The Daily Northwestern

Boocoo cafe attracts political set

Katie Park

October 21, 2009


Filed under City

A vibrant mural of booming speakers and a crowd of singers lines the walls of Boocoo Cultural Center and Café, representing two of the founding values of the center: art and music. But a separate wall devoted to flyers for protests, campaigns and volunteering indicates the hub for political activity ...

Evanston Police oversight board highlights citizen complaints

Ali Elkin

October 20, 2009


Filed under City

Complaints against Evanston's police officers have been reviewed by the Evanston Citizen Police Advisory committee for almost a year now, drawing mixed responses from residents. The committee is comprised of residents from each ward in the city and meets once a month. Members go through every complaint...

Moran returns from retirement for state legislature run

Emilia Barrosse

October 20, 2009


Filed under City

After serving the city of Evanston for 18 years as an alderman , Edmund Moran has decided to return from retirement and run for state representative. Moran is one of five candidates who will be competing for the democratic ticket in February's primary election. The general election is in November 2010.Mora...

Blotter

Grace Johnson

October 19, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Student reports several threatening e-mails, callsA male Northwestern student reported an incident of harassment, police said.The student, a resident of Communications Residential College, 1855 Sheridan Rd., received more than 30 threatening e-mails, text messages and phone calls, said Dan McAleer, un...

Blotter: Suspicious man arrested, student seizure, stamps stolen

Katie Park

October 19, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Suspicious man seen, arrested near SeaburyA suspicious man caught trespassing on Northwestern's campus was arrested Monday, police said.An NU student saw the man at the Seabury-Western Theological Seminary , 2122 Sheridan Rd., around 5:55 p.m. Monday, said University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer. ...

Local composer turns people-watching into art

Nicole Hong

October 19, 2009


Filed under City

Steve Rashid, an Emmy-nominated composer and music producer, has written music for shows on the History Channel, Animal Planet and A&E, among many other television channels.One day in the middle of January, though, the 52-year-old ran out of ideas. He sat in Unicorn Cafe, 1723 Sherman Ave., trying to...

Council implements hiring freeze on city positions

Ali Elkin

October 18, 2009


Filed under City

After an economically sobering year, the city council's budget workshop Monday focused on scrimping, saving and thinking realistically about projected revenue.In his presentation to the city council, Marty Lyons, the city's finance director, made suggestions for where Evanston can look to save in the co...

Student robbed near campus, second in one-week period

Katie Park

October 18, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

A Northwestern student was robbed while walking on Foster Street on Sunday evening, according to an e-mail from University officials.According to the e-mail, the student was on the 800 block of Foster Street around 7:55 p.m. when a black woman in her late teens or early 20s approached her, stepped o...

Blotter

Katie Park

October 18, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Possible connection in three battery casesThree incidents of battery that occurred Friday night may be connected, police said.A man was walking toward the corner of Chicago Avenue and Clark Street around 8:30 p.m. when a group of about four men approached him and punched him in the jaw, said Evanston ...

Evanston Green Ordinance deferred again

Emilia Barrosse and Emilia Barrosse

October 17, 2009


Filed under City

After once again deferring the passage of the Evanston Green Ordinance, the City Council is still finalizing the ins and outs of an ordinance that has been in the works for three years.The ordinance requires all new buildings and construction sites in Evanston to attain a LEED (Leadership in Energy an...

City manager goes digital to reach out to Evanston

Katie Park

October 17, 2009


Filed under City

For Wally Bobkiewicz, communication is the name of the game.Bobkiewicz, who began his post as Evanston's new city manager in August, is responsible for starting and maintaining the new City of Evanston blog as well as Evanston's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channel. "I want to make sure that any re...

Jacky’s Bistro opens with new philosophy

Nisha Chandran

October 17, 2009


Filed under City

Evanston residents flocked to Jacky's On Prairie last week for the restaurant's grand re-opening under new management, on more than "blind faith."Formerly known as Jacky's Bistro, the restaurant reopened after a three-month shut down by the same team behind Evanston's Blind Faith Café.Jacky's is still based o...