The Daily Northwestern

Ex-alderman runs for Cook County Circuit Court

Chris Kirk

October 14, 2009


Filed under City

Steve Bernstein once wrote the law as an Evanston alderman. Now, he's campaigning to be the one to uphold it.The former 4th Ward alderman opened his campaign office Wednesday and is circulating petitions to be a judge of the Cook County Circuit Court. A former township assessor, Bernstein has already a...

Programs try to increase sense of community

Nathalie Tadena

October 14, 2009


Filed under City

As questions of safety in Chicago's public schools garner national interest, Evanston has improved and expanded its programs to deter youth violence, school and city officials said. Evanston Township High School has a "strong commitment" to ensuring the school's 3,000 students feel comfortable with on...

Blotter

Grace Johnson

October 14, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

Vehicle tires punctured in campus parking lotAn individual slashed a vehicle's tires in a Northwestern parking garage Wednesday night, police said.The victim, who was not affiliated with the university, found two flat tires on her 2004 Ford Expedition when she returned to the parking lot, 1847 Campus D...

Gabel hopes to capture student vote in election

Ali Elkin

October 14, 2009


Filed under City

Affordable health coverage is at the forefront of Robyn Gabel's campaign to join Illinois' state legislature."Health care is my passion," Gabel said. "We still have 14 percent of the people uninsured."Gabel announced her bid to represent the 18th state congressional district in August and is one of fi...

Costume store lets adults ‘be someone else’

Nathalie Tadena

October 14, 2009


Filed under City

Chicago's largest costume store has opened up a temporary location in Evanston, catering to students and residents who are looking for a unique Halloween get-up.The Chicago Costume Company opened its Evanston branch earlier this month at 1612 Sherman Ave., in the 10,000-square-foot space formerly occupied ...

Blotter: staff member hospitalized, locked bike stolen

October 13, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

NU staff member taken to hospitalA Northwestern staff member was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning, police said.A staff member in Information Technology, 1800 Sherman Ave., felt nauseous and vomited around 10:30 a.m., said University Police Deputy Chief Dan McAleer.An ambulance arrived, and parame...

City: Swine flu shots on the way

Adam Sege

October 13, 2009


Filed under City

Evanston still awaits word on the arrival of H1N1 vaccines, said Evonda Thomas, the city's director of health and human services."We're just in a holding pattern right now," Thomas said. "We are still waiting to hear from the state."Although no specific dates have been provided to the city, the Health...

Hundo to close in March

Nathalie Tadena

October 13, 2009


Filed under City

The 1800 Club, 1800 Sherman Ave., will close in March 2010. The bar, popularly known as "Hundo," will end its lease in the Northwestern-owned building next year, said Dale Wright, the bar's general manager.NU purchased the building, located only blocks away from campus, in 2005 and will gain complete ...

ETHS board discusses minority conference, extracurricular representation

Amie Ninh

October 12, 2009


Filed under City, Local

Issues of improving student involvement and achievement prompted discussions among board members, students and faculty at Evanston Township High School's board meeting Tuesday.Reports about extracurricular activities at ETHS and from a student conference for minorities held earlier this year both high...

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 ...

Two men rob student on bicycle, NU notifies campus by e-mail

October 11, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

A Northwestern student was robbed while riding his bike on Noyes Street early Monday morning, police said.The student was riding his bicycle near Sherman Avenue and Noyes Street around 2:15 a.m., when he saw a black sedan driving toward him with the headlights off, Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther ...