The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: Fog machine sets of Shepard fire alarm; Police think string of burglaries are related

Katie Park

October 27, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Fog machine sets off Shepard fire alarmA fog machine at a student party set off the fire alarm in Shepard Residential College Tuesday, police said.Police responded to a fire alarm at Shepard, 626 University Place, at 9:35 p.m. Tuesday, University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer said. Police determin...

Even with fare hike, U-Passes unlikely for NU

Ali Elkin

October 27, 2009


Filed under City

U-Passes are unlikely to be on the horizon for Northwestern students, who will soon have to pay 75 cents more for each El trip.In recent years, the Associated Student Government has looked into obtaining the pre-paid, unlimited Chicago Transit Authority cards, said Samir Pendse, Associated Student G...

Food drive extended as more need assistance

Adam Sege

October 27, 2009


Filed under City

The tall cardboard box next to the information desk at Evanston's main library is nearly filled. Inside, cans of clam chowder, collard greens, and spaghetti and meatballs pile on top of two-liter soda bottles.Evanston residents have donated the non-perishables as part of the United Way of the North Sho...

Other Evanstonians running for county/township office

Chris Kirk

October 27, 2009


Filed under City

Larry Suffredin for Cook County CommissionerCook County Commission Larry Suffredin filed petitions for re-election.Suffredin used to serve as Evanston's lobbyist.If re-elected, Suffredin will serve four more years on the Cook County Board of Commissioners, which sets policies and laws regarding publi...

Ousted city assessor runs for Cook County position

Chris Kirk

October 27, 2009


Filed under City

Evanston Township Assessor Sharon Eckersall, known for her continual conflicts with the City Council, filed as a Republican candidate for Cook County assessor Monday.If elected, Eckersall will guide the reassessment of property in Evanston and other northern suburbs in 2010."There is so much turmoil ...

Security alert e-mail delayed because of glitch in system

Katie Park

October 27, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Eighteen hours after a reported sexual assault on a Northwestern student was deemed "not a bona fide case," University officials informed the NU community with a security alert e-mail.The delay in the e-mail alert was due to a glitch in the University's bulk e-mail system, said University Spokesman Al Cubbag...

Blotter: Juveniles suspected of damaging house

Grace Johnson

October 26, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Evanston resident's home damaged by suspected juvenilesAn Evanston resident reported damage to her house and vehicle Monday, police said.The woman heard a loud noise at 9 p.m. Sunday night and her dog started barking, but she did not investigate further, Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther said.Monday mo...

Evanston Mayor, city manager travel to lobby DC, Springfield

Nathalie Tadena

October 26, 2009


Filed under City

A week after visiting federal legislators in Washington, D.C., Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and City Manager Wally Bobkiewicz plan to discuss community concerns with state legislators during a trip to Springfield on Wednesday.The two trips, funded by taxpayer money, are meant to lobby for state and...

LIFT volunteers lend hand to low-income residents

Nathalie Tadena

October 25, 2009


Filed under City

National Student Partnerships, a nonprofit organization staffed primarily by Northwestern volunteers, now operates under a new name and a new location. Re-branded as LIFT earlier this year, the local Evanston branch continues to work with student advocates to provide a wide range of services to low-income re...

Sexual assault of student determined ‘not a bona fide incident’

Grace Johnson

October 25, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Updated Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m.The sexual assault of a Northwestern student reported Tuesday was determined "not a bona fide incident," said Sargeant Antoinette Ursitti of the Chicago Police Department.The student reported she was followed onto the CTA at the Addison stop on the Red line, and then forced ...

NU takes action in Wash U profiling

Ali Elkin and Ali Elkin

October 25, 2009


Filed under City

Correction appended.ST. LOUIS - After six black classmates were denied entry to a Chicago bar during a senior class trip earlier this month, their fellow students decided to take action.About 400 Washington University in St. Louis students held a town hall meeting to discuss actions they will take in...

Council passes piece-meal version of green ordinance

Emilia Barrosse and Nathalie Tadena and Emilia Barrosse and Nathalie Tadena

October 25, 2009


Filed under City

After several delayed votes, the Evanston City Council passed a piece-meal version of the Evanston Green Ordinance at Monday's city council meeting. Under the ordinance, all new buildings in Evanston will be required to attain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating in an effort to re...