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Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl endorses Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) in City Council election

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl endorses Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) in City Council election

Jia You, City Editor
March 19
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl has endorsed Ald. Judy Fiske (1st) for the City Council election in April, the Fiske campaign announced Monday. "Judy works hard for the 1st Ward, and I can always count on her to be extremely well-informed no matter what we're discussing," Tisdahl said in a news releas...

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
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

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
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

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
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

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
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

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
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, Sports Blogs, Wildcat Extra

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
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Justin Murray, Latest Stories

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
Filed under Basketball, Latest Stories, Men's Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

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
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics, State

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...

Associated Student Government mulls campus transportation, honors Friesema

Associated Student Government mulls campus transportation, honors Friesema

Amy Whyte, Reporter
March 13
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

Associated Student Government weighed new campus transportation options and commemorated political science Prof. emeritus H. Paul Friesema in its last Senate meeting of Winter Quarter on Wednesday night. Mark Silberg, vice president of sustainability, introduced new legislation to honor the life of...