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Evanston man charged in 5 Skokie car burglaries

Evanston man charged in 5 Skokie car burglaries

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 16, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

An Evanston man has been charged with breaking into five cars in Skokie, police said Wednesday. Bail has been set at $50,000 for Scott Del Valle. Police said the 20-year-old man is responsible for the burglaries, which happened in and near the 8000 block of Laramie Avenue in Skokie. Officers responded...

Center on Wrongful Convictions asks Quinn to pardon former death row inmate

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

October 16, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

The Center on Wrongful Convictions on Wednesday asked Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to pardon a former death row inmate whose conviction was overturned in 2004. Attorneys from the center, which operates as part of the Northwestern School of Law, wrote an open letter to Quinn calling on him to act on the...

Purple Profile: New student group The Sweet Life looks to provide resources for students with diabetes

Purple Profile: New student group The Sweet Life looks to provide resources for students with diabetes

Amy Whyte, Assistant Campus Editor

October 16, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Purple Profile, Student Groups

When Communication senior Justin White was diagnosed with Type I diabetes last October, he did not know how to handle the news. "I was scared, and I didn't know what to do," he said. "I wasn't aware of the resources available to me." Now, a full year later, White hopes to help others who might...

Authentic Italian cafe and restaurant opens in Evanston

Authentic Italian cafe and restaurant opens in Evanston

Jennifer Ball, Reporter

October 16, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

A new restaurant and cafe in downtown Evanston hopes to bring the authentic Italian experience to its customers. La Macchina Cafe opened Monday at 1620 Orrington Ave. Owners and Evanston residents Chris Casas and Marco Ferrarini also run Coffee Speed Shop, a coffee roaster in Evanston that is feat...

Northwestern still looking for NUTV’s replacement

Danny Kelleher, Reporter

October 15, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Science & Technology, Student Government

Four weeks into the school year, Northwestern is still unsure as to how it will replace NUTV after deciding in May to stop funding it. NU Information Technology phased out NUTV, an online cable-streaming option available to NU students and paid for by the University, in July. NUIT said it would look...

Northwestern to host first peanut-free football game against Minnesota

Michele Corriston, Editor in chief

October 15, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories

Wildcats fans can tailgate with burgers and beer as usual Saturday, but they'll need to leave peanut products at home. Northwestern will face Minnesota at Ryan Field’s first-ever Peanut Free Day — possibly the first time any college has held an allergy-conscious game day. Peanuts will neither...

Associated Student Government moves forward with plans to fill top diversity position

Sophia Bollag, Copy Chief

October 14, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Government

After internal discussions and consultation with outside officials, Associated Student Government has released an updated job description for its top diversity official in hopes of filling the vacancy next week. The position of diversity and inclusion associate vice president has been empty since...

Northwestern updates child abuse prevention policies

Joseph Diebold, Campus Editor

October 14, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

Northwestern has updated its child abuse prevention policies to better align them with Illinois law, the University announced Monday. The policy now requires all NU employees — even those who do not have regular contact with children — to acknowledge their status under state law as "mandator...

With 2 locations in Evanston, Dominick’s to leave Chicago market

With 2 locations in Evanston, Dominick’s to leave Chicago market

Patrick Svitek, City Editor

October 14, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

Dominick's owner Safeway announced Thursday it will exit the Chicago market by early next year, potentially leaving Evanston with two empty grocery stores. On a conference call, Safeway CEO Robert Edwards said the 72 Dominick's locations in the Chicago area have been a "noticeable drag" on the...

The Follow-up: Oct. 13

The Follow-up: Oct. 13

Tanner Maxwell, Video Editor

October 13, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Video

Listen to editors from The Daily Northwestern weigh in on the week's biggest stories. This week: Homecoming, gun violence around town and the University's new hazing policy.

Wildcat Express Delivery updates services, hopes to expand

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

October 13, 2013


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Student Groups

Campus catering service Wildcat Express Delivery returned for its fifth year this fall with changes to its offerings and plans to expand. The business, which operates through Northwestern Student Holdings, delivers food from Evanston restaurants to events hosted by student groups and faculty members....

Football: Rapid Reaction: Wisconsin 35, Northwestern 6

John Paschall, Assistant Gameday Editor

October 12, 2013


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

What went right: Almost nothing went right for Northwestern on Saturday against Wisconsin. If there was one slight positive, it was the defense’s ability to create turnovers. Junior defensive backs Jimmy Hall and Ibraheim Campbell both intercepted quarterback Joel Stave in the first half to ha...