The Daily Northwestern

Edgewater woman stabbed to death

Kevin Trahan

July 19, 2012


Filed under Crime

Elle Mills, the ex-wife of Northwestern philosophy professor Charles Mills, was stabbed to death in her Edgewater home on July 11, allegedly by a family friend whom she had hired to watch her belongings while she was away. Michael Simmons, 53, from Florida, was charged with murder after stabbing Mills aro...

Pipe band continues to march in parade, despite heat

Carolyn Freeman

July 7, 2012


Filed under City

Dressed in identical tartan kilts and billowing white shirts, the 33 members of the Chicago Highlanders Pipe Band marched like toy soldiers down Central Street in Evanston on July 4. With 23 bagpipe players and 10 drummers, the band members paraded in strict formation as sweat beaded on their foreheads. The Scottish-...

Evanston store uses models to address human trafficking

Audrey Cheng and Stephanie Yang

July 7, 2012


Filed under City

Three battered-looking women sporting price tags sat in the window of Williams Next Door, 710 Church St., on Sunday in a campaign to end sex trafficking. Volunteers from the campaign "Women To Go" asked passerbys to sign a petition directed at Village Voice Media's Backpage.com. The petition, which...

New exhibit opens in the Perspective Gallery

Kevin Trahan

July 7, 2012


Filed under City

The Perspective Gallery in Evanston opened its new exhibit Thursday, featuring works by local artists. "Drops" by Peter Nussbaum and "People/Places" by Howard Hart will be on display at the gallery through July 29 and a reception will be held on July 14. Perspective Gallery is a not-for-profit co-op of ...

Residents find ways to fight the heat during parade

Claire Berner

July 7, 2012


Filed under City

Sooky DiGregorio, 37, was one of many people who enjoyed a good soaking at the hottest Fourth of July parade in Evanston history Wednesday. She and a friend got cooled off by her 3-year-old son, Trey, at the Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services' cooling station. The fire department set up water spo...

Pride parade goes off without a hitch

Julianna Nunez

June 27, 2012


Filed under State

PRIDEChicago hosted the city's 43rd Annual Pride Parade on Sunday, with a record-high attendance and a longer parade route. Parade coordinator Richard Pfeiffer said city officials estimated about 850,000 people were at the parade this year. Last year, there were about 800,000 attendees, he said. Entrie...

Arts fair brings out Evanston community downtown

Audrey Cheng

June 27, 2012


Filed under City

The 33rd annual Fountain Square Art Festival was held on Saturday and Sunday, benefitting the Evanston Chamber of Commerce. The event, centered around Church Street and Sherman Avenue, featured works-paintings, sculptures, jewelry, woodwork, mixed media-of more than 225 artists. There was also live...

July 4th celebration has new additions

Julianna Nunez

June 27, 2012


Filed under City

Evanston residents participating in July 4th celebrations will be featured in the PBS documentary "Constitution Land," which will explore the nature of the Constitution. Joan Ducayet, president of the Evanston 4th of July Association, said during the June 25th city council meeting that host Peter Sag...

NU graduate expands business in Evanston

Julianna Nunez

June 27, 2012


Filed under City

A recent Northwestern graduate is expanding her organic juice bar business by opening a second store in downtown Evanston. Riana Lynn ('12), who received her master's degree in public policy and administration at NU, first opened the juice bar Peeled in Lincoln Park last year. Lynn said she chose to ope...

Dawes Park Lagoon subject of new project

Kevin Trahan

June 27, 2012


Filed under City

The lagoon at Dawes Park in Evanston will be getting a facelift next April, after receiving a $400,000 grant from the state as part of the Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Program. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources awarded a total of $12.3 million to 42 projects around the state...

Council debates redevelopment plan, art

Julianna Nunez

June 27, 2012


Filed under City

The Evanston city council debated passing three ordinances Monday concerning the redevelopment of the designated Dempster/Dodge area. One ordinance addressed a tax increment redevelopment project area for the Dempster/Dodge redevelopment area. Earlier in the meeting, Bea Rashid, the director of Dance Center...

Energy ‘fantastic’ for Race Against Hate

Kevin Trahan

June 24, 2012


Filed under City

The 13th annual Ricky Byrdsong Memorial Race Against Hate brought together about 4,000 people from the Chicagoland area Sunday to Floyd Long Field, on the corner of Sheridan Road and Lincoln Street. Participants chose from four different events - a 10K race, a 5K run/walk, a youth mile for 9-13-yea...