The Daily Northwestern

Evanston residents respond to proposed budget cuts

Katie Park

January 9, 2010


Filed under Campus (Archived), Local

Nearly 50 people attended a City Council budget workshop Saturday morning to speak in support of branch libraries and public access television.At the workshop, the first to discuss the proposed budget for fiscal year 2010-11, City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz, Assistant City Manager Marty Lyons and other...

1800 Club closes before lease officially up, plans for space unknown

Nathalie Tadena

January 9, 2010


Filed under City

The 1800 Club, the bar commonly known as "Hundo" to Northwestern students, has shut its doors, said Vice President for University Relations Al Cubbage.The bar, which was housed in the NU-owned building on 1800 Sherman Ave., was vacated by its operators the first weekend of January, Cubbage said, add...

Evanston maintains strong ties to its sister city in Belize

Grace Johnson

January 9, 2010


Filed under City

Evanston's twin sister is a city in Latin America.Belize City has been the "sister city" of Evanston since 1999. Evanston aids Belize City with a flow of ideas, visits from city personnel and donations of all sorts, said former Deputy Fire Chief Samuel Hunter, liaison for the project since 1999."Bel...

Blotter: Jan. 8

Rebecca Cohen

January 6, 2010


Filed under Crime

Laptop, camera and Bluetooth stolen from Forest storage unit A laptop, a camera and a Bluetooth apparatus were stolen from a storage unit on the 900 block of Forest Avenue Thursday, police said.The owner of the electronics said he had moved them to the storage unit because of flooding, Evanston Police Cmdr...

Blotter: A roundup of crimes over winter break

Grace Johnson

January 3, 2010


Filed under Crime

View Blotter 1/5 in a larger mapEvanston resident, dog rescued from NU Retention PondA female Evanston resident and her dog fell through the ice into the Northwestern Retention Pond early Sunday morning, Evanston fire officials said.A bystander reported the incident using a blue-light emergency call box, according to the city's press release.Firefighters found the woman and her golden retriever submerged 40 feet from shore, according to the relea...

Blotter: Jan. 6

Grace Johnson

January 3, 2010


Filed under Crime

View Blotter 1/6 in a larger mapPolice thwart potential dispute between NU employee, wifeThe wife of a Northwestern employee made threats to her husband's female co-worker Monday, police said.The suspect, who has been diagnosed with psychological problems, falsely believed her husband and the woman to be in a romantic relationship, University Police Deputy Chief Daniel McAleer said.When the suspect was on her way to confront the victim at Facilities Mana...

Homeless for the Holidays

Dan Hill

November 30, 2009


Filed under City

Around a wooden table in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church, 1427 Chicago Ave., sat a bedraggled group of Evanston's homeless, enjoying one another's company.Seated at the table were a woman struggling with her application for low-income housing, a beggar who had been heckled by a man in ...

Injured Chicago cop waits to go home

Emilia Barrosse

November 22, 2009


Filed under City

Chicago police officer Densey Cole was responding to a call the morning of May 27 when a car crossed the median and crashed into his vehicle, said Jim McMahon, a retired Chicago fireman and friend of Cole. Cole was immobile when a man came up to him, pushed him over and stole his gun and his wallet. Co...

Candidates tap student support

Nathalie Tadena

November 22, 2009


Filed under City

The five democratic candidates vying to represent the 18th District in the Illinois General Assembly encouraged Northwestern students to become engaged in local politics during a forum Monday evening held at Norris University Center.Candidates Patrick Keenan-Devlin, Robyn Gabel, Jeff Smith, Eamon Kel...

A Loose History of Evanston’

Dan Hill

November 22, 2009


Filed under City

Evanston Township High School graduate Theodore Boggs gave his city a colorful history lesson in 2002. After several graffiti designs on a retaining wall in the parking lot on the northeast side of the intersection of Emerson St and Green Bay Rd were defaced, Boggs submitted plans for the current wo...

Gitmo detainees face Illinois move

Nicole Hong

November 22, 2009


Filed under City

Detainees from the U.S. military detention facility in Guantanamo Bay may be transferred to a prison in rural Illinois approximately 160 miles west of Evanston, a White House official announced Nov. 14.The Obama administration has been discussing a proposal with Illinois legislators to buy an unused...