and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has called for stronger gun control in response to the Dec. 14 shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that killed 26 people. On that day, a gunman opened fire on students, teachers and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School... Read More »

Student arrested after bringing replica gun to Evanston Township High School

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
December 20, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

An Evanston Township High School student was arrested Wednesday after police discovered a toy pistol in his backpack. School security was notified around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday of a student who may have a gun. Evanston Police officers who responded to the school found a toy pistol resembling a semi-automatic... Read More »

Father, son injured after car accident near downtown Evanston

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
December 20, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

A vehicle struck a father and son crossing Ridge Avenue this morning en route to a nearby school. The 39-year-old father his 5-year-old son were struck at about 8:45 a.m. while crossing Ridge Avenue at Grove Street, police say. The two are both Evanston residents. Paramedics transported the residents,... Read More »

Rapada: Make attainable resolutions for New Year

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
December 6, 2012
Filed under Holiday Guide 2012

After we prove the 2012 conspiracy theorists wrong and share some good times and food with our family and friends, let the countdown to 2013 begin. Say whatever you want about the “New Year,” sappy metaphors included, but plenty of people take time to reflect on the past year, think about what... Read More »

District 65 efforts in place to mitigate Common Core transition, superintendent says

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 30, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local, National, State

In preparation for Illinois’ transition to assessments covering more rigorous Common Core State Standards, state officials are increasing student performance expectations on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test. Measures are in place at Evanston-Skokie District 65 to ensure students succeed... Read More »

Evanston 311 leads city to 'citizen-engaged community' recognition

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 27, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston has been named a “citizen-engaged community” for its excellence in  communicating with residents, the city announced Tuesday. The Public Technology Institute, a technology non-profit for municipalities, awarded the designation to Evanston and more than a dozen other communities. In... Read More »

Evanston Police recover cannabis, arrest Skokie man

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 26, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Evanston Police Department’s special operations group recovered about 65 grams of cannabis and arrested a 22-year-old man while carrying out a search warrant in Skokie on Monday. After an investigation targeting illegal drug sales in Evanston and Skokie, police obtained a search warrant that... Read More »

Evanston youth group to use ISBE grant to expand after-school, summer programs

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 26, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Illinois State Board of Education awarded Evanston’s Youth Organizations Umbrella a $270,000 annual grant this month to launch after-school and summer programs at two more Evanston schools. Come February, the nonprofit will organize after-school activities at Dawes Elementary School and Martin... Read More »

Evanston selected for sustainability rating pilot program

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 15, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston was selected to participate in a pilot of a recently released system that assesses community sustainability and tracks environmental goals. Evanston was one of 29 cities and counties in North America selected for a one-year test of the STAR Community Rating System, according... Read More »

Evanston Public Library staff, Friends prepare Twig for new name, reintegration

Evanston Public Library staff, Friends prepare Twig for new name, reintegration

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Desk Editor
November 15, 2012
Filed under City, Local

Evanston Public Library staff is grappling with selecting materials and smoothly switching to card-based borrowing at The Mighty Twig, a volunteer-run library that will become part of EPL in 2013 “We are happily anticipating the takeover of The Twig by the library,” said Marcia Mahoney (Weinberg... Read More »

Evanston aldermen approve security cameras, improved lighting near ETHS

Evanston aldermen approve security cameras, improved lighting near ETHS

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 14, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Education, Local, Top Stories

Security cameras and additional lighting will soon surround Evanston Township High School after the Evanston City Council made modifications to next fiscal year’s budget. In an 8-0 vote at a special council meeting Saturday, aldermen approved installation of security cameras at four intersections... Read More »

Parking free in some Evanston garages during holiday season

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 13, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Parking will be free at multiple Evanston parking garages to encourage business in the downtown and Dempster/Chicago areas. From Nov. 22 to Jan. 1, parking will be free at the Sherman Plaza, Church Street and Maple Street self-park garages, more than 3,500 parking spaces in all. Parking will also... Read More »

