The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: Juveniles suspected of damaging house

Grace Johnson

October 26, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Evanston resident's home damaged by suspected juvenilesAn Evanston resident reported damage to her house and vehicle Monday, police said.The woman heard a loud noise at 9 p.m. Sunday night and her dog started barking, but she did not investigate further, Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther said.Monday mo...

Sexual assault of student determined ‘not a bona fide incident’

Grace Johnson

October 25, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Updated Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.The sexual assault of a Northwestern student reported Tuesday was determined "not a bona fide incident," said Sargeant Antoinette Ursitti of the Chicago Police Department.The student reported she was followed onto the CTA at the Addison stop on the Red line, and then forced ...

NU takes action in Wash U profiling

Ali Elkin and Ali Elkin

October 25, 2009


Filed under City

Correction appended.ST. LOUIS - After six black classmates were denied entry to a Chicago bar during a senior class trip earlier this month, their fellow students decided to take action.About 400 Washington University in St. Louis students held a town hall meeting to discuss actions they will take in...

Council passes piece-meal version of green ordinance

Emilia Barrosse and Nathalie Tadena and Emilia Barrosse and Nathalie Tadena

October 25, 2009


Filed under City

After several delayed votes, the Evanston City Council passed a piece-meal version of the Evanston Green Ordinance at Monday's city council meeting. Under the ordinance, all new buildings in Evanston will be required to attain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating in an effort to re...

Blotter: Tech streakers, drunk student, store robbed at gunpoint

October 25, 2009


Filed under City

6 painted men streak past Tech, 1 vomitsSix men ran without any clothes past the Technological Institute on Friday afternoon, police said.Officers on patrol saw the six men, five of whom were Northwestern students, run onto Tech Drive around 4:40 p.m. Friday, said University Police Deputy Chief Dan Mc...

LIFT volunteers lend hand to low-income residents

Nathalie Tadena

October 25, 2009


Filed under City

National Student Partnerships, a nonprofit organization staffed primarily by Northwestern volunteers, now operates under a new name and a new location. Re-branded as LIFT earlier this year, the local Evanston branch continues to work with student advocates to provide a wide range of services to low-income re...

City offers free holiday parking downtown

Grace Johnson

October 24, 2009


Filed under City

Free parking for the holiday season in several garages near downtown Evanston was approved Oct. 12 by the Evanston City Council.The parking promotion, which also took place last year, was approved again for a variety of reasons, said Martin Lyons, assistant city manager."It's partly because it was s...

Two-year sexual assault case closed

Grace Johnson

October 24, 2009


Filed under City

The Evanston man responsible for sexually assaulting a Northwestern student in 2007 was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week, more than two years after the incident took place. Darryl Preston, 26, pled guilty to two felony counts of sexual assault, according to the Cook County Circuit Court. Pr...

Evanston Public Library exhibit features famous book illustrators

Grace Johnson and Grace Johnson

October 24, 2009


Filed under City

An international exhibit featuring children's book illustrations allows readers to come to their own conclusions at the Evanston Public Library. The exhibit, "An Imaginary Library: Children's Books That Don't Exist (Yet)" opened Oct. 9 at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington A...

Evanston man sentenced to 30 years in jail for rape of NU student

Katie Park

October 21, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

An Evanston man who sexually assaulted a Northwestern student two years ago was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday.Darryl Preston, 26, pled guilty to two felony counts of sexual assault, according to the Cook County Circuit Court.Preston allegedly approached a 22-year-old NU student as she was enter...

Boocoo cafe attracts political set

Katie Park

October 21, 2009


Filed under City

A vibrant mural of booming speakers and a crowd of singers lines the walls of Boocoo Cultural Center and Café, representing two of the founding values of the center: art and music. But a separate wall devoted to flyers for protests, campaigns and volunteering indicates the hub for political activity ...

Blotter: Dog reported stolen

Grace Johnson

October 21, 2009


Filed under City

An Evanston resident reported his dog stolen Monday, police said.The dog, "Deacon," is a six-month-old black labrador-shepherd mix, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.The owner heard the dog barking, only to go outside and find the dog gone with its collar broken, Guenther said.Although there are no witnesses ...