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Evanston company promotes inclusion for the disabled

Alexandria Johnson

February 3, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

As a college student at the University of Kansas, Evanston native Patrick Hughes first developed an interest in helping the disabled. Now, Hughes is running his own Evanston-based company devoted to improving the population's in...

Evanston bars react to The Keg’s closing

Marshall Cohen

February 3, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

One week after The Keg of Evanston lost its liquor license, several local bar owners are taking steps to ensure they won't follow down the same path as the now-defunct student hotspot. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl decided...

Northwestern and Beck’s hold book drive for District 65

Stephanie Yang

January 31, 2012

Filed under Business, Campus (Archived), Local, Politics

Northwestern partnered with Beck's Book Store and Foundation 65 for the first time to host a book drive at Thursday's men's basketball game against Nebraska. The donated books will go to students in the District 65 school di...

Full story: Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl revokes The Keg’s liquor license

Marshall Cohen

January 28, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has revoked the liquor license of The Keg of Evanston, 810 Grove St., according to a statement issued by the city Monday. "It is always an extremely difficult decision to revoke a license of ...

Twitter account cited as evidence against The Keg may be student-run

Marshall Cohen

January 27, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local

The city may have cited a satirical Twitter account authored by a Northwestern student while presenting evidence against The Keg during a liquor board hearing Friday. After a meeting of the city's Liquor Control Review Board on ...

Evanston’s Kafein named 50th best college coffee shop in the nation

Susan Du

January 25, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Northwestern students know Kafein, 1621 Chicago Ave., as a popular local haunt for artists, musicians and coffee junkies, and now the shop has won a national reputation for quality as well. New York City-based Complex Maga...

Chicago attracts businesses, helps alleviate Illinois unemployment

Audrey Cheng

January 25, 2012

Filed under Business, State

The unemployment rate in Illinois dropped to 9.8 percent in December, mainly because several big businesses have relocated their headquarters to the state, a government official told The Daily on Thursday. Greg Rivara, a spoke...

Evanston’s liquor board considers closing down The Keg

Rebecca Cohen

January 25, 2012

Filed under Business, City

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl may close The Keg of Evanston because of repeated charges of underage drinking, she said at a Liquor Control Review Board hearing Friday. Police cited more than a dozen people for underage consumption of alcohol...

Illinois Senator Dick Durbin proposes online sales tax bill

Audrey Cheng

January 18, 2012

Filed under Business, State

Online retailers have avoided collecting sales tax from their customers for many years, but now U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and two of his colleagues are pushing for legislation that would close that loophole. Durbin joined forces w...

Evanston aldermen review liquor code on beer “sampler” packs

Marshall Cohen

January 10, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local

The city is redrafting a proposed change to the liquor code over the sale of beer "sampler" packages. Evanston aldermen agreed Monday to take a second look at the proposal after major beer retailers raised concerns about its...

Occupy Evanston protesters launch campaign against Chase Bank

Audrey Cheng

January 10, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Occupy Evanston supporters have rallied around a new cause this year, launching a campaign to convince the city and community members to divest from Chase Bank. Protesters have stood outside the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridg...

Merle’s Barbecue closes after two decades

Marshall Cohen

January 8, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

After nearly 20 years of serving up smoked meats to hungry Evanston residents, Merle's Barbecue, 1727 Benson Ave., closed its doors for the last time on Jan. 1. "Since 1992 Merle's has proudly served the Chicago area," read a si...