South Evanston search warrant nets handguns, cannabis

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 11, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Evanston Police Department recovered two handguns and more than 1,000 grams of cannabis Friday while executing a search warrant in south Evanston on Friday. Officers executed a warrant for a drug investigation at about 1:15 p.m. at 819 Seward St., according to an EPD news release Saturday. The... Read More »

Tisdahl reverses approval of 7-Eleven liquor license application after community backlash

Tisdahl reverses approval of 7-Eleven liquor license application after community backlash

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 8, 2012
Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl reversed approval of a 7-Eleven franchisee’s liquor license application Thursday after reported community backlash over the new class of licenses needed for the convenience store to sell alcohol. “I understand your application, I understand all the reasons –... Read More »

Proposed staff addition met with questioning from Evanston aldermen, Mental Health Board member

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 8, 2012
Filed under City, Local, Politics

After Evanston aldermen questioned last week the need to create a new crisis intervention coordinator position, at least one member of the city’s Mental Health Board expressed similar concerns. “For me, they never documented a clear need to have that position,” board member John Barfield told... Read More »

Biss beats Farkas in landslide victory for state Senate seat

Manuel Rapada and Jia You
November 7, 2012
Filed under City, Local, Politics

State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Skokie) beat Republican challenger Glenn Farkas by a nearly two-to-one margin Tuesday for the 9th District Illinois state senate seat to be vacated by retiring state senator Jeffrey Schoenberg. As of 12:31 a.m. Wednesday, Biss received 66.64 percent of... Read More »

Performance appraisal system draws ire from teachers, union officials

Performance appraisal system draws ire from teachers, union officials

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 5, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston-Skokie School District 65's revised performance appraisal system drew much questioning Monday from teachers, union officials and school board members. Many of the more than 180 people who attended Monday night’s working school board meeting were concerned about how student growth could... Read More »

Interim principal starts at Lincoln as long-standing principal enters retirement

Interim principal starts at Lincoln as long-standing principal enters retirement

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
November 1, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local, Top Stories

An interim principal will officially start at a south Evanston elementary school Thursday, a month after the school’s longtime principal suddenly retired. Former Lincoln Elementary School Principal Chris McDermott announced Oct. 1 her plans to retire at the end of the month. The decision caught... Read More »

Evanston Police to hold 'tweet-along' to most 911 calls

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 26, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Evanston Police Department will bring the city’s Twitter followers on a “virtual ride-along” to most of the city’s emergency calls one day in early November. On Nov. 9 from 3 to 11 p.m., the city will tweet most of the emergency calls made to the city’s 911 dispatch center. The annual... Read More »

Evanston Barnes & Noble one of 63 stores with tampered PIN pad

Evanston Barnes & Noble one of 63 stores with tampered PIN pad

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 24, 2012
Filed under Business, City, National, Top Stories

Evanston’s Barnes & Noble store is one of 63 locations found to have a tampered PIN pad, potentially compromising the credit and debit card information of customers. Although the tampering occurred during the summer, Barnes & Noble notified the public about the “sophisticated criminal... Read More »

Evanston teachers, administrators discuss changes to school-improvement planning

Evanston teachers, administrators discuss changes to school-improvement planning

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 23, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local

Evanston-Skokie District 65 school board members approved improvement plans Monday after the district and three schools missed state standardized test benchmarks. The plans, which cover issues such as leadership and instruction, passed on a 5-0 vote during Monday night’s board meeting at the Joseph... Read More »

Evanston utilities department clarifies property owners' utility line responsibilities

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 19, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston’s utilities department warned property owners Wednesday that companies offering water and sewer service line insurance are not associated with the city. “As with any insurance or warranty program, individuals should do their own due diligence to check the company’s reputation and references... Read More »

ETHS hosts Assessment Day as numbers spell little progress for students' ACT scores

ETHS hosts Assessment Day as numbers spell little progress for students' ACT scores

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 18, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local

Some Evanston Township High School seniors acted as mock admissions officers Thursday, just as juniors finished a mock ACT exam mere classrooms away. The admissions dilemma dealt to the 19 students was this: Choose “Jacqueline,” an out-of-state student committed to a few extracurricular activities,... Read More »

