The Daily Northwestern

Turnout ‘very low’ across Evanston for municipal elections

Marshall Cohen, Managing Editor

April 9, 2013

With few competitive races, voter turnout was light today for Evanston's municipal elections. Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and six of nine aldermen are running unopposed. The race for 1st Ward alderman, a hotly contested match-up between incumbent Judy Fiske and challenger Edward Tivador, has received...

Evanston Police find nearly 150 grams of marijuana in Skokie home

Evanston Police find nearly 150 grams of marijuana in Skokie home

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

April 9, 2013

Evanston Police arrested two Skokie residents Monday afternoon after finding nearly 150 grams of marijuana in their house. At about 3:40 p.m., EPD investigators raided the residence of Paul House, 29, and Justin Lamerdin, 23, in the 8700 block of North Trumbull Avenue. Police said they discovered...

University announces choice for next One Book One Northwestern

University announces choice for next One Book One Northwestern

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 8, 2013

The One Book One Northwestern selection for the 2013-14 academic year is "The Last Hunger Season" by Roger Thurow, Northwestern announced today. The book details a year that world hunger activist Thurow spent in Africa learning about the difficulties faced by four smallholder farmers there. It also...

Small fire breaks out during babysitting job

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 8, 2013

A small fire broke out in the basement of a west Evanston home this afternoon, the city's fire department said. A nanny was watching a 7-year-old and doing laundry when the fire started in the basement of a single-family home in the 1700 block of Dempster Street, Division Chief Dwight Hohl said. The...

Northwestern Students for Life sees increased attendance

Maddie Elkins, Reporter

April 8, 2013

Northwestern Students for Life, a self-proclaimed "pro-life service group," has seen an increase in membership in the past year as abortion rights play a growing role in national politics. “We’ve grown not because of some special formula, but because the group has a mission and a way of working...