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ESPN reporter Adam Schefter to speak at Northwestern

ESPN reporter Adam Schefter to speak at Northwestern

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor
March 26, 2013
Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

ESPN personality Adam Schefter will talk professional football and sports journalism April 10 at Northwestern, the University announced today. Schefter (Medill '90), a reporter and analyst for ESPN, has covered professional sports for more than two decades. He has written four books and at one time...

Evanston starts early voting, changes four Election Day polling places

Evanston starts early voting, changes four Election Day polling places

Jia You, City Editor
March 25, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Starting today, Evanston residents can vote for local races early at the Lorraine H. Morton Civic Center. Early voting for the City Council, the Evanston Township High School District 202 school board and the Evanston/Skokie District 65 school board elections will run through April 6 at Room 2200 o...

Wrestling: Wildcats’ season closes with 2 runners-up at NCAA Championships

Rohan Nadkarni, Reporter
March 24, 2013
Filed under Latest Stories, Sports, Wrestling

Northwestern sent two wrestlers to the final round of the NCAA Championships, but both failed to capture a national title Saturday in Des Moines, Iowa. In the last match of his career, redshirt senior Jason Welch fell to Iowa's Derek St. John at 157 pounds. Earlier that night, redshirt sophomore Mike...

Northwestern starts Prentice demolition process

Northwestern starts Prentice demolition process

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor
March 22, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Northwestern announced today it is "moving forward" with its controversial plan to tear down the old Prentice Women's Hospital to make way for a biomedical research facility. NU spokesperson Pat Tremmel said the University has received a demolition permit from Chicago to build the research complex. "Our...

Illinois Senate rejects Biss bill for pension reform, approves less ambitious plan

Edward Cox, Reporter
March 20, 2013
Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

A watered down pension reform bill squeezed through the Illinois Senate on Wednesday after lawmakers rejected a more comprehensive proposal from  state Sen. Daniel Biss of Evanston. Lawmakers approved the bill sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton (D-Chicago) with a 30-22 vote, sending the...

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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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, 2013
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...