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Jeff Smith endorses Mark Tendam for mayor

Jeff Smith endorses Mark Tendam for mayor

Rishika Dugyala, Reporter
March 24
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Former mayoral candidate Jeff Smith endorsed Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) on Thursday ahead of the April 4 general election. Smith became the second former candidate to do so, joining Gary Gaspard — a former Evanston Township supervisor and mayoral contender — who declared his support for Tendam just...

Linda Larkin named executive director of Evanston Chamber of Commerce

Syd Stone, Reporter
March 23
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The Evanston Chamber of Commerce publicly named Linda Larkin as executive director on Wednesday, according to a news release. Larkin has been a chamber member for 12 years and has lived in Evanston her whole life. She is the owner and co-founder of Lawrence Communications, Inc., an advertising and...

Furious Spoon ramen shop to open in Evanston

Furious Spoon ramen shop to open in Evanston

David Fishman, City Editor
March 23
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Chef Shin Thompson, a former Evanston resident who is bringing his ramen joint to the city’s burgeoning restaurant scene. Chicago-based ramen shop Furious Spoon will open at 1700 Maple Ave., the former space of Red Robin Burger Works, this fall. The 2,000 square...

D65 school board members introduce contingency plan in case referendum does not pass

D65 school board members introduce contingency plan in case referendum does not pass

Mariana Alfaro, Print Managing Editor
March 23
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Although District 65 leaders hope voters pass a $14.5 million property tax referendum next month to prevent teacher layoffs and budget cuts for extracurricular and science programs, the district's school board passed a contingency plan Monday in case the referendum does not pass. The contingency plan...

University confirms all Northwestern students in London are safe following terror attack

University confirms all Northwestern students in London are safe following terror attack

Allyson Chiu, Campus Editor
March 22
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Stories

All Northwestern students studying abroad in London are safe following Wednesday’s terror attack in Westminster, which left at least five dead and 40 wounded, a University administrator said. None of the 47 Northwestern students currently studying in London were near Westminster Bridge or Parliament...

State Sen. Daniel Biss holds meet and greet to kick off gubernatorial campaign

State Sen. Daniel Biss holds meet and greet to kick off gubernatorial campaign

Ryan Wangman, Reporter
March 21
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) took a step in his gubernatorial campaign toward building “a movement of people” Tuesday morning, holding a meet and greet with commuters at Evanston’s Main Street Metra station. Biss launched his campaign for governor on Monday, citing a need to “take the state back” from billionaires and “machine politicians.” On Tuesday, B...

Gary Gaspard endorses Mark Tendam for mayor

Gary Gaspard endorses Mark Tendam for mayor

Ryan Wangman, Reporter
March 20
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Former mayoral candidate Gary Gaspard took to Twitter on Saturday to endorse Ald. Mark Tendam (6th) for mayor. Gaspard, a former Evanston Township supervisor, saw his own mayoral campaign cut short after he came in last of the five primary candidates with about 3.5 percent of the vote. Gaspard, a Ha...

State Sen. Daniel Biss launches campaign for governor

State Sen. Daniel Biss launches campaign for governor

David Fishman, City Editor
March 20
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, State, Top Stories

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) launched his campaign for governor Monday, positioning himself as a progressive who will make Illinois a “beacon of hope” and fight the new president’s policies tooth and nail. “We have a broken political system … but it doesn’t have to be that way,”...

Men’s Basketball: Purple faithful boost Northwestern in Salt Lake City

Men’s Basketball: Purple faithful boost Northwestern in Salt Lake City

Ben Pope, Reporter
March 19
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — The scoreboard showed a 5-point deficit for Northwestern, down from 22 earlier in the game. The clock read 5:29. And from the March Madness logo at center court to the retired Utah Jazz jerseys hanging from the rafters, Salt Lake City’s Vivint Smart Home A...

Men’s Basketball: Season-ending loss sets stage for Northwestern’s next chapter

Men’s Basketball: Season-ending loss sets stage for Northwestern’s next chapter

Garrett Jochnau, Reporter
March 19
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — For a brief moment, it appeared as though the Wildcats were on the brink of the impossible. And for a Northwestern team that overcame injuries and slumps to tally a program-best 24 wins and qualify for its first-ever NCAA Tournament, an improbable comeback ag...

Men’s Basketball: Missed goaltending call stalls Northwestern’s comeback bid against Gonzaga

Men’s Basketball: Missed goaltending call stalls Northwestern’s comeback bid against Gonzaga

Max Schuman, Digital Managing Editor
March 18
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Top Stories

Men's Basketball SALT LAKE CITY — Basketball games have a funny tendency to hinge on a single moment. Northwestern (24-12) found that out the hard way Saturday, when two decisions made just seconds apart late in its second-round matchup with Gonzaga (34-1) blunted a dramatic comeback effort by th...

Aloha Poke brings Hawaiian fare to Evanston

Syd Stone, Reporter
March 18
Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories

Aloha Poke Co. opened its doors Friday, bringing a taste of Hawaii to the former location of Jamba Juice, 630 Davis St. The Evanston location of Aloha is the chain’s fourth spot in the Chicago area, and its first outside of the city. The other locations are in the Chicago French Market, Lakeview...