The Daily Northwestern

Biss beats Farkas in landslide victory for state Senate seat

Manuel Rapada and Jia You

November 7, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Skokie) beat Republican challenger Glenn Farkas by a nearly two-to-one margin Tuesday for the 9th District Illinois state senate seat to be vacated by retiring state senator Jeffrey Schoenberg. A...

State lawmakers address pensions at local discussion

Amanda Gilbert, Reporter

October 31, 2012

Filed under City, Politics, State

Two Illinois state lawmakers met with constituents Tuesday for a discussion on health care and pension reform. About 20 people attended the discussion led by State Rep. Daniel Biss (D-Skokie) and State Rep. Robyn Gabel (D-Evanston)...

Pensions, mental health services dominate Evanston budget discussion

Jia You, Reporter

October 30, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Members of the Evanston City Council discussed potential allocations for pension debt repayment and mental health services during Monday night’s presentation on the proposed 2013 budget. City manager Wally Bobkiewicz and...

Illinois to vote on pension-related constitutional amendment

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 26, 2012

Filed under City, Politics, State

Illinois voters will decide in less than two weeks the future of a proposed amendment to the state constition regarding the threshold needed to pass pension increases. The amendment, HJRCA 49, would require a three-fifths...

Approved visitors center to reflect city, community suggestions

Ina Yang, Reporter

October 24, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

After lengthy negotiations and collaborative planning between Evanston and Northwestern, the approved visitors center construction plan now reflects the needs of both while following city codes and regulations. Throughout the...

Evanston City Council overturns ruling against Northwestern construction plans

Rachel Janik, Reporter

October 23, 2012

Filed under City, Local, Politics

Evanston aldermen voted Monday to ignore the Preservation Commission’s recommendation and grant Northwestern’s appeal to proceed with plans to construct a new visitors center on Sheridan Road. The 6-2 vote came after ...

Evanston moves to dismiss Chicago food truck’s lawsuit

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

October 17, 2012

Filed under Business, City, Local, Politics

The legal conflict between a Chicago-based food truck and Evanston escalated recently when the city moved to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the vendor. Beavers Coffee and Donuts is protesting an Evanston ordinance that says mobile...