The Daily Northwestern

Bolivian dancers add flair to Fourth of July celebrations

Jane Herman

July 4, 2011

Filed under City

About 30 people wearing traditional Bolivian costumes danced through the streets of Evanston during Monday's Fourth of July parade. The dance troupe, Sentimiento Boliviano Chicago, is comprised of Bolivian-American families and was formed by parents to help expose their children to Bolivian music a...

Kellogg students make thrift store shopping easier

Kris Anne Bonifacio

July 4, 2011

Filed under City

A new business from Kellogg School of Management students is looking to combine style with charity. Sleevecandy, the brainchild of four Kellogg graduate students, offers a wide selection of T-shirts for men between the ages of 18 and 24. The website launched in early June and hopes to give its targ...

Evanston City Council considers eliminating township

Rebecca Cohen

July 4, 2011

Filed under City

Instead of passing a proposed $1.26 million annual budget for the township of Evanston on June 27, Evanston City Council members asked their attorney to study how they might dissolve the smaller governing body. The City of Evanston and the township share borders but differ greatly in the scale of their ...

Volunteers, donors help Evanston Fourth of July parade march on

Matthew Silverman

July 4, 2011

Filed under City

As Patrick Nacey changed into his Sparky the Firecracker costume, transforming into the mascot of the Evanston Fourth of July parade, he simultaneously made a pitch to passing celebration attendees. "Text Sparky to 85944," he said, while pulling a red felt firework suit over his head. Each text resul...

Purple Line fire, outages caused by downed power lines due to storms

Elise De Los Santos

June 29, 2011

Filed under Campus (Archived), City

Storms Thursday night brought down a power line south of the Foster stop on the Purple Line, sparking an electrical fire that spread to trees and brush behind Engelhart Hall, 1915 Maple. Ave. The fire shut down the line for two and a half hours, CBS Chicago reported. As of Friday morning, normal service w...

Blotter 6/29: Party host busted for fake ID

Rebecca Cohen

June 28, 2011

Filed under City, Crime

Party host busted for fake ID Evanston police charged Jason Dong, 19, with possession of a fake driver's license Sunday morning, police said. Police received complaints about a noisy party at an apartment in the 1900 block of Sherman Avenue and arrived to break it up at 1:30 a.m., Evanston Police Cmd...

Blagojevich guilty on 17 of 20 corruption charges

Rebecca Cohen

June 25, 2011

Filed under City, State

Rod Blagojevich became the fourth recent Illinois governor convicted of felonies Monday when a federal jury found him guilty on 17 out of 20 corruption charges. After 10 days of deliberation, the jury convicted him of wire fraud, attempted extortion, bribery and conspiracy, including all 11 counts of...

Blotter 6/23: Central Street Sam’s Club employee charged with stealing more than $300 worth of items

Rebecca Cohen

June 21, 2011

Filed under City, Crime

Central Street Sam's Club employee charged with stealing more than $300 worth of items from store Evanston police charged Sam's Club employee Christopher Mihun on Tuesday with stealing $324.04 worth of items from the store where he worked, police said. A loss prevention agent at Sam's Club, 2450 Main St...

Suspect charged for bomb found at EPD’s Howard Street outpost

Safiya Merchant

June 21, 2011

Filed under City, Crime

A Chicago resident suspected of placing an explosive device at the Evanston's Police Department's Howard Street Outpost, 633 Howard St., was formally charged with the crime Monday. Nineteen-year-old Sergio Chaves appeared before the U.S. District Court in Chicago, where he was charged with one felon...

Updated: Man arrested in connection with cab driver shooting in Evanston

Kris Anne Bonifacio and Maria Baradzina

May 21, 2011

Filed under City, Crime

A man has been arrested in connection with the cab driver homicide in south Evanston on May 15, police announced during a news conference Monday. Police arrested Darien Lawrence Marquez-Connerly, a 19-year-old resident of 2005 W. Jarvis Ave. in Chicago, on Saturday, Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther ...

Bin Laden’s death a huge boost to Obama’s 2012 campaign

Tom Meyer

May 1, 2011

Filed under Online Exclusive, Politics

In the aftermath of the stunning news that American forces had killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan Sunday, people filled the streets to celebrate the news. Yet if there was one man who should have been celebrating more than anyone, it was President Barack Obama.The news that bin Lade...

Cohen: Yemen’s power struggle highlights American exceptionalism

Marshall Cohen

April 23, 2011

Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusive, Politics

After months of protests in Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Monday to step down within the next 30 days as part of a deal negotiated by the Gulf Cooperation Council. The details of the plan include a transfer of power from Saleh to his current vice president, as well as an assurance of immunity from prosecution. Still, half a million protesters responded by ga...