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Evanston collects flood damage data

Jia You, City Editor

April 23, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston is collecting data on damage from last week's flood from residents and businesses, the city announced Tuesday. Affected residents and business owners need to complete a short survey about their losses. The city will submit the data to Cook County, which is asking the federal government to...

Blotter: April 24

Ina Yang, Reporter

April 23, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Cash missing from elderly Evanston woman's home Someone may have stolen $700 from a 78-year-old Evanston woman last week, Evanston Police said. The woman said the cash went missing from a bedroom cabinet at her home in the 1000 block of Emerson Street sometime between Friday and Sunday, Cmdr. Ja...

Family of Medill alum James Foley, missing in Syria, to host awareness event

Family of Medill alum James Foley, missing in Syria, to host awareness event

Cat Zakrzewski, Campus Editor

April 22, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

The family of missing journalist James Foley (Medill ‘08) will raise awareness for his disappearance during World Press Freedom Day in Boston. A May 3 event called “Silenced Voices: When Conflict Zone Reporters Go Missing” will feature an update on the search for Foley by Phil Balboni, CEO and...

Reorganized golf association heads toward economic stability

Reorganized golf association heads toward economic stability

Edward Cox, Assistant City Editor

April 22, 2013


Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

A year after the Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association was mired in fiscal and legal trouble, the organization is moving into the fairway. The nonprofit golf group announced its new board April 11. The board has 19 members, about two-thirds of whom are new. Through fundraising measures and...

Professor to return from U.S. Department of Treasury chief economist position

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 22, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

The Department of Treasury’s chief economist will return to her job at Northwestern this week, Bloomberg Businessweek reported Monday. Prof. Janice Eberly left the Kellogg School of Management in October 2011 when the Senate confirmed her as assistant secretary for economic policy. At the Treasury,...

U.S. Bank in Norris to relocate Thursday

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 22, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

The U.S. Bank office in Norris University Center will close Thursday to relocate to a larger location on the building’s ground floor, University Services announced Monday. The bank is moving from its current space on the ground floor to the office previously occupied by FedEx. FedEx cut ties with...

Blotter: April 23

Ina Yang, Reporter

April 22, 2013


Filed under City, Crime, Latest Stories, Local

Man threatens Whole Foods employee with gun An man allegedly brandished a handgun Friday, threatening a Whole Foods Market employee in downtown Evanston. The employee, a 38-year-old Chicago man, said he was on his usual smoking break outside the store, 1640 Chicago Ave., at about 8:20 p.m. when a...

Evanston Police: Convicted felon caught with bullets, drugs during traffic stop

Evanston Police: Convicted felon caught with bullets, drugs during traffic stop

Patrick Svitek, Managing Editor

April 22, 2013


Filed under Around Town, Blogs, Latest Stories

Evanston Police say they found nearly $9,000 in likely drug money and dozens of bullets when they pulled over a car with a convicted felon in it this weekend near the Chicago border. Elemo I. Mohamed, 21, was riding in the vehicle when officers stopped it in connection with a minor traffic violation...

Report: Northwestern alumna’s office to defend Boston Marathon bombing suspect

Manuel Rapada, Breaking News Editor

April 21, 2013


Filed under Blogs, Latest Stories, On Campus

The office of a Northwestern alumna is reportedly expected to represent the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings. Massachusetts federal public defender Miriam Conrad (Medill '79) said her office plans to represent 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev once charges are filed, the Associated Press...

Chabad House receives community support at annual fundraising event

Chabad House receives community support at annual fundraising event

Jeanne Kuang, Assistant Campus Editor

April 21, 2013


Filed under Campus, Events, Latest Stories, Student Groups

April 21, 2013, will be remembered as Tannenbaum Chabad House Day in Evanston, Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl declared Sunday evening at the Jewish center’s Service Recognition Award Reception. The formal dinner at the Woman’s Club of Evanston was Chabad House’s annual fundraising event and ceremony...

Homelessness increases slightly in Illinois in 2012, report shows

Ciara McCarthy, Assistant City Editor

April 21, 2013


Filed under City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Homelessness in Illinois increased slightly from 2011 to 2012, bucking a national trend of stable rates, according to a report released April 9 by the National Alliance to End Homelessness. Statewide, homelessness increased by 1 percent in the last year, contrary to a slight nationwide decline of...

Photo gallery: Northwestern battles Michigan under the lights at Wrigley Field

Photo gallery: Northwestern battles Michigan under the lights at Wrigley Field

Meghan White, Photographer

April 21, 2013


Filed under Latest Stories, Multimedia, Photo Gallery, Top Sports Stories

The moss-green scoreboard stares down from center field. The ivy, not yet lush and vital, scales the outfield walls. The bleachers, near-empty on this day, look every bit their age. The third-base dugout reads “Chicago Cubs,” but purple flags with white “N”s wave from foul poles in left and right...