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Blotter: Woman arrested in connection with domestic battery

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
August 21, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston woman was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with domestic battery after an altercation with her ex-boyfriend, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. The 19-year-old woman bit the 27-year-old man's hand, causing him to bite her on her shoulder to get her to stop, Dugan said. The...

Robin Rue Simmons seeks to improve 5th Ward’s walkability, Evanston’s affordability

Robin Rue Simmons seeks to improve 5th Ward’s walkability, Evanston’s affordability

Zoe Miller, Reporter
August 21, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics

Robin Rue Simmons was a newcomer to Evanston politics before she won the 5th Ward’s aldermanic race earlier this year. “I have been self-employed most of my adult life,” said Rue Simmons, who was born in the ward she now represents. “(I have run) businesses in the construction industry and...

Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem returns to Chicago; meth found in stabbing victim’s autopsy

Ex-Feinberg Prof. Wyndham Lathem returns to Chicago; meth found in stabbing victim’s autopsy

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
August 19, 2017
Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

Former Northwestern professor Wyndham Lathem, arrested earlier this month in connection with the stabbing death of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, arrived back in Chicago late Friday night, according to ABC Chicago. Lathem had been held in a California jail since turning himself in on Aug. 4 in Oakland, whi...

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern opens Big Ten title defense with shutout win

Women’s Soccer: Northwestern opens Big Ten title defense with shutout win

Charlie Goldsmith, Reporter
August 19, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Top Sports Stories, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer Northwestern celebrated. Then, on the same night, the Wildcats set even higher expectations. Right after unveiling the banner commemorating its first Big Ten championship, NU began laying the groundwork for its 2017 campaign with a 1-0 victory over DePaul on Friday night. The Ca...

Captured: Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival

Captured: Evanston Art and Big Fork Festival

August 18, 2017
Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Latest Stories, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing [email protected] Set on an earlier weekend than in years past, Amdur Productio...

Former director at Feinberg named new dean of The Graduate School

Former director at Feinberg named new dean of The Graduate School

Ben Pope, Summer Editor
August 18, 2017
Filed under Administration, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories

Teresa Woodruff, director of the Women’s Health Research Institute at the Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the new dean of The Graduate School, the University announced Friday in a news release. Woodruff will succeed Dwight McBride, who is leaving Northwestern to become Emory University’s provost, as dean starting Sept. 1, according to the release. “It’s a real honor and pleasure to be...

Blotter: Hanover Park man arrested in connection with armed robbery, attempted armed robbery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
August 18, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

A Hanover Park resident was arrested Wednesday in connection with an armed robbery and attempted armed robbery in south Evanston, according to an Evanston Police Department news release. On August 9, the man approached the checkout counter at a CVS location in the 100 block of Asbury Avenue and began brandishing a knife before asking the cashier to ...

City installs four new water fountains around Evanston

Ryan Wangman, Summer Managing Editor
August 18, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

The city has installed four new water fountains around Evanston, continuing towards its goal of replacing seven fountains by the end of the summer after testing found lead levels exceeding the EPA action level. Dave Stoneback, the city’s Public Works Agency director, told The Daily in an email that...

LYFE Kitchen closes, to be replaced by new restaurant in November

LYFE Kitchen closes, to be replaced by new restaurant in November

Kristina Karisch, Reporter
August 17, 2017
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston residents looking for a restaurant to satisfy their vegan, vegetarian and meat-loving friends all in one place will have to look further than Orrington Avenue this fall. LYFE Kitchen, formerly located at 1603 Orrington, closed its doors this week after a four-year stint in Evanston. The California-based...

Communication sophomore features musical at New York Musical Festival

Communication sophomore features musical at New York Musical Festival

Madeleine Fernando, Reporter
August 17, 2017
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

A&E Communication sophomore Rachel Covey said she always knew her place was in the theater. It took until her sophomore year of high school, however, for her to discover her passion as a composer. Now, more than four years later, Covey’s first original musical, "Painting Faye Salvez," was a part of...

Blotter: Evanston man arrested in connection domestic battery

Sophie Mann, Reporter
August 17, 2017
Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

An Evanston resident was arrested Monday in connection with domestic battery in south Evanston. Officers were dispatched to the man's home in the 600 block of Sherman Avenue for a domestic dispute, Evanston police Cmdr. Joseph Dugan said. His girlfriend stated that they were arguing and then began...

Women’s Soccer preview: Northwestern looks for second-straight conference title

Women’s Soccer preview: Northwestern looks for second-straight conference title

Cole Paxton, Web Editor
August 17, 2017
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Women's Soccer

Women’s Soccer A year after making history by earning a share of the conference title, Northwestern has a prime opportunity to again ascend to the Big Ten mantle. The Wildcats return many of the standouts that brought them their first conference crown, including senior defender Kassidy Go...