Presidential debate distracts residents from Action Plan feedback session

Presidential debate distracts residents from Action Plan feedback session

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 17, 2012
Filed under City, Local, Politics

No Evanston residents showed up at a Tuesday night meeting to discuss the city’s $2.4 million Action Plan for housing, economic development and public service projects. Aside from Sarah Flax, the city’s grants administrator for Community Development Block Grants, only one person attended the... Read More »

Grandmother Park Initiative nears fundraising goal to create west Evanston tot lot

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 12, 2012
Filed under City, Local

On a summer walk in 2009, west Evanston resident Gay Riseborough and her neighbor Mary Trujillo talked about how there seemed to be no safe place for their then-4-year-old grandsons to play. Washington Elementary School is nearby, but Riseborough said the playground cannot be used... Read More »

Grace period begins for voters who miss state registration deadline

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 10, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

Evanston residents who missed Illinois’ Tuesday registration deadline for the Nov. 6 presidential election can still vote. From Oct. 10 to Nov. 3, voters can register for the election in-person at one of six locations designated by the Cook County clerk’s office, including a Skokie office for... Read More »

'Faces of Evanston' winners announced

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 8, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs

The Kiwanis Club of Evanston recognized the winners of its 2012 Faces of Evanston photography and video contest at a reception Sept. 27. Photos for “Faces of Evanston,” which is in its eighth year, were judged on composition, originality, photo or video quality, impact and relation... Read More »

Evanston Township High School moves homecoming game

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 7, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Dajae Coleman

Evanston Township High School held its homecoming football game Saturday afternoon, hours after the original start time Friday night, due to “recent community incidents in the Church Street area.” “It is our hope that a daytime event will provide a safer commuting experience for our students... Read More »

Evanston residents discuss Evanston art's future

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 7, 2012
Filed under Arts and Technology (City), City, Local

Prioritizing arts in schools and improving communication among arts-related groups were some ideas developed at a Saturday morning public discussion of the future of art in Evanston. About 25 people attended the session held by evanstARTs, a collaboration among the city, the Evanston Community Foundation... Read More »

Summer program a 'booster' for kindergarten preparedness

Summer program a 'booster' for kindergarten preparedness

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 4, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local

Nearly three dozen young children worked with a host of 14- to 17-year-olds this summer to build basic reading skills through a collaborative pilot program. An anonymous group’s $50,000 contribution to the Evanston Community Foundation for an early childhood literacy project brought... Read More »

New coordinator to promote stronger relations between ETHS and Northwestern

New coordinator to promote stronger relations between ETHS and Northwestern

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 2, 2012
Filed under City, Education, Local

An office inside Evanston Township High School boasts a Northwestern staff member working to bridge the distance between Wildkits and Wildcats. The University and ETHS held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the office in early September. Now, Kristen Perkins, the first Northwestern/ETHS... Read More »

Judge dismisses charges against Occupy Chicago protesters

Judge dismisses charges against Occupy Chicago protesters

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
October 1, 2012
Filed under City, Crime, Local

A Cook County judge dismissed charges against 92 Occupy Chicago protesters on Thursday who were arrested last year for violating curfew in Chicago’s Grant Park. Thousands of protesters marched in Occupy Chicago rallies in October 2011, decrying... Read More »

Evanston Police arrest, charge man in murder of Dajae Coleman

Evanston Police arrest, charge man in murder of Dajae Coleman

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
September 28, 2012
Filed under City, Crime

Evanston Police have made an arrest less than a week after the murder of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman. In a news conference Friday, EPD Cmdr. Jay Parrott announced that police have arrested and charged Evanston resident Wesley Woodson III with first-degree murder and aggravated discharge of a firearm. Police... Read More »

Evanston Police to charge person of interest in Dajae Coleman case

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
September 28, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Dajae Coleman

Evanston Police announced this morning an arrest relating to the Dajae Coleman case. CBS Chicago reported that Wesley Woodson appeared at the Skokie Courthouse this morning,... Read More »

