The Daily Northwestern

Windfall’ targets turbines

Miranda Viglietti

May 8, 2010

Wind turbines explode bat lungs, keep residents awake at night and catch on fire.These are some of the negative effects of implementing wind farms, according to a film featured this weekend at the four-day Talking Pictures Festival. The regional premiere of "Windfall" sold out to about 90 people Friday ni...

Farmers’ Market draws patrons despite chill

Brittney Wong

May 8, 2010

The opening Saturday of the 35th season of the Downtown Evanston Farmers' Market was nothing short of a family reunion. Customers asked vendors, "How are the kids?" and "How's your bro?"Up to 34 vendors from Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin will gather every Saturday at Illinois' longest-running farmers' ...

Blotter: May 6

S.K. Dachowitz

May 4, 2010

Intoxicated student found in Shepard, taken to hospitalParamedics took an intoxicated underage student to the hospital Monday morning after she drank at a fraternity house, police said.A Community Assistant in Shepard Residential College, 626 University Place, told a University Police officer at abou...

City one step closer to wind farm

Adam Sege

May 4, 2010

Evanston has officially started its search for a developer interested in building an offshore wind facility.The city on Saturday released a Request for Information seeking wind farm proposals and set a June 30 deadline for developers to submit ideas. City staff prepared the five-page document after the...

Delegates take concerns to capital, lobby for local issues

Miranda Viglietti

May 1, 2010

Northwestern representatives, community officials and Evanston residents brought their concerns directly to Springfield on Thursday.The first-ever "Evanston Day," organized by the City of Evanston and NU, had community members including University President Morton O. Schapiro traveling to the state's c...