The Daily Northwestern

Tisdahl lobbies for storm response legislation in Springfield

Marshall Cohen

October 26, 2011

Filed under City, State

Evanston mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl joined other northwest suburban mayors and council members Wednesday on a trip to Springfield to lobby for better storm response from electric company Commonwealth Edison. Tisdahl and other re...

Metra officials’ visit pinpoint transportation issues

Alexandria Johnson

October 23, 2011

Filed under Local, State

Metra officials, including new executive director Alex Clifford, met with Evanston community leaders to discuss the state of the city's commuter rail lines Friday. Clifford joined Union Pacific spokesman Wes Lujahn, city manager Wally B...

Emanuel declares Northwestern’s Center for Public Safety Day on Sunday

Stephanie Haines

October 22, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), State

Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, a worldwide traffic safety and police management institute, celebrated its 75th anniversary Sunday. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel named Oct. 23 as ...

Schakowsky praises Obama war announcement

Kimberly Railey

October 22, 2011

Filed under State

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) praised President Barack Obama's announcement Friday that all U.S. troops will return home from Iraq by the end of December, effectively ending the nearly nine-year war. "While I believe that we must still...

Extreme weather causes power outages, warnings for Chicagoland

Chris Meyer

October 18, 2011

Filed under Administration, Campus (Archived), Science & Technology, State

Severe weather conditions swept through Evanston on Wednesday, causing power outages and prompting University officials to cancel outdoor athletic events and alter shuttle schedules. "Members of the Northwestern University community...

No CTA fee hikes, service changes in 2012 under union agreement

Kimberly Railey

October 18, 2011

Filed under Local, State

Chicago Transit Authority riders won't experience any fare increases or service cuts in 2012 - as long as the CTA secures agreement from its unions to concede to millions of dollars in work rule changes. Of the agency's $277 mill...

Medill graduate to spend month at Museum of Science and Industry

Michele Corriston

October 16, 2011

Filed under Academic, Alumni, Campus (Archived), State

A Northwestern graduate won the chance to live in the Museum of Science and Industry for a month. Kevin Byrne (Medill '10) is the second former NU student to win the Month at the Museum Contest, which invites participants to e...

Evanston Day brings Chicago Humanities Festival to Northwestern campus

Joseph Diebold

October 15, 2011

Filed under Academic, Campus (Archived), State

The annual Chicago Humanities Festival kicked off Sunday with a little more Northwestern presence than usual. For the first time in its 22-year history, the festival began with Evanston Day, a series of seven events throughou...

Blagojevich guilty on 17 of 20 corruption charges

Rebecca Cohen

June 25, 2011

Filed under City, State

Rod Blagojevich became the fourth recent Illinois governor convicted of felonies Monday when a federal jury found him guilty on 17 out of 20 corruption charges. After 10 days of deliberation, the jury convicted him of wire f...