Person of interest in custody in killing of ETHS freshman Dajae Coleman

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
September 27, 2012
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Dajae Coleman

Evanston Police announced Thursday afternoon that a person of interest is in custody in connection with the killing of 14-year-old Dajae Coleman. Coleman, a freshman at Evanston Township High School, was shot and killed Saturday night while walking on the 1500 block of Church Street... Read More »

Evanston's energy aggregation plan produces consumer savings

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
September 27, 2012
Filed under Business, City, Local

Nearly 25,000 Evanston residential and small business electricity customers are now receiving 100 percent renewable energy and saving money on their utility bills, according to city officials. Customers eligible for the city’s electricity aggregation program began receiving energy... Read More »

While you were gone: Top City stories from summer

While you were gone: Top City stories from summer

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
September 24, 2012
Filed under Business, City, Education, Local, Politics

Some students miss robbery alerts Some Northwestern students reported not receiving University email alerts about armed robberies in Evanston. During one weekend in August, NU sent out two email alerts after a 16-year-old and three female NU students were robbed in separate incidences.... Read More »

Evanston Public Library to operate volunteer-run 'Twig'

Evanston Public Library to operate volunteer-run 'Twig'

Manuel Rapada, Assistant City Editor
September 24, 2012
Filed under City, Local

Community library The Mighty Twig will become part of the Evanston Public Library in 2013. In a meeting last Wednesday, the Evanston Public Library Board of Trustees unanimously voted for EPL to assume control of the volunteer-run Twig on Jan. 1. The south Evanston library, 900... Read More »

Updated: D65, teachers' union reach tentative agreement

Manuel Rapada, Reporter
August 28, 2012
Filed under Around Town

UPDATE, 7 p.m. Thursday: Teachers will learn more about the agreement Thursday, according to a news release Tuesday. Members of the teachers' union will vote next week on the agreement. If ratified by the DEC membership, the agreement will be sent to the school board for approval. Original... Read More »

Unique' Dewey-Darrow neighborhood group thrives through 3 Evanston generations

Manuel Rapada
May 24, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

From afar, the sign welcoming residents and visitors to the 1200 block of Darrow Avenue in west Evanston is indistinguishable compared to the yellow "dead end" signs on the opposite end of the cul-de-sac. Evanston resident ... Read More »

D65 board debates options to solve space issues at 3 Evanston schools

Manuel Rapada
May 21, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

Evanston/Skokie District 65 board members addressed the district's imminent space needs Monday night, two months after voters rejected a referendum to provide funding for the construction of a 5th Ward school and improvements at other schools. Mary... Read More »

Illinois bill to change school district transportation delayed

Manuel Rapada
May 15, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

An Illinois bill that would no longer require certain school districts, including Evanston-Skokie District 65, to provide transportation for students has been put on hold. State Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), sponsor of House Bill 5825,... Read More »

Evanston first Illinois city to take stand against Citizens United

Manuel Rapada
May 15, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

With a unanimous council vote Monday, Evanston became the first Illinois municipality to pass a resolution supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, which allows corporations to spend unlimited funds on political... Read More »

Evanston aldermen, residents discuss TIF district at public hearing

Manuel Rapada
May 14, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

Evanston aldermen dominated discussion Monday on a proposed tax increment financing district that could help increase business occupancy at the Evanston Plaza shopping center. The city held the public hearing Monday at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center to give residents the opportunity to share... Read More »

Evanston neighborhood watch groups keep eyes on the street

Manuel Rapada
May 4, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

Following a series of burglaries near his family's 6th Ward home over a span of five years, Evanston resident Patrick Long made a call to the Evanston Police Department. "I just simply called the Evanston police and asked them about what programs... Read More »

Council approves energy program

Manuel Rapada
May 1, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

Come summer, a Chicago-based alternative supplier will begin providing 100 percent renewable energy to Evanston participants in its electricity aggregation program. Evanston City Council unanimously authorized city manager Wally Bobkiewicz... Read More »

