The Daily Northwestern

Costume store lets adults ‘be someone else’

Nathalie Tadena

October 15, 2009

Chicago's largest costume store has opened up a temporary location in Evanston, catering to students and residents who are looking for a unique Halloween get-up.The Chicago Costume Company opened its Evanston branch earlier this month at 1612 Sherman Ave., in the 10,000-square-foot space formerly occupied ...

Ex-alderman runs for Cook County Circuit Court

Chris Kirk

October 15, 2009

Steve Bernstein once wrote the law as an Evanston alderman. Now, he's campaigning to be the one to uphold it.The former 4th Ward alderman opened his campaign office Wednesday and is circulating petitions to be a judge of the Cook County Circuit Court. A former township assessor, Bernstein has already a...

Programs try to increase sense of community

Nathalie Tadena

October 15, 2009

As questions of safety in Chicago's public schools garner national interest, Evanston has improved and expanded its programs to deter youth violence, school and city officials said. Evanston Township High School has a "strong commitment" to ensuring the school's 3,000 students feel comfortable with on...


Grace Johnson

October 15, 2009

Vehicle tires punctured in campus parking lotAn individual slashed a vehicle's tires in a Northwestern parking garage Wednesday night, police said.The victim, who was not affiliated with the university, found two flat tires on her 2004 Ford Expedition when she returned to the parking lot, 1847 Campus D...

Arts Council Program gives downtown a makeover

Dan Hill

October 14, 2009

Downtown Evanston took on a new look Tuesday. Local artists filled empty storefront windows downtown with original paintings, portraits and pottery.Vacant spaces on Church Street and Orrington and Maple avenues received the makeover through Evanston Arts Council's "Art Under Glass" program, which was...