The Daily Northwestern

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...

Webcam features baby falcons nesting outside public library

Alan Yu

May 1, 2010

With a few clicks, Evanston residents can watch baby falcons grow from eggs to birds of prey on the Evanston Public Library's website.The webcam, which operates from March to June, watches a nest of two falcons, which are two of 24 of their species in the state. The camera records every moment, from the ...

Blotter: April 30

Rebecca Cohen

April 29, 2010

Laptop, iPod stolen from dance centerSomeone stole a Northwestern student's laptop and iPod on Wednesday after she left them on a couch at the Marjorie Ward Marshall Dance Center, 10 Arts Circle Drive, police said.The student put a bag containing her MacBook Pro and eight-gigabyte iPod Touch on the ...

Facing layoffs, Evanston teachers press Senate to increase income tax

Kris Anne Bonifacio

April 27, 2010

Evanston public school teachers say they are concerned about funding cuts after a rally in Springfield last week produced few results.About 35 teachers from Evanston/Skokie District 65 and District 202 headed to Springfield on April 21 to join thousands of teachers and state employees from across Il...

Truancy could be penalized with fine if council proposal passes

Rebecca Cohen

April 27, 2010

Evanston students who frequently miss school could face a $100 fine if the City Council passes a proposed ordinance making truancy illegal.The law would give students who miss at least 10 percent of the school year an opportunity to meet with a Community Accountability Board made up of school officials...