The Daily Northwestern

New Japanese restaurant offers Evanston’s only hibachi spot

Oliver Ortega

February 7, 2012

Filed under Business, Local

Japanese cuisine aficionados now have a new spot in town to satisfy their cravings. Todoroki Hibachi and Sushi, 526 Davis St., celebrated its opening Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, after which customers were allowed...

Evanston Police ramp up surveillance at Evanston 1st Liquors

Marshall Cohen

February 6, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

In recent weeks, the Evanston Police Department has ramped up surveillance at Evanston 1st Liquors, 1019 Davis St., in an attempt to root out underage purchasing of alcohol. "There will be random checks at various times to monitor to see if u...

Beavers return to Evanston Channel

Jia You

February 6, 2012

Filed under Local

Beavers have returned to Evanston's North Shore Channel after 10 years. Staff at the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd., discovered trees with fresh chewing marks and a dam along the bank of the canal last week, sai...

Evanston residents to vote on cheaper, cleaner energy

Audrey Cheng

February 6, 2012

Filed under Local, State

Evanston residents will vote March 20 on a cheaper, and possibly cleaner, source of energy. If voters pass the "community choice electricity aggregation" referendum, the city will be able to negotiate for a lower rate than what...

Pop-Up Art Show occupies vacant Evanston storefront

Katherine Dempsey

February 5, 2012

Filed under Local, Travel

The "Pop-Up Art Show," curated by art gallerist Joy Horwich and her two daughters, began Tuesday and will operate until Feb. 19 out of a vacant storefront at 1627 Chicago Ave. "We just feel like we have unique and special art and...

Illinois bill tabled that would ban indoor tanning for minors

Samantha Caiola

February 5, 2012

Filed under Local, State

The Illinois Human Services Commission decided Tuesday to table a bill that would ban indoor tanning in Illinois for teenagers. H.B. 1666, if passed, would amend Illinois' Tanning Facility Permit Act to prohibit minors from usin...

Nominations underway for city’s annual volunteer award

Jia You

February 5, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

Nominations underway for city's annual volunteer award The City of Evanston is now accepting nominations for its annual Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award. The City of Evanston, Northwestern University, Evanston Township Hig...

Peapod grocery delivery service serves Northwestern students

Audrey Cheng

February 5, 2012

Filed under Local, State

After moving into her own apartment this year, Communication junior Sarah Lowe ran into a problem many off-campus students share: buying groceries. "Over the summer, I tried to take the school shuttle to go to (Jewel-Osco), but it al...

Schakowsky stands with Planned Parenthood in Komen controversy

Kris Anne Bonifacio and Marshall Cohen

February 3, 2012

Filed under Local, State

Just three days after Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced it would cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, CEO Nancy Brinker said Friday the decision had been reversed. Komen, one of the nation's leading breast cancer organizations, donat...

Evanston resident one of 5 to video chat with Obama

Audrey Cheng

February 3, 2012

Filed under Local, State

Most people can't say they have video chatted with President Barack Obama before. Now one Evanston mom can. Christine Wolf, 43, was one of five Americans chosen to ask Obama a question Monday in a Google+ video chat called a ...

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...