The Daily Northwestern

Willard school ranks 7th in state

Chris Kirk

November 7, 2009

The principal of a local elementary school recently ranked as one of the state's highest achieving says administrators, teachers and parents account for its success."All those factors put together make us a strong district," said Principal Shelley Carey of Willard Elementary School, 2700 Hurd Ave.The C...

Evanston weighs options in solving ongoing budget crisis

Nicole Hong

November 7, 2009

Evanston faces a tough budget season with a projected $8 million budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, marking the highest budget deficit in recent memory, city officials said. "We've never faced anything like this in the last quarter century," Assistant City Manager Marty Lyons said.To balance the budg...

Evanston candidate for state representative speaks at NU

Ali Elkin

November 7, 2009

Eamon Kelly, one of Evanston's five hopefuls for the democratic state representative nomination, spoke Sunday at a Northwestern College Democrats meeting."I'm Eamon Kelly, and I'm here to recruit you," he said, alluding to Harvey Milk.Kelly spoke to seven students about his campaign and the issues h...

Evanston Civic Center to be renamed after former mayor Morton

Ben Geier

November 6, 2009

A short ceremony preceding Monday's Evanston City Council meeting will formally rededicate the Evanston Civic Center as the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.The old council voted to rename the Civic Center at their final meeting in May. The vote was unanimous and part of a night of accola...

Northwestern News Network wins award for 2008 election piece

Lauren Kelleher

November 6, 2009

Northwestern News Network was recognized by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago/Midwest chapter on Wednesday night for a piece produced last year.This was the first year the Association included a collegiate category in its Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. Submissions were du...