The Daily Northwestern

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 ...

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...

Evanston Parking Committee uses caution for monthly rates

Dan Hill

November 2, 2009

Evanston's Parking Committee will wait on a decision to raise monthly fees for parking garages until it can review a Finance Department report detailing debts on the city's three parking garages.The upcoming finance report will give a timeline for debt payments. Evanston owes $38 million on the Sherm...

Bill’s Blues liquor license revoked

Ali Elkin

November 2, 2009

Updated Nov. 3, 11:36 p.m.Evanston watering hole Bill's Blues is threatened, but not yet closed forever, said Bill Gilmore, the bar's owner. The business, at 1029 Davis St., owes sales taxes to the state of Illinois, he said. Under the state's orders, the city suspended Bill's Blues' liquor license Mond...