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Man dies after falling down stairs at CTA station on Howard Street

Man dies after falling down stairs at CTA station on Howard Street

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

March 19, 2013

An apparently drunk man died early this morning after falling down the stairs at the CTA station on Howard Street, the Chicago Police Department said. Keith Anderson of the 1400 block of South Canal Street in Chicago hit his head while tumbling down some steps at the Howard Red Line stop, CPD spokesman...

Evanston SPACE nixes folk singer’s show over anti-gay rant

Evanston SPACE nixes folk singer’s show over anti-gay rant

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

March 19, 2013

Evanston SPACE has canceled a May 5 show featuring folk singer Michelle Shocked after she reportedly launched into an anti-gay tirade onstage Sunday night in San Francisco. "After speaking with the promoter of that show about the nature of the remarks, it's clear that this is no longer a show we're...

Downtown Evanston GameStop closes

Downtown Evanston GameStop closes

Susan Du, Reporter

March 18, 2013

Downtown Evanston's GameStop closed Sunday as part of the international video game company's downsizing plan. The video game store, 920 Church St., was one of 250 locations the Grapevine, Texas-based retailer announced it would shutter this year. "Closing 250 stores enables us to deal with the...

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...