The Daily Northwestern

Blotter: Tech streakers, drunk student, store robbed at gunpoint

October 25, 2009


Filed under City

6 painted men streak past Tech, 1 vomitsSix men ran without any clothes past the Technological Institute on Friday afternoon, police said.Officers on patrol saw the six men, five of whom were Northwestern students, run onto Tech Drive around 4:40 p.m. Friday, said University Police Deputy Chief Dan Mc...

Evanston Public Library exhibit features famous book illustrators

Grace Johnson and Grace Johnson

October 24, 2009


Filed under City

An international exhibit featuring children's book illustrations allows readers to come to their own conclusions at the Evanston Public Library. The exhibit, "An Imaginary Library: Children's Books That Don't Exist (Yet)" opened Oct. 9 at the Evanston Public Library, 1703 Orrington A...

City offers free holiday parking downtown

Grace Johnson

October 24, 2009


Filed under City

Free parking for the holiday season in several garages near downtown Evanston was approved Oct. 12 by the Evanston City Council.The parking promotion, which also took place last year, was approved again for a variety of reasons, said Martin Lyons, assistant city manager."It's partly because it was s...

Two-year sexual assault case closed

Grace Johnson

October 24, 2009


Filed under City

The Evanston man responsible for sexually assaulting a Northwestern student in 2007 was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week, more than two years after the incident took place. Darryl Preston, 26, pled guilty to two felony counts of sexual assault, according to the Cook County Circuit Court. Pr...

Evanston man sentenced to 30 years in jail for rape of NU student

Katie Park

October 21, 2009


Filed under City, Crime

An Evanston man who sexually assaulted a Northwestern student two years ago was sentenced to 30 years in prison Monday.Darryl Preston, 26, pled guilty to two felony counts of sexual assault, according to the Cook County Circuit Court.Preston allegedly approached a 22-year-old NU student as she was enter...

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 ...

Blotter: Dog reported stolen

Grace Johnson

October 21, 2009


Filed under City

An Evanston resident reported his dog stolen Monday, police said.The dog, "Deacon," is a six-month-old black labrador-shepherd mix, said Evanston Police Cmdr. Tom Guenther.The owner heard the dog barking, only to go outside and find the dog gone with its collar broken, Guenther said.Although there are no witnesses ...

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...

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...

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...

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...