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Blotter: stolen rum, marijuana possession

October 11
Filed under City, Crime

Man steals three rum bottles from storeA man stole three bottles of alcohol from an Evanston grocery store Friday night, police said.A security guard at Food 4 Less, 2400 W. Main St., told police he saw a black man in his mid-20s try to steal four bottles of Bacardi liquor. The guard tried to stop th...

Marathon runners brave cold weather for good cause

Ali Elkin
October 10
Filed under City

As the runners warmed to the morning's frigid weather, they began quickly shedding their outer layers - as Sunday's Chicago Marathon got underway, various articles of clothing could be seen sailing through the air.Before the race, McCormick sophomore Alvin Tan, of Singapore, said the stray clothing ...

Local cafe hosts benefit for nationwide prisoners literature fund

Amie Ninh
October 10
Filed under City

Straight from jail cells nationwide, the struggle of prisoners was brought to the forefront of the Evanston community Sunday.The Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund, a national nonprofit organization that fulfills requests from U.S. prisoners for revolutionary reading material, garnered support f...

Evanston, NU look to future

Nicole Hong
October 7
Filed under City

It began with a batch of cookies.In late August, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl decided to welcome University President Morton O. Schapiro and his family by giving them cookies she baked with her grandchildren. She planned to drop them off at Schapiro's house, but he insisted on meeting with Tisdahl p...

Police Blotter

Grace Johnson
October 7
Filed under City, Crime

WildCARD machine damaged in BobbA Community Service Officer reported an incident of property damage Wednesday evening, police said.The female CSO, who was working in Bobb Hall, 2305 Sheridan Road, noticed a damaged cash-to-card machine in the front lobby, said University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer.T...

Nonprofit combines art, therapy

Amie Ninh
October 7
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

Anyone can do art, or at least that's the philosophy the Open Studio Project and its founder Dayna Block adhere to. Block and two other Chicago-area art therapists first opened the studio, now located at 903 Sherman Ave., in 1991 in Chicago with goals to make art and be of service to the community. The nonpr...

AH! initiative to target NU, locals alike

Erin Kim
October 7
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

The city of Evanston and the state of Illinois are working together to bring AH! moments to city residents and students throughout the month of October.Evanston's Arts and Humanities Month, part of both a statewide initiative titled "AH!" and a national campaign to encourage cultural activities and educa...

Chicago artists connect creativity, technology

Katie Park
October 7
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

From paper-making demonstrations at a community garden to paintings based on viral videos, Chicago is crowded with public art projects this month.Chicago Artists Month, hosted by Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs, will highlight the city's visual art community with a series of programs throughou...

Albright advises “balance” for Obama’s foreign policy efforts

Nathalie Tadena
October 6
Filed under City, National

In meeting with foreign leaders, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright utilized a unique negotiating tool - her jewelry."As a tool of foreign policy, a pin is not in the same league as a landmark peace agreement or a major commitment to foreign aid, but I do believe the right symbol at the ri...

Evanston roller rink plans develop

Sara Grossbarth
October 6
Filed under City

It's a Friday afternoon, and school's out for the weekend. Where will Evanston's youth be tonight? If Timothy Barfield is able to "turn a dream into a reality," they'll be skating around a brand new roller rink.Barfield, a transportation coordinator at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill...

Police Blotter

Katie Park
October 6
Filed under City, Crime

Student harassed through text messagesA Northwestern student was harassed by an unknown man over text messages last week, police said.The girl received a text message from an unfamiliar number containing an image of a penis last Thursday night, University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. She delet...

Project to showcase Evanston women in history

Grace Johnson
October 6
Filed under City

A two-year effort to research and display the history of influential women in Evanston is ready to be unveiled at the Evanston History Center next year.The Evanston Women's History Project is a collaborative, multifaceted endeavor to build curriculum, increase tourism and receive a federal designati...