The Daily Northwestern

City students reclaim lot, plant garden

Grace Johnson

November 3, 2009

A coalition of Evanston community volunteers and students at Evanston Township High School are turning a vacant school parking lot - once a magnet for student smokers - into an organic garden.The garden, known as the Edible Acre Project, first got off the ground in August 2008 when discussions began bet...

Snow plow play

November 3, 2009

Nine Evanston elementary schools recently painted snow plows to match the theme "Recycle Smart: Use your Cart." The plows will be on display in front of the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., until Friday. Residents can vote on their favorite plow online or by phone. The painted plows are easier to...

Blotter: Post-Halloween

November 2, 2009

Robber punches man, takes moneyAn unknown man struck and robbed a homeless man Friday night, police said.The robber approached the victim, a homeless man in his 50s, on the 600 block of Davis Street at 10:48 p.m. Friday, said Evanston Police Cmdr. James Pickett. The robber told the man, "I'm gonna (...

Blotter: Tires slashed, vehicle shot, harassing phone calls

Grace Johnson

November 2, 2009

Eight taxi tires slashed by unknown subjectsAn unknown number of people slashed taxi tires during the weekend, police said.Eight tires were slashed on four vehicles in a taxi fleet stationed at 1241 Pitner Ave., Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther said.The damage occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday ...

Council seeks youth leadership

Katie Park

November 2, 2009

They host concerts, address gangs and violence and bring students together for a city-wide summit - and they're all less than 19 years old.Evanston's Youth Council, led by the city's Youth Coordinator Sol Anderson, brings together high school students to address youth-related community issues."The Youth Council is...