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‘Not One Batu’ brings Hawaiian culture to mainland America

‘Not One Batu’ brings Hawaiian culture to mainland America

Ruiqi Chen, Reporter

June 28, 2018


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Latest Stories, Theater

The beaches along Lake Michigan might not be the sandy shores of Hawaii, but for Northwestern alumna Hannah Ii-Epstein (SPS ’18) it’s a close enough substitute. Ii-Epstein’s play, “Not One Batu” takes place on the northern coast of Hawaii and tells the story of Honey Girl, a former methamphetamine...

Aldermen vote to raise debt limit to help fund Robert Crown renovations

Aldermen vote to raise debt limit to help fund Robert Crown renovations

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

June 28, 2018


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

Aldermen voted Monday to raise the city’s debt limit in order to help fund the renovation of the Robert Crown Community Center in west Evanston. The new debt limit will be raised to $150 million in order to accommodate the issuance of general obligation bonds to fund the project, aldermen unanimously...

Kimberly Richardson appointed as deputy city manager

Kimberly Richardson appointed as deputy city manager

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 27, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, Politics

Former assistant to the city manager Kimberly Richardson was promoted to deputy city manager, according to a Wednesday press release. Richardson has served in her current role at the city manager’s office since February 2016. In her new position, she will oversee various operations within the office,...

Aldermen hold discussions on Oakton St. property in committee

Aldermen hold discussions on Oakton St. property in committee

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 27, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Politics, Top City Stories

Aldermen decided to hold off on further discussion about the former recycling center while city staff continue to speak with Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. about ending a previous lease. The city approved a lease with Smylie Brothers in January 2017 at the 2222 Oakton St. property, formerly a city recycling center. In April 2018, company owner, Michael Smylie, wrote to the ci...

Bat 17 owners open new barbeque restaurant on Church Street

Bat 17 owners open new barbeque restaurant on Church Street

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Top City Stories, Top Stories

The owners of Evanston sandwich-and-burger mainstay, Bat 17, are bringing something different to the city: authentic Texas-style barbeque. The new restaurant, Falcon Eddy’s Barbeque, opened Wednesday just around the corner from Bat 17 on Church Street. It will offer everything from brisket and ribs...

Hagerty, aldermen condemn Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policies

Hagerty, aldermen condemn Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ immigration policies

Kristina Karisch, Summer Web Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, National, Politics, Top City Stories

Evanston Mayor Steve Hagerty on Monday read aloud an official proclamation condemning President Donald Trump’s “zero-tolerance” immigration policy and urging for the reunification of separated families on behalf of City Council. After reports surfaced of hundreds of children being separated...

NU cohort joins Chicago Pride Parade for the first year

NU cohort joins Chicago Pride Parade for the first year

Ally Mauch, Summer Managing Editor

June 26, 2018


Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

About 100 members of the Northwestern community joined marchers at the 49th annual Chicago Pride Parade Sunday for the first year, one of the organizers, Eric Boberg, said. The NU group — a flurry of purple and rainbow in matching T-shirts — marched the parade route through Boystown, a Chicago...

Captured: Evanston Chamber Artisan Summerfest

Captured: Evanston Chamber Artisan Summerfest

June 25, 2018


Filed under Business, Captured: Photo Blog, City, Latest Stories, Local, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. Community members embraced the sunny weekend at the annual Evanston Chamber Artisan Summerfest. The fe...

Supreme Court denies review of Pritzker lawyer’s ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Supreme Court denies review of Pritzker lawyer’s ‘Making a Murderer’ case

Allie Goulding, Reporter

June 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories, Top Campus Stories, Top Stories

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will not hear the case of Pritzker lawyer Laura Nirider’s client, Brendan Dassey. Dassey was found guilty of raping and murdering Teresa Halbach in a Wisconsin court in April 2007. His conviction was based primarily on four separate two-on-one interrogations...

Blotter: Police investigate shots fired

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 25, 2018


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories

Evanston Police Department officers reported two shots fired and recovered one shell casing following the shots Saturday around 6:50 p.m., Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew said. The officers were in the Darrow Avenue and Lyons Street area when they responded to the shots. Officers checked the area...

EPD concludes investigation into incident at Pi Kappa Alpha house

Elizabeth Byrne, Summer Editor

June 25, 2018


Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

The Evanston Police Department has concluded their investigation into the incident at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house in May, Evanston police Cmdr. Ryan Glew told The Daily. A Northwestern student fell from the fourth floor of the fraternity house May 28. Glew said EPD came to this decision after “witness statements, interviews and activities leading up to the incident.” The student is expected to recover...

Captured: Chicago Pride 2018

Captured: Chicago Pride 2018

June 25, 2018


Filed under Captured: Photo Blog, Latest Stories, Multimedia

Welcome to The Daily’s photo blog: Captured. This will be a space for The Daily’s photographers to share their best work, including photos from weekend performances and events around the community. You can contact the photographers by emailing photo@dailynorthwestern.com. Chicago lit up in rainbow Sunday as community members celebrated at the city's 49th annual Pride Par...