The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: Feb. 10

Grace Johnson

February 8, 2010


Filed under Crime

Female student collapses in Tech, refuses treatmentA female Northwestern student suffered severe abdominal cramps Monday afternoon in the Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Rd., police said.The student became disoriented and fell slowly to the ground before Evanston fire officials came to the scene ...

Making Evanston affordable: $18 million on way for affordable housing units

Adam Sege

January 17, 2010


Filed under Local

If Paul Abbott could find an affordable apartment in Evanston, he would move here.Abbott, who is 45 years-old, lives just south of the city's Chicago border. He paints homes in the northern suburbs for a living, driving to Wilmette, Waukegan and even Naperville for work. Most of his family lives in ...

Children, parents protest North Branch Library’s proposed closing

Emilia Barrosse

January 17, 2010


Filed under Local

Young and old gathered in front of the North Branch Library Monday to protest a proposed budget cut that would shut down the city's branch libraries.Organized by Evanston resident Jonathan Polish, the protest was attended overwhelmingly by children, outlining the sentiment that their interest in keepin...

Blotter: Jan. 19

Grace Johnson

January 16, 2010


Filed under Crime

Trespasser plagues NU basketball gameA man repeatedly trespassed at the Northwestern-Purdue basketball game Saturday evening, police said.The suspect, Colin Ryan, an Evanston resident, was in the Northeast corner of Welsh-Ryan Arena where he was trying to view the game, when police confronted him, Nor...

Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2 grant has Mayor Tisdahl saying ‘yippee!’

Brittney Wong

January 13, 2010


Filed under City, Local

Evanston officials were "thrilled" to hear the announcement Thursday morning that the city will receive more than $18 million in grant money as part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2.NSP2 is a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development program that provides funding for efforts to revita...

Blotter 1/12

Grace Johnson

January 11, 2010


Filed under Crime

Police pull over man with bloody nose at traffic stopNorthwestern police pulled over a Chicago resident early Monday morning in Evanston for a traffic violation and discovered he had been involved in a domestic fight, police said.Police noticed the man running a traffic light in the 1600 block of Chica...

City officials: Deficit in mind, NU students crucial to 2010 census

Emilia Barrosse

January 11, 2010


Filed under City

As Evanston prepares for the 2010 census, city and Northwestern officials are coordinating efforts to ensure NU students are included.Counting students is important to the city's well-being, said Lucile Krasnow, special assistant for community relations at NU."Every student that we count brings in an est...

Evanston may cut ‘party car’ patrol funding

Grace Johnson

January 11, 2010


Filed under City

Northwestern students living off campus may be seeing fewer police patrols next year.A proposed budget for the City of Evanston lists the elimination of a "special patrol for off-campus housing with NUPD" to help reduce the city's $9.5 million budget deficit. The "party car" staffs both NU and Evans...

Blotter: Jan. 14

Rebecca Cohen

January 11, 2010


Filed under City, Crime

Person throws cinderblock through fraternity windowAn unknown individual threw a cinderblock through the window of the Pi Kappa Alpha house Tuesday, University Police said.The fraternity's president said he was watching a movie in the house, 2317 Sheridan Rd., at 2 a.m. when he heard glass break, Deputy...

Auburn Tigers gear makes an appearance at City Council

Adam Sege and Brittney Wong

January 10, 2010


Filed under Local

Debate over a controversial proposal to eliminate two branches from the public library system continued at the Evanston City Council's Monday night meeting.Nine of the 10 residents who spoke during citizen comment criticized the proposed closure of Evanston Public Library's north and south branches,...

Blotter: Jan. 11

Grace Johnson

January 10, 2010


Filed under Crime

Mysterious man follows NU studentAn unknown man followed a female Northwestern student for the second time Saturday morning, police said.The student was walking from her residence, Ayers College of Commerce and Industry, 2324 Campus Dr., to the University Library, 1970 Campus Dr., when she noticed a st...