The Daily Northwestern

Nominations underway for city’s annual volunteer award

Jia You

February 5, 2012


Filed under Local, Politics

Nominations underway for city's annual volunteer award The City of Evanston is now accepting nominations for its annual Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award. The City of Evanston, Northwestern University, Evanston Township High School and the Evanston Community Foundation jointly sponsor the award to reco...

Peapod grocery delivery service serves Northwestern students

Audrey Cheng

February 5, 2012


Filed under Local, State

After moving into her own apartment this year, Communication junior Sarah Lowe ran into a problem many off-campus students share: buying groceries. "Over the summer, I tried to take the school shuttle to go to (Jewel-Osco), but it always seemed unreliable on the way back," Lowe said. "I would still hav...

Prop 8 ruled unconstitutional

Stephanie Haines

February 5, 2012


Filed under Campus (Archived), Politics

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled California's prohibition of same-sex marriage unconstitutional Tuesday, likely driving the case to the Supreme Court. Members of the Northwestern community said this decision, though restricted to one state, is an important step in the gay rights movement. "The ...

Schakowsky stands with Planned Parenthood in Komen controversy

Kris Anne Bonifacio and Marshall Cohen

February 3, 2012


Filed under Local, State

Just three days after Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced it would cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, CEO Nancy Brinker said Friday the decision had been reversed. Komen, one of the nation's leading breast cancer organizations, donates about $700,000 to Planned Parenthood annually. U.S. Rep. Ja...

Evanston resident one of 5 to video chat with Obama

Audrey Cheng

February 3, 2012


Filed under Local, State

Most people can't say they have video chatted with President Barack Obama before. Now one Evanston mom can. Christine Wolf, 43, was one of five Americans chosen to ask Obama a question Monday in a Google+ video chat called a "hangout." Lasting about 50 minutes, the hangout was the first one publicly bro...

Members of Illinois DREAM Fund Commission announced at immigration summit

Oliver Ortega

February 3, 2012


Filed under Local, State

A group of Northwestern students and Evanston residents attended the second annual Illinois Immigrant Integration Summit on Saturday, during which Governor Pat Quinn announced the members of the Illinois DREAM Fund Commission. The summit, held at Malcolm X College, 1900 W. Van Buren St. in Chicago, ...

Evanston company promotes inclusion for the disabled

Alexandria Johnson

February 3, 2012


Filed under Business, Local

As a college student at the University of Kansas, Evanston native Patrick Hughes first developed an interest in helping the disabled. Now, Hughes is running his own Evanston-based company devoted to improving the population's inclusion in communities throughout the nation. Inclusion Solutions, LLC, prov...

Evanston bars react to The Keg’s closing

Marshall Cohen

February 3, 2012


Filed under Business, Local

One week after The Keg of Evanston lost its liquor license, several local bar owners are taking steps to ensure they won't follow down the same path as the now-defunct student hotspot. Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl decided Jan. 30 to revoke the liquor license of The Keg of Evanston, 810 Grove St...

Evanston filmmaker examines women’s rights in China

Susan Du

January 31, 2012


Filed under Local

Evanston resident May Tchao is a filmmaker whose current project, "Rise of the Phoenix," casts the issue of women's rights in China in the context of the country's rapid progress in recent years. Born in China, Tchao immigrated to the U.S. as a student and had a career in the advertising industry until she gave it up to pursu...

Northwestern and Beck’s hold book drive for District 65

Stephanie Yang

January 31, 2012


Filed under Business, Campus (Archived), Local, Politics

Northwestern partnered with Beck's Book Store and Foundation 65 for the first time to host a book drive at Thursday's men's basketball game against Nebraska. The donated books will go to students in the District 65 school district in Evanston and Skokie. Wildcats fans had the opportunity to donate a ...

Community Cafe brings together Evanston, NU women to tackle gender issues

Amanda Gilbert

January 31, 2012


Filed under Campus (Archived), Local, Politics

The Evanston/North Shore YWCA and the Northwestern Women's Center sponsored a Community Cafe lunch for women to meet and discuss women's issues on campus in Parkes Hall on Thursday. The event was one in a series of city-wide conversations the YWCA, a nonprofit women's support organization, will host...

Evanston to respond to Veolia lawsuit next week

Chelsea Corbin

January 31, 2012


Filed under City, Local

Evanston will respond within a week to allegations that it imposes burdensome regulations on waste management company Veolia, city spokesperson Eric Palmer told The Daily on Thursday. In a complaint filed Dec. 5, Veolia claimed unlawful pressures from the city to remove its transfer station at 1711 Church S...