The Daily Northwestern

Evanston150 unveils top 10 ideas for city’s future

Joseph Diebold

November 9, 2011


Filed under City, Local, Politics

The dress code blended communal celebration with manual labor Thursday as about 300 community members gathered at Evanston's Levy Senior Center to celebrate the unveiling of Evanston150's top-10 ideas for the City's future. Among the winners are a number of initiatives in youth development and enviro...

Evanston150 reveals selection jury members

Patrick Svitek

November 9, 2011


Filed under City, Local, Politics

The 21 members comprising the Evanston150 selection jury - publicly unknown up until Thursday's top 10 ideas announcement - represent at least a dozen local organizations ranging from District 65 schools to arts advocacy groups. The identities of those on the secret panel tasked with narrowing down id...

ASG passes resolution to increase lighting near sororities

Joseph Diebold

November 9, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), Crime, Greek

In light of recent safety issues near Northwestern's Sorority Quads, the Associated Student Government passed a resolution Wednesday supporting the implementation of additional lighting in certain areas of the Quads, specifically the east end near Delta Gamma and Kappa Alpha Theta. The resolution is a resp...

State Rep. Biss to seek Schoenberg’s state Senate seat

Patrick Svitek

November 9, 2011


Filed under City, State

State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) announced in an email letter to supporters Thursday he will be seeking outgoing state Sen. Jeff Schoenberg's seat. At a news conference Tuesday, Schoenberg told reporters he would not run for reelection and would instead pursue an expanded full-time role advising J.B....

Coach Fitzgerald, Lincolnwood Elementary kids surprise Al Netter with service award

Kimberly Railey

November 8, 2011


Filed under Alumni, Local, Sports

Northwestern student and football captain Al Netter was honored Wednesday with a national college football award in a surprise visit from coach Pat Fitzgerald and Allstate representatives at Lincolnwood Elementary School. The senior offensive tackle was reading the book "More Parts" to about 40 fourth...

New director to be chosen by library board instead of city manager

Audrey Cheng

November 8, 2011


Filed under Local

Members of the Evanston Library Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to endorse City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz's proposal to shift the power of appointing a new library director from himself to the board. Donna Dziedzic, the library's interim library director, said she declined her Evanston Public Library directo...

FEMA tests national emergency alert system for the first time

Marshall Cohen

November 8, 2011


Filed under National

The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Federal Communications Commission joined forces Wednesday to perform a national test of the Emergency Alert System for the first time since it was created 14 years ago. The test began promptly at 1 p.m. and lasted for about two minutes on campus, temporarily takin...

Blotter: Nov. 10

Susan Du

November 8, 2011


Filed under Crime

Attempted cell-phone robbery A male Northwestern student walking in the South Quad and talking on his cell phone was nearly robbed of it Tuesday. The student was walking behind Cahn Auditorium and Scott Hall at approximately 10:40 p.m. when three males on bikes rode toward him, according to an alert issued by ...

Three students attend community forum despite more publicity

Kimberly Railey

November 8, 2011


Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Politics

Despite extensive efforts to publicize this quarter's Community Conversations event, only two Northwestern students joined one Associated Student Government representative and about 12 Evanston residents at Seabury Hall on Wednesday night. Dean of Students Burgwell Howard cited the inclement weather and a con...

Sincerely, America seeks signatures for ‘Brothel law’ petition

Meghan Morris and Paulina Firozi

November 8, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek, Politics

Members of Sincerely, America set up eight tents near the Rock on Tuesday night to work to repeal the ‘brothel law,' the Evanston zoning ordinance that prohibits more than three unrelated people from living together. Organizers handed out voter registration forms and a petition to repeal the broth...

City committee votes to advance ordinance softening pot penalties

Kimberly Railey and Patrick Svitek

November 7, 2011


Filed under Crime, Local

An Evanston City Council committee unanimously approved an ordinance lessening marijuana possession penalties Monday night, bringing it one step closer to officially being on the books. The ordinance, debated for almost an hour at Monday's Human Services Committee meeting, would ease punishments for city ...

Evanston Police arrest boy linked to one of several recent smartphone robberies

Tanner Maxwell

November 7, 2011


Filed under City, Crime

Evanston police arrested a city resident Monday in connection with a cell phone robbery that took place on a Northwestern student's porch early Saturday morning, according to an EPD news release. Around 10:54 a.m. Monday, EPD officers were notified of four boys walking on the 2000 block of Wesley Avenue and that one may be in...