Evanston snow removal costs nearly $370,000 under budget after mild winter

Manuel Rapada
April 24, 2012
Filed under Local

Evanston's snow removal costs for 2012 are running almost $370,000 under budget due to the mild winter, according to the city's website. According to city figures released Friday, Evanston received 16 inches... Read More »

Evanston Township High School peer jury 'turns negative into positive,' reduces suspensions

Manuel Rapada
April 20, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

After talking back and refusing to put away his cell phone, "Bobby" sat in a crammed circle surrounded by his teacher and peers in a closet-like room on Evanston Township High School's third floor. "Welcome to peer jury," said ETHS sophomore... Read More »

Board recommends approval of plans for special tax district in Evanston Plaza

Manuel Rapada
April 13, 2012
Filed under Business, Local

Evanston moved forward Thursday toward designating a tax increment financing district that would fund upgrades and help attract tenants to the Evanston Plaza shopping center at Dempster Street and Dodge Avenue. In a 4-0 vote, the Joint... Read More »

D65 approves reductions in arts and physical education

Manuel Rapada
April 10, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

The Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board approved "reductions in force" affecting 11 staff members in a vote March 26. Six of the 11 cuts were made in the fine arts and physical education departments, said Jean Luft, president of teachers... Read More »

Evanston drafts energy aggregation plan, seeks community input

Manuel Rapada
April 3, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

A new program to bundle together residential and small business electricity accounts could lower energy prices in Evanston. Residents debated the new program at a Tuesday hearing, where preliminary energy bids already showed a potential drop in prices. About 20 people attended the hearing... Read More »

Parents, school officials discuss ETHS issues at 'community conversation'

Manuel Rapada
March 26, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

District 202 Superintendent Eric Witherspoon and other administrators addressed resident concerns about teacher tenure and cellphone thefts Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, 516 Church St. About... Read More »

Evanston schools withdraw from Race to the Top

Manuel Rapada
March 26, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

Evanston/Skokie District 65 board members unanimously voted Monday to withdraw from Race to the Top, President Barack Obama's nationwide education initiative. Late last month, the board unanimously followed Superintendent Hardy Murphy's recommendation for D65... Read More »

D65 takes step toward receiving Race to the Top funds

Manuel Rapada
February 20, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

Evanston District 65 moved closer Tuesday to receiving a share of the $21.4 million set aside for individual Illinois school districts participating in the state's education reforms. Board members unanimously supported participating in the state's Race to the Top plan during its regular... Read More »

Northwestern professor discusses greeting cards, race

Manuel Rapada
February 16, 2012
Filed under Alumni, Local

Thursday night, about 25 Evanston residents and Northwestern students attended a presentation of early 20th century Valentine's Day cards that highlight African American stereotypes. Theater professor Harvey Young ... Read More »

New Illinois school report cards will be shorter, simpler

Manuel Rapada
February 5, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

Illinois parents will receive simpler, more colorful school report cards explaining the demographics, activities and academic performance of public schools statewide beginning in 2013. Last month Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law that... Read More »

Wind, fire derail Joe Biden education speech in Nevada

Manuel Rapada
January 19, 2012
Filed under Archive, Manual

Vice President Joe Biden was forced to shorten his appearance at a Nevada high school Thursday when the smell of smoke from a nearby wildfire filled the gymnasium where he was speaking. Poor weather conditions had already delayed Biden's visit to Galena High School in Reno, ... Read More »

NU alum, CEO discusses food delivery service

Manuel Rapada
October 17, 2011
Filed under Archive, Manual

A Northwestern alumnus turned CEO attended the city's first Chicago Ideas Week to learn about e-commerce and scout for new talent for his online delivery service's expansion into the Chicago area. Jed Kleckner, Weinberg '95,... Read More »

Chicago Bears Coat Drive aids homeless

Manuel Rapada
September 27, 2011
Filed under Archive, Manual

Boxes lined the entrances to Jewel-Osco stores in the Chicago area as an annual coat drive held to help the city's homeless kicked off early September. In partnership with Jewel-Osco, The Salvation Army and Wm. Meyers Movers Inc., the Chicago... Read More »