The Daily Northwestern

City Council debates bike path, Great Hall, housing

Ali Elkin

November 8, 2009

The Evanston City Council voted Monday to allocate more than $700,000 for refurbishing the lakefront bike path just south of Northwestern.The total cost of the project will be about $2,000,000, with the rest of the money coming from the Illinois Department of Transportation.The aldermen disagreed as to ...

Blotter: Police stop student with beer cup on Ridge; Firefighters break down Chi Psi frat door

Katie Park

November 8, 2009

Police stop student with beer cup on RidgeA Northwestern student spotted with a red plastic cup Saturday morning walked away from police despite being ordered to stop, police said.A patrol car with a University Police officer and an Evanston Police officer saw a SafeRide car blocking traffic outside 2015...

Civic Center rededication inspires Evanston community

November 8, 2009

Former and current members of Evanston's city council dedicated the Evanston Civic Center to former mayor Lorraine Morton on Monday.After introductions and anecdotes by former mayor Jay Lytle and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Morton gave an acceptance speech, thanking the city council and her other supporter...

Law gives renters new rights in foreclosures

Nathalie Tadena

November 8, 2009

As many homeowners struggle with mortgage and loan payments, a recently enacted Illinois law seeks to help a sometimes overlooked party in foreclosure transactions - renters.Public Act 96-0111, or the Renter's Bill of Rights, was signed by Gov. Pat Quinn on July 31 and went into effect Oct. 29. Under...

City Council internships to count as credits in new program

Katie Park

November 8, 2009

Students can work as part-time interns for aldermen and other city government officials with an option of gaining course credit through a new program from Northwestern's Center for Civic Engagement.Although the specifics of the program are still being developed, the center's director and SESP Prof. Dan...