The Daily Northwestern

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

Katie Park

October 21, 2009

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

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

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 ...

Moran returns from retirement for state legislature run

Emilia Barrosse

October 20, 2009

After serving the city of Evanston for 18 years as an alderman , Edmund Moran has decided to return from retirement and run for state representative. Moran is one of five candidates who will be competing for the democratic ticket in February's primary election. The general election is in November 2010.Mora...

Evanston Police oversight board highlights citizen complaints

Ali Elkin

October 20, 2009

Complaints against Evanston's police officers have been reviewed by the Evanston Citizen Police Advisory committee for almost a year now, drawing mixed responses from residents. The committee is comprised of residents from each ward in the city and meets once a month. Members go through every complaint...