The Daily Northwestern

Candidates tap student support

Nathalie Tadena

November 22, 2009


Filed under City

The five democratic candidates vying to represent the 18th District in the Illinois General Assembly encouraged Northwestern students to become engaged in local politics during a forum Monday evening held at Norris University Center.Candidates Patrick Keenan-Devlin, Robyn Gabel, Jeff Smith, Eamon Kel...

A Loose History of Evanston’

Dan Hill

November 22, 2009


Filed under City

Evanston Township High School graduate Theodore Boggs gave his city a colorful history lesson in 2002. After several graffiti designs on a retaining wall in the parking lot on the northeast side of the intersection of Emerson St and Green Bay Rd were defaced, Boggs submitted plans for the current wo...

Gitmo detainees face Illinois move

Nicole Hong

November 22, 2009


Filed under City

Detainees from the U.S. military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay may be transferred to a prison in rural Illinois approximately 160 miles west of Evanston, a White House official announced Nov. 14.The Obama administration has been discussing a proposal with Illinois legislators to buy an unused...

Injured Chicago cop waits to go home

Emilia Barrosse

November 22, 2009


Filed under City

Chicago police officer Densey Cole was responding to a call the morning of May 27 when a car crossed the median and crashed into his vehicle, said Jim McMahon, a retired Chicago fireman and friend of Cole. Cole was immobile when a man came up to him, pushed him over and stole his gun and his wallet. Co...

Man struck, killed by Purple Line train Saturday

Ben Geier

November 21, 2009


Filed under City

A Rogers Park man was hit by a Purple Line CTA train and killed in Evanston early Saturday morning. Eric Utech, 42, died on the scene, the Cook County medical examiner said.Utech was on the tracks in between the Linden Street and Central Street stations. He was hit by a northbound train at around 1 ...

Blotter: NU student suffers seizure after SPAC; Evanston home burglarized Wednesday

Grace Johnson

November 18, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

NU student suffers seizure after SPAC A female Northwestern student had a seizure Tuesday evening, police said.The student had just returned to her room in Sargent Hall, 2245 Sheridan Rd., after working out at Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center, 2311 Campus Dr., said University Police Deputy Chief Da...

Evanston will host H1N1 clinic Nov. 21

Nathalie Tadena

November 18, 2009


Filed under City

The city of Evanston will host its second public H1N1 vaccination clinic on Nov. 21. The clinic will be held at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., starting at 9 a.m. and will end depending on the availability of the vaccine, said Eric Palmer, Evanston's community information coordinator.Due to the li...

Bill’s Blues fails to pay fees, bar to close next week

Emilia Barrosse

November 18, 2009


Filed under City

After battling months of financial troubles, Bill's Blues will close next week."I'm really sad and disappointed," said Bill Gilmore, the bar's owner and founder. "But then again, I'm also really relieved. I've worked harder in the past year than I ever have in my life, and I'm known for my work ethi...

City meters to accept credit cards for 90-day trial evaluation period

Grace Johnson

November 18, 2009


Filed under City

The city of Evanston installed new parking meters last week that now accept credit cards.The 41 meters are located downtown for a 90-day trial period on select stretches of Sherman Avenue and Davis Street. The trial period will allow parking officials to evaluate how the meters last through the winter mo...

Land-use conflict not new for NU

Ali Elkin

November 18, 2009


Filed under City

The recent clash between Northwestern and its neighbors in Evanston's First Ward over the Great Room dining space, 610 Haven St., reflects a history of land-use disagreements between the University and the city, said Eugene Sunshine, NU's senior vice president for business and finance. "In a number ...

State grant allows EPD to step up traffic enforcement

Grace Johnson

November 16, 2009


Filed under City

The Evanston Police Department is launching a series of traffic enforcement campaigns to decrease accidents and increase traffic safety.Evanston was selected for a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation, which will provide the department with funds to support 108 additional hours of patrol...

Accessibility concerns at forefront

Katie Park

November 16, 2009


Filed under City, In Focus

If Leo Kirwan wants to go to Barnes & Noble, he can get to the store, but he can't get inside on his own. Even in sub-zero temperatures, he has to sit outside the store, 1630 Sherman Ave., waiting for another person to open the door for him.And then he must wait for someone to open the second set of do...