The Daily Northwestern

Evanston’s reduction in crime might be misleading

Chris Kirk

October 11, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Although Evanston authorities attribute this year's reduction in reported crime to new technology and tactics, the ebb and flow of criminal activity may be responsible for the plummet in reported crime.Compared to last year, about 17 percent fewer crimes have been reported through September, according...

Wildcat Express extends hours, menu options for delivery

Olivia Wainhouse

October 11, 2009


Filed under Campus (Archived), Local

Students craving Burger King, Jamba Juice and Panera simultaneously can once again use the student-run company, Wildcat Express Delivery.Wildcat Express Delivery, the only student-run company at Northwestern that delivers food from restaurants in Evanston to students, has returned for its second year.The ...

Marathon runners brave cold weather for good cause

Ali Elkin

October 10, 2009


Filed under City

As the runners warmed to the morning's frigid weather, they began quickly shedding their outer layers - as Sunday's Chicago Marathon got underway, various articles of clothing could be seen sailing through the air.Before the race, McCormick sophomore Alvin Tan, of Singapore, said the stray clothing ...

Local cafe hosts benefit for nationwide prisoners literature fund

Amie Ninh

October 10, 2009


Filed under City

Straight from jail cells nationwide, the struggle of prisoners was brought to the forefront of the Evanston community Sunday.The Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund, a national nonprofit organization that fulfills requests from U.S. prisoners for revolutionary reading material, garnered support f...

Evanston, NU look to future

Nicole Hong

October 7, 2009


Filed under City

It began with a batch of cookies.In late August, Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl decided to welcome University President Morton O. Schapiro and his family by giving them cookies she baked with her grandchildren. She planned to drop them off at Schapiro's house, but he insisted on meeting with Tisdahl p...

Police Blotter

Grace Johnson

October 7, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

WildCARD machine damaged in BobbA Community Service Officer reported an incident of property damage Wednesday evening, police said.The female CSO, who was working in Bobb Hall, 2305 Sheridan Road, noticed a damaged cash-to-card machine in the front lobby, said University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer.T...

Nonprofit combines art, therapy

Amie Ninh

October 7, 2009


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

Anyone can do art, or at least that's the philosophy the Open Studio Project and its founder Dayna Block adhere to. Block and two other Chicago-area art therapists first opened the studio, now located at 903 Sherman Ave., in 1991 in Chicago with goals to make art and be of service to the community. The nonpr...

AH! initiative to target NU, locals alike

Erin Kim

October 7, 2009


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

The city of Evanston and the state of Illinois are working together to bring AH! moments to city residents and students throughout the month of October.Evanston's Arts and Humanities Month, part of both a statewide initiative titled "AH!" and a national campaign to encourage cultural activities and educa...

Chicago artists connect creativity, technology

Katie Park

October 7, 2009


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City

From paper-making demonstrations at a community garden to paintings based on viral videos, Chicago is crowded with public art projects this month.Chicago Artists Month, hosted by Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs, will highlight the city's visual art community with a series of programs throughou...

Project to showcase Evanston women in history

Grace Johnson

October 6, 2009


Filed under City

A two-year effort to research and display the history of influential women in Evanston is ready to be unveiled at the Evanston History Center next year.The Evanston Women's History Project is a collaborative, multifaceted endeavor to build curriculum, increase tourism and receive a federal designati...

Albright advises “balance” for Obama’s foreign policy efforts

Nathalie Tadena

October 6, 2009


Filed under City, National

In meeting with foreign leaders, former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright utilized a unique negotiating tool - her jewelry."As a tool of foreign policy, a pin is not in the same league as a landmark peace agreement or a major commitment to foreign aid, but I do believe the right symbol at the ri...

Evanston roller rink plans develop

Sara Grossbarth

October 6, 2009


Filed under City

It's a Friday afternoon, and school's out for the weekend. Where will Evanston's youth be tonight? If Timothy Barfield is able to "turn a dream into a reality," they'll be skating around a brand new roller rink.Barfield, a transportation coordinator at New Trier Township High School in Winnetka, Ill...