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City to create new committee for rental license proposal

Marshall Cohen

November 27

Filed under City, Politics

The Evanston City Council unanimously voted Monday night to create a mayoral-appointed committee to consider the proposed rental licensing law. The proposal to be studied would require all landlords in Evanston to apply for a r...

Evanston150 unveils top 10 ideas for city’s future

Joseph Diebold

November 9

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The dress code blended communal celebration with manual labor Thursday as about 300 community members gathered at Evanston's Levy Senior Center to celebrate the unveiling of Evanston150's top-10 ideas for the City's future. Among the winners are a numb...

Evanston150 reveals selection jury members

Patrick Svitek

November 9

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The 21 members comprising the Evanston150 selection jury - publicly unknown up until Thursday's top 10 ideas announcement - represent at least a dozen local organizations ranging from District 65 schools to arts advocacy groups. The ...

Three students attend community forum despite more publicity

Kimberly Railey

November 8

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Politics

Despite extensive efforts to publicize this quarter's Community Conversations event, only two Northwestern students joined one Associated Student Government representative and about 12 Evanston residents at Seabury Hall on Wednesday night. D...

Sincerely, America seeks signatures for ‘Brothel law’ petition

Meghan Morris and Paulina Firozi

November 8

Filed under Campus (Archived), Greek, Politics

Members of Sincerely, America set up eight tents near the Rock on Tuesday night to work to repeal the ‘brothel law,' the Evanston zoning ordinance that prohibits more than three unrelated people from living together. Organizers handed ou...

Brothel’ FOIA request denied by city

Marshall Cohen

November 2

Filed under City, Politics

City Clerk Rodney Greene said Thursday the city might have acted "fraudulently" by denying a Freedom of Information Act request for a list of all residences under investigation of building code violations. The request asked the...

UMass professor discusses history, effectiveness of brothel law

Audrey Cheng

November 1

Filed under City, Politics

The North Shore-Barrington Association of Realtors turned to an unlikely ally in fighting Evanston's controversial brothel law on Wednesday night: an academic from almost 1,000 miles away. Ellen Pader, professor of regional planning a...

Town hall on over-occupancy, off-campus safety sparsely attended

Safiya Merchant

October 16

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Politics

About 13 students attended a quiet town hall meeting at Norris University Center on Monday night, a different scene from January's so-called "brothel law" town hall meeting which attracted 500 students, many of whom angrily de...

Mayor Tisdahl teaches leadership skills to NU women

Joseph Diebold

October 12

Filed under Alumni, Campus (Archived), Local, Politics

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl spoke at the Allen Center on Thursday about her experience as a female leader, as well as discussing hot-topic issues like town-gown relations. The lecture was part of ANUW's annual fall brea...

Bin Laden’s death a huge boost to Obama’s 2012 campaign

Tom Meyer

May 1

Filed under Online Exclusive, Politics

In the aftermath of the stunning news that American forces had killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan Sunday, people filled the streets to celebrate the news. Yet if there was one man who should have been celebrating ...

Cohen: Yemen’s power struggle highlights American exceptionalism

Marshall Cohen

April 23

Filed under Multimedia, Online Exclusive, Politics

After months of protests in Yemen, President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed Monday to step down within the next 30 days as part of a deal negotiated by the Gulf Cooperation Council. The details of the plan include a transfer of power from ...

Protess on spring leave of absence from NU, Medill Innocence Project

Katherine Driessen and Brian Rosenthal

March 27

Filed under Politics

Two weeks after being told he will not be allowed to teach his Investigative Journalism class in the spring, 29-year Medill Prof. David Protess announced Tuesday he will take a leave of absence from Northwestern for the quarter...