The Daily Northwestern

City offers free holiday parking downtown

Grace Johnson

October 24, 2009


Filed under City

Free parking for the holiday season in several garages near downtown Evanston was approved Oct. 12 by the Evanston City Council.The parking promotion, which also took place last year, was approved again for a variety of reasons, said Martin Lyons, assistant city manager."It's partly because it was s...

Two-year sexual assault case closed

Grace Johnson

October 24, 2009


Filed under City

The Evanston man responsible for sexually assaulting a Northwestern student in 2007 was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week, more than two years after the incident took place. Darryl Preston, 26, pled guilty to two felony counts of sexual assault, according to the Cook County Circuit Court. Pr...

Evanston man sentenced to 30 years in jail for rape of NU student

Katie Park

October 21, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

An Evanston man who sexually assaulted a Northwestern student two years ago was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday.Darryl Preston, 26, pled guilty to two felony counts of sexual assault, according to the Cook County Circuit Court.Preston allegedly approached a 22-year-old NU student as she was enter...

Boocoo cafe attracts political set

Katie Park

October 21, 2009


Filed under City

A vibrant mural of booming speakers and a crowd of singers lines the walls of Boocoo Cultural Center and Café, representing two of the founding values of the center: art and music. But a separate wall devoted to flyers for protests, campaigns and volunteering indicates the hub for political activity ...

Blotter: Dog reported stolen

Grace Johnson

October 21, 2009


Filed under City

An Evanston resident reported his dog stolen Monday, police said.The dog, "Deacon," is a six-month-old black labrador-shepherd mix, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.The owner heard the dog barking, only to go outside and find the dog gone with its collar broken, Guenther said.Although there are no witnesses ...