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Schakowsky praises Obama war announcement

Kimberly Railey
October 22, 2011
Filed under State

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) praised President Barack Obama's announcement Friday that all U.S. troops will return home from Iraq by the end of December, effectively ending the nearly nine-year war. "While I believe that we must still monitor the number and activities of private contractors that ...

Local boutique Gigi Bottega hosts fashion show

Cathaleen Qiao Chen
October 22, 2011
Filed under Business, Local

Local fashion enthusiasts, downtown business employees and Northwestern students attended Gigi Bottega's "Fall into Fashion" showcase to preview the boutique's latest autumn styles Friday. Hosted in collaboration with Salon Lotus, the event ran from 5 to 7 p.m., and invited attendees to interact with models, drink ...

City’s photography challenge sees low attendance of local photographers

Chelsea Corbin
October 22, 2011
Filed under Local, Travel

The City of Evanston invited residents Saturday to participate in a city-wide photography challenge, Day in the Life of Evanston: A Photo Story. Photographers of all skill levels and ages were encouraged to take pictures all day to demonstrate a typical fall day in Evanston. Despite efforts to publi...

Evanston officials, NU alum discuss feasibility of ‘Contagion’ in real life

Marshall Cohen
October 22, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived), Local, Science & Technology

Award-winning author and journalist Maryn McKenna warned Sunday the United States is not nearly as prepared for a global pandemic as it appears to be in the recent film "Contagion." About 25 people attended the discussion panel Sunday night in Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Rd., which featured Medill graduat...

Evanston offers holiday light recycling

Kimberly Railey
October 22, 2011
Filed under City

The City of Evanston is teaming up with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and Elgin Recycling to offer holiday light recycling from Dec. 1 through Jan. 31. Residents can drop off their lights at three locations: the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.; the Evanston Public Library M...

Northwestern student robbed near Shepard

Patrick Svitek
October 22, 2011
Filed under Campus (Archived), Crime

A Northwestern student was robbed Saturday night on campus near Shepard Residential College, according to an emergency alert from the University issued Sunday morning. Police are still searching for the thief, who they described as a male black, 18 to 22 years old, approximately 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2 ...

Extreme weather causes power outages, warnings for Chicagoland

Chris Meyer
October 18, 2011
Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Science & Technology, State

Severe weather conditions swept through Evanston on Wednesday, causing power outages and prompting University officials to cancel outdoor athletic events and alter shuttle schedules. "Members of the Northwestern University community are advised to use caution in areas near Lake Michigan due to high w...

Anti-immigration graffiti back at previous spot

Patrick Svitek
October 18, 2011
Filed under Crime, Local

The seventh known instance of anti-immigration graffiti in two months surfaced Wednesday in a familiar location - the Metra underpass at Ridge Avenue and Lincoln Street. The new message reads, "You can't have a 1st world Nation with a 3rd world ...

No CTA fee hikes, service changes in 2012 under union agreement

Kimberly Railey
October 18, 2011
Filed under Local, State

Chicago Transit Authority riders won't experience any fare increases or service cuts in 2012 - as long as the CTA secures agreement from its unions to concede to millions of dollars in work rule changes. Of the agency's $277 million deficit, $117 million would be trimmed through management initiativ...

Medill graduate to spend month at Museum of Science and Industry

Michele Corriston
October 16, 2011
Filed under Academic, Alumni, Campus (Archived), State

A Northwestern graduate won the chance to live in the Museum of Science and Industry for a month. Kevin Byrne (Medill '10) is the second former NU student to win the Month at the Museum Contest, which invites participants to explore the Chicago museum 24/7 and report on their lives inside its walls v...

Town hall on over-occupancy, off-campus safety sparsely attended

Safiya Merchant
October 16, 2011
Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Politics

About 13 students attended a quiet town hall meeting at Norris University Center on Monday night, a different scene from January's so-called "brothel law" town hall meeting which attracted 500 students, many of whom angrily debated the law with University administration. Both meetings addressed contro...

Evanston Day brings Chicago Humanities Festival to Northwestern campus

Joseph Diebold
October 15, 2011
Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), State

The annual Chicago Humanities Festival kicked off Sunday with a little more Northwestern presence than usual. For the first time in its 22-year history, the festival began with Evanston Day, a series of seven events throughout the day on NU's campus. The festival traditionally opens with Hyde Park Day ...