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Early morning fire destroys three Davis Street businesses

Early morning fire destroys three Davis Street businesses

Paulina Firozi, Editor in Chief

December 29, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

A fire broke out early Sunday morning, destroying three businesses in downtown Evanston. The fire started at Pine Yard Restaurant, 1033 Davis St., and destroyed nearby TechniColour Nail & Day Spa, 1031 Davis St., and Taco Diablo, 1029 Davis St. The cause of the fire is under investigation, according...

Men’s Basketball: Offensive woes plague Northwestern in loss against DePaul

Ava Wallace, Sports Editor

December 27, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Blogs, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Although Northwestern's (7-6) fate seemed all but sealed until the last seconds of its first game against cross-town rival DePaul (8-5) in five seasons, it took a Blue Demons buzzer beater to finish the Wildcats 57-56 on Friday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. After leading for less than two minutes at...

Police arrest Chicago teen in connection with shooting near Evanston Township High School

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

December 23, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Police charged a teenager last week in connection with a November shooting across the street from Evanston Township High School, officials said. Police arrested the 17-year-old Thursday at his Chicago home and charged him with aggravated battery. During the Nov. 9 shooting, a 20-year-old Evanston...

Men’s Basketball: Wildcats ride veterans to win over Bears

Bobby Pillote, Reporter

December 22, 2013


Filed under Basketball, Blogs, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

With junior guard JerShon Cobb out for a second consecutive game, Northwestern turned to its most experienced players. The Wildcats (7-5) defeated the Brown Bears (6-4) 58-52 on Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena thanks largely to the efforts of senior forward Drew Crawford and junior guard Dave Sobole...

Northwestern to continue relationships with Israeli universities despite recent boycott calls

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

December 21, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

University President Morton Schapiro and Provost Dan Linzer announced Friday that Northwestern would maintain its programs and partnerships with Israeli universities despite a recent resolution from the American Studies Association calling for a boycott of academic institutions in the country. The...

Police: Bank robber identified as primary suspect in July double homicide

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

December 20, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police have identified Kevin Ross, who was fatally shot earlier this week, as the primary suspect in a double homicide from July. Azim and Mobeen Hakeem were fatally shot at their downtown business this summer. The brothers were found dead on the night of July 30 inside Evanston Pipe & Tobacco,...

Northwestern Law dean to head Association of American Law Schools

Joseph Diebold, Managing Editor

December 19, 2013


Filed under Administration, Blogs, Campus, Latest Stories, On Campus

Northwestern School of Law Dean Daniel Rodriguez will serve a one-year term as president of the Association of American Law Schools, the University announced Monday. The AALS, which comprises 176 law schools nationwide, is a nonprofit educational society for law teachers as well as the primary representative...

Northwestern alumnus, trustee donates $25 million to University

Ally Mutnick, Campus Editor

December 19, 2013


Filed under Administration, Alumni, Blogs, Campus, Latest Stories, On Campus

Northwestern trustee Neil Bluhm (Law ‘62) made a $25 million donation benefitting the Northwestern School of Law and other NU programs, the University announced Tuesday. Bluhm, a casino and real estate developer, allocated $15 million of the gift to the law school. Of the donation to the law school,...

Updated: Evanston police fatally shoot suspected bank robber

Ciara McCarthy, City Editor

December 17, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Latest Stories

Police shot and killed an Evanston resident and suspected bank robber Monday afternoon in downtown Evanston, officials said. Police identified the man Tuesday as Kevin Ross, 29. Officers responded to a reported robbery at Chase Bank, 901 Grove St., after 3 p.m. Monday. A bank teller provided a...

Woman who jumped off parking garage in downtown Evanston dies

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

December 14, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The 22-year-old woman who jumped off a parking garage in downtown Evanston last month has died, according to authorities. The woman was pronounced dead at 8:51 p.m. Thursday at Evanston Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy performed Friday found she...

Updated: Zion, Ill., man charged in Floyd Gibert slaying, ordered held without without bail

Updated: Zion, Ill., man charged in Floyd Gibert slaying, ordered held without without bail

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

December 13, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Zion, Ill., man was charged Thursday evening with fatally shooting 30-year-old Floyd Gibert, according to police. Dominic Connerly, 22, was ordered held without bail Friday, according to Cook County sheriff's office records. He is accused of shooting Gibert, of the 2000 block of Ashland Avenu...

Updated: Evanston man charged in Chicago cold-case murder, ordered held without bail

Updated: Evanston man charged in Chicago cold-case murder, ordered held without bail

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

December 13, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

An Evanston man has been charged with first-degree murder after DNA linked him to a fatal attack on an elderly woman more than 25 years ago in Chicago, police said Thursday evening. Prentice Phillips, 48, was ordered held without bail Friday in connection with a 1988 murder in the Roger...