The Daily Northwestern

Evanston mayor visits capitol to clear the air

Ben Geier and Nathalie Tadena

November 1, 2009

Filed under City

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz travelled to the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield last week, lobbying the state government on behalf of Evanston.One of the purposes of the trip was to make clear the true character of Evanston to state lawmakers, according to Bobkiewicz's blog."Man...

H1N1 vaccinations come to Evanston, to be administered soon

Nathalie Tadena

October 31, 2009

Filed under City

Evanston received a shipment of H1N1 vaccines Thursday, said Evonda Thomas, director of the city's Department of Health and Human Services. The city received 5,000 doses of the injectable vaccine and 5,000 doses of the nasal spray vaccine. The department had originally expected to receive the shipment ...

Evanston rock store touts massive collection

Chris Kirk

October 30, 2009

Filed under City

Dave's Down to Earth Rock Shop is a hoard of such gems. It also totes minerals, fossils and artifacts that are rare where they're found and rarer around Chicago."See the Alexandrite that's right in here?" accountant Susanne Ali said, shuffling past a wall covered in beaded necklaces and producing two tiny ...

Blotter: Electronics stolen, car vandalized

Grace Johnson

October 28, 2009

Filed under City, Crime

Flatscreen TV, Mac computer stolen during daytime burglaryAn Evanston resident reported a burglary Wednesday, police said.The burglary, which occurred on the 1400 block of Dempster Street, occurred between 9 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.The burglar stole an LG flatscreen televisio...

In Evanston, Wright speaks out on silence of domestic violence

Ali Elkin

October 28, 2009

Filed under City

The Rev. Jeremiah Wright's sermon at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church Thursday was met with murmurs of approval and, at times, raucous laughter. Choir members sang softly in the background through parts of his speech.Wright delivered a sermon focusing on domestic violence, which he said has long ...