The Daily Northwestern

Black History Month exhibit on display at Noyes Cultural Arts Center

Alexandria Johnson

January 27, 2012

Filed under Local, Travel

Paintings, photographs and collages from Chicago-area black artists now adorn the walls of the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St., in recognition of Black History Month. The exhibit, "Renaissance Reloaded: Art in Black Chicago, Then and...

Edzo’s TV coverage brings in big weekend business

Chelsea Corbin

January 27, 2012

Filed under Local

Edzo's Burger Shop attracted customers from the greater Chicago area following coverage on the restaurant show "Check, Please!" The WTTW Channel 11 program, in conjunction with a feature shown last week on CLTV's "Chicago's B...

Northwestern students help low-income residents with tax returns at LIFT-Evanston

Chelsea Corbin

January 25, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

Free tax preparation services for low-income Evanston residents will be available at LIFT-Evanston this tax season. The local chapter of the national organization, which combats poverty by providing job and health support to low-in...

Evanston, Cook County officials tour NSP2 rehabilitated homes

Marshall Cohen

January 25, 2012

Filed under City, Local, State

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined top Evanston officials on a tour of west Evanston homes that are being rehabilitated as part of the city's Neighborhood Stabilization Program. Evanston received $18 million in federa...

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...

Evanston energy saving competition extended through February

Chelsea Corbin and Chelsea Corbin

January 23, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

The chance to win a year of free electricity through an Evanston energy saving competition has been extended until the end of February to allow more residents the chance to participate. Evanston's Big 7 Savers Challenge was sched...

Tenants’ rights meeting addresses resident-landlord relationships

Sammy Caiola

January 23, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

About 20 Evanston residents and Northwestern students gathered in the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center on Tuesday to learn about the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords under the Evanston city code. The meeting, ...

Durbin takes stance against fraud in national lunch program

Sammy Caiola

January 22, 2012

Filed under Local, State

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) took a stand against school lunch fraud last week when he sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Agriculture requesting a closer look at how families apply for free or reduced meals. The National Scho...

Evanston aldermen approves plans for downtown daycare center

Kimberly Railey

January 22, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

Without any discussion, Evanston aldermen on Monday approved the opening of a large day care facility that will reserve 60 spots for children of Northwestern employees. Bright Horizons Family Solutions will operate the two-s...

Illinois lawmakers propose statewide ban on phones while driving

Marshall Cohen

January 22, 2012

Filed under Local, State

Two state representatives introduced bills in the Illinois General Assembly earlier this month that would ban drivers from using hand-held cell phones. It is already illegal to use a hand-held cell phone while driving in many I...

Tisdahl, Emanuel sign on to national campaign in support of same-sex marriage

Alexandria Johnson

January 21, 2012

Filed under Local, State

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed on to the Mayors for the Freedom to Marry campaign, which launched at the 80th U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday. The campaign calls for the mayors to ...

Housing search brings excitement, stress

Rebecca Schechner

January 21, 2012

Filed under Local, Politics

Winter Quarter marks the start of house-hunting season for many students seeking to live off campus the following year. "I'm done living in a dorm," Communication sophomore Emma Parker said.. "Two years is enough for me. I wan...