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FERC ruling could impact Illinois residents’ electricity bills

FERC ruling could impact Illinois residents’ electricity bills

Molly Lubbers, Assistant City Editor

February 26, 2020

A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruling in December could increase some Illinois residents’ electricity bills, the Citizens Utility Board executive director testified to a Illinois House legislative committee hearing last Friday. The FERC ruling will expand the “Minimum Offer Price Rule”...

Northwestern students travel to Chicago for tattoos

Northwestern students travel to Chicago for tattoos

Molly Lubbers, Assistant City Editor

February 26, 2020

When Weinberg sophomore Carter Makice started Northwestern, they didn’t have any tattoos — now, they said they have around 10. However, they initially couldn’t find any local shop options; they said Google Maps once showed them a tattoo place in Evanston, but when they went there, it didn’t exist. There...

Blotter: Two cars damaged in DUI accident, man arrested for vehicular trespassing

Molly Burke, Reporter

February 26, 2020

A driver crashed into two parked vehicles and received minor injuries during a car accident in the 2900 block of Central Street on Tuesday evening. The other cars were damaged, Evanston Police Cmdr. Brian Henry said. When police responded to the accident, they said they believed the driver may have...

North Cook Principal of the Year brings equity work, support to Oakton Elementary

North Cook Principal of the Year brings equity work, support to Oakton Elementary

Jacob Fulton, Assistant City Editor

February 25, 2020

Before Michael Allen became a principal, he was just a concerned brother supporting his sibling through high school. Halfway through Allen’s sophomore year at Valparaiso University, he said his brother was on the verge of dropping out of high school. His parents were struggling with drug abuse,...

Illinois law to give students time off school to vote

Illinois law to give students time off school to vote

Anushuya Thapa, Reporter

February 25, 2020

On Jan. 22, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a law allowing students to be absent from school for up to two hours to vote in any popular election, including primary and general elections. Senate Bill 1970, which goes into effect on June 1 — in time for the November elections — exempts students from punishment...