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State Sen. Daniel Biss’ pension reform bill could get vote Tuesday

State Sen. Daniel Biss’ pension reform bill could get vote Tuesday

Edward Cox, Assistant City Editor

March 18, 2013

The Illinois General Assembly may vote Tuesday on three bills to repair the state's broken pension system, including one proposed by Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston. Illinois faces a $95 billion deficit in unfunded liabilities, and state lawmakers have been at loggerheads over how to deal with the worst-in-the-nation...

Updated: Men’s Basketball: Alumni, media, Big Ten coaches react to Carmody decision

Updated: Men’s Basketball: Alumni, media, Big Ten coaches react to Carmody decision

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

March 16, 2013

Updated, 6:45 p.m. Saturday: With the Big Ten Tournament in full swing in Chicago, the coaches of the four teams in the semifinals used their postgame press conferences to weigh in on Bill Carmody’s dismissal. All four talked about their tremendous amount of respect for the former Northwestern coa...

Evanston gun control advocate Carolyn Murray to set up $3,000 reward for information on son’s shooting death

Evanston gun control advocate Carolyn Murray to set up $3,000 reward for information on son’s shooting death

Ciara McCarthy, Reporter

March 15, 2013

Evanston gun control activist Carolyn Murray is reaching out to community organizations to set up a $3,000 reward for information on the November murder of her son Justin. During a City Council meeting Monday, Murray announced her partnership with Cook County Crime Stoppers and St. Sabina Church o...

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern can’t compete with Iowa on the glass

Men’s Basketball: Northwestern can’t compete with Iowa on the glass

Josh Walfish, Sports Editor

March 14, 2013

Northwestern knew it would have issues on the glass after Jared Swopshire went down. The graduate student had the highest rebounding average for an NU player since Evan Eschmeyer in 1999. However, the Wildcats' woes on the board came back to haunt them in the Big Ten Tournament. Iowa outrebounded...

Evanston, Northwestern officials talk gun control, student aid during Springfield trip

Evanston, Northwestern officials talk gun control, student aid during Springfield trip

Jia You, City Editor

March 14, 2013

Northwestern President Morton Schapiro and more than 50 Evanston officials led by Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl pushed for gun control, pension reform and student aid Wednesday during the fourth annual Evanston Day in Springfield. “I think we were effective,” Ald. Jane Grover (7th) said. “We made...