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Evanston aldermen review liquor code on beer “sampler” packs

Marshall Cohen
January 10, 2012
Filed under Business, City, Local

The city is redrafting a proposed change to the liquor code over the sale of beer "sampler" packages. Evanston aldermen agreed Monday to take a second look at the proposal after major beer retailers raised concerns about its implementation. The city's Liquor Control Review Board recommended in November to b...

Occupy Evanston protesters launch campaign against Chase Bank

Audrey Cheng
January 10, 2012
Filed under Business, Local

Occupy Evanston supporters have rallied around a new cause this year, launching a campaign to convince the city and community members to divest from Chase Bank. Protesters have stood outside the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., since Monday. They distributed leaflets stating their concerns against t...

Cat-drawing Evanston resident to appear on ABC

Chelsea Corbin
January 10, 2012
Filed under Alumni, Local

Evanston resident Steve Gadlin didn't pack away his high school hobby when he graduated from Niles North High School in 1994. The 35-year-old revived his passion for drawing stick-figure cat cartoons over a year ago when he launched www.IWantToDrawACatForYou.com as a pet project. More than 1,400 c...

ComEd plans Evanston infrastructure updates

Marshall Cohen
January 9, 2012
Filed under Local, State

Commonwealth Edison will begin inspecting Evanston manholes and utility poles in the coming months as part of a $2.6 billion statewide power grid overhaul, a top ComEd official told The Daily on Wednesday. Workers from ComEd will arrive in Evanston before the end of March to start inspecting 312 manholes and 1,...

Oakton Elementary School wins Illinois Arts Council grant

Audrey Cheng
January 9, 2012
Filed under Local, State

Oakton Elementary School won an Illinois Arts Council grant, which will fund a classroom writing program for fourth graders, according to a District 65 news release issued Tuesday. "This wonderful grant opportunity is very timely, given this year's targeted focus on writing curriculum," Oakton Elementar...

New voting laws could turn away millions from polls in November

Kimberly Railey
January 9, 2012
Filed under Local, State

As the Republican primary season kicks into full swing, a new slate of voting requirements around the country will influence the 2012 presidential election and beyond. In about two weeks, a U.S. Senate subcommittee will conduct a hearing on Florida's new election law, which restricted voting regist...

Chicago, Big Ten universities commit to veterans’ mental health

Marshall Cohen
January 9, 2012
Filed under Local, State

Chicago, Big Ten universities commit to veterans' mental health Medical schools at five Chicago universities and almost all Big Ten institutions committed Wednesday to establish a "new generation" of health care for veterans as part of an initiative spearheaded by first lady Michelle Obama and Dr. J...

Evanston organizations optimistic about Obama SummerJobs initiative

Alexandria Johnson
January 9, 2012
Filed under Local, State

Chicago-area organizations are looking to capitalize on President Barack Obama's new initiative that strives to assist youth with securing summer employment. The SummerJobs+ initiative, announced by Obama on Jan. 5, is "a call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to prov...

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aims to educate, protect students

Jessica Floum
January 9, 2012
Filed under Campus (Archived), State

President Barack Obama's appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Jan. 4 came with hopes of transparency and consistency in providing information and financial education to consumers, especially college students. Although the CFPB has existed since 2010, it has...

City committee advances plans for proposed daycare center

Chelsea Corbin
January 8, 2012
Filed under Local, Politics

Evanston's Planning and Development Committee voted Monday to recommend that 1629 Orrington Ave. be converted to a daycare center. Sixty spots of the facility's 308-child maximum capacity would be reserved for Northwestern employees' children. The ordinance to allow Bright Horizons Family Solutions, ...

Video: CPS Board President David Vitale argues schools are improving

Annie Chang
January 8, 2012
Filed under Campus (Archived), Politics

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Northwestern trustee steps down as Obama’s chief of staff

Marshall Cohen
January 8, 2012
Filed under Alumni, National

Northwestern University trustee and current presidential chief of staff William Daley will resign at the end of the month, President Barack Obama announced Monday. "Bill has been an outstanding chief of staff during one of the busiest and most consequential years of my administration," Obama said duri...