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Civic Center rededication inspires Evanston community

November 8, 2009


Filed under City

Former and current members of Evanston's city council dedicated the Evanston Civic Center to former mayor Lorraine Morton on Monday.After introductions and anecdotes by former mayor Jay Lytle and Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl, Morton gave an acceptance speech, thanking the city council and her other supporter...

City Council internships to count as credits in new program

Katie Park

November 8, 2009


Filed under City

Students can work as part-time interns for aldermen and other city government officials with an option of gaining course credit through a new program from Northwestern's Center for Civic Engagement.Although the specifics of the program are still being developed, the center's director and SESP Prof. Dan...

Evanston weighs options in solving ongoing budget crisis

Nicole Hong

November 7, 2009


Filed under City, Local

Evanston faces a tough budget season with a projected $8 million budget deficit for the upcoming fiscal year, marking the highest budget deficit in recent memory, city officials said. "We've never faced anything like this in the last quarter century," Assistant City Manager Marty Lyons said.To balance the budg...

Evanston candidate for state representative speaks at NU

Ali Elkin

November 7, 2009


Filed under City

Eamon Kelly, one of Evanston's five hopefuls for the democratic state representative nomination, spoke Sunday at a Northwestern College Democrats meeting."I'm Eamon Kelly, and I'm here to recruit you," he said, alluding to Harvey Milk.Kelly spoke to seven students about his campaign and the issues h...

Willard school ranks 7th in state

Chris Kirk

November 7, 2009


Filed under City

The principal of a local elementary school recently ranked as one of the state's highest achieving says administrators, teachers and parents account for its success."All those factors put together make us a strong district," said Principal Shelley Carey of Willard Elementary School, 2700 Hurd Ave.The C...

Evanston Civic Center to be renamed after former mayor Morton

Ben Geier

November 6, 2009


Filed under City

A short ceremony preceding Monday's Evanston City Council meeting will formally rededicate the Evanston Civic Center as the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.The old council voted to rename the Civic Center at their final meeting in May. The vote was unanimous and part of a night of accola...

Northwestern News Network wins award for 2008 election piece

Lauren Kelleher

November 6, 2009


Filed under Local

Northwestern News Network was recognized by the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences Chicago/Midwest chapter on Wednesday night for a piece produced last year.This was the first year the Association included a collegiate category in its Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. Submissions were du...

Four file to run for 9th district seat

Chris Kirk

November 4, 2009


Filed under City

Four candidates have filed to challenge Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) in the general election for her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.Illinois's 9th Congressional District encompasses all of Evanston and some nearby municipalities. Schakowsky, who has held her seat since 1998, faces no opposition fr...

School of Law celebrates 150th anniversary

Lizzie Rivard

November 4, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived), City

From faculty who have taught for 10 years to law students still in their second year, the School of Law community has good reason to celebrate the school's 150th anniversary. In honor of the School of Law's birthday, the NU law community reflected on the institution's changes and growth, including th...

Ordinance marks progress for city

Emilia Barrosse

November 4, 2009


Filed under City

After more than three years of debate, the City Council finally passed the Green Building Ordinance last week, classifying Evanston as one of the few communities in the nation to adopt such progressive legislation, according to a city press release from Oct. 27.The ordinance, which passed with amendment...

Update: Bicycle accident near the Rock sends one to hospital

Grace Johnson

November 3, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived), City

NU faculty member taken to hospital after bicycle accidentA female Northwestern student and a female NU faculty member collided on their bicycles near the Rock Wednesday evening, police said.The student was unharmed and refused treatment, while the faculty member reported feeling pain in her head and left...

Blotter: SPAC thieves and bike-riding robbers

Grace Johnson

November 3, 2009


Filed under Crime

Two men reportedly take construction materials from SPACTwo men have repeatedly been taking scrap materials from a construction project at the Sports Pavilion and Aquatics Center, police said.A contractor working at SPAC, 2311 Campus Drive, told police that every day at 7:30 a.m., two men in an older...