The Daily Northwestern

Evanston, NU foster creativity with open mic

Emilia Barrosse

November 3, 2009

Comedians cracked jokes, poets spilled their souls and musicians blended harmonies and melodies at Kafein's open mic night Monday.Kafein, 1621 Chicago Ave., mixes coffee mugs with creative minds at its weekly open mic night. Every Monday at 9 p.m., locals gather at the coffee shop to perform in front ...

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...

Bike collision near the Rock

Chris Kirk

November 3, 2009

Updated Nov. 4, 8:10 p.m.Two bikers collided so hard that an ambulance had to take one to the hospital Wednesday evening, police at the scene said.The two bikers smashed into each other near the Rock. Paramedics had to use a stretcher to lift one into an ambulance.The ambulance lingered about 10 minutes ...

Sheridan Road accident driver not to be charged with crime

Ben Geier

November 2, 2009

Updated Nov. 3, 8 p.m.The driver of the car that hit a Northwestern employee on Sheridan Rd. last week will not be charged with a crime, police announced yesterday.Evanston police made the determination that a crime had not been committed in consultation with the North Regional Major Crimes Task Forc...