The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: stolen rum, marijuana possession

October 11, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Man steals three rum bottles from storeA man stole three bottles of alcohol from an Evanston grocery store Friday night, police said.A security guard at Food 4 Less, 2400 W. Main St., told police he saw a black man in his mid-20s try to steal four bottles of Bacardi liquor. The guard tried to stop th...

Blotter: spray-painting victim, student flees after drug bust

Grace Johnson

October 11, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Local non-profit center victim of spray-paintingVandals have repeatedly spray-painted a local non-profit center, police said.They have vandalized the SHORE Lois Lloyd Center, 2525 Church St., over the past three weeks, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.Red paint was used to write the letters &l...

Evanston’s reduction in crime might be misleading

Chris Kirk

October 11, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Although Evanston authorities attribute this year's reduction in reported crime to new technology and tactics, the ebb and flow of criminal activity may be responsible for the plummet in reported crime.Compared to last year, about 17 percent fewer crimes have been reported through September, according...

Marathon runners brave cold weather for good cause

Ali Elkin

October 10, 2009


Filed under City

As the runners warmed to the morning's frigid weather, they began quickly shedding their outer layers - as Sunday's Chicago Marathon got underway, various articles of clothing could be seen sailing through the air.Before the race, McCormick sophomore Alvin Tan, of Singapore, said the stray clothing ...

Local cafe hosts benefit for nationwide prisoners literature fund

Amie Ninh

October 10, 2009


Filed under City

Straight from jail cells nationwide, the struggle of prisoners was brought to the forefront of the Evanston community Sunday.The Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund, a national nonprofit organization that fulfills requests from U.S. prisoners for revolutionary reading material, garnered support f...