The Daily Northwestern

Sen. Durbin tours Evanston south side to see stimulus package at work

Joseph Diebold

October 29, 2011


Filed under Local, State

U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin (D-Ill.) and Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl visited the city's south side Friday to tour parts of the Eighth Ward that have received funding from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program 2. The NSP2 was funded by the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which...

Cantor campus visit draws protesters, impromptu meeting

Patrick Svitek

October 29, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek, Local

After abruptly canceling a similar speech at the University of Pennsylvania earlier this month, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor spoke on Northwestern's campus Friday afternoon amid a dozens-strong protest and mounting concerns about his lecture's attendance policy. In his approximately 25-minute address, ...

BREAKING: Protesters picket at Northwestern for Cantor speech

Staff Report

October 26, 2011


Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived), Local

By noon Friday, around 75 people gathered as part of an "Occupy Northwestern" protest near the venue where Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) spoke about income inequality. The Majority Leader was scheduled to begin speaking at the Allen Center, 2169 Campus Dr., around 12:15 p.m. Friday. The protesters gathered ...

Tisdahl lobbies for storm response legislation in Springfield

Marshall Cohen

October 26, 2011


Filed under City, State

Evanston mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl joined other northwest suburban mayors and council members Wednesday on a trip to Springfield to lobby for better storm response from electric company Commonwealth Edison. Tisdahl and other representatives from the Northwest Municipal Conference initially arrived to lo...

Activist groups organize for Cantor visit

Patrick Svitek

October 25, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), Local

Progressive activists on Wednesday continued to organize against House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's upcoming visit to Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. The No. 2 Republican in the House will be speaking about income inequality 12:15 to 1 p.m. Friday at the Allen Center, 2169 Campus Drive, Kellogg spokes...

Metra officials’ visit pinpoint transportation issues

Alexandria Johnson

October 23, 2011


Filed under Local, State

Metra officials, including new executive director Alex Clifford, met with Evanston community leaders to discuss the state of the city's commuter rail lines Friday. Clifford joined Union Pacific spokesman Wes Lujahn, city manager Wally Bobkiewicz, Ald. Jane Grover (7th) and Ald. Ann Rainey (8th) in a t...

Veterans respond to Iraq troop withdrawal

Marshall Cohen

October 23, 2011


Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived), Local

Veterans from the Northwestern and Evanston communities greeted the impending withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq with relief and caution Tuesday. President Barack Obama announced Friday that virtually all of the 41,000 troops still in Iraq will come home by the end of the year, effectively endin...

Local boutique Gigi Bottega hosts fashion show

Cathaleen Qiao Chen

October 22, 2011


Filed under Business, Local

Local fashion enthusiasts, downtown business employees and Northwestern students attended Gigi Bottega's "Fall into Fashion" showcase to preview the boutique's latest autumn styles Friday. Hosted in collaboration with Salon Lotus, the event ran from 5 to 7 p.m., and invited attendees to interact with models, drink ...

City’s photography challenge sees low attendance of local photographers

Chelsea Corbin

October 22, 2011


Filed under Local, Travel

The City of Evanston invited residents Saturday to participate in a city-wide photography challenge, Day in the Life of Evanston: A Photo Story. Photographers of all skill levels and ages were encouraged to take pictures all day to demonstrate a typical fall day in Evanston. Despite efforts to publi...

Evanston officials, NU alum discuss feasibility of ‘Contagion’ in real life

Marshall Cohen

October 22, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), Local, Science & Technology

Award-winning author and journalist Maryn McKenna warned Sunday the United States is not nearly as prepared for a global pandemic as it appears to be in the recent film "Contagion." About 25 people attended the discussion panel Sunday night in Harris Hall, 1881 Sheridan Rd., which featured Medill graduat...

Evanston offers holiday light recycling

Kimberly Railey

October 22, 2011


Filed under City

The City of Evanston is teaming up with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and Elgin Recycling to offer holiday light recycling from Dec. 1 through Jan. 31. Residents can drop off their lights at three locations: the Evanston Ecology Center, 2024 McCormick Blvd.; the Evanston Public Library M...

Northwestern student robbed near Shepard

Patrick Svitek

October 22, 2011


Filed under Campus (Archived), Crime

A Northwestern student was robbed Saturday night on campus near Shepard Residential College, according to an emergency alert from the University issued Sunday morning. Police are still searching for the thief, who they described as a male black, 18 to 22 years old, approximately 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-2 ...