The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: April 21

Emilia Barrosse

April 18, 2010


Filed under Crime

Alumnus calls repeatedly, leaves angry messages for Alumni Relations OfficeA Northwestern alumnus called the Office of Alumni Relations and Development several times Monday and left profane and angry messages, police said.In the messages, the man complained about the education he received at NU, said...

New district representative, Evanston resident accepts seat

Emilia Barrosse

April 17, 2010


Filed under City

Evanston resident Robyn Gabel will head to Springfield early, since the Democratic party elected her Sunday to replace Julie Hamos as 18th District state representative.Gabel, an Evanston resident who won the Democratic primary for Hamos' seat in February, hopes to collaborate with her predecessor to implem...

City uses Web to promote eco-consciousness

Katie Park

April 14, 2010


Filed under City

Evanston residents interested in going green can contribute to the city's sustainability efforts with just a few clicks of a mouse.The city offers sustainability resources on its Web site as a way of making the Evanston Climate Action Plan more accessible to residents, said Sustainable Programs Coordinat...

Unemployment continues to plague Evanston, nation

Grace Johnson

April 14, 2010


Filed under City

Gone are the days when long lines of unemployed Evanston residents twisted out the door of the city's unemployment services center, but officials say the city's unemployment rate remains high.In recent months, fewer are claiming unemployment for their first time at the workNet Center, 1615 Oak Ave.,...

Evanston targets minorities in census outreach efforts

Alex Rudansky

April 14, 2010


Filed under City

As the drive continues to count every Evanston resident for the 2010 U.S. census, officials are working to increase participation among the city's Hispanic and Haitian communities.Sixty percent of minority households in Evanston have completed the census, said City Planner Craig Sklenar, who is the ac...

Blotter: April 16

Rebecca Cohen

April 14, 2010


Filed under Crime

Boys wreak havoc with fire extinguisher, break windowFive youths sprayed a fire extinguisher around the laundry room of an Evanston apartment building and broke a window Tuesday, police said.A resident of the building on the 1300 block of Brummel Street saw the boys, who she said looked about 13 year...

Evanston receives Tree City USA award for 26th year

Erin Kim

April 14, 2010


Filed under City

For the 26th year in a row, the City of Evanston has received the Tree City USA award.The award, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, goes to any city that meets the organization's requirements: There must be a tree board or department, a tree care ordinance giving the board authority must be in pla...

City Council puts finances first in windmill consideration

Rebecca Cohen

April 14, 2010


Filed under Local

As Evanston examines the logistics of building a wind farm in Lake Michigan, city officials say they are eager to learn more about the project's potential economic impact.The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday in favor of the Office of Sustainability issuing a "Request for Information" about how...

City’s Eco-Garage Sale allows rummage items a ‘second life’

Brittney Wong

April 14, 2010


Filed under City

The Evanston Ecology Center is hosting its annual rummage sale, Eco-Garage, on Saturday.The event aims to promote recycling as well as raise funds for the center's animal care program."One of the purposes of the event is to reinforce the idea of reusing and re-purposing items," said Karen Taira, an ...

Council praises benefits of Lake Michigan wind farm

Brittney Wong

April 12, 2010


Filed under City

Evanston should look into building a wind farm in Lake Michigan, the city council agreed at its meeting Tuesday night.In a unanimous vote, the council asked the Office of Sustainability to submit a Request for Information about the possible project. The RFI would gather information and make developer...

Local Olympic skater glides into history as council dubs April ‘Shani Davis Month’

Katie Park

April 12, 2010


Filed under City

Evanston's City Council declared April 2010 to be Shani Davis Month at its meeting Tuesday.Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl first announced Shani Davis Month during a celebration for Davis on March 18, and the council on Tuesday made it official.Davis, an Olympic speed skater raised on the South Side of Chicago,...

Blotter: April 12

S.K. Dachowitz

April 10, 2010


Filed under Crime

Laptop stolen from D65 elementary classroomSomeone stole a laptop from an unattended elementary school classroom Tuesday, police said.A teacher from Oakton Elementary School, 436 Ridge Ave., discovered at 8 a.m. Wednesday that a laptop belonging to Evanston/Skokie School District 65 was missing, said Eva...