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Death of construction worker hit by falling beam ruled accident

Death of construction worker hit by falling beam ruled accident

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

May 17, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

The death of a construction worker struck by a falling beam on campus Thursday has been ruled an accident, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Michael Kerr, 57, died from multiple injuries after he was hit by the 16-foot, 70-pound beam at the lakefront construction site of the new...

Updated: Lakefront construction worker dies on campus, officials say

Updated: Lakefront construction worker dies on campus, officials say

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

May 16, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

A construction worker died this morning after he was struck by a falling beam at the lakefront construction site of the new Music and Communication Building, officials said. The 57-year-old man was hit in the chest and head by a 16-foot, 70-pound beam after a crane knocked it off the sixth floor shortly...

Evanston police recover handgun, marijuana after raid

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

May 16, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston police arrested two convicted felons and a Florida man this morning in a weapons search warrant. Special Operations officers executed the warrant at about 6:40 a.m. in the 2900 block of Church Street. Police found a semi-automatic handgun, ammunition and cannabis. Police charged Michael ...

Police: Evanston man killed in Chicago may have ties to local gun violence

Ciara McCarthy and Edward Cox

May 15, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Police say an Evanston man killed Sunday on the South Side of Chicago may have been the intended target of a shooting last week in west Evanston. Blake Ross, 20, was shot dead Sunday in the 2800 block of East 76th Street. Ross, of the 2300 block of Greenwood Street, attended Evanston Township High Scho...

Kelly Amonte Hiller: Women’s lacrosse conference coming to Big Ten in 2015

Ava Wallace, Assistant Sports Editor

May 15, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

Coach Kelly Amonte Hiller said today that a Big Ten women's lacrosse conference will debut in the 2014-15 season. Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State will play one last season in the American Lacrosse Conference before moving to the Big Ten conference. Michigan, which will debut its women's lacrosse...