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Split Preservation Commission vote puts North Campus garage plan on hold

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

January 16, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics

An Evanston Preservation Commission stalemate Tuesday night has Northwestern officials in a waiting period with plans to begin constructing the first of several buildings in the proposed North Campus athletic complex. NU received...

New Illinois law prohibits employers from seeing applicants’ social networking sites

Olga Gonzalez Latapi, Reporter

January 11, 2013

Filed under City, Politics, State

An Illinois law that went into effect Jan. 1 prohibits employers from asking for access to a job applicant’s social networking accounts. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the bill, which was sponsored by state Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago),...

Illinois House passes bill to allow driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

January 10, 2013

Filed under City, Local, Politics, State

The passage of Senate Bill 957 on Tuesday will likely make Illinois the next state to grant undocumented immigrants the right to driver’s licenses. State officials estimate that as many as 250,000 Illinois residents could...

While you were on break: the local, state and national news you missed

Edward Cox, Manuel Rapada, and Jia You

January 7, 2013

Filed under City, Crime, Local, National, Politics, State

Dec. 15: Evanston hosts gun buyback program Evanston residents turned in 45 firearms during a gun buyback program Dec. 15, the day after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. The program came weeks after its chief organizer,...

Illinois Senate inches forward on same-sex marriage

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor

January 6, 2013

Filed under City, Politics, State

A legislative battle over same-sex marriage has attracted strange bedfellows in President Barack Obama and Illinois GOP chairman Pat Brady, which has North Shore supporters cautiously optimistic that Illinois may become the 10th...