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Alds. Delores Holmes, Mark Tendam re-elected in landslides

Ciara McCarthy and Jia You
April 9, 2013
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Alds. Delores Holmes (5th) and Mark Tendam (6th) beat back challengers Tuesday, handily winning re-election to the Evanston City Council. Holmes, who was challenged by write-in candidate Carlis Sutton, won 338 of the 453 ballots cast, or 75 percent of all votes. Many Northwestern students live in...

Northwestern announces plans to remember law prof Saturday

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor
April 9, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday for Dawn Clark Netsch, Northwestern professor emerita, at the School of Law’s Thorne Auditorium. Netsch, a constitutional law expert who served in the Illinois State Senate for 18 years, died of complications related to Lou Gehrig’s disease March 5. She was 86. Netsch made history as the NU Law Schoo...

Turnout ‘very low’ across Evanston for municipal elections

Marshall Cohen, Managing Editor
April 9, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

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
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

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
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

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
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

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
Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

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...

Evanston man rescued from burning apartment

Joseph Diebold, Web Editor
April 8, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The Evanston fire department was dispatched Sunday evening to a fire on Noyes Street, where they rescued a 56-year-old resident from the second floor of the apartment building between Orrington Avenue and Sherman Avenue. The man, who suffered first and second degree burns and smoke inhalation, was...

Wait times at Evanston emergency rooms high, new federal database says

Wait times at Evanston emergency rooms high, new federal database says

Oliver Ortega, Reporter
April 7, 2013
Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local

Though the idea of waiting an hour in the emergency room before seeing a health care professional might seem unsettling, there’s a good chance it could happen if you’re an Evanston resident, a new database shows. The federal government recently released an online database with ER wait times and...

Father John Kartje to leave Sheil Catholic Center in June

Father John Kartje to leave Sheil Catholic Center in June

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor
April 7, 2013
Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories

Students and faculty involved with Northwestern’s Sheil Catholic Center will bid farewell to director Father John Kartje this June. Kartje will be leaving to teach at a seminary in Mundelein, Ill. He has spent the past four years at NU providing mass, counseling and other religious services to Catholic...

Sister of slain Evanston teen Justin Murray to dine with first lady Michelle Obama

Sister of slain Evanston teen Justin Murray to dine with first lady Michelle Obama

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor
April 7, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

The sister of slain Evanston teen Justin Murray will attend an anti-youth violence luncheon Wednesday with first lady Michelle Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Ashton Loryn Murray, 16, has also been invited to a private reception with the first lady before the official event, said Carolyn Murray,...