The Daily Northwestern

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...

Bike collision near the Rock

Chris Kirk

November 2, 2009


Filed under City

Updated Nov. 4, 8:10 p.m.Two bikers collided so hard that an ambulance had to take one to the hospital Wednesday evening, police at the scene said.The two bikers smashed into each other near the Rock. Paramedics had to use a stretcher to lift one into an ambulance.The ambulance lingered about 10 minutes ...

Evanston, NU foster creativity with open mic

Emilia Barrosse

November 2, 2009


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, Music

Comedians cracked jokes, poets spilled their souls and musicians blended harmonies and melodies at Kafein's open mic night Monday.Kafein, 1621 Chicago Ave., mixes coffee mugs with creative minds at its weekly open mic night. Every Monday at 9 p.m., locals gather at the coffee shop to perform in front ...

City students reclaim lot, plant garden

Grace Johnson

November 2, 2009


Filed under City

A coalition of Evanston community volunteers and students at Evanston Township High School are turning a vacant school parking lot - once a magnet for student smokers - into an organic garden.The garden, known as the Edible Acre Project, first got off the ground in August 2008 when discussions began bet...

Snow plow play

November 2, 2009


Filed under City

Nine Evanston elementary schools recently painted snow plows to match the theme "Recycle Smart: Use your Cart." The plows will be on display in front of the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave., until Friday. Residents can vote on their favorite plow online or by phone. The painted plows are easier to...

Blotter: Tires slashed, vehicle shot, harassing phone calls

Grace Johnson

November 1, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Eight taxi tires slashed by unknown subjectsAn unknown number of people slashed taxi tires during the weekend, police said.Eight tires were slashed on four vehicles in a taxi fleet stationed at 1241 Pitner Ave., Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther said.The damage occurred sometime between 9 p.m. Saturday ...

Council seeks youth leadership

Katie Park

November 1, 2009


Filed under City

They host concerts, address gangs and violence and bring students together for a city-wide summit - and they're all less than 19 years old.Evanston's Youth Council, led by the city's Youth Coordinator Sol Anderson, brings together high school students to address youth-related community issues."The Youth Council is...

Sheridan Road accident driver not to be charged with crime

Ben Geier

November 1, 2009


Filed under City

Updated Nov. 3, 8 p.m.The driver of the car that hit a Northwestern employee on Sheridan Rd. last week will not be charged with a crime, police announced yesterday.Evanston police made the determination that a crime had not been committed in consultation with the North Regional Major Crimes Task Forc...

Bill’s Blues liquor license revoked

Ali Elkin

November 1, 2009


Filed under City, Local

Updated Nov. 3, 11:36 p.m.Evanston watering hole Bill's Blues is threatened, but not yet closed forever, said Bill Gilmore, the bar's owner. The business, at 1029 Davis St., owes sales taxes to the state of Illinois, he said. Under the state's orders, the city suspended Bill's Blues' liquor license Mond...

Evanston Parking Committee uses caution for monthly rates

Dan Hill

November 1, 2009


Filed under City

Evanston's Parking Committee will wait on a decision to raise monthly fees for parking garages until it can review a Finance Department report detailing debts on the city's three parking garages.The upcoming finance report will give a timeline for debt payments. Evanston owes $38 million on the Sherm...

Evanston mayor visits capitol to clear the air

Ben Geier and Nathalie Tadena

November 1, 2009


Filed under City

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz travelled to the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield last week, lobbying the state government on behalf of Evanston.One of the purposes of the trip was to make clear the true character of Evanston to state lawmakers, according to Bobkiewicz's blog."Man...