The Daily Northwestern

Sincerely, America seeks signatures for ‘Brothel law’ petition

Meghan Morris and Paulina Firozi

November 9, 2011

Members of Sincerely, America set up eight tents near the Rock on Tuesday night to work to repeal the ‘brothel law,' the Evanston zoning ordinance that prohibits more than three unrelated people from living together. Organizers handed out voter registration forms and a petition to repeal the broth...

New director to be chosen by library board instead of city manager

Audrey Cheng

November 9, 2011

Members of the Evanston Library Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to endorse City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz's proposal to shift the power of appointing a new library director from himself to the board. Donna Dziedzic, the library's interim library director, said she declined her Evanston Public Library directo...

Blotter: Nov. 10

Susan Du

November 9, 2011

Attempted cell-phone robbery A male Northwestern student walking in the South Quad and talking on his cell phone was nearly robbed of it Tuesday. The student was walking behind Cahn Auditorium and Scott Hall at approximately 10:40 p.m. when three males on bikes rode toward him, according to an alert issued by ...

FEMA tests national emergency alert system for the first time

Marshall Cohen

November 9, 2011

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission joined forces Wednesday to perform a national test of the Emergency Alert System for the first time since it was created 14 years ago. The test began promptly at 1 p.m. and lasted for about two minutes on campus, temporarily takin...

Student victim of attempted cell-phone robbery on south campus

Staff report

November 8, 2011

A student walking behind Cahn Auditorium and Scott Hall was the victim of an attempted cell-phone robbery late Tuesday night, according to a University emergency notification sent to students early Wednesday morning. The attempted robbery marks the eighth time since Oct. 22 subjects have attempted or...