The Daily Northwestern

Man struck, killed by Purple Line train Saturday

Ben Geier

November 22, 2009

A Rogers Park man was hit by a Purple Line CTA train and killed in Evanston early Saturday morning. Eric Utech, 42, died on the scene, the Cook County medical examiner said.Utech was on the tracks in between the Linden Street and Central Street stations. He was hit by a northbound train at around 1 ...

Evanston will host H1N1 clinic Nov. 21

Nathalie Tadena

November 19, 2009

The city of Evanston will host its second public H1N1 vaccination clinic on Nov. 21. The clinic will be held at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., starting at 9 a.m. and will end depending on the availability of the vaccine, said Eric Palmer, Evanston's community information coordinator.Due to the li...

Bill’s Blues fails to pay fees, bar to close next week

Emilia Barrosse

November 19, 2009

After battling months of financial troubles, Bill's Blues will close next week."I'm really sad and disappointed," said Bill Gilmore, the bar's owner and founder. "But then again, I'm also really relieved. I've worked harder in the past year than I ever have in my life, and I'm known for my work ethi...

City meters to accept credit cards for 90-day trial evaluation period

Grace Johnson

November 19, 2009

The city of Evanston installed new parking meters last week that now accept credit cards.The 41 meters are located downtown for a 90-day trial period on select stretches of Sherman Avenue and Davis Street. The trial period will allow parking officials to evaluate how the meters last through the winter mo...

Land-use conflict not new for NU

Ali Elkin

November 19, 2009

The recent clash between Northwestern and its neighbors in Evanston's First Ward over the Great Room dining space, 610 Haven St., reflects a history of land-use disagreements between the University and the city, said Eugene Sunshine, NU's senior vice president for business and finance. "In a number ...